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Common Orb Weaver (Metellina sp.) male. With the camera at a very precise angle to the sun, the silk of the web refracted the light into a rainbow of coloured bands.  -  Alex Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Common Orb Weaver (Metellina sp.) male. With the camera at a very precise angle to the sun, the silk of the web refracted the light into a rainbow of coloured bands.
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
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
Paradise riflebird (Ptiloris paradiseus) feeding on berries in rainforest shrub, Conondale, Queensland, Australia.  -  Bruce Thomson
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Bruce Thomson / Paradise riflebird (Ptiloris paradiseus) feeding on berries in rainforest shrub, Conondale, Queensland, Australia.
Bismarck Ringed python (Bothrochilus boa), Willaumez Peninsula, New Britain, Papua New Guinea, December  -  Bert Willaert
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Bert Willaert / Bismarck Ringed python (Bothrochilus boa), Willaumez Peninsula, New Britain, Papua New Guinea, December
Dorsal view of a Bismarck Ringed python (Bothrochilus boa) in leaf litter, Willaumez Peninsula, New Britain, Papua New Guinea, December  -  Bert Willaert
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Bert Willaert / Dorsal view of a Bismarck Ringed python (Bothrochilus boa) in leaf litter, Willaumez Peninsula, New Britain, Papua New Guinea, December
Bismarck Ringed python (Bothrochilus boa), Willaumez Peninsula, New Britain, Papua New Guinea, December  -  Bert Willaert
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Bert Willaert / Bismarck Ringed python (Bothrochilus boa), Willaumez Peninsula, New Britain, Papua New Guinea, December
Detail of the body scales of a Bismarck Ringed python (Bothrochilus boa), Willaumez Peninsula, New Britain, Papua New Guinea, December  -  Bert Willaert
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Bert Willaert / Detail of the body scales of a Bismarck Ringed python (Bothrochilus boa), Willaumez Peninsula, New Britain, Papua New Guinea, December
Portrait of a Bismarck Ringed python (Bothrochilus boa) with fly, Willaumez Peninsula, New Britain, Papua New Guinea, December  -  Bert Willaert
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Bert Willaert / Portrait of a Bismarck Ringed python (Bothrochilus boa) with fly, Willaumez Peninsula, New Britain, Papua New Guinea, December
Bismarck Ringed python (Bothrochilus boa), Willaumez Peninsula, New Britain, Papua New Guinea, December  -  Bert Willaert
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Bert Willaert / Bismarck Ringed python (Bothrochilus boa), Willaumez Peninsula, New Britain, Papua New Guinea, December
Dead Carrion Crow (Corvus corone) feather detail showing iridescence. Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. February.  -  Alex Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Dead Carrion Crow (Corvus corone) feather detail showing iridescence. Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. February.
Dead Carrion Crow (Corvus corone) feather detail showing iridescence. . Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. February.  -  Alex Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Dead Carrion Crow (Corvus corone) feather detail showing iridescence. . Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. February.
Close up of male Orchid bee (Euglossini sp.) gathering nectar from an orchid (Lycomormium ecuadorense) flower, Ecuador, April.  -  Carlos Zorrilla
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Carlos Zorrilla / Close up of male Orchid bee (Euglossini sp.) gathering nectar from an orchid (Lycomormium ecuadorense) flower, Ecuador, April.
Male Orchid bee (Euglossini sp.) trying to remove pollinia attached to its back before flying away, Ecuador, April.  -  Carlos Zorrilla
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Carlos Zorrilla / Male Orchid bee (Euglossini sp.) trying to remove pollinia attached to its back before flying away, Ecuador, April.
Male Orchid bee (Euglossini sp.) on an orchid (Lycomormium ecuadorense) flower trying to remove pollinia attached to its back, Ecuador, April.  -  Carlos Zorrilla
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Carlos Zorrilla / Male Orchid bee (Euglossini sp.) on an orchid (Lycomormium ecuadorense) flower trying to remove pollinia attached to its back, Ecuador, April.
Euglossine bees (Euglossa sp.) pollinating Lycomormium ecuadorense orchid one with pollinia on back, Ecuador, April.  -  Carlos Zorrilla
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Carlos Zorrilla / Euglossine bees (Euglossa sp.) pollinating Lycomormium ecuadorense orchid one with pollinia on back, Ecuador, April.
Male Orchid bees (Euglossini sp.) gathering nectar from an orchid (Lycomormium ecuadorense) flowers, Ecuador, April.  -  Carlos Zorrilla
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Carlos Zorrilla / Male Orchid bees (Euglossini sp.) gathering nectar from an orchid (Lycomormium ecuadorense) flowers, Ecuador, April.
Common starling (Sturnus vulgaris) On a branch Vendee, France, December  -  Loic Poidevin
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Loic Poidevin / Common starling (Sturnus vulgaris) On a branch Vendee, France, December
Velvet-purple coronet (Boissonneaua jardini) hummingbird, Mindo, Ecuador.  -  Karine Aigner
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Karine Aigner / Velvet-purple coronet (Boissonneaua jardini) hummingbird, Mindo, Ecuador.
Slime mould (Lamproderma scintillans) super close up of 1mm tall sporangia, Buckinghamshire, England, UK, March Focus Stacked.  -  Andy Sands
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Andy Sands / Slime mould (Lamproderma scintillans) super close up of 1mm tall sporangia, Buckinghamshire, England, UK, March Focus Stacked.
Slime mould (Lamproderma scintillans) super close up of 1mm tall sporangia, Buckinghamshire, England, UK, March Focus Stacked.  -  Andy Sands
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Andy Sands / Slime mould (Lamproderma scintillans) super close up of 1mm tall sporangia, Buckinghamshire, England, UK, March Focus Stacked.
Slime mould (Lamproderma scintillans) super close up of 1mm tall sporangia, Buckinghamshire, England, UK, March Focus Stacked.  -  Andy Sands
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Andy Sands / Slime mould (Lamproderma scintillans) super close up of 1mm tall sporangia, Buckinghamshire, England, UK, March Focus Stacked.
Rose chafer beetles (Cetonia aurata) pair mating, Vendee, France, April.  -  Loic Poidevin
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Loic Poidevin / Rose chafer beetles (Cetonia aurata) pair mating, Vendee, France, April.
Rose chafer beetles (Cetonia aurata) pair mating, Vendee, France, April.  -  Loic Poidevin
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Loic Poidevin / Rose chafer beetles (Cetonia aurata) pair mating, Vendee, France, April.
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