May was a strong month for new material: dramatic Icelandic landscapes and volcanos, Andalucian coverage featuring the endangered Iberian lynx and imperial eagle, and more great wildlife and environmental coverage from Africa, Asia, South America and the polar regions.
Tony Heald / African elephant (Loxodonta africana) threat display by shaking head, at waterhole with Ostrich, Zebra and other wildlife in the background, Etosha National Park, Namibia, August Not available for rin...
Tony Heald / African lion (Panthera leo) juvenile males play fighting, Etosha National Park, Namibia, August
Tony Heald / Gemsbok [Oryx gazella] two males fighting, Etosha National Park, Namibia, August
Tony Heald / Ostrich [Struthio camelus] courtship display by female, Etosha National Park, Namibia, August
Juan Carlos Munoz / Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) with dorsal fin showing above water. False Bay, South Africa, July 2010
Juan Carlos Munoz / Southern right whale (Eubalaena australis / Balaena glacialis australis) entering the water after breaching. Valdes Peninsula, Patagonia, Argentina, Oct 2008
Juan Carlos Munoz / Wild Iberian / Spanish lynx (Lynx pardinus) walking through yellow flowers in Sierra de Andujar Natural Park, Jaen, Andalusia, Spain, March 2010
Juan Carlos Munoz / Close-up of the talons of a Spanish imperial eagle (Aquila adalberti). Sierra de Andujar Natural Park, Jaen, Andalusia, Spain, Captive
Orsolya Haarberg / Dying Northern fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) on the dark bottom of a deep gorge, Saefellsnes peninsula, Iceland, September 2010
Juan Carlos Munoz / Male Gelada baboon (Theropithecus gelada). Simien Mountains, Ethiopia, Feb 2010
Visuals Unlimited / Dr. Ian Bartholomew taking measurements as part of a study to measure the speed of the receding Russell Glacier near Kangerlussuag, Greenland. The study is looking at how melt water is affecting the g...
Visuals Unlimited / Dr. Ian Bartholomew using equipment to study melt water as part of a study to measure the speed of the receding Russell Glacier near Kangerlussuag, Greenland. July 2008
Visuals Unlimited / An AlgaeLink Algae growing system being used to make ethanol and biodiesel. A benefit from producing oil from algae in this way rather from plant oil crops like oil seed rape is that it does not take...
Charlie Summers / An orbital presentation of the eclipse of the moon as seen from Aurora, Colorado, USA, on the evening of December 20, 2010 and the early morning of December 21, 2010. Composite
Orsolya Haarberg / Thin layer of ice viewed through a polarizing filter,~Helgeland, Nordland, Norway.
Visuals Unlimited / Negative stain electron micrograph of the Swine Influenza Virus. TEM X29,800
Visuals Unlimited / Close up of proboscis of Fruit fly (Drosophila sp) SEM X350
Visuals Unlimited / Sweat Bee (Halictus sp) on a composite flower coated with pollen, New Hampshire, USA
Visuals Unlimited / Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) diving, Florida, USA, digital composite
Tim Laman / Waved albatross (Phoebastria irrorata) head portrait, Galapagos, Critically endangered
Tim Laman / Waved Albatross (Phoebastria irrorata) in flight, soaring, Galapagos, Critically endangered
Marie Read / Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus forficatus) calling and displaying with wings and tail outspread, Wichita Mountains National Wildlife refuge, Oklahoma, USA, May
Mark Carwardine / Mute swan (Cygnus olor) portrait, Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, UK, September
David Noton / James' flamingos (Phoenicoparrus jamesi) on a laguna in the remote region of high desert, altiplano and volcanoes near Tapaquilcha, Bolivia, December 2009
Juan Carlos Munoz / Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus) in flight. Simien Mountains, Ethiopia, Feb 2010
Juan Carlos Munoz / Spanish imperial eagle (Aquila adalberti) in flight. Sierra de Andujar Natural Park, Jaen, Andalusia, Spain, Captive
Orsolya Haarberg,Orsolya Haarbe / The Northern lights (Aurora borealis) viewed from Moskenes, Lofoten, Nordland, Norway, March 2006.
Orsolya Haarberg / Lightning effects in the ash plume from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano eruption, Iceland, May 2010
Orsolya Haarberg / Winter landscape with snow-covered trees in forest, Riisitunturi National Park, Lapland, Finland, February 2007
David Woodfall / Ancient semi natural woodland in mist with Oak (Quercus sp) and Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus). Romania, October 2010
Marie Read / Taughannock Falls, near Ithaca, New York, in autumn after a day of heavy rainfall. October 2010. At 215 feet, Taughannock Falls is 33 feet taller than Niagara Falls.
David Woodfall / Sheep fold and wood pasture in mist, managed for its importance for nature conservation by grazing. Romania, October 2010
Orsolya Haarberg / Layers of different coloured sedimentary rocks (sandstone, mudstone, dolomite, limestone) Vardo, Finnmark, Norway, July 2006.
Orsolya Haarberg / The Varangerfjord at Skallelv at sunset, Varanger peninsula, Vadso, Finnmark, Norway, February 2006.
Orsolya Haarberg / Ash plume from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano eruption, Iceland, April 2010
Orsolya Haarberg / Volcanic ash and lava eruption from the volcano under the Eyjafjallajokull ice cap, steam rises as the flowing lava interacts with glacier ice, Iceland, May 2010
Orsolya Haarberg / Hraunfossar waterfall in autumn. Iceland.
John Cancalosi / Fossil Dragonfly (Cordulagomphus fenestratus) from the Lower Cretaceous Period, 125 million years old. Araripe basin, Brazil
John Cancalosi / Fossil Keichousaurus (Keichousaurus hui, family Pachypluerosauridae), a lizard-like marine reptile from the Triassic Period. China
John Cancalosi / Fossil Fly (species unknown) from the Early Cretaceous Period. Santana Formation, Brazil
John Cancalosi / Fossil Ray (Heliobatis sp) from the Eocene Epoch, surrounded by bony fish. Green River Formation, Wyoming, USA
David Woodfall / Tawny owl (Strix aluco) roosting in hotel chimney. Romania, October 2010