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Shooting through raindrops at the rising sun
A pseudo-sandbar forming at Koh Pha Ngan, Thailand
Sandhill Cranes Taking Off for the Fields
San Diego Harbor
Floral
4 School Girls walk home in Tiranna, Albania
Temple on the river in Dehradun, India.
Street Fun
Goslings
Bale Eagle tearing up a fish
Turtle-Back Ride
A handful of Armadillo
Skeletons Holding Hands
Architectural Detail of Sainte Chapelle
Shoes on the Avenue.
Bamboo fishing tool making
Central Park II
Burst
 "BLUE EYES" Sign seen while exploring the Highline in NYC
Flor del Paraiso
Ornate
Mountain Aurora
British Museum Ceiling Play of Light
14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
A handful of Armadillo

The word armadillo means "little armoured one" in Spanish.They are very interesting animals with a leathery type shell. This little guy teaches visitors in the SD safari park that Armadillos are often used in the study of leprosy because they are particularly susceptible due to their unusually low body temperature, which is hospitable to the leprosy bacterium & most important that there are many species of armadillos that are endangered and/or threatened.

TAGS: California, Portrait, Wildlife

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Date Taken: 08.2015
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 30, 2016, 10:42 p.m.
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