We live in a beautiful world. The best way to save biodiversity is to get to know the species we have around us near and far. These are the species we share the planet with, the ones we are both imperiling and trying to save. They are spectacular products of 3.7 billion years of evolution on Earth like we are. They gather and mate, they eat, look curiously at the world, nuzzle and make eye contact just like we do. Check out the Big Picture from Boston.com and see how these animals deserve our admiration and respect, as well as our protection.
(Hint: use the "j" and "k" keys to easily navigate down and up these terrific photos.)