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Smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu)

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Looking east as hundreds take the Polar Bear Club's 2011 New Year plunge (27s).‎

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English : Looking east as hundreds take the Polar Bear Club's 2011 New Year plunge (27s).

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A view to Raftsundet and mountains such as Trolltindan from Hinnøya (Lofoten)

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A common wasp eating a grape (60s)‎

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English : A common wasp eating a grape (60s)

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Female Atlas Moth (Attacus atlas) in the Wilhelma, Stuttgart, Germany.

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Warthog feeding. Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa‎

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Landscape of Khinalug valley in Azerbaijan.

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Ski lift in Bodental valley in the Karawanken montains near Ferlach, Austria.‎

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English : Ski lift in Bodental valley in the Karawanken montains near Ferlach, Austria.

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Irreler Bauerntradition carding, spinning and knitting in the Roscheider Hof Open Air Museum

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Amoeba motility under a Differential interference contrast microscope. Time compressed. 1min in real time=1sec in video.‎

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English : Amoeba motility under a Differential interference contrast microscope. Time compressed. 1min in real time=1sec in video.

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Advertisement Poster for the German Piano Manufacturer C. Bechstein published around 1920.

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Example of baling small rectangular bales designed to be handled by one person.‎

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HST Orion Nebula image composited with a Spitzer image for something a little different.

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The lunar rover bounces across the lunar surface, driven by astronaut John W. Young during the Apollo 16 mission. 21 April 1972‎

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English : The lunar rover bounces across the lunar surface, driven by astronaut John W. Young during the Apollo 16 mission. 21 April 1972

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Varanasi, India as seen from Ganga river.

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70 years ago today, Billion Dollar Limited, the third of the 1940s Superman animated Technicolor short films, was released.‎

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English : 70 years ago today, Billion Dollar Limited, the third of the 1940s Superman animated Technicolor short films, was released.

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Young leopard charging. Photo taken at Rhino and Lion Park, Gauteng, South Africa.

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Heat-shrink tubing applied using hot air gun‎

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Out of fog Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco in fog.

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An Archimedes' screw pump in action in Zoetermeer, Netherlands‎

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Sculpture of Shiva in copper alloy from India (Tamil Nadu).

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Demonstration of a boilover of burning oil by pouring a small amount of water(!). Still image circa 1.6 seconds after pouring the water; total duration 1:14.‎

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English : Demonstration of a boilover of burning oil by pouring a small amount of water(!). Still image circa 1.6 seconds after pouring the water; total duration 1:14.

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American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis), Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area, Quebec, Canada.

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Newsreel from the 1950's of ten female models riding Bongo Board balance boards. Palo Alto, California‎

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360° panorama from Hochalppass at the foot of the Great Widderstein overlooking Hochkrumbach and Höfer peak in Schröcken. Left from Widderstein shows in lush green Bärgunttal in Kleinwalsertal and right the green valley of Hochtannbergpass.

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English : 360° panorama from Hochalppass at the foot of the Great Widderstein overlooking Hochkrumbach and Höfer peak in Schröcken. Left from Widderstein shows in lush green Bärgunttal in Kleinwalsertal and right the green valley of Hochtannbergpass.

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Canary Islands Large White (Pieris cheiranthi) in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain.

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JATO (jet-fuel assisted take off) of a USAF Lockheed C-130 Hercules

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Bronchial anatomy detail of alveoli and lung circulation.

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Brainstormers Tribots (from Universität Osnabrück) play RFC Stuttgart (from Universität Stuttgart) in the RoboCupSoccer Middle-Size League at the 2009 RoboCup German Open‎

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English : Brainstormers Tribots (from Universität Osnabrück) play RFC Stuttgart (from Universität Stuttgart) in the RoboCupSoccer Middle-Size League at the 2009 RoboCup German Open

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The hoodoos in the Bryce Canyon National Park. This is a contre-jour shot. The hoodoos are illuminated by reflected sunlight coming from the hoodoos in front of them.

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Consumption of earth (geophagy) by Silky sifakas (Propithecus candidus) in Marojejy National Park, Madagascar.‎

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English : Consumption of earth (geophagy) by Silky sifakas (Propithecus candidus) in Marojejy National Park, Madagascar.

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Rose-breasted Grosbeak male (Pheucticus ludovicianus), Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area, Quebec, Canada

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A clownfish swimming in an and out of an anemone. Coral reef off Hideaway Island, Mele Bay, Vanuatu.‎

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English : A clownfish swimming in an and out of an anemone. Coral reef off Hideaway Island, Mele Bay, Vanuatu.

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Polish MiG-29 (version 9.12A) from the base in Malbork.

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NASA TV coverage of the New Horizons Pluto probe launch on January 19, 2006. The spacecraft is expected to perform a fly-by of the Pluto-Charon system in 2015.‎

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English : NASA TV coverage of the New Horizons Pluto probe launch on January 19, 2006. The spacecraft is expected to perform a fly-by of the Pluto-Charon system in 2015.

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The Elisabeth church at the Schneeberg in Lower Austria.

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"Cherubs", track 2 on Josh Woodward's 2010 release Ashes

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Rose-breasted Grosbeak female (Pheucticus ludovicianus), Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area, Quebec, Canada

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Calling males of Bufo balearicus (Syn: Pseudepidalea balearica) males at San Vincenzo (Tuscany, Italy).‎

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English : Calling males of Bufo balearicus (Syn: Pseudepidalea balearica) males at San Vincenzo (Tuscany, Italy).

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San Francisco Church, in the city of Guanajuato, Mexico.

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The "Little Sure Shot" of the "Wild West" exhibition of rifle shooting at glass ball by Annie Oakley, 1894‎

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In the Conservatory, by Édouard Manet (1879).

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Coracle riding in Hogenakkal Falls (South India on the river Kaveri).‎

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English : Coracle riding in Hogenakkal Falls (South India on the river Kaveri).

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The Machinery Hall at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, USA was designed by C. V. Kerr of Patten & Fisher and built in 1901. In 2004, the building was recognized as a Chicago Landmark.

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Video of the water wheel of the mill of Storckensohn (Haut-Rhin, France).‎

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Layout scheme of Su-25.

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Time-lapse video of a Hippeastrum cultivar (Amaryllis)‎

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Boats on the beach at Poovar in Kerala, India.

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A pair of Boxing Bennett's Wallabies (Macropus rufogriseus rufogriseus), Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia‎

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English : A pair of Boxing Bennett's Wallabies (Macropus rufogriseus rufogriseus), Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia

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Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) chick near Oosterend, Texel island, the Netherlands.

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A video of a can being opened with a rotary opener.‎

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Kotor and the Bay of Kotor - panorama from city wall

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Peach colored soft coral (Dendronephthya sp.) in Komodo National Park

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Allacma fusca is a small (about 2 mm long) species of springtail endemic to western parts of Europe.‎

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English : Allacma fusca is a small (about 2 mm long) species of springtail endemic to western parts of Europe.

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North wall of Ani, Turkey.

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This color-coded map displays a progression of changing global surface temperatures anomalies from 1880 through 2011. The final frame represents global temperature anomalies averaged from 2007 to 2011.‎

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English : This color-coded map displays a progression of changing global surface temperatures anomalies from 1880 through 2011. The final frame represents global temperature anomalies averaged from 2007 to 2011.

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Froghopper (Cercopis vulnerata) The froghoppers, or the superfamily Cercopoidea, are a group of Hemipteran insects, in the suborder Auchenorrhyncha.

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Staff of Wikimedia Foundation at the moment the Wikipedia Blackout (protest against SOPA and PIPA) started; January 18, 2012.‎

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English : Staff of Wikimedia Foundation at the moment the Wikipedia Blackout (protest against SOPA and PIPA) started; January 18, 2012.
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