Your pho­tos

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I spent a cou­ple of days at a zoo in Florida to pho­to­graph the birds that make it their home. The birds can nest in safety

(no ground preda­tors) and it at­tracts all kinds of herons, egrets and spoon­bills in great num­bers. I spent time pho­tograph­ing birds fly­ing in from ev­ery di­rec­tion. It was mat­ing sea­son, so this great white egret was bring­ing in nest ma­te­rial. Alan Grant, Taun­ton, Som­er­set

1 Worth the wait Af­ter a long, bor­ing day of wait­ing at a watch­tower near a salt pit, this beau­ti­ful Asian ele­phant ar­rived and gave a call. Soon, al­most 20 ele­phants gath­ered at the pit and started to roam ev­ery­where. Soumadeep Das, Nai­hati, In­dia

2 Fam­ily bond Though the moun­tain go­ril­las of the Virunga Moun­tains in Rwanda of­fered a lot of vis­ual op­por­tu­ni­ties, what I wanted to re­ally con­vey through a sin­gle frame was the in­ti­macy be­tween mother and baby, as well as their unique habitat. Amartya Mukher­jee, Ban­ga­lore, In­dia

3 Food coma This photo was taken dur­ing a sa­fari in the Maa­sai Mara, Kenya. It was af­ter­noon and, hav­ing en­joyed her lunch, this li­on­ess de­cided to re­lax in a tree. Sa­jeev Ku­mar, Doha, Qatar

4 Wish granted Whilst on hol­i­day in Wester Ross, Scot­land, I was sit­ting on a rocky out­crop an hour or so be­fore low tide, hop­ing to see an ot­ter when, to my amaze­ment and glee, this one hopped up onto the rocks. Amy Vi­grass, Cam­bridge

5 Road­side en­counter As I was tak­ing a break from the drive from the North­ern Cape to the Western Cape in South Africa, this bur­row­ing scor­pion ran out from un­der a dead shrub. I ap­proached it to take a photo, and it took on this de­fen­sive stance. Re­nier Bas­son, Stel­len­bosch, South Africa

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