Phil Savoie / Smeathman's furrow bee (Lasioglossum smeathmanellum) feeding on Wallflower (Erysimum sp.) pollen. At 4.5 mm average size, this is one of the smallest bees in the UK, Monmouthshire Wales UK, April
Sylvain Cordier / Rainbow Mountains, strata within eroded hills of sedimentary conglomerate and sandstone. Zhangye National Geopark, China Danxia UNESCO World Heritage Site, Gansu Province, China. 2018.
David Allemand / Trees at base of giant sand dune, Sossusvlei, Namib Naukluft Park, Namib Desert, Namibia
David Hall / Orange zoanthids (Epizoanthus scotinus) Kyen Point, Alma Russel Islands, British Columbia, Canada. September,
David Hall / Purple-ringed Topsnail (Calliostoma annulatum), Orange Social Tunicate (Metandrocarpa taylori) and Lattice-work Bryozoan (Phidolophora pacifica), Browning Pass, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbi...
David Hall / Morning sun star (Solaster dawsoni), Browning Pass, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. May.
Claudio Contreras / Orange Icing Sponge (Mycale laevis) detail, Cienaga de Zapata National Park, Matanzas Province, Cuba.
Jussi Murtosaari / Silver-washed fritillary (Argynnis paphia) butterfly male nectaring. Jyvaskyla, Central Finland. July.
Pal Hermansen / RF - Sand dunes with shadows in evening. Erg Chebbi, Sahara Desert, Morocco. 2019. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Robert Thompson / Moth (Antheraea jana) close up of eyespot, Java, Indonesia. Controlled conditions
Ashley Cooper / Sunset over sea ice in Weddell Sea, sky reflected in water. Off Beagle Island, Danger Islands, Antarctica. December 2019.
Lucas Bustamante / Ecuadorian hillstar (Oreotrochilus chimborazo) male flying from a patch of Flowers of the andes (Chuquiraga jussieu) after feeding. Cotopaxi National Park, Ecuador.
Enrique Lopez-Tapia / Aboriginal rock art engravings on sandstone depicting leaf and bird. Uluru / Ayers Rock, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory.
David Fleetham / Orange cup coral (Tubastraea coccinea) close up, Philippines.
Rolf Nussbaumer / Bordered patch butterfly (Chlosyne lacinia) on Indian blanket (Gaillardia pulchella). Hill Country, Texas, USA.
David Fleetham / Close up of Anker's wire coral shrimp (Pontonides ankeri) on wire coral, Maui, Hawaii.
David Fleetham / Allied partner cowry (Aclyvolva lanceolata) on whip coral, Philippines. The mantel of the cowry imitates the polyps of the coral when they are open and feeding.
David Fleetham / Zigzag oyster (Lopha cristagalli) also known as the Cock's comb oyster, Yap, Federated States of Micronesia. As is often the case, this individual is covered in an encrusting sponge.
Andres M. Dominguez / Kingfisher (Alcedo athis) perched on bull rush, Ubrique, Andalusia, Southern Spain, November.
Ernie Janes / Pumpkins (Cucurbita sp) ready for Harvest, Norfolk, UK, October
Juergen Freund / Orange cup coral (Tubastrea faulkneri) with polyps open, Batangas, Philippines.
Juergen Freund / True clownfish / Clown anemonefish (Amphiprion percula) amongst tentacles of anemone on reef, West New Britain, Papua New Guinea.
Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Reed beds on Joist Fen at sunset, Lakenheath Fen RSPB Reserve, Suffolk, UK, April 2011
Peter Lewis / Sunset over Fawley oil refinery viewed from Portsdown Hill, Hampshire, UK, October 2010
Alex Hyde / Bullseye / Io moth (Automeris io) showing eye spot markings on wings during deimatic display to deter predators, originating from North and Central America, sequence 2 of 2. Captive.
David Tipling / 2020VISION / Phragmites reeds (Phragmites australis) at dawn in late autumn sun, Woodwalton Fen, Cambridgeshire, UK, October. Did you know? Woodwalton Fen is an example of ancient fen, most of which disappeared...
Klaus Echle / Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) looking up into tree at sunset, backlit, Black Forest, Germany, Winner of Fritz Polking portfolio prize , GDT 2011 competition
Fergus Gill / 2020VISION / Close up of colourful mixed woodland in autumn, ~Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park, Perthshire, Scotland November 2011.
Fergus Gill / 2020VISION / Mixed woodland of ash alder, oak beech in autumn colours. Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park, Perthshire, Scotland, Novermber 2011.
Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION / Common beech (Fagus sylvatica) woodland in autumn, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, UK, October
Sandra Bartocha / European Beech (Fagus sylvatica) tree in misty autumn forest, Muritz National Park, Serrahn, Germany UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site November
Sandra Bartocha / European Beech (Fagus sylvatica) forest, Naturpark Feldberger Seenlandschaft / Feldberger lake district nature park, Germany, November
Sandra Bartocha / European Beech (Fagus sylvatica) woodland in the mist, Serrahn, Muritz National Park, Germany, World Natural Heritage Site, November
Franco Banfi / Bridled parrotfish (Scarus frenatus) clownish grin reveals its power tools: grinding teeth used to scrape algae from rock, Maldives, Indian Ocean. Highly commended in the Underwater World Category of...
Juergen Freund / Raja Ampat pygmy seahorse (Hippocampus sp.) Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia
Denis-Huot / Agama (Agama agama) male, Tsavo East National Park, Kenya
Ben Hall / Great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus) pair performing courtship display at dawn, backlit with surrounding by mist, Cheshire, UK, March
Tony Phelps / Parachute daisies (Ursinia anthemoides) flowering, Vergelegen, Little Karoo, Western Cape, South Africa, July.
Sandra Bartocha / European beech (Fagus sylvatica) trees with last leaves in autumn and first snow on the ground. Serrahn, Muritz-National Park, World Natural Heritage site, Germany, November.
Alex Mustard / RF- School of Scalefin anthias (Pseudanthias squamipinnis) on reef in the current feeding on plankton, with soft corals (Dendronephthya spp.) and fire coral (Millepora dichotoma) Jackson Reef, Strait...
Hougaard Malan / Typical landscape of red dunes, grass and camelthorn trees. Namib Rand, Namibia. May 2010.
Pal Hermansen / Aerial view of river delta, South West Iceland, June 2014. Finalist in the Art of Nature Category of the Big Picture Competition 2015.
Constantinos Petrinos / Yellow stripe clingfish (Diademichthys lineatus) living in association with the Fire Urchin (Astropyga radiata) Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Rod Williams / Comma butterfly (Polygonia c-album) feeding on wild aster, Sutcliffe Park Nature Reserve, Eltham, London, UK, September.
Tui De Roy / Dead Sally-lightfoot crab (Grapsus grapsus) washed up in surf, Puerto Egas, James Bay, Santiago Island, Galapagos, Ecuador, May.
Andy Rouse / Mute swan (Cygnus olor) with wings raised defensively at sunrise, Wales, UK, April.
Sharon Heald / African elephant (Loxodonta africana) herd silhouetted at sunset, Chobe National Park, Botswana.