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Beautiful, precious, breathtaking, dangerous, exciting, bizarre? Words are often not enough to capture our responses to the diverse range of life on our planet. Sometimes you need a good picture.

Treasure Island: Newly discovered species in Madgascar
Intensive herpetological fieldwork and taxonomic revisions during the past 15 years have led to a strong increase in the number of chameleon species. During recent field work scientists discovered a colourful and highly distinct species of chameleon, Furcifer timoni, in the isolated rainforests of the Montagne d'Ambre massif 850m above sea level, in northern Madagascar. © Jorn KOHLER / WWF Madagascar

Scientists in Madagascar have discovered more than 615 species, including 41 mammals between 1999 and 2010 but many of the exciting and colourful creatures are already endangered.

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Mom's Gallery
Mountain gorilla mother cradling and kissing foot of 1 week baby, Volcanoes NP, Virunga Mountains, Rwanda © naturepl.com /Andy Rouse / WWF

In nature, perhaps no other bond is stronger than that between a mother and her young. A mother feeds, nurtures, teaches, protects, and sacrifices to ensure the survival of her children.

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The Wild Wonders of Europe
Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica), Iceland. © Wild Wonders of Europe /Orsolya Haarberg / WWF

The Wild Wonders of Europe photo exhibition features 100 life size photographs taken in all 48 European countries by 69 top nature photographers. The images provide a glimpse into the wild side of a continent often not though of as a destination for wildlife safaris.

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Camera Traps
An adult tiger captured in a camera trap in the Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve of western Nepal. © WWF Nepal

Camera traps, hidden in some of the world's remote and inaccessible locations, are activated by infrared sensor when body heat or movement from an animal is detected. Day and night these cameras provide a glimpse into a previously unseen world of some of the most endangered species on Earth.

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Polar Bears
The Barents Sea provides unique Arctic habitats for many species, including polar bears. © WWF / Wim VAN PASSEL

The great white bear! In Latin name, Ursus maritimus, means 'sea bear', an apt name for this amazing species which spends much of its life in, around, or on the water - predominantly on the sea ice.

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Two Siberian tigers (Panthera tigris altaica) © naturepl.com /Edwin Giesbers / WWF

Tigers are found in a wide range of habitats in Asia and the Russian Far East, in increasingly fragmented and isolated populations. They are a top predator, essential to the proper functioning of their entire ecosystem and are culturally important to people across the globe.

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