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2020VISIONs photographerswere keen to document the amazing biodiversity of the UKs wetland habitats, especially rich in insects and aquatic invertebrates, which in turn attract thriving populations of amphibians, grass snakes, freshwater fish and otters. The lush vegetation provides welcome nest sites for many species of birds and food for rodents such as water voles.

European river otter (Lutra lutra) swimming, river, Dorset, UK, November - Andy Rouse / 2020VISION
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Andy Rouse / 2020VISION / European river otter (Lutra lutra) swimming, river, Dorset, UK, November
Snipe (Gallinago gallinago) perched on fencepost, RSPB Balranald nature reserve, North Uist, Western Isles / Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, May. Did you know? The tip of a snipes beak contains nerve e... - Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Snipe (Gallinago gallinago) perched on fencepost, RSPB Balranald nature reserve, North Uist, Western Isles / Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, May. Did you know? The tip of a snipes beak contains nerve e...
Common blue damselfly (Enallagma cyathigerum), close up portrait. Tamar Lake, Cornwall, UK, June. Highly commended, 'Hidden Britain' category, British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) competition 20... - Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Common blue damselfly (Enallagma cyathigerum), close up portrait. Tamar Lake, Cornwall, UK, June. Highly commended, 'Hidden Britain' category, British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) competition 20...
Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) adult in breeding plumage, Scotland, UK, June - Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION
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Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION / Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) adult in breeding plumage, Scotland, UK, June
An adult female Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) landing on a lake, Derbyshire, England, UK, July Sequence 2/3 - Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION
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Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION / An adult female Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) landing on a lake, Derbyshire, England, UK, July Sequence 2/3
Short eared owl (Asio flammeus) in flight, hunting, Essex, UK, January. Did you know? Short-eared owls are unusual as they are active in the daytime. - Andy Rouse / 2020VISION
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Andy Rouse / 2020VISION / Short eared owl (Asio flammeus) in flight, hunting, Essex, UK, January. Did you know? Short-eared owls are unusual as they are active in the daytime.
Orange Tip butterfly {Anthocharis cardamines} male resting on Cuckooflower {Cardamine pratensis}, green background, north Devon, UK. April - Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Orange Tip butterfly {Anthocharis cardamines} male resting on Cuckooflower {Cardamine pratensis}, green background, north Devon, UK. April
Common blue butterfly (Polyommatus icarus) resting on soft rush (Juncus effusus). Westhay SWT reserve, Somerset Levels, England, UK, June - Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION
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Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION / Common blue butterfly (Polyommatus icarus) resting on soft rush (Juncus effusus). Westhay SWT reserve, Somerset Levels, England, UK, June
Common frog (Rana temporaria), underwater, Scotland, UK, March meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Niall Benvie
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MYN / Niall Benvie / Common frog (Rana temporaria), underwater, Scotland, UK, March meetyourneighbours.net project
Large red damselfly {Pyrrhosoma nymphula} emerging from nymphal case, Cornwall, UK. April  Sequence 2/2. Did you know? Once airborne a damselfly flaps its wings about 30 times every second. - Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Large red damselfly {Pyrrhosoma nymphula} emerging from nymphal case, Cornwall, UK. April Sequence 2/2. Did you know? Once airborne a damselfly flaps its wings about 30 times every second.
Grass Snake (Natrix natrix) portrait, Staffordshire, England, UK, April - Danny Green / 2020VISION
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Danny Green / 2020VISION / Grass Snake (Natrix natrix) portrait, Staffordshire, England, UK, April
Water vole (Arvicola amphibius / Arvicola terrestris) feeding amongst vegetation, Kent, England, UK, February. 2020VISION Exhibition. 2020VISION Book Plate. Did you know? The character 'Ratty' from Ke... - Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION
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Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Water vole (Arvicola amphibius / Arvicola terrestris) feeding amongst vegetation, Kent, England, UK, February. 2020VISION Exhibition. 2020VISION Book Plate. Did you know? The character 'Ratty' from Ke...
Marsh harrier (Circus aeruginosus) adult female in flight, Norfolk, UK, April - Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION
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Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION / Marsh harrier (Circus aeruginosus) adult female in flight, Norfolk, UK, April
European water shrew (Neomys fodiens), Scotland, UK, June - Niall Benvie / 2020VISION
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Niall Benvie / 2020VISION / European water shrew (Neomys fodiens), Scotland, UK, June
Caterpillar larva of Drinker moth (Euthrix potatoria) on rush stem, Westhay SWT reserve, Somerset Levels, England, UK - Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION
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Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION / Caterpillar larva of Drinker moth (Euthrix potatoria) on rush stem, Westhay SWT reserve, Somerset Levels, England, UK
Emerald damselfly {Lestes sponsa}, female, mating, Cornwall, UK. June - Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Emerald damselfly {Lestes sponsa}, female, mating, Cornwall, UK. June
Juvenile Common toad (Bufo bufo), Scotland, UK, July meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Niall Benvie
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MYN / Niall Benvie / Juvenile Common toad (Bufo bufo), Scotland, UK, July meetyourneighbours.net project
Swarm of Greenfly (winged aphids), Rutland Water, Rutland, UK, April. Photographer quote: 'Its quite difficult to take photographs with greenfly in your eyes, nose and ears!' Did you know? Although s... - Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION
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Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Swarm of Greenfly (winged aphids), Rutland Water, Rutland, UK, April. Photographer quote: 'Its quite difficult to take photographs with greenfly in your eyes, nose and ears!' Did you know? Although s...
Flock of Dark-bellied brent geese (Branta bernicla bernicla) feeding on crops at dusk, South Swale, Kent, UK, December - Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION
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Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Flock of Dark-bellied brent geese (Branta bernicla bernicla) feeding on crops at dusk, South Swale, Kent, UK, December
Konik horse (Equus caballus) mutual grooming, wild herd in rewilding project, Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire, UK, June 2011 - Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION
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Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Konik horse (Equus caballus) mutual grooming, wild herd in rewilding project, Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire, UK, June 2011
Grass Snake (Natrix natrix) head on portrait,  Staffordshire, England, UK, April. 2020VISION Book Plate. - Danny Green / 2020VISION
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Danny Green / 2020VISION / Grass Snake (Natrix natrix) head on portrait, Staffordshire, England, UK, April. 2020VISION Book Plate.
Hoverfly (Syrphidae) feeding on flower, Brackagh Nature Reserve, County Down, Northern Ireland, UK, June - Ben Hall / 2020VISION
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Ben Hall / 2020VISION / Hoverfly (Syrphidae) feeding on flower, Brackagh Nature Reserve, County Down, Northern Ireland, UK, June
Willow warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus) perched on fern with prey in beak, Murlough Nature Reserve, Co Down, Northern Ireland, UK, June - Ben Hall / 2020VISION
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Ben Hall / 2020VISION / Willow warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus) perched on fern with prey in beak, Murlough Nature Reserve, Co Down, Northern Ireland, UK, June
Four-spotted chaser {Libellula quadrimaculata} dragonfly, dew covered, early morning light, Denmark Farm, Lampeter, Wales, UK. June - Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Four-spotted chaser {Libellula quadrimaculata} dragonfly, dew covered, early morning light, Denmark Farm, Lampeter, Wales, UK. June
Exmoor pony mare and foal, Exmoor ponies introduced at Street Heath for conservation grazing, Somerset Levels, UK, June 2011 - Paul Harris / 2020VISION
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Paul Harris / 2020VISION / Exmoor pony mare and foal, Exmoor ponies introduced at Street Heath for conservation grazing, Somerset Levels, UK, June 2011
Meadow pipit (Anthus pratensis) on ground in rough grassland, Scotland, UK, May 2010 - Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION
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Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION / Meadow pipit (Anthus pratensis) on ground in rough grassland, Scotland, UK, May 2010
Great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus) adult aggressively pursues another in a territorial dispute, Derbyshire, UK, March - Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION
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Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION / Great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus) adult aggressively pursues another in a territorial dispute, Derbyshire, UK, March
Small red damselflies {Ceriagrion tenellum} covered in morning dew, Arne (RSPB) Nature Reserve, Dorset, UK. August. Did you know? Male red damselflies have a red abdomen (not surprisingly), females ar... - Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Small red damselflies {Ceriagrion tenellum} covered in morning dew, Arne (RSPB) Nature Reserve, Dorset, UK. August. Did you know? Male red damselflies have a red abdomen (not surprisingly), females ar...
Grasshopper warbler (Locustella naevia) adult perched on fence post, singing in reedbed, Norfolk, UK, May - Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / Grasshopper warbler (Locustella naevia) adult perched on fence post, singing in reedbed, Norfolk, UK, May
March / St. Mark's flies (Bibio marci) Street Heath SWT reserve, Somerset Levels, England, UK, April - Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION
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Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION / March / St. Mark's flies (Bibio marci) Street Heath SWT reserve, Somerset Levels, England, UK, April
Four-spotted chaser {Libellula quadrimaculata} dragonfly, portrait, Shapwick Nature Reserve, Somerset Levels, UK. June 2011. - Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Four-spotted chaser {Libellula quadrimaculata} dragonfly, portrait, Shapwick Nature Reserve, Somerset Levels, UK. June 2011.
Greylag goose (Anser anser), pair on water with goslings, Lakenheath Fen RSPB Reserve, Suffolk, UK, May - Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION
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Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Greylag goose (Anser anser), pair on water with goslings, Lakenheath Fen RSPB Reserve, Suffolk, UK, May
Male Palmate newt (Triturus helveticus) swimming underwater, Scotland, UK, May - MYN / Niall Benvie
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MYN / Niall Benvie / Male Palmate newt (Triturus helveticus) swimming underwater, Scotland, UK, May
Flock of Wigeon (Anas penelope) and a few Common Teal (Anas crecca) flying overhead in winter, Greylake RSPB reserve, Somerset Levels, UK, December - Nick Upton / 2020VISION
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Nick Upton / 2020VISION / Flock of Wigeon (Anas penelope) and a few Common Teal (Anas crecca) flying overhead in winter, Greylake RSPB reserve, Somerset Levels, UK, December
Smooth newt (Triturus vulgaris), May - MYN / Niall Benvie
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MYN / Niall Benvie / Smooth newt (Triturus vulgaris), May
An adult female Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) standing on a frozen lake in the snow, with a Coot (Fulica atra) passing by in the background, Derbyshire, England, UK, January - Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION
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Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION / An adult female Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) standing on a frozen lake in the snow, with a Coot (Fulica atra) passing by in the background, Derbyshire, England, UK, January
Common nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos) adult perched, singing, Cambridgeshire, UK, May - Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / Common nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos) adult perched, singing, Cambridgeshire, UK, May
Water vole (Arvicola amphibius / Arvicola terrestris) feeding amongst vegetation, Kent, England, UK, February - Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION
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Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Water vole (Arvicola amphibius / Arvicola terrestris) feeding amongst vegetation, Kent, England, UK, February
Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) 12 day chick in Reed Warbler nest (Acrocephalus scirpaceus), warbler brings insect prey to nest to feed chick, Fenland, Norfolk, UK, May - David Tipling / 2020VISION
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David Tipling / 2020VISION / Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) 12 day chick in Reed Warbler nest (Acrocephalus scirpaceus), warbler brings insect prey to nest to feed chick, Fenland, Norfolk, UK, May
Two European hares (Lepus europaeus) on grassland, Anglian Bird Watching Centre, Rutland Water, Rutland, UK, April - Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION
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Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Two European hares (Lepus europaeus) on grassland, Anglian Bird Watching Centre, Rutland Water, Rutland, UK, April
An adult female Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) with ducklings, on a still lake, Derbyshire, England, UK, June - Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION
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Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION / An adult female Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) with ducklings, on a still lake, Derbyshire, England, UK, June
European river otter (Lutra lutra) in habitat, UK, controlled conditions, November - Andy Rouse / 2020VISION
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Andy Rouse / 2020VISION / European river otter (Lutra lutra) in habitat, UK, controlled conditions, November
Three Common snipe (Gallinago gallinago) foraging in unfrozen part of marsh with hoar frosted vegetation and frozen water in the background. Greylake RSPB reserve, Somerset Levels, UK, January - Nick Upton / 2020VISION
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Nick Upton / 2020VISION / Three Common snipe (Gallinago gallinago) foraging in unfrozen part of marsh with hoar frosted vegetation and frozen water in the background. Greylake RSPB reserve, Somerset Levels, UK, January
Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) feeding in shallow water, Brownsea Island, Dorset, England, UK, September - Bertie Gregory / 2020VISION
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Bertie Gregory / 2020VISION / Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) feeding in shallow water, Brownsea Island, Dorset, England, UK, September
Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) in flight, North Uist, Western Isles / Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, May 2011 - Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) in flight, North Uist, Western Isles / Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, May 2011
Adult Coot (Fulica atra) carrying nesting material in it's beak, Derbyshire, England, UK, April - Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION
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Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION / Adult Coot (Fulica atra) carrying nesting material in it's beak, Derbyshire, England, UK, April
Flock of Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) in flight at sunset, Rainham Marsh RSPB Reserve, Thames Futurescapes Project, Essex, UK, January 2011 - Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION
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Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Flock of Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) in flight at sunset, Rainham Marsh RSPB Reserve, Thames Futurescapes Project, Essex, UK, January 2011
Flocks of European wigeon (Anas penelope), Common teal (Anas crecca) and Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) flying over flooded marshes in winter, Greylake RSPB reserve, Somerset Levels, UK, December - Nick Upton / 2020VISION
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Nick Upton / 2020VISION / Flocks of European wigeon (Anas penelope), Common teal (Anas crecca) and Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) flying over flooded marshes in winter, Greylake RSPB reserve, Somerset Levels, UK, December
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