Images must be of wildlife, and not pets. Many animals are at home in the water. Some are fully aquatic, like fish and aquatic mammals, living their lives entirely under the surface. Others spend a lot of time feeding or bathing in water, like amphibians, otters, beavers, diving and wading birds. Definitions are relaxed here, but we’re focussing on wildlife in water, and not on our pets for this one, and animals must be shown in or under the water, not just alongside it or drinking from a water source.
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