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Katie & Brandon Stuck from Indianapolis, enjoying the beach while visiting their grandparents, Karen & John St.Clair, on Marco Island.

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  • John and Joan Wissocki of Naples encountered two grizzly cubs who had wandered away from their parents. John snapped this picture during the couple's Alaskan vacation.
  • Linda Sadler snapped this photo in Bermuda. She writes, “This is a picture of the Bermuda Gombey - they show up on the streets the day after Christama s(Boxing Day) and dance before the people who throw money at their feet. The dances are energetic, and grow swifter gradually, while the spectators become more wild and energetic.”
  • How about a 2008 smile from our Orlando friend Shamu!
  • Mark Brandau of Marco Island gets a breakfast visit from good ol' Bikini Bottom's Squidward!
  • Darby Neil, 14, snapped this photo of the Rockefeller Plaza street sign during her trip to New York.
  • Lori Morris sends us this photo from her daughter, who is attending college at the University of Hawaii. Lori writes, 'I thought this was pretty cool!'
  • James Kaufman snapped this photo in Mykonos, Greece.
  • Nancy Nash writes, 'The size of the sea turtles at Sea World just amaze me, you think of them as a medium sized life force, but they are just larger than life itself!'
  • 'The stingray babies, known as 'pups' were so happy and friendly at Sea World, they all seemed to have sting ray smiles,' writes Nancy Nash.
  • Elizabeth Nash takes a step on the wild side at Sea World, Orlando and touches Stingrays. Her sister Willow even got to feed one! Elizabeth says the stingrays feel like a soft rubber dog toy!
  • There is no happier face on earth than that of a dolphin!
  • The cold front brought to us this week has turned us year-round Marco residents into penguins! Nancy Nash snapped this photo during a visit to Sea World Orlando.
  • James Kaufman snapped this photo in Mykonos, Greece.
  • James Kaufman snapped this photo of a pelican in Mykonos, Greece. James writes, 'He is named Pete in English and has been replaced over time.  He is a rare white pelican for these parts.  He is treated like royalty and fed by the restaurant owners when he walks through town.  I took a photo of a Pete in 1973 when I visited Greece once before.'
  • James Kaufman snapped this photo in Mykonos, Greece.
  • James Kaufman snapped this photo in Mykonos, Greece.
  • James Kaufman snapped this photo in Venice, Italy.
  • James Kaufman snapped this photo in Venice, Italy.
  • James Kaufman snapped this photo in Venice, Italy.
  • James Kaufman snapped this photo in Venice, Italy.
  • James Kaufman snapped this photo in Venice, Italy.
  • Darby Neil, 14, snapped this photo during her trip to New York. She writes, 'The 'Harvest' photo is all pennies and other change and is amazing.'
  • Darby Neil, 14, snapped this photo during her trip to New York.
  • After the snowiest winter on record, Alexa Lazazzera of New Hampshire enjoys her own “hot tub” at Resident’s Beach during her stay on Marco Island last week.  Alexa and her sister Ava were visiting Candy and Jerry Thomas, part time residents of Marco.
  • Ava and Alexa Lazazzera of New Hampshire, on vacation visiting their grandparents’ Candy and Jerry Thomas, part-time Marco residents, pose by their favorite dolphin fountain at Resident’s Beach.
  • After a yummy dinner at Guy Harvey’s, Ava and Alexa Lazazzera of New Hampshire, pose for a vacation snap-shot in front of  one of the fountains at the Esplanade.  The girls were visiting their grandparents’, Candy and Jerry Thomas, part-time Marco residents, the past two weeks.
  • Ann Mellema writes, 'Here’s a beautiful flamingo from a Nassau cruise this past weekend.'
  • Sharon and Jerry Poulin write, 'These pictures are from Mackle Park and Residents Beach.  Our grandchildren were visiting  from Massachusetts and we took some pictures. They are Connor Gillis (6), Brennan Gillis (4) and Macy Gillis(1½).
  • Sharon and Jerry Poulin write, 'These pictures are from Mackle Park and Residents Beach.  Our grandchildren were visiting  from Massachusetts and we took some pictures. They are Connor Gillis (6), Brennan Gillis (4) and Macy Gillis(1½).
  • Sharon and Jerry Poulin write, 'These pictures are from Mackle Park and Residents Beach. Our grandchildren were visiting from Massachusetts and we took some pictures. They are Connor Gillis (6), Brennan Gillis (4) and Macy Gillis(1½).
  • Sharon and Jerry Poulin write, 'These pictures are from Mackle Park and Residents Beach.  Our grandchildren were visiting  from Massachusetts and we took some pictures. They are Connor Gillis (6), Brennan Gillis (4) and Macy Gillis(1½).
  • Sharon and Jerry Poulin write, 'These pictures are from Mackle Park and Residents Beach.  Our grandchildren were visiting  from Massachusetts and we took some pictures. They are Connor Gillis (6), Brennan Gillis (4) and Macy Gillis(1½).
  • Sharon and Jerry Poulin write, 'These pictures are from Mackle Park and Residents Beach.  Our grandchildren were visiting  from Massachusetts and we took some pictures. They are Connor Gillis (6), Brennan Gillis (4) and Macy Gillis(1½).
  • Sharon and Jerry Poulin write, 'These pictures are from Mackle Park and Residents Beach. Our grandchildren were visiting from Massachusetts and we took some pictures. They are Connor Gillis (6), Brennan Gillis (4) and Macy Gillis(1½).
  • The Havemeier and Prange families spent time skiing in Breckenridge,Colorado where they snow skied, and went dog sledding.  On the left are Tanner and Sierra Prange, and on the right are Haley and Teagan Havemeier.
  • Katie & Brandon Stuck from Indianapolis, enjoying the beach while visiting their grandparents, Karen & John St.Clair, on Marco Island.
  • Picture taken by Dan Achber in Hwange Game Reserve in Namibia. Good detail of the different fangs and molars that lions need to catch and eat prey. Also notice how rough tongue is for removing hide and fur from prey.
  • Katherine Turns snapped this photo of moose in Copper Center, Alaska.
  • Dorothy Kibria snapped this photo of gators and turtles at the Gaylord Resort in Orlando.

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