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Guess who’s back, back again. Penguin’s back. Tell a friend 🐧 America! #Dynasties emperor is this Saturday on @bbcamerica at 9pm EST . . . . . #bird #birdsofinstagram #birdlovers #penguin #cute #baby #babyanimals #cuteanimals #bbcearth #nature #naturelovers #naturephotography #chick #antarctica at Antarctica

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#EarthCapture by @mariospshot A robin in the snow in Spain. These hardy birds, which don't migrate to warmer climates for winter put up with snow and cold, but have to eat a lot of food every day to just stay alive. . . . . . #robin #robinredbreast #spain #bird #birdlovers #birdsofinstagram #birdphotography #snow #winter #seasons #berry #happiness #cute #animals #best_birds_of_ig #birdsofinstagram #bbcearth #liveauthentic

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A bond that can last... a season? Emperor penguins form strong bonds with their partners through courtship displays and moving in sync to strengthen the tie. This means they can co-raise their chick to independence, but infidelity between years is relatively high and couples will rarely stay together from one year to another. #EarthOnLocation by @christmannphoto 📺 US fans: Tune in to #Dynasties this Saturday on @bbcamerica 9pm EST . . . . . #penguin #antarctica #animals #bird #birdsofinstagram #birdlovers #nature #naturephotography #naturelovers #valentines #wildlife #wildlife_seekers #nature_brilliance #amazinganimals #wonderfulplaces #liveauthentic #snow #winter #love

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We have five more incredible Planet series in the works! One Planet: Seven Worlds | Perfect Planet | Frozen Planet II | Green Planet | Planet Earth III Revisit your favourite planet titles whilst you wait – Planet Earth, Frozen Planet, Blue Planet, Blue Planet II and Planet Earth II To celebrate, tell us which title you’re most looking forward to seeing and share your favourite moments from the BBC’s Planet series using the hashtag #LovePlanet

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#EarthCapture by @mogenstrolle A wild baby orangutan enjoying a moment in Tanjung Puting National Park, Borneo. There has been a sharp decline in the populations of both Bornean and Sumatran orangutans; the Bornean orangutan is now estimated at about 104,700 and the Sumatran around 7,500. Thankfully there are amazing people working on the ground to save these great apes, and this little one seems pretty content 🧡

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The people have chosen! The winner and highly commended in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year People’s Choice award have been decided. 🦁 Bond of Brothers by @davidlloyd New Zealand / UK. These two adult males, probably brothers, greeted and rubbed faces for 30 seconds before settling down. Most people never have the opportunity to witness such animal sentience, and David was honoured to have experienced and captured such a moment.The picture was taken in Ndutu, Serengeti, Tanzania. 🦊 Fox Meets Fox by @mattmaranphoto UK. Matthew has been photographing foxes close to his home in north London for over a year and ever since spotting this street art had dreamt of capturing this image. After countless hours and many failed attempts his persistence paid off. 🐧 Three Kings by @Wim_van_Den_Heever, South Africa. Wim came across these king penguins on a beach in the Falkland Islands just as the sun was rising. They were caught up in a fascinating mating behaviour –the two males were constantly moving around the female using their flippers to fend the other off. 🐻 A Polar Bear’s Struggle by @JustinHofman, USA. Justin’s whole body pained as he watched this starving polar bear at an abandoned hunter's camp, in the Canadian Arctic, slowly heave itself up to standing. With little, and thinning, ice to move around on, the bear is unable to search for food. 🐺 One Toy, Three Dogs by Bence_Mate_photography Hungary. While adult painted wolves are merciless killers, their pups are extremely cute and play all day long. Bence photographed these brothers in Mkuze, South Africa –they all wanted to play with the leg of an impala and were trying to drag it in three different directions!

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#EarthCapture by @willbl The incredibly rare and elusive black leopard. The melanistic animal hasn’t been captured on camera for over 100 years in Africa 🖤

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#EarthCapture by @robert_bilinski A bee having a feed of pollen. Cross pollination, largely from bees, helps at least 30% of the world’s crops to grow. Without bees, many crops simply wouldn’t survive without serious human intervention. . . . . . #bee #honey #flower #bbcearth #nature #naturelovers #naturephotography #wildlife #insect #wildlifephotography #nature_brilliance #wildlife_seekers #wildlife_shot

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#EarthCapture by @eccentricwildlife The incredible colours of a Mandarin duck in London. The males of the species display these bold colours, while the females are quite a bit duller! . . . . . #duck #mandarinduck #animals #wildlife #wildlife_seekers #wildlifelovers #wildlifephotography #bbcearth #colorful #colors #bokeh #amazinganimals #london #birds #birdsofinstagram

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Did Blue Planet II blow your mind? Or was it Planet Earth that changed your life? We know how special our shows are to so many of you and this is why we’re thrilled to announce that we have five more incredible Planet series in the works: One Planet: Seven Worlds | Perfect Planet | Frozen Planet II | Green Planet | Planet Earth III Revisit your favourite planet titles whilst you wait – Planet Earth, Frozen Planet, Blue Planet, Blue Planet II and Planet Earth To celebrate, tell us which title your most looking forward to seeing and share your favourite moments from the BBC’s Planet series using the hashtag #LovePlanet

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#EarthCapture by @awe_som_ 'While trying to find elephants to observe and photograph, we kept bumping into this small herd which we always maintained a safe distance from, as the herd had three babies of under two years of age; at least that is what we observed initially. After watching the group twice for almost an hour during the first day, we could sense a certain comfort level in the herd about our presence. We had somehow communicated that we were not there to intrude their personal space and they seemed comfortable with our presence and went about their normal activities. The third meeting with the herd brought a pleasant surprise when the elephants came out of the bushes pretty close to us and didn't seem to care that we were there! They grazed and played, dust bathed and uttered low grunts; with us following them closely. And then came the biggest surprise, a huge cow which remained hidden all this while came out of the bush and joined the herd; soon after we saw a pretty rare thing as per elephant standards, a calf just ten days old trailing the herd with the mother and aunts being very trusting of us and not making any effort to hide it. Those who have seen elephants in the wild, will know how protective they are of the calves. This was certainly one of the best elephant sightings I've had on safaris and I tried to capture it in my own way to remember this day for the rest of my life' . . . . . #elephant #india #safari #asianelephant #baby #babyanimals #cute #elephants #cuteanimals #indianwildlife #jungle #junglewildlife #travelhappy #happiness #wonderfulplaces #incredibleplaces #memories #amazinganimals #liveauthentic #livethelittlethings #bbcearth #travelphotography #wildlifephotography at Manas National Park

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#EarthCapture by @mark_loper This photo was taken 10 years ago in Connecticut, USA. These two young squirrels were found snoozing under a tree in the back garden, and didn't even stir when the photo was snapped. . . . . . #squirrel #nature #sleep #cute #baby #babyanimals #cuteanimals #naturelovers #usa #america #americanwildlife #wildlife #wildlifephotography #bbcearth #wildlife_seekers #wildlife_shots #naturelovers #naturephotography #liveauthentic

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