Feeling hot hot hot
An insect clings to a datil habanero pepper at the I Like It Hot! Festival in Largo, Fla.
Not easy being green
Polar bear Knut swims in common duckweed at the Zoo Berlin. Fans of Knut anxiously await the first meeting of Knut with 3-year-old female Gianna. Knut and Gianna are expected to first get used to each other and later mate.
Water for elephants
Thai elephants take a bath in a creek near Khao Yai National Park, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.
A Centralian carpet python lies coiled at Sydney Wildlife World, which features Australian flora and fauna set amongst natural habitats and eco-systems.
Itsy bitsy spider
Dew drops can be seen on the standing paddy crop as a spider makes its web on it at a farm in the village of Dhanoye Khurd in India.
An adult Chilean pink flamingo looks over her 2-week-old chick at the Bronx Zoo in New York. The chick's feathers are white now; it will take two years for it to develop its pink feathers.
Enter the dragonfly
A dragonfly sits on a weed at Izmir Bird Paradise in Turkey.