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Highlights from 'Life'
Discovery Channel's magnum opus 'Life' begins Sunday evening. Here's an advance glimpse at the incredible, high-resolution odyssey to document critters around the globe. Images courtesy of Discovery Channel.
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A leopard seal preys on a chinstrap penguin.

(� Goran Ehlme)

Desert Chameleon

Namaqua desert chameleon, Gobabeb, Namibia.

(� Rupert Barrington)

Poison Arrow Frog

Strawberry poison dart/arrow frog (Dendrobates pumilio) on leaf, Costa Rica.

(� Edwin Giesbers/ naturepl.com)

Horned Lizard

Horned lizard lying flat on back, feigning death -- a behavior tactic against hog-nosed snake, in Tucson, Arizona.

(� Adam Scott)

Short-Horned Chameleon

Short-horned chameleon (Calumma brevicornis) catching insect prey with its tongue, Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, Madagascar.

(� Inaki Relanzon/naturepl.com)

Komodo Dragon

Two Komodo dragons fighting, Komodo Archipelago, Indonesia.

(� Kevin Flay)

Sailfish

Sailfish preying on a shoal of fish off Mexico.

(� Hugh Miller)

Hippotamus

Hippopotamus fighting, territorial dispute in river.

(� Getty Images)

Sumatran Orangutan

Sumatran orangutan mother and playful baby, Sumatra, Indonesia

(� Anup Shah/ naturepl.com)

Japanese Macaque

Female Japanese macaque with baby taking refuge from cold weather in hot spa, Japan.

(� Patrick Morris)

Dragon's Blood Tree

A dragon's blood tree, from Socotra, Yemen.

(� Neil Lucas 2009)

Filming Underwater

Filming underneath the ice at McMurdo Sound, Antarctica.

(� John Weller)

Humboldt Squid

Diver cameraman faces Humboldt squid at night, Baja California.

(� Peter Kragh)

Cleaner Shrimps

Cleaner shrimps cleaning fish of parasites.

(� Simon Blakeney)

Cheetah

Cheetah, running at full speed, East Africa.

(� Lukasseck/ARCO/ naturepl.com)

Starfish

Looking down on starfish, McMurdo Sound, Antarctica.

(� Neil Lucas)

Cheetah

Three male Cheetahs feeding on ostrich that they have learned to hunt, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Kenya.

(� Adam Chapman)

Grizzly Bear

Coastal grizzly bear fishing for salmon in water, Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska.

(� Adam Chapman)

Stoat

Stoat/Ermine (Mustela erminea) two juveniles playing, Aran valley, Pyrenees, Spain.

(� Oriol Alamany/ naturepl.com)

Dawson Bees

Male Dawson bees surround female in nest, Australia.

(� Stewart Ford)

Frog

Frog with damselfly prey, Germany.

(� Georg R�ppell)

Frog

Frog makes leap to catch damselfly, Germany.

(� Hilfert-R�ppell)

Monarch Butterflies

Monarch butterflies on migration, Mexico.

(� Ingo Arndt/naturepl.com)

Vogelkop Bowerbird

Vogelkop bowerbird at bower nest, West Papua.

(� Stephen Lyle)

Lesser Flamingo

Lesser flamingo mass dancing ritual, Lake Bogoria, Kenya, East Africa.

(� Barrie Britton)

Short-Horned Chameleon

Short horned chameleon (Calumma brevicornis) close up of face with eyes facing forward and tongue extended, Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, Madagascar.

(� Inaki Relanzon/ naturepl.com)

Clown Anemonefish

Clown anemonefish in anemone, Indonesia.

(� Georgette Douwma)

Copper Sharks

Copper sharks feeding on sardine shoals off South Africa.

(� Alexander Safonov)

Humpback Whale

Humpback whale breaches at surface, Tonga.

(� Jason Isley / Scubazoo)

Sengi

Sengi running along maintained trail system.

(� Norbert Rottcher)

Weddel Seal

Weddell seal (Leptonychotes weddellii) surfaces in the waters along the western Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica, Southern Ocean.

(� Steven Kazlowski / naturepl.com)

Spotted Hyena

Spotted Hyena against grass in evening light.

(� Christophe Courteau / naturepl.com)

Fruit Bats

African straw-colored fruit bats in flight, Kasanka National Park, Zambia.

(� Kieran Dodds)

Komodo Dragon

Close up of Komodo dragon feeding on buffalo carcass, Komodo Archipelago, Indonesia.

(� Kevin Flay)

Caiman

Two Caiman fishing in river, mouths open to catch fish, Pantanal, Brazil.

(� Kevin Flay)

Highlights from 'Life'

Discovery Channel's magnum opus 'Life' begins Sunday evening. Here's an advance glimpse at the incredible, high-resolution odyssey to document critters around the globe. Images courtesy of Discovery Channel.

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