The luckiest penguin – Gentoo penguin escaping a leopard seal in Antarctica (Paul Souders)
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Wild wonders: 8 action-packed snaps of animals around the world

These incredible photos offer a rare up-close glimpse of some of the world's most incredible animals – from sleepy sloths and camouflaged rhinos, to quick-footed penguins and more...

An unexpected gift – California sea lion in Baja California, Mexico (Alejandro Prieto)

An unexpected gift – California sea lion in Baja California, Mexico (Alejandro Prieto)

Camouflage – Black rhinoceros, Etosha National Park, Namibia (Maroesjka Lavigne)

Camouflage – Black rhinoceros, Etosha National Park, Namibia (Maroesjka Lavigne)

Nairobi’s skyscrapers – Maasai giraffe in Nairobi National Park, Kenya (Paras Chandaria)

Nairobi’s skyscrapers – Maasai giraffe in Nairobi National Park, Kenya (Paras Chandaria)

Two-toed sloth and her two-month old baby in Costa Rica (Suzi Eszterhas)

Two-toed sloth and her two-month old baby in Costa Rica (Suzi Eszterhas)

Not a blink – Burrowing owl in Florida, USA (Mac Stone)

Not a blink – Burrowing owl in Florida, USA (Mac Stone)

Tiger territory – Bengal tigers in Tadoba National Park, India (Baiju Patil)

Tiger territory – Bengal tigers in Tadoba National Park, India (Baiju Patil)

Shake it off – Bald eagle in Tennessee, USA (Michael Pachis)

Shake it off – Bald eagle in Tennessee, USA (Michael Pachis)

The luckiest penguin – Gentoo penguin escaping a leopard seal in Antarctica (Paul Souders)

The luckiest penguin – Gentoo penguin escaping a leopard seal in Antarctica (Paul Souders)

Wonders: Spectacular Moments in Nature Photography is a collection of wildlife images that reveal captivating perspectives of drama and beauty in nature, as well as a rare glimpse into the habitats of some of the world’s most fascinating animals.

The book was compiled by Rhonda Rubenstein and the California Academy of Sciences, with an introduction by Sylvia A. Earle.

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