Photograph of a squirrel that got it's head stuck in a jack-o-'lantern carved into a miniature pumpkin in the backyard of Max Ellis, from Teddington, London.
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A Marine signals the landing zone for an MV-22B Osprey during a vertical assault raid exercise on Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 27, 2014. The Marines are assigned to Lima Company, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit.(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos)
A local Hong Kong journalist collapses in agony after being hit in the face with pepper spray by police in the Mongkok district of Hong Kong on October 17, 2014. Fresh clashes broke out in Hong Kong on October 17 as pro-democracy demonstrators attempted to take back a protest camp in a densely populated suburb that had been partially cleared by police earlier in the day. AFP PHOTO / ALEX OGLE (Photo credit should read Alex Ogle/AFP/Getty Images)
People who came to watch the launch walk away after an unmanned rocket owned by Orbital Sciences Corporation exploded (background) October 28, 2014 just seconds after lift-off from Wallops Island, Virginia, on what was to be a resupply mission to the International Space Station. 'The Antares rocket suffered an accident shortly after lift-off,' NASA mission control in Houston said, describing the blast as a 'catastrophic anomaly.' MANDATORY CREDIT: AFP PHOTO / Steve ALEXANDER (Photo credit should read STEVE ALEXANDER/AFP/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 23: School children play on the sculpture 'We're fryin' out here' by Andrew Hankin during the 2014 Sculptures by the Sea exhibition at Tamarama Beach on October 23, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0150 -- Pictured: (l-r) Professional Boxer Mike Tyson plays the 'Punch Out' video game as host Jimmy Fallon watches on October 28, 2014 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
View of a tree in a deforested area in the middle of the Amazon jungle during an overflight by Greenpeace activists over areas of illegal exploitation of timber, as part of the second stage of the 'The Amazon's Silent Crisis' report, in the state of Para, Brazil, on October 14, 2014. According to Greenpeace's report, timber trucks carry at night illegally felled trees to sawmills, which then process them and export the wood as if it was from a legal origin to France, Belgium, Sweden and the Netherlands. AFP PHOTO / Raphael Alves (Photo credit should read RAPHAEL ALVES/AFP/Getty Images)
Photograph of an F/A-18 Hornet jet flown by the Blue Angels zooming between the support towers of the Golden Gate Bridge during a practice run during San Francisco's Fleet Week on October 9, 2014. Used with permission by Rich Shelton.
Children inside a cage watch at close quarters a lion at the Safari Lion Zoo in Rancagua, Chile, on October 30, 2014. the Safari Park Zoo is the only park in Latin America where tourists can see from a short distance six lions in a two-hectares open area. AFP PHOTO/MARTIN BERNETTI (Photo credit should read MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 29: Members of the San Francisco Giants celebrate defeating the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 of the 2014 World Series on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 29: Kansas City Royals fans react to their team's defeat in the Power and Light District during Game Seven of the World Series on October 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. Thousands of fans gathered to watch the Kansas City Royals take on the San Francisco Giants. (Photo by Julie Denesha/Getty Images)
Photo of a woman snorkeling at Maho Beach, or 'Jet Blast Beach,' on St. Maarten. (Photo by Daniel Botelho.)
This long exposure photograph taken before dawn on October 14, 2014 shows sparks of lightning, scorching lava flow and giant ash clouds released from the crater during the eruption of Mount Sinabung volcano as seen from Karo district located in Sumatra island. In February, Sinabung's eruption killed about 17 people and forced more than 33,000 others to flee their homes. AFP PHOTO / Sutanta ADITYA (Photo credit should read SUTANTA ADITYA/AFP/Getty Images)
President Barack Obama greets Nina Pham, a Dallas nurse diagnosed with Ebola after caring for an infected patient in Texas, in the Oval Office, Oct 24, 2014. Pham is virus-free after being treated at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Md. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
The sun as imaged by the Solar Dynamics Observatory on October 8, 2014 in 193 angstrom extreme ultraviolet light. The photo went viral earlier this month due the star's uncanny resemblance to a jack-o-'lantern. (NASA/SDO)
BELMAR, NJ - OCTOBER 29: A man is removed by security guards while he shots slogans to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie during a public event in Belmar, two years after Hurricane Sandy on October 29, 2014 in Belmar, New Jersey. Hurricane Sandy was recorded as the deadliest and most destructive hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season. It caused over $68 billion in damages, and hundreds of people were killed along the path of the storm in seven countries. Today marks when its storm surge hit New York City and the surrounding area which flooded streets, tunnels and subway lines and cutting power in and around the city. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)
Jonna Baquillas holds her pet, a rescued cat named Rue, both dressed as Little Red Riding Hood during the Philippine Animal Welfare Society's (PAWS) annual Halloween fund raising event entitled 'Scaredy Cats and Dogs: Year 8' at the Eastwood Central Plaza in Manila on October 23, 2011. AFP PHOTO/NOEL CELIS (Photo credit should read NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Dr Marius Kruger (C) and memeber of the Kruger National Park keeps the head of a rhino up during a white rhino relocation capture on October 17, 2014. The Kruger National Park relocated four rhinoceros from a high risk poaching area to a safer area as part of ongoing strategic rhinoceros management plan. AFP PHOTO/STEFAN HEUNIS (Photo credit should read STEFAN HEUNIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Welcome to the Halloween edition of AOL.com's photos of the month series.
This month's roundup includes a stunning photograph of a remarkably well-preserved woolly mammoth that was put on display in Moscow this week, Fox News reports. The teenaged beast died nearly 40,000 years ago, but was discovered almost perfectly preserved in Siberian permafrost back in 2010. The creature, which scientists named Yuka, is said to be the best preserved mammoth in the history of paleontology, according to the Associated Press.
Another wild photo is a shot a man in London captured of a squirrel in his backyard who inadvertently got its little head stuck in a miniature jack-o-'lantern. Max Ellis, who snapped the well-timed pic, told The Mirror that the squirrels were on the hunt for nuts when one got a little too inquisitive for its own good.
So, as the calendar turns from October to November, take a look back at the month that was. This edition has a decidedly autumn feel to it, with beautiful shots of fall landscapes, a cat in Manila dressed as Little Red Riding Hood, the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat at the World Series.
There are images of nature's raw power like eye-popping sights from Indonesia of Mount Sinabung erupting and the enormous Hurricane Gonzalo as seen from outer space.