A fennec fox walks against the wind in Morocco. The fennec, or desert fox, is a small nocturnal fox found in the Sahara Desert in North Africa. (Credit: Francisco Mingorance/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)

A fennec fox walks against the wind in Morocco. The fennec, or desert fox, is a small nocturnal fox found in the Sahara Desert in North Africa. (© Francisco Mingorance/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest) How cute is he

Japan's Cat Island: Aoshima Island is one of about a dozen "cat islands" around Japan, small places where there are significantly more feline residents than people. In Aoshima more than a hundred cats prowl the island, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in the quiet fishing village.

A Visit to Aoshima, a Japanese 'Cat Island'

Cats crowd the harbour on Aoshima Island in the Ehime prefecture. An army of cats rules the remote island in southern Japan, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village that is overrun with felines outnumbering humans six to one

An American Bison on the National Bison Range, Moiese, Montana. (Credit: Mark Mesenko/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)

King of the Hill: An American Bison on the National Bison Range, Moise, Montana. (© Mark Mesenko/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest) This is right by me!

Credit: Chin Boon Leng/2014 Sony World Photography Awards

Image: A baby orangutan peeking out from his mother’s embrace in this image by Chin Boon Leng. (© Chin Boon Leng/Sony World Photography Awards)

Cats crowd the harbor on Aoshima Island in the Ehime prefecture of southern Japan on February 25, 2015.

A Visit to Aoshima, a Japanese 'Cat Island'

Cats crowd the harbour on Aoshima Island in the Ehime prefecture. An army of cats rules the remote island in southern Japan, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village that is overrun with felines outnumbering humans six to one

The Eastern Screech Owl is seen here doing what they do best—blending in. (Credit: Graham McGeorge/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)

Portrait of an Eastern Screech Owl Photo and caption by Graham McGeorge/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest Masters of disguise. The Eastern Screech Owl is seen here doing what they do best.

Swans swim over a lake, with the air temperature at about minus 35 degrees Celsius (minus 31 degrees Fahrenheit) as steam ascends above the water during sunset near the village of Urozhainy, Russia, on January 26, 2015.

Animals in the News

Swans swim over a lake, with the air temperature at about minus 35 degrees Celsius (minus 31 degrees Fahrenheit) as steam ascends above the water during sunset near the village of Urozhainy, Russia, on January - Animals in the News - The Atlantic

Two deer clash antlers during a misty morning in Richmond Park, south west London, on September 27, 2013. (Credit: Toby Melville/Reuters)

Two deer clash antlers during a misty morning in Richmond Park, south west London, on September (Credit: Toby Melville/Reuters)

A cat carries a fish on Aoshima Island on February 25, 2015.

A Visit to Aoshima, a Japanese 'Cat Island'

An army of cats rules Aoshima Island in the Ehime prefecture in southern Japan. Curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village that is overrun with felines outnumbering humans six to one.

Thousands of Buddhists gathered at Thailand's Wat Dhammakaya on Wednesday to observe Makha Bucha, a religious holiday that marks the anniversary of Buddha's mass sermon to the first 1,250 newly ordained monks 2,558 years ago.

The Symmetry and Shapes of Makha Bucha at Wat Dhammakaya

- Million golden Buddha figurine in Wat Phra Dhammakaya. Buddhist temple in Bangkok, Thailand

A gray whale (<em>Eschrichtius robustus</em>) emerges from the waters of the Ojo de Liebre Lagoon, Baja California Sur state, Mexico, on March 3, 2015. The Pacific gray whales have been protected since 1947 and are at the center of a growing whale-sightseeing industry. Their numbers have dropped by a third, from around 26,000 in the late 1990s. Whales go to Laguna de Liebre and others lagoons off Mexico's northwest Baja California peninsula, where grey whales breed and nurse their calves…

Animals in the News

The grandchildren of a Palestinian man, Saad al-Jamal, pet two lion cubs outside their family house in the Rafah refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip on March 19, 2015. Al-Jamal, who says he bought the two-month-old cubs from the Rafah Zoo, lives with the animal inside this family home.

Animals in the News

A weaver bird makes its nest in Kathmandu on July 22, 2011. (Credit: Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images)

A weaver bird makes its nest in Kathmandu on July (Credit: Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images)

A giant panda in a zoo in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, on January 15, 2015

Animals in the News

A panda bear sits on a logs in a zoo on January 2015 in Hangzhou, China. (Photo by Feature China/Barcroft Media)

A dog walks the runway during a New York Pet Fashion Show event during Fashion Week in the Manhattan borough of New York on February 12, 2015.

Animals in the News

A dog walks the runway during a New York Pet Fashion Show event during Fashion Week in the Manhattan borough of New York on February

A close-up photo shows an eye of a blue-and-yellow Macaw, at the Villa Lorena animal refuge center in Cali, Colombia, on March 23, 2011. (Credit: Jaime Saldarriaga/Reuters)

A close-up photo taken on March shows an eye of a blue-and-yellow Macaw, or ara ararauna, at the Villa Lorena animal refuge center in Cali, Colombia.

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