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Some photos of Earth.

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Dawn

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New Earth Created

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Eden

Fuchsia Flatworm
Simple Life, a Fuschia Flatworm

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Christmas Tree Worm

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Imperial Nudibranch

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Reproduction, White Margin Nudibranch Laying Eggs

Bigfin Squid (Sepioteuthis lessoniana)
Bigfin Squid

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Harlequin Shrimp, Gaudy By Nature

Day Octopus (Octopus cyanea)
Intelligence in Non-Mammal, Invertebrate Division, Day Octopus

Fish!
School

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Hawaiian Green Lionfish

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An Old Friend

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"Hello",  Undulated Moray

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Life Leaps, Great White Shark

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Great White Shark

Soldierfish
Soldierfish

Dusky Shark
Dusky Shark

Giant Manta
Intelligence in Non-Mammal, Fish Division, Giant Manta

The Cauldron 2
The Cauldron

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Tasty! Gold Dust Day Gecko

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Green Turtle, our beloved Honu

Green Turtle
McConnell?  Nope, no relation.

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Flight, Anna's Hummingbird

Laysan Albatross
"How Ya Doin' Neighbor?" Laysan Albatross

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Launch, Juvenile Cooper's Hawk

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Predation, Malachite Kingfisher

Black Skimmer
Strategy, Black Skimmer

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Adaptive Radiation, 'I'iwi or Scarlet Honeycreeper

Denali
Denali

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Leopard Cub

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Motherhood, African Elephants

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Dogs, African Wild Dog

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And Cats, Lion Cub

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Lions

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and Tigers

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and Bears, Oh My!

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Mammals Return to the Sea, Baby Humpback Whale

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Common Dolphin

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Go Big Or Go Home, Humpback Whale

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How about a game of Pass The Trash? Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins

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Yes I Am A Leo

A Moose Moment of Affection
Romance, Moose

Brown Bear with Red Salmon
Sashimi, Brown Bear

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Cheetah

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Vervet Monkey, Uh oh, primates. Here comes trouble

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The Works of Homo Sapiens
...can be beautiful. Often they are not. Many of the creatures in this diary are already threatened or endangered. By the end of the century we all may be.  It is up to us to save what is left of the wild and beautiful.

All photographs by the author of this diary who retains all copyright. They were all taken in the wild with the exception of the tiger cub photographed at the Honolulu Zoo. Well, the Anna's hummingbird was taken at the feeder in my friends Rick and Debbie's front yard in Chico but if you've seen it you'd know it is pretty wild as well.

And remember...
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Honey Badger Don't... Well, You KNOW...

Please be good humans.

KO Sunset
The End

Originally posted to Haole in Hawaii on Sun Apr 22, 2012 at 10:22 AM PDT.

Also republished by J Town, PWB Peeps, DK GreenRoots, DKOMA, and Birds and Birdwatching.

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