Our Wildlife Photo Contest, now in its second year, received nearly 1,000 entries showcasing the behaviors and habitats of wildlife around the world. The winners will be announced soon.
Check out this slideshow of the 25 finalists.
While studying abroad in Kimana, Kenya, I noticed small yellow birds fluttering through the bushes at one corner of my campus. I followed them and found this male vitelline masked-weaver working on his nest. Throughout the rest of my time there I noticed more and more nests appearing in these bushes. Reading more about these birds, I learned they create many nests, some to act as decoys against predators.