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More than just a Wetland

Wetlands play a vital role as a filter system, provide clean water, protect against flooding, contribute to the formation of soils and support a diverse range of wildlife species. The two main 2020VISION wetland assignments involve restoration and reconnection - of the East Anglian Fens and the Somerset Levels - while another team worked at Rutland Water, showing how a newly created wetland can provide drinking water, recreational activities and an internationally renowned wildfowl site.
Winter sunset over the Somerset Levels from Walton Hill on a misty evening with snow on the ground. View includes Butleigh Moor, Somerton Moor, Street Moor, Low Ham Moor, Walton Moor, Pitney Moor, Hui... - Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION
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Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION / Winter sunset over the Somerset Levels from Walton Hill on a misty evening with snow on the ground. View includes Butleigh Moor, Somerton Moor, Street Moor, Low Ham Moor, Walton Moor, Pitney Moor, Hui...
Mute swan {Cygnus olor} on water with reflection, Shapwick Heath (Somerset Wildlife Trust) Nature Reserve, Somerset Levels, Somerset, UK. March - Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Mute swan {Cygnus olor} on water with reflection, Shapwick Heath (Somerset Wildlife Trust) Nature Reserve, Somerset Levels, Somerset, UK. March
Ragged robin (Silene flos-cuculi) close-up of flower, Montiagh's Moss, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK, June. Did you know? Ragged robin gets it's name from it's thin tattered looking petals. - Ben Hall / 2020VISION
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Ben Hall / 2020VISION / Ragged robin (Silene flos-cuculi) close-up of flower, Montiagh's Moss, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK, June. Did you know? Ragged robin gets it's name from it's thin tattered looking petals.
Common blue damselfly {Enallagma cyathigerum}, portrait, Tamar Lake, Cornwall, UK. June. Did you know? Damselfly eyes are clearly separated whereas most dragonfly eyes touch, or nearly touch, at the t... - Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Common blue damselfly {Enallagma cyathigerum}, portrait, Tamar Lake, Cornwall, UK. June. Did you know? Damselfly eyes are clearly separated whereas most dragonfly eyes touch, or nearly touch, at the t...
White water lily (Nymphaea alba) in flower, Scotland, UK, July. 2020VISION Book Plate. - Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION
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Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION / White water lily (Nymphaea alba) in flower, Scotland, UK, July. 2020VISION Book Plate.
Reed beds at Joist Fen, Lakenheath Fen RSPB Reserve, Suffolk, UK, May 2011 - Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION
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Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Reed beds at Joist Fen, Lakenheath Fen RSPB Reserve, Suffolk, UK, May 2011
Family, couple with baby, birdwatching in reedbeds at Westhay SWT reserve, Somerset Levels, Somerset, England, UK, June 2011 Model released. Did you know? Westhay Somerset Wildlife Trust reserve is a... - Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION
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Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION / Family, couple with baby, birdwatching in reedbeds at Westhay SWT reserve, Somerset Levels, Somerset, England, UK, June 2011 Model released. Did you know? Westhay Somerset Wildlife Trust reserve is a...
Swallowtail Butterfly (Papilio machaon britannicus) on hawkbit flower. Strumpshaw Fen, Norfolk, June. - Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION
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Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Swallowtail Butterfly (Papilio machaon britannicus) on hawkbit flower. Strumpshaw Fen, Norfolk, June.
Sunrise with reflection of clouds in King's Sedgemoor Drain, Greylake, Somerset Levels, Somerset, England, UK, June 2011. 2020VISION Book Plate. - Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION
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Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION / Sunrise with reflection of clouds in King's Sedgemoor Drain, Greylake, Somerset Levels, Somerset, England, UK, June 2011. 2020VISION Book Plate.
Common / Eurasian cranes (Grus grus) three 18 month juveniles, 'Bart', 'Christine' and 'Gilbert', released by the Great Crane Project onto the Somerset Levels and Moors, calling in Barley stubble fiel... - Nick Upton / 2020VISION
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Nick Upton / 2020VISION / Common / Eurasian cranes (Grus grus) three 18 month juveniles, 'Bart', 'Christine' and 'Gilbert', released by the Great Crane Project onto the Somerset Levels and Moors, calling in Barley stubble fiel...
Photographer, Paul Harris, and SWT reserve manager, Mark Blake, working from a small boat at Westhay SWT reserve, Somerset Levels, Somerset, England, UK, June 2011, Model released. Photographer quote:... - Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION
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Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION / Photographer, Paul Harris, and SWT reserve manager, Mark Blake, working from a small boat at Westhay SWT reserve, Somerset Levels, Somerset, England, UK, June 2011, Model released. Photographer quote:...
Konik horse (Equus caballus) pair interacting, 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) pair interacting, wild herd in rewilding project, Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire, UK, June 2011
Orange Tip butterfly {Anthocharis cardamines} female resting on Cuckooflower {Cardamine pratensis}, north Devon, UK. April - Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Orange Tip butterfly {Anthocharis cardamines} female resting on Cuckooflower {Cardamine pratensis}, north Devon, UK. April
Black-tailed skimmer dragonfly (Orthetrum cancellatum), Westhay SWT reserve, Somerset Levels, England, UK - Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION
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Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION / Black-tailed skimmer dragonfly (Orthetrum cancellatum), Westhay SWT reserve, Somerset Levels, England, UK
European river otter (Lutra lutra) swimming in lake with cub, Wales, UK, October. Photographer quote: ^Rain, rain and more rain, a typical Welsh summers day,but even though I was soaked through I was... - Andy Rouse / 2020VISION
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Andy Rouse / 2020VISION / European river otter (Lutra lutra) swimming in lake with cub, Wales, UK, October. Photographer quote: ^Rain, rain and more rain, a typical Welsh summers day,but even though I was soaked through I was...
An adult male Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) comes in to land, backlit by evening sunlight, Derbyshire, England, UK, March. Did you know? In addition to the colour differences between male and female du... - Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION
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Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION / An adult male Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) comes in to land, backlit by evening sunlight, Derbyshire, England, UK, March. Did you know? In addition to the colour differences between male and female du...
Common nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos) adult perched, singing, Cambridgeshire, UK, April. Photographer quote: 'Nightingales are more renowned for the beauty of their song than their looks. You are... - Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / Common nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos) adult perched, singing, Cambridgeshire, UK, April. Photographer quote: 'Nightingales are more renowned for the beauty of their song than their looks. You are...
Common snipe (Gallinago gallinago) in snow, Wales, UK, March. Crop of 01392268. Did you know?  The tweeting noise made by a male snipe during its display flight is caused by the wind whistling through... - Andy Rouse / 2020VISION
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Andy Rouse / 2020VISION / Common snipe (Gallinago gallinago) in snow, Wales, UK, March. Crop of 01392268. Did you know? The tweeting noise made by a male snipe during its display flight is caused by the wind whistling through...
Greylag goose (Anser anser) adult on water, Scotland, UK, May 2010 - Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION
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Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION / Greylag goose (Anser anser) adult on water, Scotland, UK, May 2010
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) male flying low over water. Cambridgeshire Fens, England, March. - David Tipling / 2020VISION
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David Tipling / 2020VISION / Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) male flying low over water. Cambridgeshire Fens, England, March.
A line of Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) ducklings swimming on a still lake, Derbyshire, England, UK, June. Did you know? A Mallard duck will lay more than half her body weight in eggs. - Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION
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Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION / A line of Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) ducklings swimming on a still lake, Derbyshire, England, UK, June. Did you know? A Mallard duck will lay more than half her body weight in eggs.
A sub-adult female Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) swimming on a still lake, Derbyshire, England, UK, June - Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION
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Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION / A sub-adult female Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) swimming on a still lake, Derbyshire, England, UK, June
Two Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) ducklings standing up to shake their wings after bathing, Derbyshire, England, UK, June - Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION
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Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION / Two Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) ducklings standing up to shake their wings after bathing, Derbyshire, England, UK, June
A line of Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) ducklings swimming on a still lake, Derbyshire, England, UK, June. Did you know? Ducklings take 50-60 days to fledge and become independent. - Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION
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Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION / A line of Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) ducklings swimming on a still lake, Derbyshire, England, UK, June. Did you know? Ducklings take 50-60 days to fledge and become independent.
Garganey duck (Anas querquedula) drake calling,  Cley, Norfolk, UK, May - David Tipling / 2020VISION
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David Tipling / 2020VISION / Garganey duck (Anas querquedula) drake calling, Cley, Norfolk, UK, May
Gadwall (Anas strepera) female duck stretching wings on  Rutland Water, Rutland, UK, April - Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION
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Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Gadwall (Anas strepera) female duck stretching wings on Rutland Water, Rutland, UK, April
Northern shoveler drake (Anas clypeata) reflected in calm water as it swims among reeds and rushes in flooded marshland on a sunny winter afternoon. Greylake RSPB reserve, Somerset Levels, UK, January - Nick Upton / 2020VISION
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Nick Upton / 2020VISION / Northern shoveler drake (Anas clypeata) reflected in calm water as it swims among reeds and rushes in flooded marshland on a sunny winter afternoon. Greylake RSPB reserve, Somerset Levels, UK, January
Duck on water in reflection of sunlight at dawn, Elmley RSPB Reserve, Kent, UK, April - Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION
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Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Duck on water in reflection of sunlight at dawn, Elmley RSPB Reserve, Kent, UK, April
Large flock of Wigeon (Anas penelope) swimming and standing on flooded marshland on a foggy winter day with a small flock of Lapwings (Vanellus vanellus) in the background. Greylake RSPB reserve, Some... - Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Large flock of Wigeon (Anas penelope) swimming and standing on flooded marshland on a foggy winter day with a small flock of Lapwings (Vanellus vanellus) in the background. Greylake RSPB reserve, Some...
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
Flock of European wigeon (Anas penelope) in flight over Elmley Marshes RSPB reserve, Kent, UK, February - Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION
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Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION / Flock of European wigeon (Anas penelope) in flight over Elmley Marshes RSPB reserve, Kent, UK, February
Mute swan (Cygnus olor), Kent, England, UK, March (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.) - Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION
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Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Mute swan (Cygnus olor), Kent, England, UK, March (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) resting, Shapwick NNR, Avalon Marshes, Somerset Levels, UK, February - Andy Rouse / 2020VISION
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Andy Rouse / 2020VISION / Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) resting, Shapwick NNR, Avalon Marshes, Somerset Levels, UK, February
Mute swans (Cygnus olor) and cygnets on rhyne, King's Sedgemoor, Somerset Levels, Somerset, England, UK, June 2011 - Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION
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Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION / Mute swans (Cygnus olor) and cygnets on rhyne, King's Sedgemoor, Somerset Levels, Somerset, England, UK, June 2011
Mute swan (Cygnus olor) and cygnets on water, Westhay Moor SWT reserve, Somerset Levels, Somerset, England, UK, JUne 2011 - Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION
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Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION / Mute swan (Cygnus olor) and cygnets on water, Westhay Moor SWT reserve, Somerset Levels, Somerset, England, UK, JUne 2011
Mute swan (Cygnus olor) adult with cygnets on water, Woodwalton Fen, Cambridgeshire, UK, June - David Tipling / 2020VISION
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David Tipling / 2020VISION / Mute swan (Cygnus olor) adult with cygnets on water, Woodwalton Fen, Cambridgeshire, UK, June
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) with cygnets, Shapwick NNR, Avalon Marshes, Somerset Levels, UK, February - Andy Rouse / 2020VISION
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Andy Rouse / 2020VISION / Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) with cygnets, Shapwick NNR, Avalon Marshes, Somerset Levels, UK, February
Four-spotted chaser {Libellula quadrimaculata} dragonfly resting on grass in wetland habitat with swans in the background, Shapwick Nature Reserve, Somerset Levels, UK. June - Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Four-spotted chaser {Libellula quadrimaculata} dragonfly resting on grass in wetland habitat with swans in the background, Shapwick Nature Reserve, Somerset Levels, UK. June
'Minnie', 'Squidgy' and 'Vince', three of the flock of Common / Eurasian cranes (Grus grus) a year after release by the Great Crane Project onto the Somerset Levels and Moors, with adult plumage devel... - Nick Upton / 2020VISION
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Nick Upton / 2020VISION / 'Minnie', 'Squidgy' and 'Vince', three of the flock of Common / Eurasian cranes (Grus grus) a year after release by the Great Crane Project onto the Somerset Levels and Moors, with adult plumage devel...
Great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus) adult in profile with a fish that it has just caught, ~Derbyshire, UK, June - Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION
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Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION / Great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus) adult in profile with a fish that it has just caught, ~Derbyshire, UK, June
Great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus) pair of adults during part of their elaborate courtship ritual during the very last few rays of evening sunlight, Derbyshire, UK, March. - Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION
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Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION / Great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus) pair of adults during part of their elaborate courtship ritual during the very last few rays of evening sunlight, Derbyshire, UK, March.
Great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus) pair displaying on water at dawn, Rutland Water, Rutland, UK, April. Photographer quote: 'During the Rutland Water 2020VISION iWitness I was really struggling... - Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION
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Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus) pair displaying on water at dawn, Rutland Water, Rutland, UK, April. Photographer quote: 'During the Rutland Water 2020VISION iWitness I was really struggling...
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
Great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus) male  mating with female who has shown her willingness to mate by lying on the nest site in front of a fishing platform, Derbyshire, UK, March, sequence 2/5 - Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION
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Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION / Great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus) male mating with female who has shown her willingness to mate by lying on the nest site in front of a fishing platform, Derbyshire, UK, March, sequence 2/5
Coot (Fulica atra) on water in evening light, Fife, Scotland, UK, November - Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Coot (Fulica atra) on water in evening light, Fife, Scotland, UK, November
Reedbeds at dawn with Coot (Fulica atra) in mist, Lakenheath Fen RSPB Reserve, Suffolk, UK, May. 2020VISION Book Plate. - Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION
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Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Reedbeds at dawn with Coot (Fulica atra) in mist, Lakenheath Fen RSPB Reserve, Suffolk, UK, May. 2020VISION Book Plate.
Common snipe (Gallinago gallinago) feeding in shallow water in snow, Wales, UK, March - Andy Rouse / 2020VISION
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Andy Rouse / 2020VISION / Common snipe (Gallinago gallinago) feeding in shallow water in snow, Wales, UK, March
Common snipe (Gallinago gallinago) standing in shallow water in snow, Wales, UK, March - Andy Rouse / 2020VISION
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Andy Rouse / 2020VISION / Common snipe (Gallinago gallinago) standing in shallow water in snow, Wales, UK, March
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