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Lots of new material from all corners of the globe graces our site this month. Theo Bosboom covers the latest Icelandic volcano eruption, Markus Varesvuo photographs black grouse displaying in late spring snow in Finland, and Tony Wu reveals the secret world of Japan's adorable flying squirrels. Meanwhile Claudio Contreras has returned from Guadalupe Island in Mexico, where endemic plants are making a comeback, Franco Banfi documents the rich marine life of Italy's Amalfi Coast, and Pete Oxford provides fascinating coverage of people from Madagascar, Bolivia and Papua New Guinea. You also find graphic new macro shots of insects and plants, or why not indulge in a spot of forest bathing?
Lava flowing at the edge of the lava field of the Fagradalsfjall volcano, Iceland, 31 March 2021  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Lava flowing at the edge of the lava field of the Fagradalsfjall volcano, Iceland, 31 March 2021
Two craters of the Fagradalsfjall volcano spitting out lava continously, Iceland, 4 April 2021.  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Two craters of the Fagradalsfjall volcano spitting out lava continously, Iceland, 4 April 2021.
Aerial image of the lava field at the Fagradalsfjall volcano, Iceland, 31 March 2021.  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Aerial image of the lava field at the Fagradalsfjall volcano, Iceland, 31 March 2021.
Two craters of the Fagradalsfjall volcano, long exposure around sunset, Iceland, 1 April 2021.  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Two craters of the Fagradalsfjall volcano, long exposure around sunset, Iceland, 1 April 2021.
Glowing lava after sunset, Fagradalsfjall volcano, Iceland, 1 April 2021  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Glowing lava after sunset, Fagradalsfjall volcano, Iceland, 1 April 2021
Long line of walking people with headlights, heading back at night from visiting Fagradalsfjall volcano on Iceland, photographed around half an hour after sunset. The eruption draws large numbers of v...  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Long line of walking people with headlights, heading back at night from visiting Fagradalsfjall volcano on Iceland, photographed around half an hour after sunset. The eruption draws large numbers of v...
Group of tourists silhouetted against volcanic eruption, gathered at one of the viewing points close to the craters of the Fagradalsfjall volcano on Iceland. The best viewing points differ from day to...  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Group of tourists silhouetted against volcanic eruption, gathered at one of the viewing points close to the craters of the Fagradalsfjall volcano on Iceland. The best viewing points differ from day to...
Close-up of solidified lava and fluid lava underneath, taken at the edge of the lava field at the Fagradalsfjall volcano, Iceland, 4 April 2021.  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Close-up of solidified lava and fluid lava underneath, taken at the edge of the lava field at the Fagradalsfjall volcano, Iceland, 4 April 2021.
Long line of people, mainly local, walking with headlights, heading back from a visit to the Fagradalsfjall volcano, Iceland. Long exposure showing direction of movement. 2 April 2021  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Long line of people, mainly local, walking with headlights, heading back from a visit to the Fagradalsfjall volcano, Iceland. Long exposure showing direction of movement. 2 April 2021
Discarded face mask in the snow, close to the parking lot near the eruption site of the Fagradalsfjall volcano, Iceland, 4  April  2021.~The volcano has drawn an estimated number of 30.000 visitors si...  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Discarded face mask in the snow, close to the parking lot near the eruption site of the Fagradalsfjall volcano, Iceland, 4 April 2021.~The volcano has drawn an estimated number of 30.000 visitors si...
Guadalupe cypress tree (Cupressus guadalupensis) bark and wood detail, Guadalupe Island Biosphere Reserve, off the coast of Baja California, Mexico, March. Endangered species.  -  Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Guadalupe cypress tree (Cupressus guadalupensis) bark and wood detail, Guadalupe Island Biosphere Reserve, off the coast of Baja California, Mexico, March. Endangered species.
Male Black grouse (Tetrao / Lyrurus tetrix) calling at lek, with breath condensing in cold air. Kuusamo, Finland, April.  -  Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Male Black grouse (Tetrao / Lyrurus tetrix) calling at lek, with breath condensing in cold air. Kuusamo, Finland, April.
Two male Black grouse (Tetrao / Lyrurus tetrix) confronting eachother at lek, with breath condensing in cold air. Kuusamo, Finland, April.  -  Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Two male Black grouse (Tetrao / Lyrurus tetrix) confronting eachother at lek, with breath condensing in cold air. Kuusamo, Finland, April.
Male Black grouse (Tetrao / Lyrurus tetrix) calling at lek, with breath condensing in cold air. Kuusamo, Finland, April.  -  Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Male Black grouse (Tetrao / Lyrurus tetrix) calling at lek, with breath condensing in cold air. Kuusamo, Finland, April.
Two male Black grouse (Tetrao / Lyrurus tetrix) fighting at lek. Kuusamo, Finland, April.  -  Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Two male Black grouse (Tetrao / Lyrurus tetrix) fighting at lek. Kuusamo, Finland, April.
Two male Black grouse (Tetrao / Lyrurus tetrix) fighting at lek. Utajarvi, Finland, April.  -  Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Two male Black grouse (Tetrao / Lyrurus tetrix) fighting at lek. Utajarvi, Finland, April.
Two male Black grouse (Tetrao / Lyrurus tetrix) fighting at lek. Utajarvi, Finland, April.  -  Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Two male Black grouse (Tetrao / Lyrurus tetrix) fighting at lek. Utajarvi, Finland, April.
Male Black grouse (Tetrao / Lyrurus tetrix) in flight. Kuusamo, Finland, April.  -  Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Male Black grouse (Tetrao / Lyrurus tetrix) in flight. Kuusamo, Finland, April.
Two male Black grouse (Tetrao / Lyrurus tetrix) fighting at lek. Kuusamo, Finland, April.  -  Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Two male Black grouse (Tetrao / Lyrurus tetrix) fighting at lek. Kuusamo, Finland, April.
White-tailed sea eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) flying over water with male Common eider prey (Somateria mollissima), Utö, Parainen, Finland, April.  -  Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / White-tailed sea eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) flying over water with male Common eider prey (Somateria mollissima), Utö, Parainen, Finland, April.
Guadalupe cypress trees (Cupressus guadalupensis) surrounded by fog, Guadalupe Island Biosphere Reserve, off the coast of Baja California, Mexico, March. Endangered species.  -  Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Guadalupe cypress trees (Cupressus guadalupensis) surrounded by fog, Guadalupe Island Biosphere Reserve, off the coast of Baja California, Mexico, March. Endangered species.
Pair of Japanese dwarf flying squirrels (Pteromys volans orii) during the reproductive season, on branch looking down, Hokkaido, Japan. The female is on the left, male right.  -  Tony Wu
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Tony Wu / Pair of Japanese dwarf flying squirrels (Pteromys volans orii) during the reproductive season, on branch looking down, Hokkaido, Japan. The female is on the left, male right.
Male Japanese dwarf flying squirrels (Pteromys volans orii) fighting for the right to mate with a female, Hokkaido, Japan. The interloper has been body-slammed off the tree by the resident male.  -  Tony Wu
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Tony Wu / Male Japanese dwarf flying squirrels (Pteromys volans orii) fighting for the right to mate with a female, Hokkaido, Japan. The interloper has been body-slammed off the tree by the resident male.
Japanese dwarf flying squirrel (Pteromys volans orii) gliding through snowy forest, Hokkaido, Japan.  -  Tony Wu
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Tony Wu / Japanese dwarf flying squirrel (Pteromys volans orii) gliding through snowy forest, Hokkaido, Japan.
Pair of Japanese dwarf flying squirrels (Pteromys volans orii) shortly before mating (the female is in front). Hokkaido, Japan.  -  Tony Wu
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Tony Wu / Pair of Japanese dwarf flying squirrels (Pteromys volans orii) shortly before mating (the female is in front). Hokkaido, Japan.
Dani tribe man , Jiwika village, Suroba, Trikora Mountains, West Papua, Indonesia. October 2020.  -  Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Dani tribe man , Jiwika village, Suroba, Trikora Mountains, West Papua, Indonesia. October 2020.
Dani tribe man in traditional costume with penis gourd / Koteka. Jiwika village, Suroba, Trikora Mountains, West Papua, Indonesia. October 2020.  -  Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Dani tribe man in traditional costume with penis gourd / Koteka. Jiwika village, Suroba, Trikora Mountains, West Papua, Indonesia. October 2020.
Dani tribe lookout tower, Budaya village, Suroba, Trikora Mountains, West Papua, Indonesia. March 2018.  -  Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Dani tribe lookout tower, Budaya village, Suroba, Trikora Mountains, West Papua, Indonesia. March 2018.
Dani tribe man, Budaya village, Suroba, Trikora Mountains, West Papua, Indonesia. October 2020.  -  Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Dani tribe man, Budaya village, Suroba, Trikora Mountains, West Papua, Indonesia. October 2020.
Local woman with Sandalwood paste decoration on face, South Madagascar. November 2018.  -  Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Local woman with Sandalwood paste decoration on face, South Madagascar. November 2018.
Woman standing in sunrays, Pulingue San Pablo community, Chimborazo Province, Andes, Ecuador. July 2016.  -  Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Woman standing in sunrays, Pulingue San Pablo community, Chimborazo Province, Andes, Ecuador. July 2016.
Dani tribe woman looking out of window of house, Budaya village, Suroba, Trikora Mountains, West Papua, Indonesia. March 2018.  -  Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Dani tribe woman looking out of window of house, Budaya village, Suroba, Trikora Mountains, West Papua, Indonesia. March 2018.
Local woman carrying basket on her head, with sandalwood past on face. South Madagascar. November 2018.  -  Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Local woman carrying basket on her head, with sandalwood past on face. South Madagascar. November 2018.
Dani tribe fisherman, with fish trap, Budaya village, Suroba, Trikora Mountains, West Papua, Indonesia. March 2018.  -  Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Dani tribe fisherman, with fish trap, Budaya village, Suroba, Trikora Mountains, West Papua, Indonesia. March 2018.
Young woman climbing large rainforest tree with buttress roots, Lowland Rainforest, Panguana Reserve, Huanuco province, Amazon basin, Peru. Model released.  -  Konrad Wothe
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Konrad Wothe / Young woman climbing large rainforest tree with buttress roots, Lowland Rainforest, Panguana Reserve, Huanuco province, Amazon basin, Peru. Model released.
Photographer Enrique Lopez-Tapia looking up at buttress roots of trees along rainforest trail, in Gunung Mulu National Park, Borneo, Malaysia. Model released.  -  Enrique Lopez-Tapia
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Enrique Lopez-Tapia / Photographer Enrique Lopez-Tapia looking up at buttress roots of trees along rainforest trail, in Gunung Mulu National Park, Borneo, Malaysia. Model released.
Deciduous forest with sunlight shining through trees, Monmouthshire, Wales, UK. September.  -  Phil Savoie
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Phil Savoie / Deciduous forest with sunlight shining through trees, Monmouthshire, Wales, UK. September.
Young woman standing by large rainforest tree with buttress roots, Lowland Rainforest, Panguana Reserve, Huanuco province, Amazon basin, Peru. Model released.  -  Konrad Wothe
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Konrad Wothe / Young woman standing by large rainforest tree with buttress roots, Lowland Rainforest, Panguana Reserve, Huanuco province, Amazon basin, Peru. Model released.
Downy birch (Betula pubescens) and Silver birch (Betula pendula) and reflections. Loch Aigas. Aigas Field Centre, near Inverness, Scotland. October  -  Nick Garbutt
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Nick Garbutt / Downy birch (Betula pubescens) and Silver birch (Betula pendula) and reflections. Loch Aigas. Aigas Field Centre, near Inverness, Scotland. October
RF - Downy birch (Betula pubescens) changing to autumn colours. Caledonian pine forest, Glen Strathfarrar, Scottish Highlands. Scotland. October. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed o...  -  Nick Garbutt
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Nick Garbutt / RF - Downy birch (Betula pubescens) changing to autumn colours. Caledonian pine forest, Glen Strathfarrar, Scottish Highlands. Scotland. October. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed o...
Downy birch (Betula pubescens) changing to autumn colours. Caledonian pine forest, Glen Strathfarrar, Scottish Highlands. Scotland. October.  -  Nick Garbutt
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Nick Garbutt / Downy birch (Betula pubescens) changing to autumn colours. Caledonian pine forest, Glen Strathfarrar, Scottish Highlands. Scotland. October.
RF - Rogie Falls and autumn woodland with Common oak or Pedunculate oak (Quercus robur). Caledonian forest, Reilig Glen, Scottish Highlands. Scotland. October. (This image may be licensed either as ri...  -  Nick Garbutt
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Nick Garbutt / RF - Rogie Falls and autumn woodland with Common oak or Pedunculate oak (Quercus robur). Caledonian forest, Reilig Glen, Scottish Highlands. Scotland. October. (This image may be licensed either as ri...
Scots pine sapling (Pinus sylvestris) growing on rocky island. Rogie Falls, Blackwater River. Caledonian forest, Reilig Glen, Scottish Highlands. Scotland. October.  -  Nick Garbutt
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Nick Garbutt / Scots pine sapling (Pinus sylvestris) growing on rocky island. Rogie Falls, Blackwater River. Caledonian forest, Reilig Glen, Scottish Highlands. Scotland. October.
Guadalupe cypress trees (Cupressus guadalupensis) surrounded by fog, Guadalupe Island Biosphere Reserve, off the coast of Baja California, Mexico, March. Endangered species.  -  Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Guadalupe cypress trees (Cupressus guadalupensis) surrounded by fog, Guadalupe Island Biosphere Reserve, off the coast of Baja California, Mexico, March. Endangered species.
English oak tree (Quercus robur) under stars of the Milk Way, Brecon Beacons National Park, International Dark Sky Preserve, Monmouthshire, Wales, UK  -  Phil Savoie
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Phil Savoie / English oak tree (Quercus robur) under stars of the Milk Way, Brecon Beacons National Park, International Dark Sky Preserve, Monmouthshire, Wales, UK
Downy birch (Betula pubescens) changing to autumn colours. Caledonian pine forest, Glen Strathfarrar, Scottish Highlands. Scotland. October.  -  Nick Garbutt
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Nick Garbutt / Downy birch (Betula pubescens) changing to autumn colours. Caledonian pine forest, Glen Strathfarrar, Scottish Highlands. Scotland. October.
English Oak (Quercus robur) silhouetted against night sky and stars, Brecon Beacons National Park, International Dark Sky Preserve, Monmouthshire, Wales, UK, February.  -  Phil Savoie
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Phil Savoie / English Oak (Quercus robur) silhouetted against night sky and stars, Brecon Beacons National Park, International Dark Sky Preserve, Monmouthshire, Wales, UK, February.
Talybont Reservoir, Brecon Beacons National Park, the largest stillwater reservoir in Brecon Beacons NP, Wales, UK. April  -  Phil Savoie
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Phil Savoie / Talybont Reservoir, Brecon Beacons National Park, the largest stillwater reservoir in Brecon Beacons NP, Wales, UK. April
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