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A young Florida manatee calf floats in a warm blue freshwater spring with an Atlantic needlefish by its side. | 📷: Carol Grant | #GettyWild [3 of 3]
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Crazy week? Slow it down with these serene moments from nature. #WildlifeWednesday

Fuzzy baby owls sit quietly on a branch in Indonesia. | 📷: @GettyImagesCreative | #GettyWild [2 of 3]
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Crazy week? Slow it down with these serene moments from nature. #WildlifeWednesday

Crazy week? Slow it down with these serene moments from nature. #WildlifeWednesday
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Two Icelandic horses relax in a breezy field. | 📷: @GettyImagesCreative | [1 of 3]

The Heilongjiang Siberian Tiger Park is considered the world's largest for breeding the Siberian, or Amur, tiger which is listed as endangered by the World Wildlife Federation. As many as 540 are known to exist in the wild with thousands bred at various centres in China. The Harbin center opened in 1986 and claims an 80-percent survival rate among the 100 or so cubs born in captivity every year, though a government plan reveals it could be another decade before the program could successfully release a tiger to the wild. In 1996, it opened to the public as a commercial park allowing tourists on safari buses to view its 600 tigers in an open range area meant to simulate their natural habitat. Customers pay extra to throw live chickens or ducks to the tigers to eat, or to hold a tiger cub. Some critics regard the park as a large-scale breeding farm, where tigers are kept in unnatural conditions and unable to hunt to survive. Despite a longstanding government directive, some facilities in China have been accused of trading products made from tiger parts, including 'wine' made by soaking tiger bones in alcohol. Wildlife experts say inbreeding and natural habitat destruction pose the greatest risk to the Siberian or Amur tiger subspecies. In 2013 the Chinese government announced an ambitious plan to build a national park in the north of the country in an attempt to protect the remaining 30-40 tigers still in the wild, a move applauded by conservationists.| July 5, 2017 | 📷: @kevinfrayer | #GettyImagesNews

Where were you during the #GreatAmericanEclipse?
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#Solareclipse watchers were ecstatic as the clouds broke minutes before #totality during the total solar eclipse from the one of last vantage points where totality was visible in Isle of Palms, South Carolina. It's been 99 years since a total solar eclipse crossed the country from the Pacific to the Atlantic. | 📷: Pete Marovich | August 21, 2017 | #GettyImagesNews

“As far as I am concerned, taking photographs is a means of understanding which cannot be separated from other means of visual expression. It is a way of shouting, of freeing oneself, not of proving or asserting one’s own originality. It is a way of life.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson born on this day in 1908 📷: Dmitri Kessel/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

The solar eclipse is seen behind the Statue of Liberty at Liberty Island in on August 21, 2017 in New York City. While New York was not in the path of totality for the solar eclipse, around 72 percent of the sun was covered by the moon during the peak time of the partial eclipse. | August 21, 2017 | 📷: Noam Galai #WireImage
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People view the solar eclipse at the 'Top of the Rock' observatory at Rockefeller Center in New York City. While New York City is not in the path of totality for the solar eclipse, around 72 percent of the sun will be covered by the moon during the peak time of the partial eclipse.| August 21, 2017 | 📷: @drewangerer #GettyImagesNews
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The solar eclipse over Grand Teton National Park on August 21, 2017 outside Jackson, Wyoming. Millions of people are expected to watch today’s solar eclipse as it cuts a path of totality 70 miles wide across the United States from Oregon to South Carolina. 📷: George Frey #GettyImagesNews
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The bongs of Big Ben have sounded for the final time before they are silenced for a four-year period of restoration work on the Elizabeth Tower | August 21, 2017 | 🎥: @markedwincase #GettyImages

Millions of people are expected to watch today’s solar eclipse as it cuts a path of totality 70 miles wide across the United States from Oregon to South Carolina. While the 2017 Solar Eclipse can be viewed from anywhere in North America, only those directly under the "path of totality" will be able to experience the natural phenomenon in all its glory, when the moon's shadow will block out our view of the sun.
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📷: A photo from 1963 of 5th grade students from Emerson Elementary School with 'sunscopes'', used to view a solar eclipse without harming their eyes in Maywood, Illinois. (Photo by Francis Miller/The LIFE Picture Collection #GettyImages)

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