Klein & Hubert / Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) opening mouth in river - detail upper jaw, nostrils and lips, Luangwa National Park, Zambia
Floris van Breugel / Manzanita (Arctostaphylos glauca) bark detail, San Gabriel Mountains, California, USA February
Michel Poinsignon / Black headed gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) taking off, detail of legs and water droplets, Pusztaszer, Hungary, April
Michel Poinsignon / Great white egret (Egretta alba) detail of plumage and legs from the front, Pusztaszer, Hungary, April
Alex Mustard / Backlit detail of branching fire coral (Millepora alcicornis) showing the hair like polyps, filled with stinging nematocysts. East End, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. Caribbean Sea.
Juergen Freund / Detail of Giant kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera) gas-filled bladders (pneumatocysts) Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Vancouver Island, Canada.
Ingo Arndt / Compilation of various corals including many Fan corals (Gorgonacea sp) from collection at Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt, Germany.
Ingo Arndt / Vogelkop bowerbird (Amblyornis inornatus) decoration material (fruit and beetle elytra ) collected in order to attract females to his bower, Arfak Mountains, Irian Jaya, New Guinea, Indonesia.
Ingo Arndt / Vogelkop bowerbird (Amblyornis inornatus) decoration material (fungus) collected in order to attract females to his bower, Arfak Mountains, Irian Jaya, New Guinea, Indonesia.
Ingo Arndt / Vogelkop bowerbird (Amblyornis inornatus) decoration material (blue rotten wood) collected in order to attract females to his bower, Arfak Mountains, Irian Jaya, New Guinea, Indonesia.
Ingo Arndt / Common wasp (Vespula vulgaris) detail of nest surface, Hessen, Germany, April.
Jussi Murtosaari / Peacock Butterfly (Inachis io) closeup of wings, South Karelia, southern Finland, September.
Edwin Giesbers / Close-up of the spot pattern on skin / fur of a female Persian leopard (Panthera pardus saxicolor), captive, occurs in the Caucasus, Turkmenistan and Afghanistan.
Edwin Giesbers / Close-up of an eye of a Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae), captive, native to Sumatra, Indonesia.
Edwin Giesbers / Face portrait of a European lynx (Lynx lynx), captive, Norway, February.
Edwin Giesbers / Close-up portrait of a European grey wolf (Canis lupus), captive, Norway, February.
Ingo Arndt / Weaver bird nest (Ploceus sp.) detail from Africa in collection at Uebersee-Museum, Bremen, Germany.
Tui De Roy / Okarito Brown Kiwi (Apteryx rowi) feather detail resembling mammalian hair. Okarito Forest, Westland, South Island, New Zealand.
Brandon Cole / Verco's Nudibranch (Tambja verconis) close-up detail of gills. Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve, New Zealand, Pacific Ocean.
Brandon Cole / Firebrick Sea Star (Asterodiscides truncatus) close-up detail. Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve, New Zealand, Pacific Ocean.
David Tipling / Detail of Malaysian Peacock Pheasant (Polyplectron malacense) feathers, captive
Niall Benvie / Detail of small waves on the eastern Atlantic. Isle of Coll, Scotland, October 2012.
Niall Benvie,Niall Benvie / Detail of small waves on the eastern Atlantic. Isle of Coll, Scotland, October 2012.
Franco Banfi / Bulb tentacle sea anemone (Entacmaea quadricolor) close up detail, Maldives, Indian Ocean
Franco Banfi / Close up detail of soft coral (Dendronephthya sp.) Maldives, Indian Ocean
Franco Banfi / Bridled parrotfish (Scarus frenatus) clownish grin reveals its power tools: grinding teeth used to scrape algae from rock, Maldives, Indian Ocean. Highly commended in the Underwater World Category of...
Franco Banfi / Detail of magnificent Sea anemone (Heteractis magnifica) Maldives, Indian Ocean
Franco Banfi / Detail of sponge (Chalinula nematifera) Maldives, Indian Ocean
Juan Carlos Munoz / Detail of melting ice on Jokulsarlon beach. Southern Iceland, Europe, November 2012.
Juan Carlos Munoz / Detail in frozen waterfall. Selijalandfoss waterfall, Southern Iceland, Europe, March 2011.
Niall Benvie / Water detail abstract. Craigengillan Estate, Ayrshire, Scotland.
Juan Manuel Borrero / Illustration of Bittersweet (Solanum dulcamara). Detail of leaves and fruit. Pencil and watercolor painting.
Alex Hyde / Human Head Louse (Pediculus humanus capitis) macro shot of claw, that allows the louse to grip onto the hairs of their human host, False-colour scanning electron micrograph (SEM).
Alex Hyde / Common Wasp (Vespula vulgaris) close up of sting, UK
Alex Hyde / Horsefly (Philipomyia aprica) Aosta Valley, Monte Rosa Massif, Pennine Alps, Italy. July.
Alex Hyde / Aposematism describes the use of bright colouration and bold patterns to advertise that an organism is unpalatable or dangerous. All three insects are foul-tasting or toxic if eaten: Wood Tiger moth...
Alex Hyde / Wood Tiger moth (Parasemia plantaginis) photographed on a white background. Aosta Valley, Monte Rosa Massif, Pennine Alps, Italy. July.
Neil Aldridge / Common Zebra (Equus quagga) head detail portrait, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Colin Varndell / Close up of head and thorax of male migrant hawker dragonfly (Aesgna mixta) Hartland Moor, Dorset, UK September
Colin Varndell / Ash (Fraxinus excelsior) fresh leaf in spring, Dorset, UK April
Anup Shah / Western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) sub-adult male 'Kunga' aged 13 years hands holding a branch, Bai Hokou, Dzanga Sangha Special Dense Forest Reserve, Central African Republic. December...
Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Sea aster (Tripolium pannonicum) in flower, Abbotts Hall Farm, Essex, England, UK, September. 2020VISION Book Plate.
Katrina Martin / 2020VISION / Flowering Common bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) with dew, Cumbernauld Glen SWT reserve, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK, May. 2020VISION Book Plate.
Ross Hoddinott / Fungus (Mycena sp.) gills backlit, seen from low angle. Dartmoor, Devon, UK. 'Wild Woods' category, British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) competition 2012.
Alex Mustard / Common Sydney octopus (Octopus tetricus) detail of eyes. Sydney Harbour. New South Wales, Australia
Andy Rouse / 2020VISION / Gannet (Morus bassanus) portrait showing blue eyes. Bempton Cliffs RSPB reserve, UK, Yorkshire, July.
Jack Dykinga / Cibecue Creek waterfall pouring through canyon narrows, White Mountain Apache Reservation, Arizona, USA
Juan Carlos Munoz / Detail of geological rock formations in the sandstone cliffs of Jaizkibel Beach, Gipuzkoa, Basque Country, Spain, May 2012