Tiger cubs playfight and a penguin jumps for its life in stunning images highlighting spectacular moments in the natural world
- Amazing images are part of a photographic collection titled Spectacular Moments in Nature Photography
- Collection from around the world was compiled by Rhonda Rubenstein and California Academy of Sciences
- Snaps show a Maasai giraffe looking towards Nairobi and an arctic fox sleeping peacefully through a blizzard
Tiger cubs playfight and a penguin jumps for its life in this collection of stunning images from the natural world.
Other snaps show a Maasai giraffe looking towards the skyscrapers of Nairobi and an arctic fox sleeping peacefully through a blizzard.
They are part of a collection titled Spectacular Moments in Nature Photography compiled by Rhonda Rubenstein and the California Academy of Sciences.
Tiger Territory: This stunning photo shows Bengal tigers (Panthera Tigris) playing in Tadoba National Park, Maharashtra, India
The Luckiest Penguin: This snap shows a Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis Papua) jumping for its life from a Leopard seal (Hydrurga leptonyx) in Cuverville Island, Antarctica
The distant giraffe: Another amazing image shows a Maasai giraffe looking towards the skyscrapers of Nairobi
An Unexpected Gift: A California sea lion (Zalophus californianus) carries a feather in San Rafaelito, Baja California, Mexico
Guarding the Family Jewels: A Yellowhead jawfish (Opistognathus aurifrons carries eggs in its mouth in Lake Worth Lagoon, Riviera Beach, Florida. The species is a mouthbrooder, with the male carrying the eggs in its mouth until they hatch
Camouflage: This image shows a black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) after it rolled in mud in Etosha Pan, Etosha National Park, Namibia
Shake It Off: In this picture a bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), Memphis Zoo, Tennessee shakes water from its feathers
Shelter: An Arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus) snuggles up in a ball during cold winter winds in, Churchill, Manitoba, Canada
The book front cover: Wonders: Spectacular Moments in Nature Photography compiled by Rhonda Rubenstein and the California Academy of Sciences, introduction by Sylvia A. Earle (Chronicle Books, £26)