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#EarthCapture by @4elementphotos

A lovely little dunlin from a group of around 5000 having a stop-off in British Columbia on their migration south. The dunlins that breed in Alaska and the Canadian Arctic migrate short distances to the Pacific and Atlantic coasts of North America, and are commonly seen around the coasts of these regions. .
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#EarthCapture by @lmasseyimages

Feral pigeons can be found across our cities, benefiting from our tendency to leave food around and an ample supply of roosting and nesting places; under bridges and on window ledges for example. Although many see them as 'rats of the skies', up close feral pigeons have some amazing plumages, and if they were rare birds, there’s no doubt they would be highly sought after!
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#EarthCapture by @roxythezoologist
Oh hey there little sea otter! This female was spotted swimming around in the waters of Morro Bay, California. Once hunted to the brink of extinction for their fur, the species is listed as endangered, but their numbers are now recovering. The redness on the nose is due to a rather aggressive mating ritual in which the male will hold the female’s head underwater to subdue her, often resulting in some pretty serious bite injuries! In one study, 4% of female otter deaths were caused by these injuries. Sea otters aren’t always so cute and cuddly!

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#EarthCapture by @eliestories

The Barbary macaques of Gibraltar are probably one of its biggest tourist attractions. And they’ve learnt exactly how to use this to their advantage! 🙊 They know exactly which moves to pull to get the most attention, climbing all over visitors and holding their hands out for food. But all this close interaction with humans has caused their close bonds within their troops to break down. They’ve learnt how to open zips and steal food from people, and started to become increasingly dependent on humans, causing them to forage in nearby towns and leaving damage to cars and buildings as they went. Due to this, deliberately feeding the monkeys is now punishable by law and anyone caught giving them food can be fined up to £4000!

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#EarthCapture by @lmasseyimages

Peregrine falcons have moved into our cities around the world. An ample supply of prey in the form of pigeons and migratory birds means they don't go hungry, and our high rises and factories are great alternatives to cliffs. And that is all peregrines need, a safe place to nest and an ample supply of food. Over 20 pairs now nest in Chicago, and they can be found in cities around the world from Prague and Paris, to London and Madrid.
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These Hanuman langurs have free roam in the blue city of Jodhpur, India. It is their home and their playground. Treated as religious deities, they are fed and well looked after by the city’s inhabitants.

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#EarthOnLocation by @bennberkeley in Singapore

Around 70 smooth coated otters now call Singapore home after 30 years of no sightings! Whilst @hannastitfall and Benn Berkeley were out there filming, they were just about to call it a day in the Singapore Botanic Gardens when three of them showed up! Though they remain a critically endangered species in Singapore, the country have spent the last few decades cleaning up its waterways with incredible results. The animals have made a miraculous resurgence and now seem to be thriving in the urban environment.

Head over to our Instagram story for more amazing Singapore wildlife 💚
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#EarthOnLocation by @bennberkeley in Singapore

The Malayan water monitor lizard can reach up to 3 metres in length and are exceptional hunters. They hunt both at day and night, on land and in the water, being able to hold their breath under the surface for up to 30 minutes. They hunt by chasing their prey in open pursuit and will eat anything from fish and frogs to rodents and birds. .
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#EarthOnLocation by @hannastitfall in Singapore

Red-eared sliders are a non-native invasive species in Singapore that originate from the United States. Being a popular species in the pet trade has meant have been released into Singapores waterways. The red eared slider is able to adapt and colonise quickly to new environments, but this has meant in Singapore it has displaced native terrapin species such as the Malayan box terrapin.

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#EarthCapture by @neiljburnell
Can you even believe this place is real?! These atmospheric images are created by the thick fog, gnarled trees, and moss-covered stones of a woodland in Devon, England. This particular wood has long been the subject of folklore and myth, with many writers describing it as the most haunted location in the area, and we can see why! 🌿🌲🖤 And if you're lucky enough to visit this extraordinary place, don't forget to leave nothing but footprints.

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#EarthOnLocation by @bennberkeley in Singapore

Clouded monitor lizards are found across Southeast Asia and can grow to up to 1.5 metres in length. They are a terrestrial species and will often be seen on the forest floor looking for their next meal, but also in the tree tops which they climb with their long sharp claws. One way to tell the difference between a clouded monitor lizard and the Malayan water monitor lizard is by the position of their nostrils. A clouded monitor’s nostrils are between the tip of the snout and the eyes, whereas the Malayan water monitors are located at the tip of the snout.
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#EarthCapture by @lmasseyimages

The ancient city of Harar in Ethiopia is famed for its hyena men, who feed the hyenas local to the city by hand. But long before the hyena men, hyenas have roamed the city. Special hyena gates were built into the ancient walls so that when the 'human' gates were closed for the night hyenas could still enter the city to clean up scraps and it is believed, chase away and consume evil spirits. .
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