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Umbrella and other human waste thrown out into the coastal waters, settling on the ground becoming marine life habitat, Moluccas Islands, Indonesia, December 2009 - Jurgen Freund
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Jurgen Freund / Umbrella and other human waste thrown out into the coastal waters, settling on the ground becoming marine life habitat, Moluccas Islands, Indonesia, December 2009
Pico Viejo volcano (2,909m) viewed from Montaa Samara at sunset, Teide National Park, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, December 2008 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Relanzón
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Relanzón / Pico Viejo volcano (2,909m) viewed from Montaa Samara at sunset, Teide National Park, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, December 2008
Blue-girdled angelfish (Pomacanthus navarchus) on the wreck "Kasi Maru", a Japanese merchant ship sunk in fifty feet of water off Munda in Ironbottom Sound during a World War II bombing raid July 1943... - Georgette Douwma
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Georgette Douwma / Blue-girdled angelfish (Pomacanthus navarchus) on the wreck "Kasi Maru", a Japanese merchant ship sunk in fifty feet of water off Munda in Ironbottom Sound during a World War II bombing raid July 1943...
Plant {Chrysactinium sp} flowering in volcanic rock  Villarica volcano, Chile - Warwick Sloss
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Warwick Sloss / Plant {Chrysactinium sp} flowering in volcanic rock Villarica volcano, Chile
Ama'u fern (Sadleria cyatheoides) is the first plant to return to a lava field, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii. December 2016. - Kirkendall-Spring
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Kirkendall-Spring / Ama'u fern (Sadleria cyatheoides) is the first plant to return to a lava field, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii. December 2016.
Coconut (Cocos nucifera) sprouting on beach, Fiji. - Ashley Cooper
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Ashley Cooper / Coconut (Cocos nucifera) sprouting on beach, Fiji.
Woodland scene from above with Holly (Ilex aquilfolium) colonizing meadow, Alberes Mountains, Pyrenees, France, October 2011. - Cyril Ruoso
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Cyril Ruoso / Woodland scene from above with Holly (Ilex aquilfolium) colonizing meadow, Alberes Mountains, Pyrenees, France, October 2011.
Woodland scene from above with Holly (Ilex aquilfolium) the first species to colonize the adjacent  meadow, Alberes Mountains, Pyrenees, France, October 2011. - Cyril Ruoso
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Cyril Ruoso / Woodland scene from above with Holly (Ilex aquilfolium) the first species to colonize the adjacent meadow, Alberes Mountains, Pyrenees, France, October 2011.
Holly (Ilex aquilfolium) colonizing meadow adjacent to woodland, Alberes Mountains, Pyrenees, France, March 2011. - Cyril Ruoso
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Cyril Ruoso / Holly (Ilex aquilfolium) colonizing meadow adjacent to woodland, Alberes Mountains, Pyrenees, France, March 2011.
Herero woman in traditional dress - influenced by Victorian missionaries, Kaokoland, Namibia. February 2005 - Enrique Lopez-Tapia
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Enrique Lopez-Tapia / Herero woman in traditional dress - influenced by Victorian missionaries, Kaokoland, Namibia. February 2005
Scuba diver exploring Viana wreck, the hull is covered with spiral Tube-worm (Sabella spallanzani). Propeller of Viana wreck, a vessel set on fire in the Horta harbour. In attempt to contain the fire,... - Franco Banfi
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Franco Banfi / Scuba diver exploring Viana wreck, the hull is covered with spiral Tube-worm (Sabella spallanzani). Propeller of Viana wreck, a vessel set on fire in the Horta harbour. In attempt to contain the fire,...
Birch trees growing on lava formations created by an eruption approximately 2,000 years ago, Dimmuborgir, Iceland, April 2010 - Orsolya Haarberg
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Orsolya Haarberg / Birch trees growing on lava formations created by an eruption approximately 2,000 years ago, Dimmuborgir, Iceland, April 2010
Old rubber tyre turned artificial reef, Komodo NP, Indonesia, August 2009 - Jurgen Freund
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Jurgen Freund / Old rubber tyre turned artificial reef, Komodo NP, Indonesia, August 2009
Human rubbish and waste thrown out to the coastal waters, settles on the seabed and becomes part of the marine life habitat, West Papua, Indonesia, December 2009 - Jurgen Freund
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Jurgen Freund / Human rubbish and waste thrown out to the coastal waters, settles on the seabed and becomes part of the marine life habitat, West Papua, Indonesia, December 2009
A discarded dress settling on the seabed becoming a marine life habitat, West Papua, Indonesia - Jurgen Freund
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Jurgen Freund / A discarded dress settling on the seabed becoming a marine life habitat, West Papua, Indonesia
Aeonium growing on rope lava formation. Lanzarote, Canary Islands, July. - Adrian Davies
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Adrian Davies / Aeonium growing on rope lava formation. Lanzarote, Canary Islands, July.
Common daisy {Bellis perennis} flowering through asphalt in the Vatican garden, Rome, Italy - Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Common daisy {Bellis perennis} flowering through asphalt in the Vatican garden, Rome, Italy
Blue-girdled angelfish (Pomacanthus navarchus) on the wreck "Kasi Maru", a Japanese merchant ship sunk in fifty feet of water off Munda in Ironbottom Sound during a World War II bombing raid July 1943... - Georgette Douwma
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Georgette Douwma / Blue-girdled angelfish (Pomacanthus navarchus) on the wreck "Kasi Maru", a Japanese merchant ship sunk in fifty feet of water off Munda in Ironbottom Sound during a World War II bombing raid July 1943...
Corals adorn the wreck of the "Kasi Maru", a Japanese merchant ship sunk in fifty feet of water off Munda in Ironbottom Sound during a World War II bombing raid July 1943. Solomon Islands. - Georgette Douwma
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Georgette Douwma / Corals adorn the wreck of the "Kasi Maru", a Japanese merchant ship sunk in fifty feet of water off Munda in Ironbottom Sound during a World War II bombing raid July 1943. Solomon Islands.
Blue-girdled angelfish (Pomacanthus navarchus) swimming over the wreck of the "Kasi Maru", a Japanese merchant ship sunk in fifty feet of water off Munda in Ironbottom Sound during a World War II bomb... - Georgette Douwma
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Georgette Douwma / Blue-girdled angelfish (Pomacanthus navarchus) swimming over the wreck of the "Kasi Maru", a Japanese merchant ship sunk in fifty feet of water off Munda in Ironbottom Sound during a World War II bomb...
The wreck "Kasi Maru" is a Japanese merchant ship sunk in fifty feet of water off Munda in Ironbottom Sound during a World War II bombing raid July 1943. It is overgrown with corals. Solomon Islands. - Georgette Douwma
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Georgette Douwma / The wreck "Kasi Maru" is a Japanese merchant ship sunk in fifty feet of water off Munda in Ironbottom Sound during a World War II bombing raid July 1943. It is overgrown with corals. Solomon Islands.
RF- Germinating seed / seedling of Barringtonia sp.  Washed up on beach. Masoala Peninsula, Masoala National Park, Madagascar. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.) - Nick Garbutt
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Nick Garbutt / RF- Germinating seed / seedling of Barringtonia sp. Washed up on beach. Masoala Peninsula, Masoala National Park, Madagascar. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Plant growing in Lava, La Tarta, Teide National Park, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, December 2008 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Relanzón
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Relanzón / Plant growing in Lava, La Tarta, Teide National Park, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, December 2008
Canary pines (Pinus canariensis) growing in lava field near Chio, Teide National Park, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, December 2008 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Relanzón
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Relanzón / Canary pines (Pinus canariensis) growing in lava field near Chio, Teide National Park, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, December 2008
Single Canary pine tree (Pinus canariensis) growing in lava field of the Pico Viejo Volcano, Teide National Park, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, December 2008 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Relanzón
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Relanzón / Single Canary pine tree (Pinus canariensis) growing in lava field of the Pico Viejo Volcano, Teide National Park, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, December 2008
Plant growing on volcanic lava, Floreana Island, Galapagos, January - Juan Carlos Munoz
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Juan Carlos Munoz / Plant growing on volcanic lava, Floreana Island, Galapagos, January
Corals adorn the wreck of the "Kasi Maru", a Japanese merchant ship sunk in fifty feet of water off Munda in Ironbottom Sound during a World War II bombing raid July 1943. Solomon Islands. - Georgette Douwma
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Georgette Douwma / Corals adorn the wreck of the "Kasi Maru", a Japanese merchant ship sunk in fifty feet of water off Munda in Ironbottom Sound during a World War II bombing raid July 1943. Solomon Islands.
Blue-girdled angelfish (Pomacanthus navarchus) swimming over the wreck of the "Kasi Maru", a Japanese merchant ship sunk in fifty feet of water off Munda in Ironbottom Sound during a World War II bomb... - Georgette Douwma
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Georgette Douwma / Blue-girdled angelfish (Pomacanthus navarchus) swimming over the wreck of the "Kasi Maru", a Japanese merchant ship sunk in fifty feet of water off Munda in Ironbottom Sound during a World War II bomb...
The wreck "Kasi Maru" is a Japanese merchant ship sunk in fifty feet of water off Munda in Ironbottom Sound during a World War II bombing raid July 1943. It is overgrown with corals. Solomon Islands. - Georgette Douwma
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Georgette Douwma / The wreck "Kasi Maru" is a Japanese merchant ship sunk in fifty feet of water off Munda in Ironbottom Sound during a World War II bombing raid July 1943. It is overgrown with corals. Solomon Islands.
Sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) with orange berries in sand dunes, Belgium - Philippe Clement
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Philippe Clement / Sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) with orange berries in sand dunes, Belgium
Fig tree (Ficus carica) growing out of rubble of disused mine building, Riotinto, Huelva, Spain - Jose B. Ruiz
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Jose B. Ruiz / Fig tree (Ficus carica) growing out of rubble of disused mine building, Riotinto, Huelva, Spain
Castor oil plant (Ricinus communis) growing amongst rubble, Riotinto, Huelva, Spain - Jose B. Ruiz
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Jose B. Ruiz / Castor oil plant (Ricinus communis) growing amongst rubble, Riotinto, Huelva, Spain
Elephant Tree (Bursera microphylla) growing in the Pico Vicente lava flow, Sonoran Desert, Baja California Sur, Mexico, Central America - Jack Dykinga
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Jack Dykinga / Elephant Tree (Bursera microphylla) growing in the Pico Vicente lava flow, Sonoran Desert, Baja California Sur, Mexico, Central America
Parsley fern {Cryptogramma crispa} growing in dry stone wall, UK - Adrian Davies
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Adrian Davies / Parsley fern {Cryptogramma crispa} growing in dry stone wall, UK
Fragrant orchid {Gymnadenia conopsea} growing in disused quarry, Derbyshire, UK - Geoff Scott-Simpson
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Geoff Scott-Simpson / Fragrant orchid {Gymnadenia conopsea} growing in disused quarry, Derbyshire, UK
Dandelion in flower (Taraxacum officinale) growing in crevice near building, Bavaria, Germany - Martin Gabriel
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Martin Gabriel / Dandelion in flower (Taraxacum officinale) growing in crevice near building, Bavaria, Germany
Deciduous woodland growing over ruins of pre-roman iron ore mine, Puzzle Wood, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, UK 2006 - James Aldred
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James Aldred / Deciduous woodland growing over ruins of pre-roman iron ore mine, Puzzle Wood, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, UK 2006
Derelict farm building, colonised by plants, Norfolk, UK - Gary K. Smith
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Gary K. Smith / Derelict farm building, colonised by plants, Norfolk, UK
Red mangrove seedling (Rhizophora mangle) growing up through lava, Urbina Bay, Isabela Is, Galapagos - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Red mangrove seedling (Rhizophora mangle) growing up through lava, Urbina Bay, Isabela Is, Galapagos
Red mangrove seedling (Rhizophora mangle) growing up through lava, Urbina Bay, Isabela Is, Galapagos - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Red mangrove seedling (Rhizophora mangle) growing up through lava, Urbina Bay, Isabela Is, Galapagos
Barnack Hills and Holes national nature reserve, Cambridgeshire, UK. - Jason Smalley
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Jason Smalley / Barnack Hills and Holes national nature reserve, Cambridgeshire, UK.
Barnack Hills and Hollows nature reserve, old quarry re-colonised, Cambridgeshire, UK. - Jason Smalley
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Jason Smalley / Barnack Hills and Hollows nature reserve, old quarry re-colonised, Cambridgeshire, UK.
Fern growing in old lava flow. Hawaii, USA. - Mark Taylor
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Mark Taylor / Fern growing in old lava flow. Hawaii, USA.
Ferns growing in lava, Piton de la Fornaise, La Reunion, Indian Ocean - Richard Du Toit
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Richard Du Toit / Ferns growing in lava, Piton de la Fornaise, La Reunion, Indian Ocean
Arctic river beauty {Epilobium latifolium} growing on glacial deposits (Sandur) Iceland - Michael Hutchinson
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Michael Hutchinson / Arctic river beauty {Epilobium latifolium} growing on glacial deposits (Sandur) Iceland
Plants growing on glacial deposits (Sandur) South Iceland - Michael Hutchinson
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Michael Hutchinson / Plants growing on glacial deposits (Sandur) South Iceland
Sand dunes with marram grass colonisation at Newborough Warren nature reserve, Anglesea, Wales - Tim Edwards
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Tim Edwards / Sand dunes with marram grass colonisation at Newborough Warren nature reserve, Anglesea, Wales
Sand dunes, Eilean na Rubha, North Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK - David Kjaer
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David Kjaer / Sand dunes, Eilean na Rubha, North Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK
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