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ALBUM: The best wildlife photos of 2010

Last updated on: December 15, 2010 11:57 IST

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We bring you a collection of best wildlife photos of 2010 taken around the world.

A lion yawns at a nature reserve on the outskirsts of Pretoria, South Africa June 29, 2010.

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Photographs: Enrique Marcarian/Reuters
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Boreal owl chicks sit on a tree branch in a forest on the outskirts of Minsk, Belarus.



Photographs: Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters
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Orangutan 'Harapan' plays with a pumpkin during a 'Halloween-breakfast' in its enclosure at the Hagenbeck Zoo in the northern German city of Hamburg.



Photographs: Christian Charisius/Reuters
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Angelina, a seven-year-old Red Kangaroo, rests after receiving treatment for lumpy jaw disease at the Gan-Garoo Australian park, which features wildlife from Australia, near Kibbutz Nir David in northern Israel



Photographs: Nir Elias/Reuters
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An African penguin swims in his pool at the Servion Zoo in Servion near Lausanne, Switzerland.


Photographs: Denis Balibouse/Reuters
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Ostriches look through a fence at an ostrich farm in the village of Yasnogorodka, some 50 km west from Kiev.


Photographs: Konstantin Chernichkin/Reuters
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A White Peacock (Anartia Jatrophae) butterfly, a native of North and Central America, clings to a plant at the American Museum of Natural History's Butterfly Conservatory exhibit in New York.


Photographs: Mike Segar/Reuters
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Chimpanzee groom Yangyang (Left) kisses his bride Wanxing during their symbolic wedding at Hefei Wildlife Park in Hefei, Anhui province, China.


Photographs: Reuters
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A dog pauses during a dip in a lake in Battersea Park in London


Photographs: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters
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Two year-old octopus Paul, the so-called "octopus oracle" predicts Spain's 2010 soccer World Cup final victory over The Netherlands by choosing a mussel, from a glass box decorated with the Spanish national flag instead of a glass box with the Dutch flag, at the Sea Life Aquarium in the western German city of Oberhausen.


Photographs: Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters
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A lion named Stefani plays with her one-month-old lion cub in their enclosure at Sofia Zoo in Sofia, Bulgaria.


Photographs: Stoyan Nenov/Reuters
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An erect-crested penguin watches as Richard Tesore, head of the NGO Rescate Fauna Marina, holds a baby La Plata river dolphin in Piriapolis, 100 km (62 miles) east of Montevideo. The dolphin, which was found on the beach in the city, is recovering at the reserve from injuries believed to have been caused by a fishing net.



Photographs: Andres Stapff/Reuters
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A Taipei tree frog climbs a leaf in Tucheng, Taipei County


Photographs: Pichi Chuang/Reuters
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Japanese macaques gather on a tyre at Sapporo Maruyama Zoo in Sapporo, northern Japan


Photographs: Issei Kato/Reuters
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A stag calls during the rutting season at Bradgate Park in Newtown Linford, central England


Photographs: Darren Staples/Reuters
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A researcher dressed in a panda costume puts a panda cub into a box before its physical examination at the Hetaoping Research and Conservation Center for the Giant Panda in Wolong National Nature Reserve, Sichuan province. The 4-month old cub, the first in the centre to be trained for reintroduction into the wild, is monitored by hidden cameras. Researchers performing physical examinations on the cub wear panda costumes to ensure that the cub's environment is devoid of human influence, according to local media.


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A hippopotamus calf swims near her mother Kathi in the zoo in Berlin. The yet unnamed female calf was born in the zoo. The bird in the background is a Nile Duck.


Photographs: Thomas Peter/Reuters
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Surfdog Abbie catches a wave on her surfboard during a training session at dog beach in Del Mar, California. The popular San Diego area contest, like many of the growing number of dog surfing events being held in southern California each year, is a fundraiser for pet-related charities.


Photographs: Mike Blake/Reuters
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Baby sparrows cry out from a nest in Russia's city of Vladikavkaz


Photographs: Kazbek Basayev/Reuters
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A Chihuahua in a cowboy dress walks on catwalk during a dog fashion show at the Animalia pet fair in St.Gallen, Switzerland


Photographs: Miro Kuzmanovic/Reuters
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A white Tiger cub hisses during a photocall at the 'Serengeti' Safari park in the northern German village of Hodenhagen


Photographs: Christian Charisius/Reuters
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Kijivu, a western lowland gorilla, holds her newborn baby at Prague's zoo in Prague. Kijivu, 16, had her first offspring, a female named Moja in December 2004, followed by a male named Tatu in spring the 2007, according to local media reports.


Photographs: David W Cerny/Reuters
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An Andalusian horseman washes his Spanish thoroughbred horse before their performance during the Sacab Andalusian Horse Show in Coin, near the southern Spanish city of Malaga


Photographs: Jon Nazca/Reuters
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One-year-old polar bear Ikor plays at Sapporo Maruyama Zoo in Sapporo, northern Japan


Photographs: Issei Kato/Reuters
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Leonardo Araujo, 12, swims with a "Boto Cor-de-Rosa" (Pink River Dolphin) during a Bototerapia (pink dolphin therapy) session in the Negro River in Novo Airao city, northern Brazil. The therapy involves swimming with the "Boto Cor-de-Rosa" (Pink River Dolphin), in the belief that the ultrasonic waves emitted by the dolphin will help cure a range of health problems, according to physiotherapist and Bototerapia creator Igor Simoes. Araujo, who could not walk before the treatment, says his physical capabilities and self esteem have improved greatly since the therapy.


Photographs: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters
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