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A selection of photographs of animals – pets and wild.

Freaky Camel

Camel
Fast & Beautiful. Apparently! Camels, they're pretty freaky creatures aren't they? Look at those eyes! Fifteen Camel Facts: The word ‘camel’ comes from an Arabic word: ǧml - it means beauty! Camels’ humps are not used to store water. They store fat. Camels have the ability to store...

Neon Pink Flamingo

Pink Flamingo
Gracious And A Saviour: Flamingo comes from Portuguese or Spanish flamengo, "flame-colored", in turn coming from Provençal flamenc from flama "flame" and Germanic-like suffix-ing, with a possible influence of words like Fleming. A similar etymology has the Latinate Greek term Phoenicopterus, literally "blood red-feathered". Flamingos usually...

Hungry Hippo

Hungry Hippo
Aggressive & Dangerous: The common hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius), or hippo, is a large, mostly herbivorous mammal in sub-Saharan Africa, and one of only two extant species in the family Hippopotamidae, the other being the pygmy hippopotamus (Choeropsis liberiensis or Hexaprotodon liberiensis). The name comes from...

Gorgeous Indian Peacock

Indian Peacock
The God Of War: The Indian peacock has iridescent blue and green plumage. The peacock "tail", known as a "train", consists not of a highly elongated upper tail coverts. These feathers are marked with eyespots, best seen when a peacock fans his tail. A peacock's copulation...

King Vulture

King Vulture
Gods Messenger: The king vulture is a large bird found in Central and South America. The vulture lives predominantly in tropical lowland forests stretching from southern Mexico to northern Argentina. The King Vulture is one of the world’s largest scavengers and has a powerful, hooked beak...

English Cocker Spaniel

Working English Cocker Spaniel
Meet Poppy! Poppy is my little friend. She is a English Cocker Spaniel, of the working breed. Cockers are active, good-natured dogs and compactly built. Spaniel type dogs have been found in art and literature for almost 500 years. Initially, spaniels in England were divided among land spaniels...

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