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Our photographers have been busy this month submitting material from all corners of the globe. Alex Mustard has sent great underwater coverage from Cuba, we have new material from Wild Wonders of China, and a variety of savanna, rainforest and polar wildlife. In addition you will find orginal abstract plant imagery, insect macro and behaviour, and lots of evocative landscapes.
Emperor penguins (Aptenodytes fosteri) chicks huddling, Antarctica. Winner of the Portfolio Award, Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019. Bookplate.  -  Stefan Christmann
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Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguins (Aptenodytes fosteri) chicks huddling, Antarctica. Winner of the Portfolio Award, Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019. Bookplate.
Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) cubs, age 2-3 months, in den, Wapusk National Park, Manitoba, Canada. March.  -  Jenny E. Ross
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Jenny E. Ross / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) cubs, age 2-3 months, in den, Wapusk National Park, Manitoba, Canada. March.
European red fox (Vulpes vulpes) peeking out of a snow bank. Gran Paradiso National Park, Italy.  -  Emanuele Biggi
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Emanuele Biggi / European red fox (Vulpes vulpes) peeking out of a snow bank. Gran Paradiso National Park, Italy.
Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) mother and cub on pack ice, Svalbard, Norway, August.  -  Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) mother and cub on pack ice, Svalbard, Norway, August.
Polar bear cubs (Ursus maritimus) triplets age 2-3 months next to their mother. Wapusk National Park, Manitoba, Canada. February  -  Jenny E. Ross
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Jenny E. Ross / Polar bear cubs (Ursus maritimus) triplets age 2-3 months next to their mother. Wapusk National Park, Manitoba, Canada. February
Mountain hare (Lepus timidus) on snow covered moorland at last light, Derbyshire, UK.  -  Ben Hall
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Ben Hall / Mountain hare (Lepus timidus) on snow covered moorland at last light, Derbyshire, UK.
Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) female and calf, aerial view. Baja California, Mexico. March.  -  Mark Carwardine
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Mark Carwardine / Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) female and calf, aerial view. Baja California, Mexico. March.
Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) spouting, rainbow effect created in spray, aerial view. Baja California, Mexico. March.  -  Mark Carwardine
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Mark Carwardine / Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) spouting, rainbow effect created in spray, aerial view. Baja California, Mexico. March.
Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae), mother and calf with male escort, aerial view. Baja California, Mexico. March.  -  Mark Carwardine
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Mark Carwardine / Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae), mother and calf with male escort, aerial view. Baja California, Mexico. March.
Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) pod migrating north, aerial view. Baja California, Mexico. February.  -  Mark Carwardine
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Mark Carwardine / Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) pod migrating north, aerial view. Baja California, Mexico. February.
Fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus), two feeding, aerial view. Baja California, Mexico. March.  -  Mark Carwardine
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Mark Carwardine / Fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus), two feeding, aerial view. Baja California, Mexico. March.
Spinetail devil ray (Mobula mobular), four with rays of light and sparkle of sun on water, aerial view. Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico. March.  -  Mark Carwardine
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Mark Carwardine / Spinetail devil ray (Mobula mobular), four with rays of light and sparkle of sun on water, aerial view. Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico. March.
Split level photo of an American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) beneath red mangrove trees (Rhizophora mangle) above a bed of seagrass (turtlegrass: Thalassia testudinum). Jardines de la Reina, Gardens...  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Split level photo of an American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) beneath red mangrove trees (Rhizophora mangle) above a bed of seagrass (turtlegrass: Thalassia testudinum). Jardines de la Reina, Gardens...
Giant hogfish (Bodianus macrognathos) male yawning at a cleaning station run by juvenile Spanish hogfish (Bodianus rufus). Jardines de la Reina, Gardens of the Queen National Park, Cuba. Caribbean Sea...  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Giant hogfish (Bodianus macrognathos) male yawning at a cleaning station run by juvenile Spanish hogfish (Bodianus rufus). Jardines de la Reina, Gardens of the Queen National Park, Cuba. Caribbean Sea...
Saddleback anemonefish (Amphiprion polymnus) barks a warning as it guards a clutch of developing eggs (beneath it) laid on a small stone, below a fold in its home, a Haddon's sea anemone (Stichoda...  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Saddleback anemonefish (Amphiprion polymnus) barks a warning as it guards a clutch of developing eggs (beneath it) laid on a small stone, below a fold in its home, a Haddon's sea anemone (Stichoda...
RF - Silhouette of a large Pelagic silky shark (Carcharhinus falciformis) beneath a sunburst. Jardines de la Reina, Gardens of the Queen National Park, Cuba. Caribbean Sea.  (This image may be license...  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / RF - Silhouette of a large Pelagic silky shark (Carcharhinus falciformis) beneath a sunburst. Jardines de la Reina, Gardens of the Queen National Park, Cuba. Caribbean Sea. (This image may be license...
Tiny snapping shrimp (Synalpheus sp.) looks out from within sea squirt (Didemnum molle) at night on a coral reef. Piaynemo Island, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia. Dampier Strait, Tropical West Paci...  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Tiny snapping shrimp (Synalpheus sp.) looks out from within sea squirt (Didemnum molle) at night on a coral reef. Piaynemo Island, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia. Dampier Strait, Tropical West Paci...
A yellow tube sponge (Aplysina fistularis) growing on a Caribbean coral reef, withsun burst above. East End, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, British West Indies. Caribbean Sea.  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / A yellow tube sponge (Aplysina fistularis) growing on a Caribbean coral reef, withsun burst above. East End, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, British West Indies. Caribbean Sea.
Stingless golden jellyfish (Mastigias sp.) in a landlocked marine lake in the middle of an island. Their golden colour comes from endosymbiotic algae, which provide nutrition for the medusae, as long...  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Stingless golden jellyfish (Mastigias sp.) in a landlocked marine lake in the middle of an island. Their golden colour comes from endosymbiotic algae, which provide nutrition for the medusae, as long...
Giant barrel sponge (Xestospongia testudinaria) releases a large cloud of gametes as it spawns on a coral reef, while a Threadfin hawkfish (Cirrhitichthys aprinus) looks on. Daram Islands, Misool, Raj...  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Giant barrel sponge (Xestospongia testudinaria) releases a large cloud of gametes as it spawns on a coral reef, while a Threadfin hawkfish (Cirrhitichthys aprinus) looks on. Daram Islands, Misool, Raj...
Yellowhead jawfish (Opistognathus aurifrons) male rises up from its burrow and aerates the eggs he is mouthbrooding. East End, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, British West Indies. Caribbean Sea.  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Yellowhead jawfish (Opistognathus aurifrons) male rises up from its burrow and aerates the eggs he is mouthbrooding. East End, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, British West Indies. Caribbean Sea.
A group of large stingrays (Dasyatis americana) swim over sand in shallow water, in a split level photo taken at dawn. The Sandbar, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. British West Indies. Caribbean Sea.  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / A group of large stingrays (Dasyatis americana) swim over sand in shallow water, in a split level photo taken at dawn. The Sandbar, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. British West Indies. Caribbean Sea.
American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) shows off its teeth. Jardines de la Reina, Gardens of the Queen National Park, Cuba. Caribbean Sea.  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) shows off its teeth. Jardines de la Reina, Gardens of the Queen National Park, Cuba. Caribbean Sea.
A reef scene with an orange elephant ear sponge (Ianthella basta) and red sea whip (Ellisella sp) with schooling silversides fish above. Pelee Island, Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia. Ceram...  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / A reef scene with an orange elephant ear sponge (Ianthella basta) and red sea whip (Ellisella sp) with schooling silversides fish above. Pelee Island, Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia. Ceram...
Cuban hutia (Capromys pilorides) stands up on its back legs on a tropical beach. Jardines de la Reina, Gardens of the Queen National Park, Cuba. Endemic.  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Cuban hutia (Capromys pilorides) stands up on its back legs on a tropical beach. Jardines de la Reina, Gardens of the Queen National Park, Cuba. Endemic.
RF - A threespot damselfish (Stegastes planifrons) aggressively defending its algae garden on a coral reef. East End, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, British West Indies. Caribbean Sea.Model Released. (...  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / RF - A threespot damselfish (Stegastes planifrons) aggressively defending its algae garden on a coral reef. East End, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, British West Indies. Caribbean Sea.Model Released. (...
Orange branching sponge (Pilocaulis sp.) growing in a coral canyon on a reef wall. East End, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, British West Indies. Caribbean Sea.  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Orange branching sponge (Pilocaulis sp.) growing in a coral canyon on a reef wall. East End, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, British West Indies. Caribbean Sea.
Pair of Caribbean reef sharks (Carcharhinus perezi) swim over a coral reef. Jardines de la Reina, Gardens of the Queen National Park, Cuba. Caribbean Sea.  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Pair of Caribbean reef sharks (Carcharhinus perezi) swim over a coral reef. Jardines de la Reina, Gardens of the Queen National Park, Cuba. Caribbean Sea.
Split level with Table corals (Acropora spp.) growing close to an island. Pelee Island, Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia. Tropical West Pacific Ocean.  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Split level with Table corals (Acropora spp.) growing close to an island. Pelee Island, Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia. Tropical West Pacific Ocean.
Black grouper (Mycteroperca bonaci) yawning on a coral reef. Jardines de la Reina, Gardens of the Queen National Park, Cuba. Caribbean Sea.  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Black grouper (Mycteroperca bonaci) yawning on a coral reef. Jardines de la Reina, Gardens of the Queen National Park, Cuba. Caribbean Sea.
Caribbean reef shark (Carcharhinus perezi) swims over a coral reef, photographed through the branches of a porous sea rod (Pseudoplexaura sp.). Jardines de la Reina, Gardens of the Queen National Park...  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Caribbean reef shark (Carcharhinus perezi) swims over a coral reef, photographed through the branches of a porous sea rod (Pseudoplexaura sp.). Jardines de la Reina, Gardens of the Queen National Park...
Stingless golden jellyfish (Mastigias sp.), backlit by the sun, in a landlocked marine lake in the middle of an island. Their golden colour comes from endosymbiotic algae, which provide nutrition for...  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Stingless golden jellyfish (Mastigias sp.), backlit by the sun, in a landlocked marine lake in the middle of an island. Their golden colour comes from endosymbiotic algae, which provide nutrition for...
RF - American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) swimming through sunrays, above a bed of seagrass ( Thalassia testudinum). Jardines de la Reina, Gardens of the Queen National Park, Cuba. Caribbean Sea. (T...  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / RF - American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) swimming through sunrays, above a bed of seagrass ( Thalassia testudinum). Jardines de la Reina, Gardens of the Queen National Park, Cuba. Caribbean Sea. (T...
Slender filefish (Monacanthus tuckeri) hiding in the branches of a porous sea rod (Pseudoplexaura sp.) on a coral reef. Jardines de la Reina, Gardens of the Queen National Park, Cuba. Caribbean Sea.  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Slender filefish (Monacanthus tuckeri) hiding in the branches of a porous sea rod (Pseudoplexaura sp.) on a coral reef. Jardines de la Reina, Gardens of the Queen National Park, Cuba. Caribbean Sea.
Diverse hard coral growth (Pocillopora damicornis, Pocillopora verrucosa and Millepora dichotoma), flourishes beneath the barren desert cliffs in the Red Sea. Ras Katy, Sinai, Egypt. Gulf of Aqaba, Re...  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Diverse hard coral growth (Pocillopora damicornis, Pocillopora verrucosa and Millepora dichotoma), flourishes beneath the barren desert cliffs in the Red Sea. Ras Katy, Sinai, Egypt. Gulf of Aqaba, Re...
Sunbeams play through the roots of red mangrove trees (Rhizophora sp.), encrusted with marine life and home to schoolmaster snappers (Lutjanus apodus). Jardines de la Reina, Gardens of the Queen Natio...  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Sunbeams play through the roots of red mangrove trees (Rhizophora sp.), encrusted with marine life and home to schoolmaster snappers (Lutjanus apodus). Jardines de la Reina, Gardens of the Queen Natio...
Split level photo of mangrove scenery, with hard corals ( including Goniopora sp.; Heliopora sp; Porites sp.) growing below Red mangrove tree: (Rhizophora mangle). Nampale Islands, Misool, Raja Ampat,...  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Split level photo of mangrove scenery, with hard corals ( including Goniopora sp.; Heliopora sp; Porites sp.) growing below Red mangrove tree: (Rhizophora mangle). Nampale Islands, Misool, Raja Ampat,...
Portrait of an endemic Cuban hutia (Capromys pilorides) on a tropical beach. Jardines de la Reina, Gardens of the Queen National Park, Cuba.  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Portrait of an endemic Cuban hutia (Capromys pilorides) on a tropical beach. Jardines de la Reina, Gardens of the Queen National Park, Cuba.
Portrait of Cuba iguana (Cyclura nubila) on a tropical beach. Jardines de la Reina, Gardens of the Queen National Park, Cuba.  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Portrait of Cuba iguana (Cyclura nubila) on a tropical beach. Jardines de la Reina, Gardens of the Queen National Park, Cuba.
Group of Longfin batfish (Platax teira) beneath the surface, close to an island. Farondi Islands, Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia. Tropical West Pacific Ocean.  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Group of Longfin batfish (Platax teira) beneath the surface, close to an island. Farondi Islands, Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia. Tropical West Pacific Ocean.
RF - Banggai cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni). Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)  -  Georgette Douwma
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Georgette Douwma / RF - Banggai cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni). Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Close-up of patterns in iceberg, with green colour created by sun shining through the ice. Kongsfjorden, Svalbard, Norway.  -  Espen Bergersen
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Espen Bergersen / Close-up of patterns in iceberg, with green colour created by sun shining through the ice. Kongsfjorden, Svalbard, Norway.
RF - Open brain coral (Trachyphyllia geoffroyi) lives in symbiosis with zooxanthellae which are responsible for nutrition and the vibrant colours. Lembeh Strait, North Sulaweisi, Indonesia. (This imag...  -  Georgette Douwma
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Georgette Douwma / RF - Open brain coral (Trachyphyllia geoffroyi) lives in symbiosis with zooxanthellae which are responsible for nutrition and the vibrant colours. Lembeh Strait, North Sulaweisi, Indonesia. (This imag...
Strinatii lungless salamander (Speleomantes strinatii) hiding under chestnut leaves into a deciduous wood in Northern Italy. San Bartolomeo di Savignone, Italy. October. Finalist in the Terrestrial Wi...  -  Emanuele Biggi
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Emanuele Biggi / Strinatii lungless salamander (Speleomantes strinatii) hiding under chestnut leaves into a deciduous wood in Northern Italy. San Bartolomeo di Savignone, Italy. October. Finalist in the Terrestrial Wi...
Honey bee (Apis mellifera) flying close to hive entrance, with flight trails visible. Urban garden, Bristol, UK, May.  -  John Waters
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John Waters / Honey bee (Apis mellifera) flying close to hive entrance, with flight trails visible. Urban garden, Bristol, UK, May.
Honey bee (Apis mellifera) swarm entering an old Black woodpecker nest cavity in a hollow tree to build their hive, Germany.  -  Ingo Arndt
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Ingo Arndt / Honey bee (Apis mellifera) swarm entering an old Black woodpecker nest cavity in a hollow tree to build their hive, Germany.
Honey bee (Apis mellifera) approaching hive entrance, with trails of departing bees visible. Urban garden, Bristol, UK, May.  -  John Waters
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John Waters / Honey bee (Apis mellifera) approaching hive entrance, with trails of departing bees visible. Urban garden, Bristol, UK, May.
Naked-rumped tomb bats (Taphazhopus theobaldi), flying out of Garbhgriha stone carved door of 6th century AD old Shiv temple. Badami , Karanataka, India. Stone carving of Lord Shive and Parvati riding...  -  Yashpal Rathore
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Yashpal Rathore / Naked-rumped tomb bats (Taphazhopus theobaldi), flying out of Garbhgriha stone carved door of 6th century AD old Shiv temple. Badami , Karanataka, India. Stone carving of Lord Shive and Parvati riding...
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