This family of three striped yellow-eared bats appear to pose for the camera as they huddle together in a palm tree. Photographer James Christensen stumbled across the rare creatures during a holiday in Achiote, Panama.Picture: James Christensen/ Minden/solent
Photographer Tim Laman had to climb to a blind high in the rain forest canopy of Waigeo Island, Indonesia, to make this image of a red bird of paradise (Paradisaea rubra) spreading his wings on a display perch at sunrise. One of about 40 bird of paradise species, the red bird of paradise is found only on two small islands off western New Guinea.
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