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Winners of the 2021 World Nature Photography AwardsWe live in a beautiful world full of wholesome moments. But this world also has its share of terrifying moments and pictures, which remind us that the world can be dark. This image of a leopard seal trying to eat a Gentoo penguin is a great example. Amos Nachoum took this photo on a remote island off the Antarctic Peninsula during the low tide in the area.Nachoum's image, titled "Facing Reality" won the grand prize of The 2021 World Nature Photography Awards. Also handed to him was the World Nature Photographer of the Year title. Nachoum wrote:For hours, I waited for the low tide to arrive along a shallow lagoon on a remote island off the Antarctic Peninsula. Like clockwork, the leopard seal arrived in the lagoon just before low tide. It put its head in the water and looked just like a rock sitting in the receding water. The young Gentoo penguins only dare to enter the water when it is shallow and when they got close enough to the seal, it turned its head at lightning speed, catching one of the penguins by its feet and taking it to deep water. Once the seal reached open water, I followed it and swam parallel to it, observing its actions. To my surprise, it let go of the penguin twice. Each time, the seal chased after the penguin again, as if it was enjoying the game. The terrified penguin tried to escape as the game continued. But soon, the end came.As I said before, we live in a beautiful world, as shown by the other pictures submitted in the competition, like this picture of macaques enjoying each other's warmth.Here are some of the pictures from the 2021 World Nature Photography Awards. You may also submit photos to the website for this year's competition.Image: Amos Nachoum#Nature #Photography #Animals #WorldNaturePhotographyAwards #penguin #GentooPenguin #seal
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This Baby Goeldi's Monkey Fits in a Palm of Your HandMeet Betty, a Goeldi's monkey named in honour of the late actress and animal lover Betty White. Last January 15th, primate keepers at the Houston Zoo in Texas, US found baby Betty hanging onto a branch in the Goeldi's monkey night house.
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Primate Mom Tries to Teach Her Baby to Behave Around Other AnimalsLast August 26, Bioparc Valencia zoo in Valencia, Spain, was blessed with the birth of a baby primate, named Akira, which is a part of the endangered drill species. There has been a limited number of birth for this species due to habitat loss and poaching. In fact, the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Red List of Endangered Species considers the species' case as "critical" because of the alarming decline in their birth rate which is why each birth is considered a blessing.Akira's parents, Rafiki and Abuja, look after Akira as she tries to explore her surroundings. As a protective mother, Abuja keeps Akira under control while they are in a manmade riverside forest of Equatorial Africa, which is their natural habitat. Abuja's protective behavior may be a trait of the mothers of the species as they are known to be the "caregivers" while the fathers are the ones who compete for dominance and the right to breed.Video credit: Bioparc Valencia/Zenger#Monkey #Animals #EndangeredSpecies #drill
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Zoo Raises Golden Lion Tamarin TwinsThe Auckland Zoo was delighted to see their golden lion tamarin Frida give birth to twins. But Frida's milk dried up and she lost interest in the babies, so the zoo attempted to feed them by hand.
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The Funniest Animals From the 2021 Comedy Wildlife Photography AwardsThe Comedy Wildlife Photography Awardscompetition has just released their 2021 finalists for the world's funniest animals, so how could we not post it on Supa Fluffy?The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards competition was started 7 years ago back in 2015 by wildlife photographer Paul Joynson-Hicks MBE. Tom Sullam and Michelle Wood joined in afterwards and the founders grew the online award to a tradition that people all over the world look forward to every year.In addition to photographs, this year's competition also has funny animals caught on video. This one above is from "Hugging best friend after lockdown" by Rahul Lakhmani.More than 7,000 photographs were submitted to the competition and a total of 42 photographs were selected as finalists. The category and overall winners will be announced on October 22, 2021.#FunnyAnimals #ComedyWildlifePhotographyAwardTake a look at our favorite funny animals and finalists 2021 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards below: