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Readers’ best animal photos of summer 2019

It takes patience and talent to capture these creatures’ best moments. Here are photo submissions from our Summer Vacation Photo issue.

Timothy Boettcher from West Los Angeles, Calif., took this photo in Ngorongoro, Tanzania on June 20 with a Sony RX10. (Timothy Boettcher)
Marie Richman from Irvine, took this photo at Mount Rainier National Park on Aug. 23 with a Sony @77 with 70-400mm lens at 400mm. (Marie Richman)
Kurt Mahoney from Laguna Beach took this photo at the San Bernardino Mountains on May 25 with a Canon EOS 7D Mark II. (Kurt Mahoney)
Steve Fujinaka from Torrance, took this photograph at the Svalbard archipelago in Norway on July 27 with a Nikon D850. (Steve Fujinaka)
Lyubov Levitan from West Hollywood took this photograph at Kotor, Montenegro on July 5 with an Android HTC phone. (Lyubov Levitan)
Heather Bradford from Barstow took this photograph at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach on Aug. 31 with an iPhone. (Heather Bradford)
Monica Chan, from Honolulu, took this photograph at the Grand Canyon on June 4 with an iPhone X. (Monica Chan)
Mel Birken of Northridge, took this photograph at Chobe National Park in Botswana on June with an iPhone 6. (Mel Birken)
Julie Kirby from Glendale Calif., took this photograph at Descanso Gardens in La Canada-Flintridge on Sept. 2 with a Canon SX70. (Julie Kirby)
Jennifer Stopher from Yorba Linda, took this photograph at Somalisa Acacia Camp in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe on Aug 11 with a Canon 80D. (Jennifer Stopher)
Carol Cohn from Corona del Mar, Calif., took this photograph at Mara River in the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania on Aug. 22 with a Canon 7D Mk II with 100-400mm lens. (Carol Kunkis Cohn)
Chris Dunkel Schetter from Pacific Palisades, took this photograph at Okavango Delta, Botswana on Aug. 11 with a Canon Rebel EOSi. (Chris Dunkel Schetter)
Susan Friedman from Venice, took this photograph at the Serengeti in Tanzania on July 22 with a Canon PowerShot 40. (Susan Friedman)