Photos - Fotos: Creatures great and small - Animals and insects - The Boston Globe - 40 photos - 08.2013

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Creatures great and small

Here's a collection of recent photos of animals from around the world. With such diverse and fascinating subjects, photographers can't help but capture daily the creatures with which we share this earth. -Leanne Burden Seidel(40 photos total)

A zebra at the Beijing Zoo in Beijing, China, August 12. Founded in 1906 during the late Qing Dynasty, the zoo is one of the oldest in China and houses 14,500 animals. (Diego Azubel/EPA)

A pair of Indian parrot hatchlings embrace in Dimapur on July 24 after being caught in a forest by a local hunter and offered for sale in the north-eastern Indian state of Nagaland. Wildlife of all types is frequently hunted either for consumption or for sale to residents. Despite a ban since 1990-91 on trade in all India bird species, hundreds of parrots are collected and traded annually in India. (AFP/Getty Images) #

A ringed seal swims in a water tank at the Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan on July 26 as part of the facility's Arctic exhibit. In March 2013 the aquarium completed its most major renovation to add interactive exhibits.(Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images) #

A baby chameleon crawls on a branch at the zoo in Chemnitz, Germany, July 5. Cottbus Zoo is exhibiting its 36 mini chameleons that were born between May 17 and 27. (Patrick Pleul/EPA) #

Six-day-old newly born giraffe calf is surrounded by its parents, six-year-old father Buddy (L) and eleven-year old mother Jacky at their enclosure in Buenos Aires' zoo July 16. The baby giraffe was one meter (3.2 feet) tall and weighed 85 kilos (187 pounds) when it was born.(Enrique Marcarian/Reuters) #

A tortoise makes its way through mud in Kfar Kila village near the Lebanese-Israeli border, in south Lebanon, July 29. (Ali Hashisho/Reuters) #

A humpback whale jumps to the surface of the Pacific Ocean at the Uramba Bahia Malaga natural park in Colombia, on July 16. Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) migrate annually from the Antarctic Peninsula to peek into the Colombian Pacific Ocean coast, with an approximate distance of 8,500 km, to give birth and nurse their young. Humpback whales have a life cycle of 50 years or so and are about 18 meters long. (Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty Images) #

A pollen covered bee takes off from a flower at Dillingham Garden, July 25 in Enid, Oklahoma. (Billy Hefton/Enid News & Eagle via Associated Press) #

Two young Snowy Owls sit next to each other at Hannover Zoo in Hannover, Germany on July 12. (Jochen Luebke/Associated Press) #

A baby capuchin monkey hangs upside down from its mother at the Parque del Este in Caracas, August 9.(Jorge Silva/Reuters) #

Two hogs nuzzle up on a boiling hot day at the zoo in Hanover, Germany, July 25.(Jochen Luebke/Reuters) #

A European Peacock (Inachis Io) butterfly perches on a Buddleja flower in Kassel, Germany, August 16. The European Peacock, aka Peacock butterfly, is widely spread over Eurasia. Its wings span 50 to 55 millimeters.( Uwe Zucchi/EPA) #

Flamingos and flamingo chicks are seen in a corral before being tagged at dawn at the Fuente de Piedra natural reserve, near Malaga, southern Spain, August 10. Around 500 flamingos are tagged and measured before being placed in the lagoon, one of the largest colonies of flamingos in Europe, according to authorities of the natural reserve.(Jon Nazca/Reuters) #

Two tigers play in the water at the zoo in Leipzig, Germany, July 28.(Waltraud Grubitzsch/EPA) #

Joseph Han, 5, and sister, Mary Han, from San Jose, Calif., explore the 211,000 gallon Seal and Sea Lion Habitat at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, Calif., Aug. 14.(Damian Dovarganes/Associated Press) #

An "olinguito (Bassaricyon neblina)," described as the first carnivore species to be discovered in the American continents in 35 years, is pictured in a cloud forest in South America, in this July 18 photograph. The Smithsonian Institution said the new species had been mistaken for similar mammals in the Procyonidae family, which includes raccoons, for decades, and that a team of Smithsonian scientists identified it from overlooked museum specimens and trips to Ecuador.(Mark Gurney/Smithsonian Institution via Reuters) #

A sand tiger shark with an entire three-foot-long dogfish shark in its mouth were caught by the University of Delaware's Ocean Exploration, Remote Sensing, Biogeography Group (ORB) off the coast of Delaware, July 19. The group baited a line with menhaden which the dogfish ate. It was then in turn swallowed by the sand tiger shark. The pictured sand tiger shark was tagged and released as part of the team's research.(University of Delaware via EPA) #

A spider wraps a locust caught in the web in the Sharr mountains southwest of the Kosovo capital Pristina, July 9.(Hazir Reka/Reuters) #

A male albino caiman alligator (caiman crocodilus yacare) called "Bino" relaxes in the water after receiving acupuncture treatment at Sao Paulo aquarium in Sao Paulo, August 13. "Bino" is receiving weekly applications of acupuncture for the treatment of Scoliosis and Kyphosis.(Paulo Whitaker/Reuters) #

A deer stands in a cornfield near Schwarmstedt, Germany, August 15.(Holger Hollemann/EPA) #

A Yellow Scorpion eats his prey as it glows in the dark on August 5 near Sde Boker in the Negev Desert, Israel. (Uriel Sinai/Getty Images) #

A newly born panda cub at the zoo in Taipei on August 11. The public will have to wait three months to catch a glimpse of the first panda born in Taiwan, officials said in July, after she was successfully delivered by parents who were gifted from China. (Taipei City Zoo/AFP/Getty Images) #

A Helicidae snail crawls on a wet leaf in a garden in Jacobsdorf, eastern Germany, on August 20. (Patrick Pleul/AFP/Getty Images) #

Horses gallop during the Rapa das Bestas traditional event in the Spanish northwestern village of Sabucedo on July 6. On the first weekend of July, hundreds of wild horses are rounded up, trimmed and groomed in different villages in the Spanish northwestern region of Galicia.(Miguel Vidal/Reuters) #

A great gray owl rests in the Rambouillet forest, on July 31 some 50 kms outside of Paris. (Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images) #

This x-ray image provided by NOAA Fisheries shows a new species of hammerhead shark, the Carolina hammerhead. The new species of shark, thought to reach 11 feet long and weigh about 400 pounds, has been identified cruising the waters at Bull's Bay north of Charleston, St. Helena Sound near Beaufort and in the Charleston harbor. (NOAA Fisheries via The State via Associated Press) #

A leopard yawns inside its enclosure at the Madrid Zoo, July 23.(Juan Medina/Reuters) #

A Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus) swims with three chicks on its back in Lake Weissensee in Naggl in Austria's southern Carinthia province, July 26.(Heinz-Peter Bader/Reuters) #

A polar bear cools off in its enclosure in Belgrade's zoo, July 29. Temperatures in Serbia have risen up to 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit), according to official meteorological data. (Marko Djurica/Reuters) #

A dragonfly hovers over grass as temperatures soared along the Treska River near the capital Skopje, July 30. (Ognen Teofilovski/Reuters) #

A female bottlenose dolphin calf born on August 2 swims at the Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield, Illinois, August 6.(Jim Schulz/Chicago Zoological Society via Reuters) #

Kirana, a female Sumatran tiger looks on as one of her month-old cubs yawns in their enclosure at Chester Zoo in northern England, July 1. (Phil Noble/Reuters) #

A grass snake is pictured at a marsh called Zhada near the remote village of Luzhki, some 220 km (137 miles) north of Minsk, August 12.(Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters) #

Two miniature pigs play in their enclosure at the zoo in Hanover, central Germany, on August 13. Miniature pig mother Marianne gave birth to ten baby minipigs on July 20 at the zoo. (Jochen Luebke/AFP/Getty Images) #

A baby Adelie penguin, who was born on July 10, and a mother share a moment at the Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan on July 26. Visitors can see the 680 grams baby penguin and other penguins living in a water tank surrounded by frozen rocks and ice. (Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images) #

An elephant gets a shower, on July 23 at the La Fleche zoo, western France. Keepers at the zoo prepare cold treats for animals to give them respite from the hot weather.(Jean Francois Monier/AFP/Getty Images) #

A brown bear is pictured at the Sainte-Croix zoologic park, in the French eastern city of Rhodes, on July 24.(Jean-Christophe Verhaegen/AFP/Getty Images) #

A golden eagle looks on in the Rambouillet forest, on July 31 some 50 kms outside of Paris.(Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images) #

A baby gorilla sits inside an air conditioned room at a zoo in Shanghai, China, Aug. 7. Hot weather has set in with temperatures rising up to 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in Shanghai. (Eugene Hoshiko/Associated Press) #

Two hippopotamus fight in the Rutchuru river, Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo on August 1. Africa's oldest national park could be worth $1.1 billion per year if developed sustainably, rather than being given over to potentially-damaging oil extraction, a report released by WWF today has found. (Jabruson/WWF-Canon via AP Images) #

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