Jurgen Freund / Timelapse from day to night of bioluminescent fungi (Omphalotus nidiformis / Pleurotus nidiformis) on a tree trunk, Atherton Tablelands, Queensland, Australia.
Jack Dykinga / Twisted Saguaro cactus (Carnegiea gigantea) with the Milky Way and distant glow of Phoenix lights, Sonoran Desert National Monument, South Maricopa Mountains Wilderness, Arizona, USA. September 2017.
Enrique Lopez-Tapia / Travelers watching lava on Erta Ale volcano crater. Afar Region, Ethiopia, Africa. November 2014.
Pedro Narra / Scientists observing lava and ash plume erupting from Fogo Volcano, Fogo Island, Cape Verde, 29th November 2014.
Laurent Geslin / Wild European lynx (Lynx lynx) at night with city lights and sky glow behind, Switzerland. December. Taken with remote camera trap.
Franco Banfi / Schooling Scalloped hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna lewini) Cocos Island National Park, Costa Rica.
Peter Lewis / Super moon rising behind Glastonbury Tor with people watching, Somerset, England, UK, 27th September 2015.
Aflo / Firefly (Lampyridae) Japan.
Paul Hobson / Glowworm (Lampyris noctiluca) at night, Cambridgeshire, England, UK, August.
Alex Mustard / Red eye medusa (Polyorchis penicillatus) with hitchhiking amphipods (Hyperia medusarum). Browning Pass, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. North East Pacific Ocean.
Fabrice Cahez / Morning mist over the countryside, Aubrac, France, July 2015.
Andy Trowbridge / Matterhorn (4,478m) at sunrise, with reflection in Lake Stellisee, Zermatt, Switzerland, September 2012.
Angelo Gandolfi / White stork (Ciconia ciconia), nesting colony to provide alternative nesting area whilst the building they normally nest on is under repair. Extremadura, Spain, April.
Yukihiro Fukuda / Light trails of Japanese fireflies (Hotaria parvula and Luciola cruciata), Nichinan-chou, Tottori, Japan, July, Endemic species.
Alex Hyde / Chlorophyte or green alga (Volvox aureus) in pond water. UK. The larger spheres are approximately 0.5mm in diameter. Digital composite image.
Cyril Ruoso / European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) at dusk, Picardy, France. Non-ex
Ole Jorgen Liodden / Marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) silhouetted at sunrise, Galapagos Islands. Endemic.
Roy Mangersnes / Full moon over Adventsdlen, Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway, April.
Ole Jorgen Liodden / Svalbard reindeer (Rangifer tarandus platyrhyncus) feeding at sunset, Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Norway, April.
Ole Jorgen Liodden / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) stranded on island, with full moon above, north of Nordaustlandet, Svalbard, Norway, September.
Steven Kazlowski / Photographer in front of Northern lights / Aurora borealis glowing brightly over the frozen eastern Beaufort Sea, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska Model released.
Tom Gilks / Nyiragongo volcano at night, Virungas National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo February 2014.
Constantinos Petrinos / Sunset reflected on the surface of the Aegean Sea on a calm day with a speedboat, Evia Island, Greece. July 2014.
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.
Charlie Summers / The Pleiades or Seven Sisters (M45), a star cluster in the constellation Taurus, taken 26 September 2014 from Eastern Colorado. Taken with digital focus stacking.
Terry Whittaker / Pine marten (Martes martes) on branch, orange glow in sky behind from the lights of Inverness. Black Isle, Scotland, UK, October. Photographed by camera trap Highly commended in the Habitat category o...
Terry Whittaker / Pine marten (Martes martes) walking along edge of water, orange glow in sky behind from the lights of Inverness. Black Isle, Scotland, UK, September. Photographed by camera trap.
Alex Hyde / Long exposure of light trail from bioluminescent click beetle (Pyrophorus sp) walking on ground at night. Danum Valley Sabah, Borneo.
Sven Zacek / Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) in fog at sunset, Estonia, September. Nominated in the Melvita Nature Images Awards competition 2014.
Hougaard Malan / Lighthouse at sunset. Kommetjie, Cape Town, South Africa. November 2008.
Claudio Contreras / Giant Manta Ray (Manta birostris), San Benedicto Island, Revillagigedo Archipelago Biosphere Reserve (Socorro Islands), Pacific Ocean, Western Mexico. Vulnerable species.
Will Burrard-Lucas / Meerkat (Suricata suricatta) standing alert on hind legs at sunset, Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana.
Sandra Bartocha / Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) trees in snowy woodland in evening sunlight, Potsdam, Germany, January.
Jurgen Freund / Bioluminescent fungi (Omphalotus nidiformis / Pleurotus nidiformis) glowing on tree trunk in rainforest at night, Atherton Tablelands, Queensland, Australia,
Jeff Vanuga / Guardian riding Camargue horse through water at sunrise, Camargue, Bouches du Rhone, France, May 2013.