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Jacky Hunt, a specialist in bird rescue and rehabilitation, with two Boobook owls (Ninox boobook), which she is providing temporary accommodation for in her factory. These birds were evacuated from th...  -  Doug Gimesy
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Doug Gimesy / Jacky Hunt, a specialist in bird rescue and rehabilitation, with two Boobook owls (Ninox boobook), which she is providing temporary accommodation for in her factory. These birds were evacuated from th...
A diver explores Silfra Canyon, a deep fault filled with fresh water in the rift valley between the Eurasian and American tectonic plates at Thingvellir National Park, Iceland. May 2011.  In this phot...  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / A diver explores Silfra Canyon, a deep fault filled with fresh water in the rift valley between the Eurasian and American tectonic plates at Thingvellir National Park, Iceland. May 2011. In this phot...
Leaf cutter ant (Atta sp) female worker carrying leaf to nest, with a smaller 'minor' ant riding. The minor's job is to protect her sister from parasitic flies. Costa Rica, December. Highly Commended,...  -  Bence Mate
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Bence Mate / Leaf cutter ant (Atta sp) female worker carrying leaf to nest, with a smaller 'minor' ant riding. The minor's job is to protect her sister from parasitic flies. Costa Rica, December. Highly Commended,...
Orange tip butterfly (Anthocharis cardamines) male in flight amongst Lady's smock or Cuckooflower (Cardamine pratensis),England.  -  Stephen  Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Orange tip butterfly (Anthocharis cardamines) male in flight amongst Lady's smock or Cuckooflower (Cardamine pratensis),England.
Puffins (Fratercula arctica) swimming underwater. Puffins spend most of their lives at sea and are excellent underwater swimmers, which is how they catch small fish, their main food. , Farne Islands,...  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Puffins (Fratercula arctica) swimming underwater. Puffins spend most of their lives at sea and are excellent underwater swimmers, which is how they catch small fish, their main food. , Farne Islands,...
Leafy seadragon (Phycodurus eques) demonstrates the effectiveness of its camouflage as it shelters amongst seaweeds. This individual is a male carrying eggs. Wool Bay Jetty, Edithburgh, Yorke Peninsul...  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Leafy seadragon (Phycodurus eques) demonstrates the effectiveness of its camouflage as it shelters amongst seaweeds. This individual is a male carrying eggs. Wool Bay Jetty, Edithburgh, Yorke Peninsul...
Lemon shark juvenile (Negaprion brevirostris) trying to feed on the leaves of a red mangrove (Rhizophora mangle). As pups, the sharks have to learn to hunt for themselves and sometimes make mistakes....  -  Shane Gross
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Shane Gross / Lemon shark juvenile (Negaprion brevirostris) trying to feed on the leaves of a red mangrove (Rhizophora mangle). As pups, the sharks have to learn to hunt for themselves and sometimes make mistakes....
Hawaiian green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) crowding into a small seaside cavern to bask at sunset. Resting on shore is a behaviour that is very rare for sea turtles, except in Hawaii and the Galapago...  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Hawaiian green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) crowding into a small seaside cavern to bask at sunset. Resting on shore is a behaviour that is very rare for sea turtles, except in Hawaii and the Galapago...
Signs explaining that the St Kilda Penguin colony is closed for viewing until further notice due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. St Kilda pier, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia. April 2020  -  Doug Gimesy
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Doug Gimesy / Signs explaining that the St Kilda Penguin colony is closed for viewing until further notice due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. St Kilda pier, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia. April 2020
Alcedo giant tortoise (Chelonoidis vandenburghi), Alcedo Volcano, Isabela Island. This is where the largest extant population exists, acting as ecosystem engineers by maintaining open meadows and digg...  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Alcedo giant tortoise (Chelonoidis vandenburghi), Alcedo Volcano, Isabela Island. This is where the largest extant population exists, acting as ecosystem engineers by maintaining open meadows and digg...
Reindeer herders moving a large flock of semi-domesticated Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus), with the help of snowmobiles, to the reindeer calving areas in the Jotunheimen National Park, Norway. Here, the...  -  Orsolya Haarberg
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Orsolya Haarberg / Reindeer herders moving a large flock of semi-domesticated Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus), with the help of snowmobiles, to the reindeer calving areas in the Jotunheimen National Park, Norway. Here, the...
Oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus) is framed by the surface. Elphinstone reef, Marsa Alam, Egypt. Red Sea.  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus) is framed by the surface. Elphinstone reef, Marsa Alam, Egypt. Red Sea.
Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) in a Eucalyptus tree after recent bushfires, just before having a visual inspection for its health. If it is determined that a closer examination is required to determin...  -  Doug Gimesy
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Doug Gimesy / Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) in a Eucalyptus tree after recent bushfires, just before having a visual inspection for its health. If it is determined that a closer examination is required to determin...
Crystallised patterns in an abandoned pond used for the disposal and stacking of phosphogypsum with shallow, but highly toxic radioactive green water in Huelva, Southern Spain. Phosphogypsum is a radi...  -  Milan Radisics
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Milan Radisics / Crystallised patterns in an abandoned pond used for the disposal and stacking of phosphogypsum with shallow, but highly toxic radioactive green water in Huelva, Southern Spain. Phosphogypsum is a radi...
Service road crossing an abandoned pond used for the disposal and stacking of phosphogypsum with crystallised patterns and shallow, but highly toxic radioactive green water in Huelva, Southern Spain....  -  Milan Radisics
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Milan Radisics / Service road crossing an abandoned pond used for the disposal and stacking of phosphogypsum with crystallised patterns and shallow, but highly toxic radioactive green water in Huelva, Southern Spain....
Service road crossing an abandoned pond used for the disposal and stacking of phosphogypsum with crystallised patterns and shallow, but highly toxic radioactive green water in Huelva, Southern Spain....  -  Milan Radisics
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Milan Radisics / Service road crossing an abandoned pond used for the disposal and stacking of phosphogypsum with crystallised patterns and shallow, but highly toxic radioactive green water in Huelva, Southern Spain....
During an extreme heat-stress event at Melbourne's Yarra Bend Grey-headed Flying-fox (Pteropus poliocephalus) colony, where temperatures exceeded 43C, in a desperate search for somewhere cooler and l...  -  Doug Gimesy
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Doug Gimesy / During an extreme heat-stress event at Melbourne's Yarra Bend Grey-headed Flying-fox (Pteropus poliocephalus) colony, where temperatures exceeded 43C, in a desperate search for somewhere cooler and l...
Patterns in the tidal  flats of the delta where the delta is swept by tidal encroachment from the Gulf of California. Evidence of the fresh water flow is observable as plant life turns green. Colorado...  -  Jack Dykinga
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Jack Dykinga / Patterns in the tidal flats of the delta where the delta is swept by tidal encroachment from the Gulf of California. Evidence of the fresh water flow is observable as plant life turns green. Colorado...
Western clown anemonefish (Amphiprion ocellaris) poses with a large, dominant female behind. The clownfish in the foreground is probably a juvenile. Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Lembeh Strait, M...  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Western clown anemonefish (Amphiprion ocellaris) poses with a large, dominant female behind. The clownfish in the foreground is probably a juvenile. Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Lembeh Strait, M...
Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica) landing, wings outstretched. Machias Seal Island, off the coast of Maine, USA. July. This island is disputed between USA and Canada.  -  George  Sanker
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George Sanker / Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica) landing, wings outstretched. Machias Seal Island, off the coast of Maine, USA. July. This island is disputed between USA and Canada.
Wallace's giant bee (Megachile pluto) and nest on tree trunk. North Moluccas, Indonesia.T his is the only photo that is known to exist of this species (the world's largest bee) in the wild, in situ, a...  -  Clay Bolt
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Clay Bolt / Wallace's giant bee (Megachile pluto) and nest on tree trunk. North Moluccas, Indonesia.T his is the only photo that is known to exist of this species (the world's largest bee) in the wild, in situ, a...
Aerial shot tracking over a cattle farm cut out of the Amazon rainforest, the farm has fish ponds for raising Tilapia and is surrounded by primary rainforest, Napo Province, Ecuador, 2017.  -  Morley Read
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Morley Read / Aerial shot tracking over a cattle farm cut out of the Amazon rainforest, the farm has fish ponds for raising Tilapia and is surrounded by primary rainforest, Napo Province, Ecuador, 2017.
Slow motion clip of a Spiny orb-weaver (Micrathena sp.) weaving a silk nest to protect its eggs, the nest is suspended from a thread to isolate it from predators, Amazon rainforest, Ecuador. Filmed at...  -  Morley Read
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Morley Read / Slow motion clip of a Spiny orb-weaver (Micrathena sp.) weaving a silk nest to protect its eggs, the nest is suspended from a thread to isolate it from predators, Amazon rainforest, Ecuador. Filmed at...
New Zealand giraffe weevil (Lasiorhynchus barbicornis), Lake Waikaremoana, North Island, New Zealand. New Zealand giraffe weevil is endemic to New Zealand and is its longest beetle in the world.  -  Duncan Murrell
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Duncan Murrell / New Zealand giraffe weevil (Lasiorhynchus barbicornis), Lake Waikaremoana, North Island, New Zealand. New Zealand giraffe weevil is endemic to New Zealand and is its longest beetle in the world.
Tigress (Panthera tigris tigris) with her four cubs from  Chandrapur district, Maharashtra, India. She lives in an area known for human-animal conflict and yet is successfully raising her four cubs in...  -  Nayan Khanolkar
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Nayan Khanolkar / Tigress (Panthera tigris tigris) with her four cubs from Chandrapur district, Maharashtra, India. She lives in an area known for human-animal conflict and yet is successfully raising her four cubs in...
Drone shot revealing Victoria Falls, water is milky blue as it contains sulphur from Boiling Lake, Dominica, 2019  -  Derek Galon
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Derek Galon / Drone shot revealing Victoria Falls, water is milky blue as it contains sulphur from Boiling Lake, Dominica, 2019
Drone shot approaching Victoria Falls after heavy rains, normally water is milky blue as it contains sulphur from Boiling Lake, after rain it is muddy, Dominica, 2019.  -  Derek Galon
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Derek Galon / Drone shot approaching Victoria Falls after heavy rains, normally water is milky blue as it contains sulphur from Boiling Lake, after rain it is muddy, Dominica, 2019.
Orange painted frogfish (Antennarius pictus) fishing. Here the frogfish is illuminated by a snooted strobe and the background sand lit with a red LED torch. Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Lembeh S...  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Orange painted frogfish (Antennarius pictus) fishing. Here the frogfish is illuminated by a snooted strobe and the background sand lit with a red LED torch. Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Lembeh S...
Great horned owl (Bubo virginianus) chick stretching its wings in nest in a Saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea), is groomed by its parent, Sonoran Desert, Arizona, USA, May.  -  John Cancalosi
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John Cancalosi / Great horned owl (Bubo virginianus) chick stretching its wings in nest in a Saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea), is groomed by its parent, Sonoran Desert, Arizona, USA, May.
Large leaves on Pacific blackberry (Rubus ursinus) above bracken fern and horsetail, is a small wet area. Oregon, USA. June.  -  John Shaw
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John Shaw / Large leaves on Pacific blackberry (Rubus ursinus) above bracken fern and horsetail, is a small wet area. Oregon, USA. June.
Western screech owl (Megascops kennicottii) is camouflaged as it looks from a tree cavity. Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico, USA, January.  -  John Shaw
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John Shaw / Western screech owl (Megascops kennicottii) is camouflaged as it looks from a tree cavity. Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico, USA, January.
Two male Southern Pacific rattlesnakes (Crotalus oreganus helleri) fighting during mating season. This behaviour is known as a "combat dance", and is used to determine dominance and the right to mate...  -  John Chan
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John Chan / Two male Southern Pacific rattlesnakes (Crotalus oreganus helleri) fighting during mating season. This behaviour is known as a "combat dance", and is used to determine dominance and the right to mate...
Fishing ropes wrap around the head and mouth, damaging the baleen of a severely entangled North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, Canada. Fishing gear entanglem...  -  Nick Hawkins
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Nick Hawkins / Fishing ropes wrap around the head and mouth, damaging the baleen of a severely entangled North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, Canada. Fishing gear entanglem...
Fishing ropes wrap over the blowhole of a severely entangled North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, Canada. Fishing gear entanglement is a leading cause of dea...  -  Nick Hawkins
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Nick Hawkins / Fishing ropes wrap over the blowhole of a severely entangled North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, Canada. Fishing gear entanglement is a leading cause of dea...
RF - Brown hare, (Lepus europaeus) male pursuing female that is in season, Islay, Scotland, UK., March (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / RF - Brown hare, (Lepus europaeus) male pursuing female that is in season, Islay, Scotland, UK., March (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Tracking aerial shot of the source of the Rio Tinto river, the river is coloured by minerals leeching from the surrounding terrain, Andalusia, Spain, January 2019.  -  Milan Radisics
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Milan Radisics / Tracking aerial shot of the source of the Rio Tinto river, the river is coloured by minerals leeching from the surrounding terrain, Andalusia, Spain, January 2019.
Aerial shot of an artificial lake polluted by extractive pyrite mining, the orange color comes from sulfite and the blue is a reflection of the sky, Minas de Riotinto, Andalusia, Spain, January 2019.  -  Milan Radisics
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Milan Radisics / Aerial shot of an artificial lake polluted by extractive pyrite mining, the orange color comes from sulfite and the blue is a reflection of the sky, Minas de Riotinto, Andalusia, Spain, January 2019.
Aerial shot of the shore of an artificial lake polluted by extractive pyrite mining, the orange color comes from sulfite and the blue is a reflection of the sky, Minas de Riotinto, Andalusia, Spain, J...  -  Milan Radisics
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Milan Radisics / Aerial shot of the shore of an artificial lake polluted by extractive pyrite mining, the orange color comes from sulfite and the blue is a reflection of the sky, Minas de Riotinto, Andalusia, Spain, J...
Wood Ducks (Aix sponsa), females behave aggressively toward a male (second from right) that is trying to join them on a floating log, autumn, New York, USA, October.  -  Marie  Read
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Marie Read / Wood Ducks (Aix sponsa), females behave aggressively toward a male (second from right) that is trying to join them on a floating log, autumn, New York, USA, October.
Wonderpus octopus (Wunderpus photogenicus) in its juvenile or larval stage. At this stage it is transparent and drifts in the open ocean as plankton. Anilao, Philippines.  -  Shane Gross
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Shane Gross / Wonderpus octopus (Wunderpus photogenicus) in its juvenile or larval stage. At this stage it is transparent and drifts in the open ocean as plankton. Anilao, Philippines.
Pair of White storks (Ciconia ciconia) mating on their nest, Knepp Castle Estate, Sussex, England, UK, April. This is the first recorded instance of White storks nesting in the UK for several hundreds...  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Pair of White storks (Ciconia ciconia) mating on their nest, Knepp Castle Estate, Sussex, England, UK, April. This is the first recorded instance of White storks nesting in the UK for several hundreds...
Pair of White storks (Ciconia ciconia) arranging nest material on their nest, Knepp Castle Estate, Sussex, England, UK, April. This is the first recorded instance of White storks nesting in the UK for...  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Pair of White storks (Ciconia ciconia) arranging nest material on their nest, Knepp Castle Estate, Sussex, England, UK, April. This is the first recorded instance of White storks nesting in the UK for...
Pair of White storks (Ciconia ciconia) arranging nest material on their nest, Knepp Castle Estate, Sussex, England, UK, April. This is the first recorded instance of White storks nesting in the UK for...  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Pair of White storks (Ciconia ciconia) arranging nest material on their nest, Knepp Castle Estate, Sussex, England, UK, April. This is the first recorded instance of White storks nesting in the UK for...
White stork (Ciconia ciconia) pair mating on their nest at sunset, Knepp estate, Sussex, UK, April 2019. This is the first recorded instance of White storks nesting in the UK for several hundreds of y...  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / White stork (Ciconia ciconia) pair mating on their nest at sunset, Knepp estate, Sussex, UK, April 2019. This is the first recorded instance of White storks nesting in the UK for several hundreds of y...
White stork (Ciconia ciconia) pair performing an up-down display with bill clattering on their nest in an Oak tree, Knepp estate, Sussex, UK, April 2019. This is the first recorded instance of White s...  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / White stork (Ciconia ciconia) pair performing an up-down display with bill clattering on their nest in an Oak tree, Knepp estate, Sussex, UK, April 2019. This is the first recorded instance of White s...
White stork (Ciconia ciconia) male landing with nest material and joining his mate on their nest in an Oak tree at sunset, Knepp estate, Sussex, UK, April 2019. This is the first recorded instance of...  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / White stork (Ciconia ciconia) male landing with nest material and joining his mate on their nest in an Oak tree at sunset, Knepp estate, Sussex, UK, April 2019. This is the first recorded instance of...
Alpine marmot (Marmota marmota) carrying grass and other nesting material across snow to its nest while another one is on the lookout, Gran Paradiso National Park, Aosta Valley, Italy, April  -  David  Pattyn
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David Pattyn / Alpine marmot (Marmota marmota) carrying grass and other nesting material across snow to its nest while another one is on the lookout, Gran Paradiso National Park, Aosta Valley, Italy, April
Zoarchias major eelpouts. (Zoarchias major) The orange individual is female, the one in the hole is male. The female has approached the male, curled around him, attempting to dislodge the male from th...  -  Tony Wu
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Tony Wu / Zoarchias major eelpouts. (Zoarchias major) The orange individual is female, the one in the hole is male. The female has approached the male, curled around him, attempting to dislodge the male from th...
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