The Chase 022

Defining moments in the life of animals

Animals bring a rare form of beauty to the world around us. Their lives exist like ours, with seemingly endless tedium followed by brief moments of something spectacular. The following are a series of photos that do a terrific job of capturing the spectacular moments. Some are downright breathtaking. (Pics)

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Great Ape 067

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In the Spotlight 045

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See-Thru Butterfly 013

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The King 081

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Dangling Frog 056

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Somber Moment 567

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Ant Bubble 400

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Giraffe Lick 011

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Cat Stack 476

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Lady Bug 002

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Heron Heros 043

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A Thought 001

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Synchronized Yawning 099

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Eyes on You 005

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Monkey Business 878

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Power of Prayer 902

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Amazing Ape 007

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Heron Heros 043

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Quizical Look 079

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Nose Bump 054

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Three Little Pigs 433

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Squerrildog 656

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Get-a-way Zebra 477

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