Michael D. Kern / Kaleidoscope pattern formed from picture of Greenbottle blue tarantula (Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens) - see original image number 01482830 EMBARGOED FOR NAT GEO UNTIL the end of 2015
Nick Garbutt / Aggregation / bloom / swarm of Moon Jellyfish (Aurelia aurita) in the clear waters of Loch Na Keal, off the Isle of Mull, north west Scotland, UK, June, Photographed through the surface.
Ross Hoddinott / Common blue damselfly (Enallagma cyathigerum), close up portrait, Broxwater, Cornwall, UK. July.
Ross Hoddinott / Common blue butterflies (Polyommatus icarus) basking in the morning light, Vealand Farm, Devon, UK. July
Milan Radisics / Aerial shot of an artificial lake polluted by extractive pyrite mining, the orange color comes from sulfite and the blue is a reflection of the sky, Minas de Riotinto, Andalusia, Spain, January 2019.
Milan Radisics / Aerial shot of the shore of an artificial lake polluted by extractive pyrite mining, the orange color comes from sulfite and the blue is a reflection of the sky, Minas de Riotinto, Andalusia, Spain, J...
Marie Read / Abstract patterns of reflected sky and clouds on the ocean with a silhouetted Red-faced cormorant (Phalarocorax urile) in flight, St. Paul Island, Pribilof Islands, Alaska, USA, July.
Marie Read / Eastern bluebird (Sialia sialis) male fluttering wings while perched on cherry (Prunus sp.) branch in spring, New York, USA, April.
Marie Read / Great blue heron (Ardea herodias) in breeding plumage, head and shoulders showing plumes on crown and neck, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, New York, USA, May.
David Gallan / Male Satin bowerbird (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus) courting female on suburban street verge, bower filled with blue plastic, Australia, October 2018.
Jack Dykinga / Yellow California goldfields (Lasthenia californica) and orange California Poppies (Eschscholzia californica), with a flowering Joshua tree (Yucca brevifolia). Antelope Butte, near the Antelope Valley...
Sven Zacek / Frozen bog pool system, aerial view. Endla Nature Reserve, Jogevamaa, Central Estonia. December 2016.
Sven Zacek / Ural owl (Strix uralensis) perched on Alder (Alnus sp) tree at dusk. Tartumaa, Southern Estonia. April.
Franco Banfi / Diver exploring around an iceberg. Tasiilaq, East Greenland. April 2018.
Guy Edwardes / Beech (Fagus sylvatica) woodland canopy in winter, Cranborne Chase, Dorset, England, UK.
Guy Edwardes / Wave in sea off Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK. Long time exposure
Terry Whittaker / Arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus) feeding in snow, blue colour morph, Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, Iceland, March.
Terry Whittaker / Arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus) feeding and digging in snow whilst hunting, blue colour morph, Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, Iceland, March.
Guy Edwardes / Roker Pier, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, England, UK, May 2016.
David Fleetham / Day / Big blue octopus (Octopus cyanea) with diver in background. Hawaii. September 2012.
David Fleetham / Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae), mother and calf swimming just below surface in front of the West Maui Mountains. South of Lahaina, West Maui, Hawaii.
Jack Dykinga / Sunrise on Kruger Peak, reflected in Lago O'Higgins with flowering asters emerging from water. Los Mellisos, Cordon Peineta, Aysén Province, Chile.
Tony Wu / Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus indica) in Indian Ocean, Mirissa, Matara, Sri Lanka.
Tony Wu / Asian sheepshead wrasse (Semicossyphus reticulatus), male in white breeding colouration. Niigata Prefecture, Honshu, Japan. June.
Steve Downer / Tracking shot of Bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) in flower, Millison's Wood, Solihull, West Midlands, UK May.
Solvin Zankl / Bioluminescent Sea-fireflies (Vargula hilgendorfii) producing a bright blue light. The light is produced by mixing two chemicals together in the presence of oxygen and is for mating displays or defenc...
Staffan Widstrand / Wild Wonders of China / Portrait of a Golden snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus roxellana) full frame of the face, Foping Nature Reserve, Shaanxi, China. Endangered species
Ross Hoddinott / Common blue butterfly (Polyommatus icarus) resting on devil's bit scabious (Succisa pratensis), Vealand Farm, Devon, UK. August
Alex Mustard / Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) diving beneath the surface. Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka.
Andres M. Dominguez / Blue butterfly (Lycaenidae) frozen in ice, Cortes de la Frontera, Los Alcornocales Natural Park. Spain. Highly commended in the Other animals category of the GDT European Wildlife Photographer of th...
Guy Edwardes / Boat at edge of Loch of Spiggie, Shetland, Shetland Isles, Scotland, UK. July 2014.
Guy Edwardes / Doorway in abandoned cottage, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK. March 2014.
Guy Edwardes / Green elf-cup / wood-cup (Chlorosplenium aeruginascens), New Forest National Park, Hampshire, England, UK. October.
Guy Edwardes / Bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) covered slope with Colmer's Hill in background, Eype Down, Bridport, Dorset, England, UK. May 2014.
Franco Banfi / Bryde's whale (Balaenoptera edeni) Trincomalee, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka, Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean
Franco Banfi / Bryde's whale (Balaenoptera edeni) tail, Trincomalee, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka, Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean
Emanuele Biggi / Predatory bush cricket (Saga pedo) waiting for prey on Eryngium, Italy. June. Vulnerable species.
Theo Bosboom / Common blue damselfly (Enallagma cyathigerum) close up of recently emerged damselfly, including the green liquids that are used to pump up the wings. Hondenven, Tubbergen, the Netherlands. July.
Theo Bosboom / Common blue damselfly (Enallagma cyathigerum) close up of the wings of a just emerged damselfly, including the green liquids that are used to pump up the wings. Hondenven, Tubbergen, the Netherlands....
Theo Bosboom / Blue damselflies (Coenagrionidae) resting in heather flowers in dawn twilight, Hatertse vennen near Nijmegen, the Netherlands, August.
Theo Bosboom / Common bluetail damselfly (Ischnura elegans) on leaf, Millingerwaard, the Netherlands, June.
Theo Bosboom / Close-up of a White-legged damselfly (Platycnemis pennipis) Meinerswijk, The Netherlands, June.
Jordi Chias / Blue spotted trevally (Caranx bucculentus) hunting small fish in the reef, South Ari Atoll, Maldives, Indian Ocean.
Bert Willaert / School of Longfin spadefish (Platax teira), Kimbe Bay, West New Britain, Papua New Guinea
Klein & Hubert / Blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) on flowering Forsythia branch in spring, France
Jordi Chias / European barracuda (Sphyraena sphyraena) and Bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) circling baitball of Atlantic horse mackerel (Trachurus trachurus) Formigas Islets, Azores. Finalist in the Underwater Categ...
Ross Hoddinott / Bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) growing, Marsland Mouth, Devon Wildlife Trust, Devon, UK. April 2017.