Your pictures: Wildlife

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image captionEach week we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week the theme is wildlife, and we start with a photograph taken by James Dobson of a Buzzard at sunset near Wardlow in the Peak District.
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image captionYasir Hasan: "Crocodiles are ambush hunters, waiting for fish or land animals to come close, then rushing out to attack. As cold-blooded predators, they have a very slow metabolism, and thus can survive long periods without food."
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image captionLindsey Fletcher: "This was in my garden shed a few months ago. I'd never seen the inside of a wasps' nest before."
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image captionTracey Malone: "Patience finally paid off when I caught this shot of the shy orangutan and her baby at the Sepilok Forest Reserve in Sabah, Borneo."
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image captionSofia Graves: "I was trying to photograph a puffin colony on a small island, when suddenly two puffins landed on the cliff side just a few feet away from me. I got some great shots of them flirting, but my favourite is this shot of one of them flying off."
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image captionIvan Knight: "A salmon making a migratory leap in Olympic National Park, Washington State."
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image captionPaul Wilkinson: "A Black Tip Reef Shark swims through a school of smaller fish in shallow water in the Maldives. Taken in May this year while I was on honeymoon."
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image captionJimmy McIntyre: "This is a praying mantis that bravely walked across our paths and then stopped briefly enough to have its picture taken."
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image captionSimon Johnson: "An appreciation of the amazing work the Wildlife Heritage Foundation at the Big Cat Sanctuary in Kent are doing to preserve these beautiful animals. They may be wild but sure are wonderful."
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image captionPeter Stanley: "Four of a kind: young males giraffes grouped together when a lion was spotted in the distance."
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image captionJan Boarman: "The armadillo that lives under our shed in Florida."
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image captionAnd finally a picture from David Sutton. Next week the theme is gardens, and the deadline for your entries is 4 October. If you would like to enter, send your pictures to yourpics@bbc.co.uk. Further details and terms can be found by following the link below this gallery.

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