Here’s a collection of recent photos of animals from around the world. With such diverse and fascinating subjects, photographers can’t help but capture daily the creatures with which we share this earth. -Leanne Burden Seidel(40 photos total)

A zebra at the Beijing Zoo in Beijing, China, August 12. Founded in 1906 during the late Qing Dynasty, the zoo is one of the oldest in China and houses 14,500 animals. (Diego Azubel/EPA)