Spix's macaws (L-R) Felicitas, Frieda, Paula and Paul sit on a branch in their aviary in Germany. The species has not been seen in the wild for 15 years until the recent sighting in Brazil.
The Colorado boy was attacked by a mountain lion (though not this particular animal, photographed by the National Park Service in California's Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area).
A horse makes his way through the pre-dawn fog at the Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans in 2010. The Fair Grounds barn area opened earlier than normal this season to accommodate horses traveling from recently concluded meets at Arlington Park and Evangeline Downs.
Disney's Grand Floridian Resort, shown in 2014, sits on the man-made Seven Seas Lagoon lake. An alligator dragged a 2-year-old child into the water near the resort on Tuesday.
Herring swim up the Wynants Kill two weeks after an old industrial dam was removed to allow ocean-going fish access to the Hudson River tributary for spawning and habitat in Troy, N.Y.
"In nature everything is so uniquely itself ... and there is a pace to the natural world and a genius to the natural world that arises out of that state of being." — Boyd Varty
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