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The week in wildlife – in pictures

A flock of egrets at a swamp in Noveleta township, Cavite province, Philippines.
Photograph: Francis R. Malasig/EPA


A herd of impala in Akagera national park, eastern Rwanda.
Photograph: Xinhua / Barcroft Images


Frost flowers’ on the frozen surface of Lake Akan in Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan.
Photograph: The Asahi Shimbun


Two mute swans show their courtship on the Rhine river in Au am Rhein near Karlsruhe, Germany.
Photograph: Ronald Wittek/EPA


A white-letter hairstreak butterfly – experts have said that the butterfly, whose numbers have seen dramatic declines in recent years, is breeding in Scotland for the first time in 130 years.
Photograph: Tim Melling/Butterfly Conservati/PA

2560The endangered kea, captured here at the Ben Lomond Track at Queenstown in Fiordland, New Zealand, is the world’s only alpine parrot, and one of the most intelligent, if mischievous and destructive birds.

5472 (1)Pink flamingos at the Ras al-Khor wildlife sanctuary on the outskirts of Dubai.

A robin and a daffodil basking in winter sunshine at the Cotswold wildlife park in Oxfordshire, England.


Indonesia’s Raja Ampat coral reef, as Prince Harry has shown his support for his father’s fight to save the world’s coral reefs.


Two storks sit on their nest in Biebesheim, western Germany. Many breeding pairs of the migratory birds have come back early from their wintering grounds and are now struggling to find food in the frozen landscape.

5068A bird rests on the branch of cherry blossoms in Fuzhou, capital of southeast China’s Fujian Province.


Greenpeace ship the Arctic Sunrise sails past an iceberg in Charlotte Bay, Antarctic Peninsula.


Credits : theguardian

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