Bet you didn't know langoustines had such mad soccer skills. This guy's aquarium at Sea Life in Berlin was decorated like a soccer pitch during the FIFA Football World Cup back in 2010. Apparently the sporty decore was appreciated.
Um, that's just a little intimidating. Thankfully, giraffes are pretty peaceful creatures, even at meal time. This caretaker at the Calault Island wildlife sanctuary in the western Philippines thinks this is all just no big deal.
Two storks care for their nest of chicks. Stork nests are known for being very large, sometimes as big as six feet across and ten feet deep. These massive nests are often used repeatedly over many years.
Squirrels are regulars at bird feeders and picnic tables. Acrobatic and clever, they have an uncanny ability to get into even the most squirrel-proofed of feeders. Just one look at this guy's calculating face and you'll know what we mean.
The Hawaiian Monk seal is one of the most critically endangered marine mammals in the United States. It is also the the oldest species of seal on the planet. Hunted to the brink of extinction, they now teeter on the edge.
Owls are such compelling birds to watch, especially when hunting. This photographer was lucky enough to watch barn owls hunting for several evenings, and captured the beauty of the owl in flight, including that wonderful oval face.