British Columbia, Canada, In a moss-draped rain forest in British Columbia, towering red cedars live a thousand years, and black bears have white coats. They are known to the local people as spirit bears. (Photo by Paul Nicklen via National Geographic)
JULY The Water's Fine By Igor Mohoric Bonca. A seal readies itself to dive into the waters near Dunvegan Castle on Scotland’s Isle of Skye. The pinnipeds are abundant along Scotland’s coastline - and can be quite photogenic.
Horses, Iceland - Icelandic horses gathered on top of this hill within their paddock beneath this stunning cloud formation. The combination seemed positively heavenly. This photo was taken at the breeding farm in northern Iceland called Ibisholl.
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