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Sounds Fishy

Lured to a microphone by a pinch of fish food, a striped burrfish sounds off in a 1945 experiment on fish noises. Many fish grunt, purr, drum, croak, and even grind their teeth. This one doesn't vocalize through its lips but rather by grinding its teeth to show distress, aggression, or to attract a mate.

Photograph courtesy Hulton Archive, Getty Images
From Flashback, National Geographic magazine, September 2003

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A Tale of Too Many Stripes

A contrast of predator and prey, colors and textures make a bold graphic statement in this image of a crocodile guarding its zebra kill.

Photograph by Anup and Manoj Shah
From Final Edit, National Geographic magazine, September 2003

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