Highlights of the last month include worldwide wildlife by new contributor Sylvain Cordier, dramatic landscapes by David Noton, Jack Dykinga and Mark Taylor, European mammals and birds from Hermann Brehm, great red squirrel coverage from SCOTLAND: The Big Picture, rare Sumatran primates and the first UK images of humpback whale underwater.
Enrique Lopez-Tapia / Thomas's Langur (Presbytis thomasi), animal endemic to northern Sumatra. These primates have relatively long arms and legs, adapted for an acrobatic life in the crowns of trees. Gunung Leuser Nati...
TOM WALMSLEY / Common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) close up of dolphin surfing at speed, Hebrides, Scotland, UK.
SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)just under surface, off Shetland, Scotland, UK. First ever underwater images of humpbacks in British waters.
Rick Price / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) on an iceberg, Baffin Bay, Canada. September.
Sylvain Cordier / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri), chicks on ice, Snow Hill Island, Antarctic Peninsula
David Noton / Lago di Landro at dawn, Dolomite Mountains, Sud Tirol/Alto Adige, Italy
Jack Dykinga / Desert environ with Cholla cacti (Cylindropuntia) El Pinacate and Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve. Pinacate lava flow, near the border wall along the US-Mexican border through the Sonoran Des...
Jack Dykinga / Border wall constructed of welded steel, between Arizona and Sonora, Mexico cutting through the Sonoran Desert. Pinacate and Grand Desert Biosphere Reserve, Mexico. January 2009.
Paul Harcourt Davies / Poppies (Papaver rhoeas) and cornflowers (Centaurea cyanus) near Castellucio di Norcia, Umbria, Italy, July.
David Noton / Dolgoch Falls, Gwynedd, Wales, UK, May.
David Noton / The Pinnacles at night, limestone formations. Nambung National Park, near Cervantes, Western Australia
Doug Perrine / Molten lava boiling in a lava lake in a pit below the crater floor of Halemaumau Crater, Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii. May 2015.