A fascinating variety of new imagery was added to our site this month. Highlights include a variety of African wildlife, the newly discovered Tapanuli orangutan, an interesting range of primate behaviour, swift conservation, European butterflies, saffron cultivation, mountain pine beetle damage, graphic autumn leaves and a range of pets and farm animals.
Erlend Haarberg / Mountain hares (Lepus timidus) fighting in snow at night, Vauldalen, Norway. Joint overall winner of the GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017. Highly commended in the Wildlife Photogr...
Andy Rouse / Panther Chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) male portrait, Madagascar. Controlled conditions
Erlend Haarberg / Stoat (Mustela erminea) in snow tunnel, Laponia UNESCO World Heritage Site, Swedish Lapland, Sweden. January. Third place in Golden Turtle Photography Awards 2017 competition.
Bence Mate / Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) at waterhole at night, Mkuze, South Africa Third place in the Nature Portfolio category of the World Press Photo Awards 2017.
Andrew Walmsley / Tapanuli orangutan (Pongo tapanuliensis) portrait, Batang Toru, North Sumatra, Indonesia. This is a newly identified species of orangutan, limited to the Batang Toru forests in North Sumatra is with a...
Erlend Haarberg / Mountain hares (Lepus timidus) in winter coat, at sunset, Vauldalen, Norway. April. Third place of the Harmony of Life Category of the Golden Turtle Photography Awards 2017.
Eric Baccega / Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) female, Huan Huan, holding baby age three months, Beauval Zoo, France, November 2017.
Anup Shah / African elephant (Loxodonta africana) female matriarch approaching remote camera with curiosity - taken with a remote camera controlled by the photographer. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. July...
Anup Shah / Common or plains zebra (Equus quagga burchelli) herd on the move. Taken with a remote camera controlled by the photographer. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. July 2013.
Sandesh Kadur / Arunachal macaque (Macaca munzala) on roof of building, Tawang, Arunchal Pradesh, Himalayas, India.
Fiona Rogers / Toque macaque (Macaca sinica sinica) baby aged a few days. Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka February.
Cyril Ruoso / Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) female in oilseed rape field, Burgundy, France. June.