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Amazing photos from the natural world

Sand lizard, wild mammals and mud turtles in a river are among this week’s pick of photos from the natural world.

A jaguar in Laguna Om protected area in Quintana Roo state, Mexico.
Photograph: WWF/AFP/Getty Images

A colorful male sand lizard.
Photograph: Gillian Pullinger/Alamy Stock Photo

A mint moth – a pyralid or ‘micro-moth’ native to Britain and found among garden herbs.
Photograph: Patrick Clement/Butterfly Conser/PA

Mayflies crowd the surface of River Tisza near Tiszacsege, Hungary.
Photograph: Zsolt Czegledi/EPA

A sign warns visitors not to approach animals.
Photograph: Sunshine Pics/Alamy

Two Vallarta mud turtles in a river in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco State, Mexico.
Photograph: Ulises Ruiz/AFP/Getty Images

Mandarin ducklings on the Solyonaya Protoka River outside Vladivostok, Russia.
Photograph: Yuri Smityuk/Getty Images

A goat climbs on a cork oak tree to reach the leaves, in Moita da Guerra, on the hills of southern Portugal’s Algarve region.
Photograph: Armando Franca/AP

A remote camera image of a polar bear and her cub next to a causeway bridge leading to an oil production platform in the Beaufort Sea in Alaska.
Photograph: USFWS/AP