The last month has seen a great influx of underwater and marine imagery from both warm and cold seas. Ben Cranke has returned from the sub-Antarctic with great coverage on king penguins and elephant seals. There is also plenty of European wildlife and an interesting submission from Robert Thompson featuring silk moths and Irish landscapes. And of course, much more - browse the gallery to view the full selection, including both stills and video clips.
Tony Wu / Male Leach's sea star (Leiaster leachi) broadcast spawning, releasing streams of sperm from its arms. Kagoshima Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan. Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2022 - Underwater cate...
Tony Wu / Close up view of male Leach's sea star (Leiaster leachi) broadcast spawning, releasing streams of sperm from one of its arms. Kagoshima Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan.
Alex Mustard / Golden damsel (Amblyglyphidodon aureus) male aggressively defends his territory on a coral reef. Piaynemo Island, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia. Tropical West Pacific Ocean.
Alex Mustard / Portrait of a Red Sea anemonefish (Amphiprion bicinctus) above the tentacles of a Magnificent sea anemone (Heteractis magnifica) on a coral reef. Daedelus Reef. Egypt. Red Sea.
Alex Mustard / The rear flippers of a large female grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) bottling at the surface as she rests in shallow water. Farne Islands, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom. British Isles. North S...
Alex Mustard / Long clawed squat lobster (Munida rugosa) makes its home in a discarded bottle. Kentallen, Lochaber, The Highlands, Scotland, United Kingdom. Loch Linnhe, North East Atlantic Ocean.
Alex Mustard / Long-clawed squat lobster (Munida rugosa) displays its claws defiantly at the entrance of its burrow. Glencoe, Ballachulish, Lochaber, The Highlands, Scotland, United Kingdom. Loch Leven, Loch Linnhe,...
Alex Mustard / Portrait of a Flounder (Platichthys flesus) on the seabed. Fort William, Lochaber, The Highlands, Scotland, United Kingdom. Loch Linnhe, North East Atlantic Ocean. British Isles
Alex Mustard / Orange Garibaldi damselfish (Hypsypops rubicundus) in a giant kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera) forest. Santa Barbara Island, Channel Islands. Los Angeles, California, United States of America. North East P...
Alex Mustard / Portrait of a Blackbar soldierfish (Myripristis jacobus) infected with cymothoid isopod parasites. The large parasite between the eyes is a female, the smaller individuals are males. Seven Mile Beach,...
Alex Mustard / Mixed school of large fish, incliuding lined rabbitfish (Siganus lineatus), diagonal-banded sweetlips (Plectorhinchus lineatus) onespot snapper (Lutjanus monostigma), oriental sweetlips (Plectorhinchu...
Alex Mustard / Colourful soft corals, Dead man's fingers (Alcyonium digitatum) and common sea urchins (Echinus esculentus) mass beneath a kelp forest (Laminaria hyperborea). St Abbs, Eyemouth, Berwickshire, Scot...