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Dead Lang's short-tailed blue butterfly (Leptotes pirithous) in a river with bacterial film, Los Alcornocales Natural Park, Southern Spain, September.  -  Andres M. Dominguez
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Andres M. Dominguez / Dead Lang's short-tailed blue butterfly (Leptotes pirithous) in a river with bacterial film, Los Alcornocales Natural Park, Southern Spain, September.
Dead Lang's short-tailed blue butterfly (Leptotes pirithous) in a river with bacterial film, Los Alcornocales Natural Park, Southern Spain, September.  -  Andres M. Dominguez
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Andres M. Dominguez / Dead Lang's short-tailed blue butterfly (Leptotes pirithous) in a river with bacterial film, Los Alcornocales Natural Park, Southern Spain, September.
Slow motion clip of a male Orchid bee (Euglossini) gathering nectar from an orchid (Lycomormium ecuadorense) flower, Imbabura Province, Ecuador.  -  Morley Read
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Morley Read / Slow motion clip of a male Orchid bee (Euglossini) gathering nectar from an orchid (Lycomormium ecuadorense) flower, Imbabura Province, Ecuador.
Male Anna's hummingbird (Calypte anna) cleaning its beak on a twig, Southern California, USA, January.  -  John Chan
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John Chan / Male Anna's hummingbird (Calypte anna) cleaning its beak on a twig, Southern California, USA, January.
Sword-billed hummingbird (Ensifera ensifera) in flight, North-Ecuador, Ecuador.  -  Konrad  Wothe
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Konrad Wothe / Sword-billed hummingbird (Ensifera ensifera) in flight, North-Ecuador, Ecuador.
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...  -  Andres M. Dominguez
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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...
Bacteria (Lepthotryx discophora) causing iridescent patterns and White willow tree leaf (Salix alba) in river, Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, southern Spain, November.  -  Andres M. Dominguez
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Andres M. Dominguez / Bacteria (Lepthotryx discophora) causing iridescent patterns and White willow tree leaf (Salix alba) in river, Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, southern Spain, November.
Tui (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae) on New Zealand flax (Phormium) flowerhead, with yellow pollen on head, Te Awanga Lagoon, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, November.  -  Brent  Stephenson
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Brent Stephenson / Tui (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae) on New Zealand flax (Phormium) flowerhead, with yellow pollen on head, Te Awanga Lagoon, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, November.
Ground beetle (Carabus hispanus) resting on a leaf of Hydrangea (Hydrangea sp), Lozere, Cevennes, Languedoc Roussillon, France, July.  -  Pascal Pittorino
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Pascal Pittorino / Ground beetle (Carabus hispanus) resting on a leaf of Hydrangea (Hydrangea sp), Lozere, Cevennes, Languedoc Roussillon, France, July.
Green Dock Beetle (Gastrophysa viridula) female with huge abdomen swollen with eggs. Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. May.  -  Alex  Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Green Dock Beetle (Gastrophysa viridula) female with huge abdomen swollen with eggs. Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. May.
Spider hunting wasp (Pompilidae) Maliau Basin, Sabah, Borneo.  -  Alex  Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Spider hunting wasp (Pompilidae) Maliau Basin, Sabah, Borneo.
Bacteria - iron and manganese oxidizers and their complementary reducers, in the mud of an empty fish pond, Upper Lusatia Heath and Pond Landscape, Upper Lusatia UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Germany  -  Dr.  Axel Gebauer
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Dr. Axel Gebauer / Bacteria - iron and manganese oxidizers and their complementary reducers, in the mud of an empty fish pond, Upper Lusatia Heath and Pond Landscape, Upper Lusatia UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Germany
Cloud iridescence forming above a cumulonimbus cloud, caused by light refraction through individual water droplets and ice crystals at high altitude, Sierra Leone.  -  Felicity Lanchester,Felicity  Lanchester
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Felicity Lanchester,Felicity Lanchester / Cloud iridescence forming above a cumulonimbus cloud, caused by light refraction through individual water droplets and ice crystals at high altitude, Sierra Leone.
Natural iridescent oil film from decaying leaves at the surface of a pool, with a cottonwood leaf floating. Escalante National Monument, Utah. November.  -  Floris van Breugel
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Floris van Breugel / Natural iridescent oil film from decaying leaves at the surface of a pool, with a cottonwood leaf floating. Escalante National Monument, Utah. November.
Two caught Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus) Isle of Skye, Hebrides, Scotland, August  -  Laurie Campbell
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Laurie Campbell / Two caught Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus) Isle of Skye, Hebrides, Scotland, August
Greater silver hatchet fish (Argyropelecus gigas) Mid-Atlantic Ridge, North Atlantic Ocean  -  David Shale
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David Shale / Greater silver hatchet fish (Argyropelecus gigas) Mid-Atlantic Ridge, North Atlantic Ocean
Two-banded seabream (Diplodus vulgaris) 'Turtle Rock', Passage du Cavallo, Lavezzi Archipelago, Corsica, France, September 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Pitkin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Pitkin / Two-banded seabream (Diplodus vulgaris) 'Turtle Rock', Passage du Cavallo, Lavezzi Archipelago, Corsica, France, September 2008
Rosechafer (Cetonia aurata) on Dog rose (Rosa canina) flower, East Slovakia, Europe, June 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Wothe
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Wothe / Rosechafer (Cetonia aurata) on Dog rose (Rosa canina) flower, East Slovakia, Europe, June 2008
RF- Adult male Rajah Brooke's Birdwing butterfly (Trogonoptera brookiana) basking in pool of sunlight. Dipterocarp rainforest, Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo. (This image may be licensed either as rights...  -  Nick Garbutt
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Nick Garbutt / RF- Adult male Rajah Brooke's Birdwing butterfly (Trogonoptera brookiana) basking in pool of sunlight. Dipterocarp rainforest, Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo. (This image may be licensed either as rights...
Tigerwing butterfly (Mechanitis sp.), two chrysalis, Ithomiini, Santa Maria, Boyac,  Colombia  -  Thomas Marent
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Thomas Marent / Tigerwing butterfly (Mechanitis sp.), two chrysalis, Ithomiini, Santa Maria, Boyac, Colombia
Leaf Beetle (Chrysomelidae), Pacaya Samiria National Park, Peru  -  Cyril Ruoso
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Cyril Ruoso / Leaf Beetle (Chrysomelidae), Pacaya Samiria National Park, Peru
Violet-crowned Woodnymph (Thalurania colombica) hummingbird male feeding on flower nectar, Costa Rica  -  Graeme Guy
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Graeme Guy / Violet-crowned Woodnymph (Thalurania colombica) hummingbird male feeding on flower nectar, Costa Rica
Southern Double-collared Sunbird (Cinnyris chalybeus) male on Pincushion (Leucospermum sp) protea flower, Kirstenbosch Garden, Cape Town, South Africa  -  Kevin Schafer
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Kevin Schafer / Southern Double-collared Sunbird (Cinnyris chalybeus) male on Pincushion (Leucospermum sp) protea flower, Kirstenbosch Garden, Cape Town, South Africa
Violet-crowned Woodnymph (Thalurania colombica) hummingbird male perched in lowland rainforest, Costa Rica  -  Michael & Patricia Fogden
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Michael & Patricia Fogden / Violet-crowned Woodnymph (Thalurania colombica) hummingbird male perched in lowland rainforest, Costa Rica
Broad-billed Hummingbird (Cynanthus latirostris) male flying, Madeira Canyon, Coronado National Forest, Arizona  -  Konrad Wothe
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Konrad Wothe / Broad-billed Hummingbird (Cynanthus latirostris) male flying, Madeira Canyon, Coronado National Forest, Arizona
Blue-tailed Hummingbird (Amazilia cyanura) feeding at flowers, Honduras  -  Konrad Wothe
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Konrad Wothe / Blue-tailed Hummingbird (Amazilia cyanura) feeding at flowers, Honduras
Leaf Beetle (Chrysomelidae) portrait, South Africa  -  Mark Moffett
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Mark Moffett / Leaf Beetle (Chrysomelidae) portrait, South Africa
Giant Amazon scarab beetle (Coprophanaeus lancifer), Amazon, Brazil. June.  -  Suzi Eszterhas
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Suzi Eszterhas / Giant Amazon scarab beetle (Coprophanaeus lancifer), Amazon, Brazil. June.
Velvet-purple coronet hummingbird (Boissonneaua jardini) visits a flower in cloud forest, Choco region, Northwestern Ecuador.  -  Nick Hawkins
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Nick Hawkins / Velvet-purple coronet hummingbird (Boissonneaua jardini) visits a flower in cloud forest, Choco region, Northwestern Ecuador.
The blue-purple iridescence of this algal seaweed (Fauchea laciniata) is the result of light reflecting off of gland cells embedded in its surface layer. Barkley Sound, Vancouver Island, British Colum...  -  David Hall
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David Hall / The blue-purple iridescence of this algal seaweed (Fauchea laciniata) is the result of light reflecting off of gland cells embedded in its surface layer. Barkley Sound, Vancouver Island, British Colum...
Slime mould (Physarum psittacinum), in reproductive phase. Close-up of mature fruiting body (sporangium), bearing thousands of spores. Buckinghamshire, UK.  -  Andy Sands
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Andy Sands / Slime mould (Physarum psittacinum), in reproductive phase. Close-up of mature fruiting body (sporangium), bearing thousands of spores. Buckinghamshire, UK.
Juvenile lefteye flounder (Bothidae sp.) photographed at night, Balayan Bay, Luzon, Philippines. Minimum fees apply.  -  Magnus Lundgren
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Magnus Lundgren / Juvenile lefteye flounder (Bothidae sp.) photographed at night, Balayan Bay, Luzon, Philippines. Minimum fees apply.
Southern double-collared sunbird (Cinnyris chalybeus), male perched in fynbos habitat, Western Cape Province, South Africa. Endemic species to this region.  -  Richard Du Toit
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Richard Du Toit / Southern double-collared sunbird (Cinnyris chalybeus), male perched in fynbos habitat, Western Cape Province, South Africa. Endemic species to this region.
Fiery-throated hummingbird (Panterpe insignis) in mist, Cordillera de Talamanca, Costa Rica.  -  Laurie Hedges
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Laurie Hedges / Fiery-throated hummingbird (Panterpe insignis) in mist, Cordillera de Talamanca, Costa Rica.
Mosquito laying eggs in a river with Bacteria (Leptothrix sp.) Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, Cadiz, Spain. October.  -  Andres M. Dominguez
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Andres M. Dominguez / Mosquito laying eggs in a river with Bacteria (Leptothrix sp.) Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, Cadiz, Spain. October.
Metallic green flea beetle (Altica sp), two walking one behind the other up stem. Berkshire, England, UK. April.  -  Nigel Cattlin
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Nigel Cattlin / Metallic green flea beetle (Altica sp), two walking one behind the other up stem. Berkshire, England, UK. April.
Metallic green flea beetle (Altica sp), two walking one behind the other up stem. Berkshire, England, UK. April.  -  Nigel Cattlin
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Nigel Cattlin / Metallic green flea beetle (Altica sp), two walking one behind the other up stem. Berkshire, England, UK. April.
Metallic green flea beetle (Altica sp) walking down stem. Berkshire, England, UK. April.  -  Nigel Cattlin
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Nigel Cattlin / Metallic green flea beetle (Altica sp) walking down stem. Berkshire, England, UK. April.
Long exposure of a bigfin reef squid (Sepioteuthis lessoniana) in open water at night. Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Lembeh Strait, Molucca Sea..  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Long exposure of a bigfin reef squid (Sepioteuthis lessoniana) in open water at night. Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Lembeh Strait, Molucca Sea..
Grey nightjar (Caprimulgus indicus). Simao, Pu'er Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China.  -  Dong Lei
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Dong Lei / Grey nightjar (Caprimulgus indicus). Simao, Pu'er Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China.
Glitter weevil (Compsus), showing iridescence created from photonic crystals within the body scales, Orellana Province, Ecuadorian Amazon.  -  Morley Read
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Morley Read / Glitter weevil (Compsus), showing iridescence created from photonic crystals within the body scales, Orellana Province, Ecuadorian Amazon.
Glitter weevil (Compsus), showing iridescence created from photonic crystals within the body scales, Orellana Province, Ecuadorian Amazon.  -  Morley Read
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Morley Read / Glitter weevil (Compsus), showing iridescence created from photonic crystals within the body scales, Orellana Province, Ecuadorian Amazon.
Jewel beetle (Polybothris sp) amongst moss, ventral view / underside. Vohiparara, Madagascar. Sequence 2/2.  -  Chris Mattison
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Chris Mattison / Jewel beetle (Polybothris sp) amongst moss, ventral view / underside. Vohiparara, Madagascar. Sequence 2/2.
Feathers of a Grey peacock-pheasant (Polyplectron bicalcaratum). Captive.  -  Ernie  Janes
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Ernie Janes / Feathers of a Grey peacock-pheasant (Polyplectron bicalcaratum). Captive.
Grey peacock-pheasant (Polyplectron bicalcaratum) portrait. Captive.  -  Ernie  Janes
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Ernie Janes / Grey peacock-pheasant (Polyplectron bicalcaratum) portrait. Captive.
Grey peacock-pheasant (Polyplectron bicalcaratum) portrait. Captive.  -  Ernie  Janes
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Ernie Janes / Grey peacock-pheasant (Polyplectron bicalcaratum) portrait. Captive.
Bluebottle fly (Calliphora vomitoria) on ivy leaf, showing blue abdomen. Beverley Court Gardens, Lewisham, England, November  -  Rod Williams
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Rod Williams / Bluebottle fly (Calliphora vomitoria) on ivy leaf, showing blue abdomen. Beverley Court Gardens, Lewisham, England, November
Stock Dove (Columba oenas) male foraging in leaves. UK. March.  -  Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Stock Dove (Columba oenas) male foraging in leaves. UK. March.
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