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Leaf frozen in ice, Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, southern Spain, February. Highly Commended in the Plants and Fungi Category of the Asferico 2016 Awards.  -  Andres M. Dominguez
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Andres M. Dominguez / Leaf frozen in ice, Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, southern Spain, February. Highly Commended in the Plants and Fungi Category of the Asferico 2016 Awards.
Porcelain fungus (Oudemansiella mucida) gills. Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. October.  -  Alex  Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Porcelain fungus (Oudemansiella mucida) gills. Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. October.
Red eye medusa (Polyorchis penicillatus) with hitchhiking amphipods (Hyperia medusarum). Browning Pass, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. North East Pacific Ocean.  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Red eye medusa (Polyorchis penicillatus) with hitchhiking amphipods (Hyperia medusarum). Browning Pass, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. North East Pacific Ocean.
Great egret (Ardea alba) close up of feathers, Lake Csaj, Pusztaszer, Hungary, December. Winner of the Portfolio category of the Terre Sauvage Nature Images Awards competition 2015.  -  Bence  Mate
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Bence Mate / Great egret (Ardea alba) close up of feathers, Lake Csaj, Pusztaszer, Hungary, December. Winner of the Portfolio category of the Terre Sauvage Nature Images Awards competition 2015.
Hepatica (Hepatica nobilis) white morph and normal blue morph, Southern Estonia, April.  -  Sven  Zacek
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Sven Zacek / Hepatica (Hepatica nobilis) white morph and normal blue morph, Southern Estonia, April.
Banded demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens) group of four on plant stems, River Leijgraaf, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, August 2013. Finalist in the Invertebrate category of the Wildlife Photographer of th...  -  Edwin  Giesbers
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Edwin Giesbers / Banded demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens) group of four on plant stems, River Leijgraaf, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, August 2013. Finalist in the Invertebrate category of the Wildlife Photographer of th...
European beech forest (Fagus sylvatica) in autumn, view from below in the mist, Ilirska Bistrica, Green Karst, Slovenia, October.  -  Juan  Carlos Munoz
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Juan Carlos Munoz / European beech forest (Fagus sylvatica) in autumn, view from below in the mist, Ilirska Bistrica, Green Karst, Slovenia, October.
Landscape of Lillehooksbreen glacier at Svalbard, Norway, July 2008.  -  Ole  Jorgen Liodden
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Ole Jorgen Liodden / Landscape of Lillehooksbreen glacier at Svalbard, Norway, July 2008.
Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) footprints in snow, on cracked ice, Svalbard, Norway, September.  -  Ole  Jorgen Liodden
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Ole Jorgen Liodden / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) footprints in snow, on cracked ice, Svalbard, Norway, September.
Ice cave melting in Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau, Alaska, USA, August 2014.  -  Floris  van Breugel
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Floris van Breugel / Ice cave melting in Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau, Alaska, USA, August 2014.
Ice cave with melt water running through, Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau, Alaska, USA, August 2014.  -  Floris  van Breugel
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Floris van Breugel / Ice cave with melt water running through, Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau, Alaska, USA, August 2014.
Fern growing among Bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) Foxley Wood, Norfolk, UK, April.  -  David Tipling
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David Tipling / Fern growing among Bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) Foxley Wood, Norfolk, UK, April.
Grass Mantis (Schizocephala bicornis) photographed on a white background. Captive, originating from India.  -  Alex  Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Grass Mantis (Schizocephala bicornis) photographed on a white background. Captive, originating from India.
Buff tip moth (Phalera bucephala) protective web covering caterpillars and food plant, Hungary, June.  -  Ingo Arndt
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Ingo Arndt / Buff tip moth (Phalera bucephala) protective web covering caterpillars and food plant, Hungary, June.
Long-jawed orb weaver spider (Tetragnatha nigrita) on web, Germany.  -  Ingo Arndt
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Ingo Arndt / Long-jawed orb weaver spider (Tetragnatha nigrita) on web, Germany.
Garden Spider (Araneus diadematus) web with dew drops, at sunrise, Germany, August.  -  Ingo Arndt
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Ingo Arndt / Garden Spider (Araneus diadematus) web with dew drops, at sunrise, Germany, August.
Dead Angelica (Angelica sp) in the snow, Skaftafell, Vatnajokull National Park, Iceland, February  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Dead Angelica (Angelica sp) in the snow, Skaftafell, Vatnajokull National Park, Iceland, February
Two pairs of Small spreadwings (Lestes virens) egg depositing in the soft rush in fen, Hondeven, east Holland, August  -  Theo Bosboom,Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom,Theo Bosboom / Two pairs of Small spreadwings (Lestes virens) egg depositing in the soft rush in fen, Hondeven, east Holland, August
Common blue damselflies (Enallagma cyathigerum) flying over water, in a fen  Hondeven, east Holland, June  -  Theo Bosboom,Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom,Theo Bosboom / Common blue damselflies (Enallagma cyathigerum) flying over water, in a fen Hondeven, east Holland, June
Beech (Fagus sp)  leaves in autumn, Angerenstein park, Arnhem, the Netherlands, November 2011  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Beech (Fagus sp) leaves in autumn, Angerenstein park, Arnhem, the Netherlands, November 2011
Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens) male, Finland, August  -  Jussi  Murtosaari
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Jussi Murtosaari / Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens) male, Finland, August
Alpine Snowbell (Soldanella alpina) in flower, above Madoona di Campiglio, Brenta Dolomites, Italy, June 2010  -  Paul  Harcourt Davies
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Paul Harcourt Davies / Alpine Snowbell (Soldanella alpina) in flower, above Madoona di Campiglio, Brenta Dolomites, Italy, June 2010
Hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium) flower head against white background. Scotland, UK, August.  -  Niall Benvie,Niall Benvie
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Niall Benvie,Niall Benvie / Hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium) flower head against white background. Scotland, UK, August.
Forest seedling growing in the Bornean forest. Gunung Gading National Park, Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo  -  Jurgen Freund
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Jurgen Freund / Forest seedling growing in the Bornean forest. Gunung Gading National Park, Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo
Marbled White butterfly (Melanargia galathea) resting on grass, Dunsdon Nature Reserve, Devon, UK. July  -  Ross Hoddinott
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Ross Hoddinott / Marbled White butterfly (Melanargia galathea) resting on grass, Dunsdon Nature Reserve, Devon, UK. July
Long Water Measurer (Hydrometra stagnorum) drinking by piercing surface tension with mouthparts. Captive, UK, July.  -  Andy Sands
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Andy Sands / Long Water Measurer (Hydrometra stagnorum) drinking by piercing surface tension with mouthparts. Captive, UK, July.
Heath fritillary (Melitaea athalia) resting on scabious flower, Nordtirol, Austrian Alps, Austria, August.  -  Alex Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Heath fritillary (Melitaea athalia) resting on scabious flower, Nordtirol, Austrian Alps, Austria, August.
Common Spotted Orchid (Dactylorhiza fuchsii) in soft focus by fern fronds. Estonia, Europe, June.  -  Sven Zacek
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Sven Zacek / Common Spotted Orchid (Dactylorhiza fuchsii) in soft focus by fern fronds. Estonia, Europe, June.
Large Wall Brown Butterfly (Lasiommata maera) feeding on flower. Estonia, Europe, June.  -  Sven Zacek
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Sven Zacek / Large Wall Brown Butterfly (Lasiommata maera) feeding on flower. Estonia, Europe, June.
Barley (Hordeum vulgare) against sky. Picardy, France, April.  -  Pascal Tordeux
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Pascal Tordeux / Barley (Hordeum vulgare) against sky. Picardy, France, April.
Green Hydra (Hydra viridis) with tentacles extended. UK, November.  -  Stephen Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Green Hydra (Hydra viridis) with tentacles extended. UK, November.
Common blue butterfly (Polyommatus icarus)warming up, Berlin, Germany, July  -  Florian Möllers
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Florian Möllers / Common blue butterfly (Polyommatus icarus)warming up, Berlin, Germany, July
Agaric Fungus (Marasmius sp) Mapari, Rupununi, Guyana  -  Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Agaric Fungus (Marasmius sp) Mapari, Rupununi, Guyana
Red helleborine (Cephalanthera rubra) in flower, Lorraine, France, June  -  Michel Poinsignon
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Michel Poinsignon / Red helleborine (Cephalanthera rubra) in flower, Lorraine, France, June
Sumac leaves in the fall (Rhus typhina).  -  Visuals Unlimited
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Visuals Unlimited / Sumac leaves in the fall (Rhus typhina).
Hepatica flowers (Hepatica americana), Eastern USA.  -  Visuals Unlimited
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Visuals Unlimited / Hepatica flowers (Hepatica americana), Eastern USA.
Close-up of flower parts of a Cactus (Echinocactus sp)  -  Visuals Unlimited
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Visuals Unlimited / Close-up of flower parts of a Cactus (Echinocactus sp)
Grey treefrog (Hyla versicolor) sitting in a Pitcher plant (Sarracenia sp) Eastern USA.  -  Visuals Unlimited
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Visuals Unlimited / Grey treefrog (Hyla versicolor) sitting in a Pitcher plant (Sarracenia sp) Eastern USA.
Silk moth (Saturniidae) cocoon, used in textile production, photographed on a white background. Maroantsetra, Northeast Madagascar.  -  Alex Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Silk moth (Saturniidae) cocoon, used in textile production, photographed on a white background. Maroantsetra, Northeast Madagascar.
Close-up of the extendable silk net of the Ogre faced / Net-casting spider {Deinopis sp}, Masoala Peninsula National Park, north east Madagascar.  -  Alex Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Close-up of the extendable silk net of the Ogre faced / Net-casting spider {Deinopis sp}, Masoala Peninsula National Park, north east Madagascar.
Green bush cricket {Tettigoniidae} in rainforest at night. Masoala Peninsula National Park, north east Madagascar.  -  Alex Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Green bush cricket {Tettigoniidae} in rainforest at night. Masoala Peninsula National Park, north east Madagascar.
Yulan Magnolia flower parts (Magnolia denudata) originally from China.  -  Visuals Unlimited
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Visuals Unlimited / Yulan Magnolia flower parts (Magnolia denudata) originally from China.
Sepals and the underside of the petals of the Sunflower (Helianthus annuus).  -  Visuals Unlimited
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Visuals Unlimited / Sepals and the underside of the petals of the Sunflower (Helianthus annuus).
Sea Nettle (Chrysaora fuscescens) jelly swarm.  -  Visuals Unlimited
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Visuals Unlimited / Sea Nettle (Chrysaora fuscescens) jelly swarm.
Close-up of a Crocus flower stamen.  -  Visuals Unlimited
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Visuals Unlimited / Close-up of a Crocus flower stamen.
Red rose (Rosa sp), petal whorl, flower  -  Stephen Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Red rose (Rosa sp), petal whorl, flower
Highland rubyspot (Hetaerina sp) in flight, Venezuealan cloudforest. South America  -  Stephen Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Highland rubyspot (Hetaerina sp) in flight, Venezuealan cloudforest. South America
Misty morning with dragonfly silhouetted in dawn light, on lake, Estonia  -  Sven Zacek
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Sven Zacek / Misty morning with dragonfly silhouetted in dawn light, on lake, Estonia
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