This month there is a distinctly antipodean flavour to our latest highlights. New contributor Etienne Littlefair provides strong coverage on Australian wildlife from spiders to snakes and endemic birds, Doug Gimesy has rare images of the critically endangered regent honeybird, and Tui De Roy has submitted fascinating coverage on New Zealand's iconic kiwis. Also well represented are the tropics through Alex Hyde's Borneo coverage and South American material from Karine Aigner and Maxime Aliaga. Closer to home we have some great British wildlife shots from Oscar Dewhurst and Roger Powell, Andalusian images from Andres Dominguez and marine life from the Canaries and Italy's Amalfi Coast. Roland Seitre has contributed a range of rare rodents, and from North America watch out for prairie dogs, black-footed ferrets and the 17 year periodical cicada, for which species 2021 has been a big year!
Etienne Littlefair / Southern cassowary (Casuarius casuarius), adult male with chicks keeping a wary eye on the photographer. Near Bloomfield, north Queensland, Australia, September.
Doug Gimesy / Regent honeyeaters (Anthochaera phrygia) captive bred indivuals having just left their release tent, Lower Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia. June 2020
Doug Gimesy / Michael Shiels, Unit supervisor, Bird Department, Taronga Zoo Sydney, holds captive bred Regent Honeyeater (Anthochaera phrygia) in a processing tent just before it is weighed and has a radio transmit...
Etienne Littlefair / Campbell albatross (Thalassarche impavida), flying off Campbell Island (seen in background), New Zealand, January.
Nick Garbutt / Light-mantled sooty albatross (Phoebetria palpebrata) flying over Fortuna Glacier with rainbow, Fortuna Bay, South Georgia. (digitally stitched image) similar to 01296715
Doug Gimesy / Portrait of a Little wattlebird (Anthochaera chrysoptera) perched within 'Golden globe / Shady Lady Yellow' waratah (Telopea sp hybrid) and Banksia (Banksia sp) bushes. Skenes Creek, Victoria, Austral...
Doug Gimesy / Brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) rescued female baby, cuddling a orange teddy bear, eating some orange. Apollo Bay, Victoria, Australia
Doug Gimesy / Hooded plover (Thinornis rubricollis) walking on beach looking for food. Skenes Creek, Victoria, Australia.
Etienne Littlefair / Net-casting spider (Deinopis sp.), seen at night, awaiting passing prey items, the web net is thrown over prey to aid in capture. Wonga beach, north Queensland, Australia, February.
Etienne Littlefair / Green ant mimic spider (Myrmarachne smaragdina), adult female hunting, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, March.
Etienne Littlefair / Northern green jumping spider (Mopsus mormon), adult male actively hunting, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, March.
Etienne Littlefair / Queensland lungfish (Neoceratodus forsteri) swimming, Mary River, Queensland, Australia, July.
Etienne Littlefair / Freshwater crocodile (Crocodylus johnsoni) huge adult male, east Kimberley, Pentecost River tributary, June.
Tui De Roy / Great spotted kiwi (Apteryx haastii) Captive, Otorohanga Breeding Facility, New Zealand.
Tui De Roy / Rowi / Okarito brown kiwi (Apteryx rowi) chick hatching , the 100th chick hatched at No 100 makes its entry into the world after 78 days of incubation. Department of Conservation Kiwi Rearing Facility...
Tui De Roy / Ranger with Rowi / Okarito brown kiwi (Apteryx rowi) chick. These chicks held in outdoor pens where Department of Conservation rangers perform final health screening before they are moved to predator-...
Tui De Roy / Brown kiwi (Apteryx mantelli) in nocturnal kiwi house with reversed daylight cycle, Orana Wildlife Park, Christchurch, New Zealand. February