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2017 Year in Pictures: Animals

The best animal photographs captured this past year were at times arresting, charming and inspiring. The silhouette of stag deer through the early morning mist of Richmond Park in London, a mother giraffe caring for her 3-day-old baby in Opel Zoo outside Frankfurt, Germany, and flocks of seagulls circling a man’s boat on the Yamuna River in New Delhi were all captivating for their own reasons and rank among the best animal pictures of 2017. (AP/Reuters/Getty)

2017 Year in Pictures: Animals

The best animal photographs captured this past year were at times arresting, charming and inspiring. The silhouette of stag deer through the early morning mist of Richmond Park in London, a mother giraffe caring for her 3-day-old baby in Opel Zoo outside Frankfurt, Germany, and flocks of seagulls circling a man’s boat on the Yamuna River in New Delhi were all captivating for their own reasons and rank among the best animal pictures of 2017. (AP/Reuters/Getty)

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