Spotted-tailed quoll (Dasyurus maculatus) scent marking in Monga National Park, New South Wales
Spotted-tailed quoll (Dasyurus maculatus) scent marking in Monga National Park, New South Wales, Australia. Remote camera, triggered by movement. Highly Commended 2018 Wildlife Photographer Of The Year, Animals in their Environment category.
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Mountain gorilla. Baby mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) playing in a forest, with the male silverback behind. Mountain gorillas are found in cloud forests high on the slopes of the Virunga volcanoes between Rwanda, Uganda and Zaire. The high elevation and rainfall makes this habitat wet and cold. The adults eat many kilograms of vegetation daily (roots, leaves and stems) and can reach over 2 metres in height. A slow reproductive rate has left mountain gorillas vulnerable to habitat destruction, poaching and war, making them highly endangered. Photographed in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda.
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Cao Vit gibbon (Nomascus nasutus) male hanging from rainforest tree, Vietnam
Cao Vit gibbon (Nomascus nasutus) male hanging from rainforest tree, Vietnam. Critically endangered species, rediscovered in 2002, found only in northern Vietnam and the adjacent region of China, with a total population estimated at around 135 individuals. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. All uses require clearance.
© Nguyen Duc Tho / Fauna & Flora International / naturepl.com