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Alex Hyde / Soil bacteria cultured on nutrient agar from a soil sample collected in Via Gellia Woods, Derbyshire. Image size in real life 10mm across. UK. March. 10mm across, x10 magnification when printed 10cm w...
Alex Hyde / Northern hairy wood ant (Formica lugubris) workers 'milking' aphids for honeydew, gently stroking the aphid's back with its antennae, the aphid is stimulated to produce a droplet of honeydew, which th...
Alex Hyde / Harebell (Campanula rotundifolia) pollen grain, false-coloured Scanning Electron Micrograph. Pollen grain 0.025mm across, image x4000 magnification when printed at 10cm wide.
Alex Hyde / Pollen grains on the style of a Harebell (Campanula rotundifolia), Hoe Grange Nature Reserve, Derbyshire, UK. August. 0.14mm across, x715 magnification when printed at 10cm wide.
Alex Hyde / Galls of the Silk button gall wasp (Neuroterus numismalis) on the underside of a fallen Oak (Quercus sp.) leaf. A single adult wasp will emerge from each gall, Peak District National Park, Derbyshire,...
Alex Hyde / Porcelain fungus (Oudemansiella mucida) growing on fallen European beech (Fagus sylvatica). Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. November.
Alex Hyde / Candlesnuff fungus (Xylaria hypoxylon) growing on a dead twig on the woodland floor. Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. November.
Alex Hyde / Eggs of Salmon slime mould (Trichia decipiens) fruiting bodies covering a moss-covered Oak limb. Each orange sphere seen here is approximately 0.7mm across, Padley Gorge, Derbyshire, UK. November.
Alex Hyde / Commuity of mosses predominately red Sphagnum Moss (Sphagnum sp.), with Reindeer Lichen (Cladonia sp.) growing alongside, in blanket bog. Glen Affric, Scotland, UK. October. Focus stacked image.
Alex Hyde / Common Orb Weaver (Metellina sp.) male. With the camera at a very precise angle to the sun, the silk of the web refracted the light into a rainbow of coloured bands.
Alex Hyde / Common Lizard (Zootoca vivipara) basking on lichen-covered tree stump. Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. August.
Alex Hyde / Bornean horned frog (Megophrys nasuta), camouflaged amongst dead leaves on forest floor. Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo.