Photo of the day

From recent Telegraph photos of the day:

A mother swan and two cygnets swim across the lake in Friday morning's bright sunshine at Golden Acre park in Leeds

A mother swan and two cygnets swim across the lake in Friday morning's bright sunshine at Golden Acre park in Leeds.

Andrew McCaren/LNP

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Love this Washington Post gallery of photos of the Solar System and beyond:

Geyser-like jets of water vapor, gas and ice spurt from the southern pole of Enceladus, one of Saturn’s moons, suggesting that the icy moon has a subsurface ocean with volcanic activity on the sea floor. NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

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Love a good tidal bore photo gallery.  Qiangting River in China in In Focus:

A remote controlled helicopter hovers over the Qiantang River as tourists gather on the river bank to see the soaring tide in Haining, on September 13, 2011.

Reuters

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Fantastic photos in this “Wildlife photographer of the year” gallery at In Focus:

Crystal precision. Every night, not long after sunset, about 30 common pipistrelle bats emerge from their roost in a derelict house in Salamanca, Spain, to go hunting. Each has an appetite for up to 3,000 insects a night, which it eats on the wing. Its flight is characteristically fast and jerky, as it tunes its orientation with echolocation to detect objects in the dark. The sounds it makes–too high‑pitched for most humans to hear–creates echoes that allow it to make a sonic map of its surroundings. Mario positioned his camera precisely so that it was level with the bats’ exit through a broken window and the exact distance away to capture a head-on shot.

© Mario Cea / Wildlife Photographer of the Year

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From National Geographic Found:

A man stands next to the cross section of a giant redwood tree in California, 1909. Photograph courtesy U.S. Forest Service

A man stands next to the cross section of a giant redwood tree in California, 1909.PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY U.S. FOREST SERVICE

Photo of the day

From recent In Focus photos of the week:

Iranians spend time in Urmia Lake near Urmia, Iran, on August 26, 2016. Hopes for the survival of Urmia salt lake have been revived after more rains boosted a government program aimed at preserving the nearly dried-up water body.

Ebrahim Noroozi / AP

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From the Telegraph’s animal photos of the week:

Two fox cubs playing on the cliffs in front of the iconic Needles on the Isle of Wight.

Two fox cubs playing on the cliffs in front of the iconic Needles on the Isle of Wight.

Stuart Shore/Bav Media

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