David Hall / Split-level of Cormorants (Phalacrocorax sp.) standing on rocks with Sea lettuce (Ulva sp.) seen underwater, Hussar Bay, Nigei Island, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September.
Dimitris Poursanidis / Neptune seagrass meadow (Posidonia oceanica) in the coastal zone of the Samaria National Park, Chania, Crete
Nick Hawkins / American lobster (Homarus americana) in eelgrass (Zostera marina). Nova Scotia, Canada. July
Alex Hyde / Chlorophyte or green alga (Volvox aureus) in pond water. UK. The larger spheres are approximately 0.5mm in diameter. Digital composite image.
SINCLAIR STAMMERS / Timelapse of filaments of Oscillatoria, a type of Blue green algae gliding over each other, filmed using differential interference contrast.
Dr. Axel Gebauer / Bacteria - iron and manganese oxidizers and their complementary reducers, in the mud of an empty fish pond, Upper Lusatia Heath and Pond Landscape, Upper Lusatia UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Germany
Alex Mustard / A diver explores Nikulasargj Canyona deep fault filled with fresh water in the rift valley between the Eurasian and American tectonic plates at Thingvellir National Park, Iceland. May 2011. In this ph...
Alex Mustard,Alex Mustard / A portrait of a nudibranch ( Limacia clavigera) searching for food on algae. Gulen, Norway. North East Atlantic Ocean.
Jan Hamrsky,Jan Hamrsky / Trumpet animalcules (Stentor polymorphus) with algal symbionts (Chlorella), Europe, controlled conditions
Juan Carlos Munoz,Juan Carlos Munoz / Lesser flamingo flock (Phoeniconaias) flying over lake with green algae, aerial view, Rift valley, Kenya
Sue Daly / Diver on the wreck of HMNZS Canterbury, Bay of Islands, New Zealand. February 2013. Model released.
Sven Zacek,Sven Zacek / Fresh snow and ice on Baltic Sea coast. The red colour comes from seaweed beneath the ice. Baltic sea coast, Northern Estonia, December 2012.
Franco Banfi / Crab covered in algae, Golfo Nuevo, Peninsula Valdes UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site, Chubut, Patagonia, Argentina, Atlantic Ocean, October
Nick Upton / Garden chair well covered with extensive growths of lichen, including filamentous forms (Usnea sp.), (Evernia prunastri) and Foliose (Flavoparmelia caperata), Cornwall, UK, August.
Linda Pitkin / 2020VISION / Tube worms (Bispira volutacornis) living between rocks covered in Crustose coralline (Corallinaceae) and red algae (Rhodophyceae), Lundy Island Marine Conservation Zone, Devon, England, UK, May.
Anup Shah / Western chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes verus) young male 'Jeje' aged 13 years using a tool made from a stem for 'Algae Scooping', Bossou Forest, Mont Nimba, Guinea. December 2010.
Alex Mustard / A shoal of cod (Gadus morhua) in kelp forest. These cod were gathered off the north coast of Iceland to spawn, photographed during a two week break in fishing season, to allow the fish to spawn. Thors...
Alex Hyde / Various rockpool animals and seaweeds, photographed on a white background. Isle of Skye, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, March. Digital composite.
Nick Upton / Split level view of a Beadlet anemone (Actinia equina) attached to a boulder encrusted with Maerl (Lithothamnion glaciale) a red coralline alga, in a large rockpool, Crail, Scotland, UK, July
Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / Looking up through water at boy dipping in a rock pool with a shrimping net. Falmouth, Cornwall, England, UK. Model released, July
Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / Kelp forest (Laminaria sp) growing beneath the cliffs of Lundy Island, Devon, UK, Bristol Channel, July
Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / Young Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) exploring a seaweed garden in summer, Cairns Of Coll, Island of Coll, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, North Atlantic Ocean, June. Overall Winner of the Marine Catego...
Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / Thong seaweed (Himanthalia elongata) and various other seaweeds in shallow water, Cairns of Coll, Island of Coll, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, North Atlantic Ocean, August. Did you know? Seaweed is a...
SINCLAIR STAMMERS / Microscope footage of photosynthetic diatoms moving by cilliate action.
Martin Dohrn / John Ruthven swimming in the Bioluminescence Bay in Vieques, Puerto Rico. Dinoflagellates create the bioluminescense when disturbed. Model released.
Graham Eaton / Underwater view of a mountain lake, Llyn Idwal, Snowdonia NP, Gwynedd, Wales, UK, December
Graham Eaton / Underwater view of a mountain lake with frozen surface, Llyn Idwal, Snowdonia NP, Gwynedd, Wales, UK, December
Graham Eaton / Split level shot of Llyn Idwal and Cwm Idwal, showing freshwater habitat with Green lacustrine algae (Chlorophyceae sp.), Snowdonia NP, Gwynedd, Wales, UK, August
Roberto Rinaldi / Yellow fan coral / Seafan (Paramuricea clavata) amongst mass of invasive algae (Caulerpa taxifolia) with Rainbow wrasse fish (Coris julis), Strait of Messina, Southern Italy
Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / View up through tidepool of 2020Vision young photographer, Bertie Gregory, Falmouth, Cornwall, UK, July 2011. Model released. Did you know? Life isnít easy in a rock pool! Animals here must deal with...
Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / Tufts of seaweed growing on a shallow seabed, Island of Coll, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, June
Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / Meadow of seaweeds in a shallow channel between islands in the Cairns Of Coll, Island of Coll, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, July
Graham Eaton / Ice on lake surface seen from below. Llyn Idwal, Snowdonia, Wales, December 2010.
Graham Eaton / Under the ice scene of freshwater frozen lake. Llyn Dinas, Snowdonia, Wales, December 2010.
Graham Eaton / Split level image of Cwm Idwal and Llyn Idwal showing lake and mountain habitat and lacustrine algae, Snowdonia NP, North Wales, UK, January 2010. Winner of the Living Landscape: Connectivity categor...
Orsolya Haarberg,Orsolya Haarberg / Brown Algae (Fucus dustuchus) making patterns in snow and sand. Skagsanden beach, Nordland, Norway, February. Highly commended in Plants category of the GDT 2011 competition.
Willem Kolvoort / Aquatic plants and algae in river, River Black Drim, Albania, Eastern Europe, May 2009
Willem Kolvoort / Underwater freshwater springs in the River Black Drim, Albania, Eastern Europe, May 2009
Bernard Castelein / Common Eider (Somateria mollissima) chick on beach, Helgoland, Germany, May