The Shoebill (Balaeniceps rex) also known as Whalehead or Shoe-billed Stork. The adorable, absolutely fantastic Shoebill is a very large stork-like bird. It lives in tropical east Africa in large swamps from Sudan to Zambia
Indian Roller: When the 'Neelkanth' / Indian Roller (Coracias benghalensis) is in flight, the most glorious of all blue feathers - the bright-blue, turquoise and indigo are all visible in their full majesty. Photo by Hansu Nahar
It doesn’t get more adorable than a baby orangutan clinging to his mother or a polar bear mom licking her cub. Welcome to the Mother’s Day version of this all always-enjoyable mix of fantastic animal images.