A fascinating mixture of new images has been added to our site this month. Flamingos feature prominently, from Mexico, Bolivia and Kenya, including an in-depth study of the Caribbean flamingo by Claudio Contreras. Other highlights include unusual Kirlian images from Pal Hermansen, mountain hares and red foxes at night by Erlend Haarberg and Milan Radisics, and pin-sharp bizarre slime moulds from Andy Sands. You will also find some breathtaking UK landscapes from Guy Edwardes, pygmy squid from Japan and a range of Asian, African and Australian flora and fauna.
Claudio Contreras / Caribbean flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) chick peering from under the wing of protective parent, breeding colony, Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, June
Richard Du Toit / Yellow mongoose (Cynictis penicillata) resting, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Northern Cape Province, South Africa.
Jen Guyton / Mozambican wildlife veterinarian Mercia Angela on her daily walk with Boogli, a female Cape pangolin confiscated as infant by Gorongosa's law enforcement team. Boogli's mother had already b...
Jeff Foott / Gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) sub adult male feeding on vegetation, close up. Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda, Africa.
Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals / One piglet from a large litter looks around her small crate as her mother lies immobile beside her. Sows are kept in gestation crates and then farrowing crates in industrial farms, which is the standa...
Milan Radisics / Female Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) walking along tree trunk in heavy fog at night. Light source behind the subject creates dramatic volumetric lighting. Vertes Mountains, Hungary.
Erlend Haarberg / Mountain hares (Lepus timidus) fighting in snow at night, Vauldalen, Norway, April.
Pal Hermansen / Peach leaved bellflower (Campanula persicifolia) Photograph taken with the Kirlian technique, a technique which allows imaging of electrical coronal discharge.
Andy Sands / Slime mould (Comatricha lurida) 2mm tall sporangia growing along the edge of a rotting beech leaf, Buckinghamshire, England, UK, March - Focus stacked.
Tony Wu / Female Northern pygmy squid (Idiosepius paradoxus) preparing to lay another egg on a blade of eelgrass (Zostera marina), Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.
Guy Edwardes / Ezo sika deer (Cervus nippon yesoensis), single adult silhouetted against sunset, Hokkaido, Japan. February
Doug Gimesy / Portrait of Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae).Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia.
Doug Gimesy / Dingo puppy (Canis lupus dingo), asleep on an old tree trunk. ~~Captive, Dingo Discovery and Reserach Centre, Toolern Vale, Victoria, Australia. Property released.
Richard Du Toit / Leopard (Panthera pardus) cub, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa.
Richard Du Toit / Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus) Kruger National Park, Limpopo Province, South Africa.
Guy Edwardes / Corfe Castle at dawn, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, England, UK. September 2013
Guy Edwardes / Evening sunlight illuminating Wasdale Head and Wast Water from Great Gable, Lake District National Park, Cumbria, England, UK. December 2020
Tui De Roy / Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) female and male on red volcanic beach, Rabida Island, Galapagos, Ecuador
Nick Garbutt / Adult humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) diving in deep water channel. Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia, Canada.(digitally stitched image)
Claudio Contreras / Caribbean flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber) in courtship display under full moon, Ria Celestun Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, January
Claudio Contreras / Caribbean flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber) two taking off, Ria Celestun Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, January
Claudio Contreras / Caribbean flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) chick returning to nest after exploring around the nest in the breeding colony, Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, June
Claudio Contreras / Caribbean flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber) sitting on nests in breeding colony, Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, May
Claudio Contreras / Child holding juvenile Caribbean flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) about to be released with the help of an adult, Caribbean flamingo annual banding / ringing event, Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, Yuca...
Guy Edwardes / Kimmeridge Bay, Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, England, UK. December 2020
John Shaw / Andean flamingo (Phoenicoparrus andinus) flock standing in water, Laguna Colorado, Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve, altiplano of Bolivia. March.
John Shaw / Andean flamingo (Phoenicoparrus andinus) flock in flight, Laguna Colorado, Bolivia. March.
John Shaw / James's flamingo (Phoenicoparrus jamesi) in flight, at Laguna Colorado, Bolivia. March.
John Shaw / James's flamingo (Phoenicoparrus jamesi) flock at Laguna Colorado, Bolivia. March.
Denis-Huot / Aerial view of Soda lake, Lake Magadi, Rift Valley, Kenya. September 2019.
Denis-Huot / Aerial view of Red soda in Lake Magadi, Rift Valley, Kenya. October 2019.
Denis-Huot / Aerial view of Lesser flamingo (Phoeniconaias minor) gathering at Lake Bogoria, aerial view, Kenya