Andy Rouse / Maasai Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi) silhouetted by beams of light from setting sun, Maasai Mara, Kenya, Africa. Winner of the African section of the Nature’s Best Windland Smith Rice...
Alex Mustard,Alex Mustard / A diver explores Silfra Canyon, a 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 phot...
Bence Mate / Green / Double-crested basilisk (Basiliscus plumifrons) running across water surface, Santa Rita, Costa Rica. Did you know? This amazing lizard is colloquially known as the 'Jesus Christ lizard' for i...
Michel Roggo / Iceberg in the sea outside the Kangia Ilulissat Icefjord. Iceberg from the Sermeg Kujalleg Glacier, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kalaallit Nunaat, Greenland, August 2014. Photographed for The Freshwate...
Floris van Breugel / Aurora Borealis over yellow tent lit from within and mountainous scenery, Arrigetch Peaks, Gates of the Arctic National Park, Brooks Range, Alaska, USA, August 2014.
Hougaard Malan / Stormy weather over Blyde River Canyon, Mpumalanga, South Africa. January 2011.
Floris van Breugel / Zebra Slot Canyon, Escalante National Monument, Utah, USA, November 2010.
Sandra Bartocha / Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) trees in snowy woodland in evening sunlight, Potsdam, Germany, January.
Michael Pitts / Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) hatchling swimming out to deep water from Karan Island, Saudi Arabia, Arabian Gulf.
Jussi Murtosaari / Northern Lights over forest, central Finland, March 2013
Markus Varesvuo / Guillemots (Uria aalge) in flight in snow, Vardo, Norway, March. Winner of 2nd Prize in the Nature (Single images) category of the World Press Photo Competition 2014.
Steven Kazlowski / Northern lights (Aurora borealis) glowing brightly over trees along Steese Highway, Cleary Point, outside Fairbanks, Alaska
Guy Edwardes / Quilota Crater Lake, Cotopaxi Province, Ecuador, September 2010.
Jouan Rius / Antelope Canyon, a slot canyon with eroded sandstone patterns, Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona, USA, December 2012.
Franco Banfi / Scuba diver under and between ice formations, Lake Sassolo, Sambuco valley, Ticino, Switzerland. Model released.
Franco Banfi / Scuba diver under ice, Sassolo lake, Sambuco valley, Ticino, Switzerland. Model released.
Enrique Lopez-Tapia / Tourists on a zodiac going past icebergs in Iceberg Alley, Pleneau Island, Antarctica
Alex Mustard / The narrow Nes Canyon, a fault filled with fresh water in the rift valley between the Eurasian and American tectonic plates in northern Iceland. May 2011.
Cheryl-Samantha Owen / West coast rock lobster (Jasus lalandii) commercial fishing boat (James Archer) leaves the Saldhana Bay harbour before the break of dawn. The lights of the town and the lighthouse flash on the horizon...
Felicity Lanchester,Felicity Lanchester / Cloud iridescence forming above a cumulonimbus cloud, caused by light refraction through individual water droplets and ice crystals at high altitude, Sierra Leone.
Merryn Thomas / Broadhaven Beach, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Pembrokeshire, Wales, March 2012.
Ammonite / Close up of a Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) swimming past the camera, Azores, Portugal, July.
Brandon Cole / Female Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae), swimming with calf, with a third individual in the background, Tonga
Brandon Cole / Whale shark (Rhincodon typus) gulp feeding on sardine eggs, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea.
Benjamin Barthelemy,Benjamin Barthelemy / Landscape view of the Manneporte, a natural rock arch and needle, Etretat, Normandy, France, June
Niall Benvie / Snow squall falling on coastal mountains. Tortenberget across Ballesvika, Senja, Norway, February 2012.
Alex Mustard / A large colony of Mountainous star coral (Montastraea faveolata) spawning at night on a coral reef, showing the synchronous release of bundles of eggs and sperm, East End, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands...
Alex Mustard / A male Yellow-headed jawfish (Opistognathus aurifrons) blowing out a clutch of eggs he has been incubating in his mouth in order to oxygenate them, East End, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, British West...
Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / Rear view of a Basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus), Cairns of Coll, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, June.
Charlie Summers / Stars draw traces above Naabi Hill acacia trees, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Alex Hyde / Oleander Hawkmoth (Daphnis nerii) female, against white background. Captive insect, a rare but fairly regular immigrant to the UK.
Jack Dykinga / Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Park with severe storm clouds at sunset amid vast grassland, South Dakota, USA
Jack Dykinga / North Rim at Cape Royal with sunset storm light streaming in rays, backlighting the canyon ridges, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA
Stephen Dalton / Indian Leaf Butterfly (Kalima paralekta) showing near-perfect leaf mimicry. India.
Erlend Haarberg / Steam vents at night with northern lights, Hverir, Namafjall, Iceland, February 2011
Erlend Haarberg / Northern lights over Mount Kirkjufell, Snaefellsnes, Iceland, September 2010
Merryn Thomas / Silhouetted people walking along Three Cliffs Bay, Gower Peninsula, South Glamorgan, Wales, January 2012. No release available.
Roy Mangersnes / Aurora Borealis above the Arctic Ocean off the northen coast of Finnmark, Norway, April
Alex Mustard / Diver swimming through dense school of Silversides (Atherinidae) inside a coral cavern, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, British West Indies, Caribbean Sea. Model released
Brent Stephenson / Columnar basalt formations at the 180 metre high Edinburgh Hill. Zodiac full of cruise ship tourists for scale. South Shetland Islands, Antarctica, December.
Brent Stephenson / New Zealand Albatross (Diomedea antipodensis) in flight, showing upperwing, wingtip touching the sea surface. Off Kaikoura, Canterbury, New Zealand, October.
Ole Jorgen Liodden / Galapagos Ghost Crab (Ocypode gaudichaudii) fighting on the beach. Galapagos
David Fleetham / Galapagos Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus wollebacki) framed by a school of Black Striped Salema (Xenocys jessiae). Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos Islands, Equador.
Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION / Wood anemones (Anemone nemorosa) growing in profusion on woodland floor, Scotland, UK, May 2010. Photographer quote: 'Driving home for the dentist I saw the most amazing display of wood anemones. It w...
Markus Varesvuo / White-tailed Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) being attacked by a Common Gull (Larus canus) in flight. Norway, July. Magic Moments book plate, page 50.
Markus Varesvuo / White-tailed Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) being attacked by a Common Gull (Larus canus) in flight. Norway, July. Magic Moments book plate, page 51.