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Who says birds can't do yoga? Hovering on a beach in the Maldives, this heron has opened its wings to dry them after a tropical storm

The Animal Photography Prize competition organized by the Zoological Society of London has reached its second edition and has received thousands of photos. The best images are now on display at the London zoo (if you happen to be here, how to get there) and collected in a book, available for purchase online.

A giant panda munches a bamboo leaf. The photo was taken at the Atlanta Zoo in Georgia.

A green gecko perched on a papaya seems completely camouflaged. He was photographed in northern Madagascar.

Some have seen a kind of Olympic torch in the leaf that this ant is carrying. The photo, taken in Costa Rica, captures one of the strongest species of ants at work. These insects have a much more complex social structure than was suspected with an incredible division of labor and tasks, as shown in this video that tells a very curious experiment with ants.

A sea turtle emerges from a cloud of loose silt as it rises to the surface to get some fresh air. In the meantime he seems to take a peek at the camera.

This parrot fish seems to blush. Not so, but its bright color can change with age. Parrot fish is also known to change shape and gender.

More photos and trivia about parrot fish can be found here

One of the most enjoyable categories in which the prize is organized is the “take me if you can” reserved for photos taken on the fly with a mobile phone or tablet.

Among the photos in this category we liked this kind of human pyramid (oops, I'm a gorilla) portrayed by professional photographer Roseanna Agnew.

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The Animal Photography Prize competition organized by the Zoological Society of London has reached its second edition and has received thousands of photos. The best images are now on display at the London zoo (if you happen to be here, how to get there) and collected in a book, available for purchase online.