February 2012 was another busy month of adding great new images to our site: dramatic sharks from Nuno Sa, Chinese cormorant fishing from Florian Mollers, great new British and European wildlife including Alex Mustard's eye-catching underwater material from the 2020VISION project, and an inspiring first submission of creative wildlife images from new contributor Ole Jorgen Liodden.
Ole Jorgen Liodden / Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens) male displaying, red throat pouch inflated. Galapagos
Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / Spiny squat lobster (Galathea strigosa) close up, Loch Fyne, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, UK, June
Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / A captive Yellow / Spiny seahorse (Hippocampus guttulatus) attached to plastic seagrass, Weymouth Sealife Centre, Dorset, England, UK.
Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / Group of Jewel anemones (Corynactis viridis) photographed under blue light to show their fluorescence, Plymouth Sound, Devon, UK, July
Nuno Sa / Blue Shark (Prionace glauca) at the sea surface. Santa Maria, Azores, August.
Nuno Sa / Blue Shark (Prionace glauca) near sea surface. Santa Maria, Azores, September.
David Shale / Deepsea arcturid Isopod from a coral seamount in the Indian Ocean, November 2011
David Shale / Deepsea Featherstar (Crinoidea) on Primnoid coral seafan from a coral seamount in the Indian Ocean, December 2011
Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / RF- Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) in lake, Capernwray, Lancashire, UK, July. Did you know? Rainbow trout were indigenous only to Alaska and east Asia, but have been introduced worldwide as a pop...
Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / Puffin (Fratercula arctica) swimming underwater, Farne Islands, Northumberland, UK, July. 2020VISION Book Plate.
Ross Hoddinott / Sandymouth Bay in evening light. North Cornwall, UK, June 2011.
Ross Hoddinott / RF- Backlit Fern (Philotum) growing among bluebells (Endymion nonscriptus). Lanhydrock, Cornwall, UK. May. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION / A carpet of Bluebells (Endymion nonscriptus) in Beech (Fagus sylvatica) woodland at dawn, Micheldever Woods, Hampshire, England, UK, April . 2020VISION Exhibition.
Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION / Traditionally managed wildflower meadow with Ox-eye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare), Hardington Moor NNR, Somerset, UK, June 2011, fish-eye lens. Did you know? Around 70% of UK farmland is under agri-env...
Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION / Fence bordering field of Wheat and track with Halnaker Windmill in the background, Chichester, South Downs National Park, Sussex, England, UK, July 2011, 01367059 is a monochrome copy of this image
Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION / Boy (aged 17) jumping across upland stream, Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, UK, August, Model released
Alex Hyde / Common Swallowtail Butterfly (Papilio machaon) resting on Viper's Bugloss / Blueweed (Echium vulgare) in alpine meadow. Nordtirol, Tirol, Austrian Alps, Austria, 1700 metres altitude, July.
Fabrice Cahez / Male Whinchat (Saxicola rubetra) perched on Oil seed rape (Brassica napus) in a field, Vosges, France, April
Ole Jorgen Liodden / Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) foraging at dusk. Netherlands, May.
Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION / Badger (Meles meles) sub-adult backlit in evening light, Derbyshire, UK
Jan Hamrsky / Portrait of Darner Dragonfly (Aeshna) nymph. Europe, September.
Florian Möllers / Chinese fisherman on his raft with Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis) fishing at night on the Li River. Yangshuo, Guangxi, China, November.
Florian Möllers / Chinese Fisherman on his raft with Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis), against the karst hills at the Li River. Yangshuo, Guangxi, China, November.
Florian Möllers / Chinese fisherman on his raft with Great Cormorants (Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis) fishing at night on the Li River. Yangshuo, Guangxi, China, November.
Florian Möllers / Chinese fisherman on his raft with Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis), silhouetted against the karst hills at the Li River. Yangshuo, Guangxi, China, November.
Florian Möllers / Fisherman holding Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis) with large fish in its beak. Li River, Yangshuo, Guangxi, China, November.
Florian Möllers / Chinese Fisherman and one of his Great Cormorants (Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis). Li River, Yangshuo, Guangxi, China, November.
Ole Jorgen Liodden / Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) sitting on floe in vast thawing sea-ice landscape. Spitsbergen, Svalbard, August 2011. Second place, Mammals Category, GDT 2012 competion. Winner in ANIMALS IN THEIR ENVIR...
Kathryn Jeffs / Tracks in snow of Adelie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) walking from coast to colony, Fish Island, Antarctica, February 2009, Taken on location for BBC Frozen Planet series
Kathryn Jeffs / Southern Type B Killer whale (Orcinus orca) spyhops to see if Crabeater seals (Lobodon carcinophagus) are potential prey, Antarctica. Taken on location for BBC Frozen Planet series, January 2009
Andy Rouse / Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) sleeping on pack ice. Wide angle / fish-eye shot. Svalbard, Norway, September.
Steven Kazlowski / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) curious cub stands along Bernard Spit as its mother and other cub rest in the background, 1002 area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, USA, October
Ole Jorgen Liodden / King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) emerging from the sea to get back to their colony. South Georgia Island, Southern Ocean, November.
Ole Jorgen Liodden / Lioness (Panthera leo) holding her newborn cub in mouth. Okavango, Botswana, November.