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Female Red mason bee (Osmia bicornis) stocking her nest in a glass tube with nectar and pollen before laying an egg, followed by her sealing the cell with mud, Surrey, UK, April.  -  Kim Taylor
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Kim Taylor / Female Red mason bee (Osmia bicornis) stocking her nest in a glass tube with nectar and pollen before laying an egg, followed by her sealing the cell with mud, Surrey, UK, April.
Male Cockchafer beetle (Melolontha melolontha) unfolding its wings before taking off to fly away, Surrey, UK, May.  -  Kim Taylor
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Kim Taylor / Male Cockchafer beetle (Melolontha melolontha) unfolding its wings before taking off to fly away, Surrey, UK, May.
Female Northern pygmy squid (Idiosepius paradoxus) depositing eggs on a blade of eelgrass (Zostera marina), Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.  -  Tony Wu
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Tony Wu / Female Northern pygmy squid (Idiosepius paradoxus) depositing eggs on a blade of eelgrass (Zostera marina), Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.
Female Northern pygmy squid (Idiosepius paradoxus) preparing to lay another egg on a blade of eelgrass (Zostera marina), Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.  -  Tony Wu
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Tony Wu / Female Northern pygmy squid (Idiosepius paradoxus) preparing to lay another egg on a blade of eelgrass (Zostera marina), Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.
Female Acorn weevil (Curculio glandium) boring into oak tree acorn to lay eggs, Lower Saxonian Elbe Valley Reserve, Germany, September.  -  Solvin Zankl
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Solvin Zankl / Female Acorn weevil (Curculio glandium) boring into oak tree acorn to lay eggs, Lower Saxonian Elbe Valley Reserve, Germany, September.
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.
Common blue damselfly (Enallagma cyathigerum) pair in tandem with female ovipositing, reflected in water. September.  -  Edwin Giesbers
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Edwin Giesbers / Common blue damselfly (Enallagma cyathigerum) pair in tandem with female ovipositing, reflected in water. September.
Slow motion clip of a Beefly (Bombyliidae sp.) laying eggs by flicking them into the nest of a solitary bee, UK, April.  -  James Dunbar
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James Dunbar / Slow motion clip of a Beefly (Bombyliidae sp.) laying eggs by flicking them into the nest of a solitary bee, UK, April.
Treehopper (Alchisme onorei) with eggs Papallacta, Napo, Ecuador  -  Lucas Bustamante
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Lucas Bustamante / Treehopper (Alchisme onorei) with eggs Papallacta, Napo, Ecuador
Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) pair, female laying egg. Atka Bay, Antarctica. June.  -  Stefan Christmann
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Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) pair, female laying egg. Atka Bay, Antarctica. June.
Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) pair with recently laid egg, on sea ice. Atka Bay, Antarctica. May.  -  Stefan Christmann
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Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) pair with recently laid egg, on sea ice. Atka Bay, Antarctica. May.
Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) female laying egg. Atka Bay, Antarctica. June. Sequence 3/5.  -  Stefan Christmann
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Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) female laying egg. Atka Bay, Antarctica. June. Sequence 3/5.
Queen conch (Lobatus gigas) laying eggs in the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park, Exuma, Bahamas.  -  Shane Gross
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Shane Gross / Queen conch (Lobatus gigas) laying eggs in the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park, Exuma, Bahamas.
Common blue damselfly (Enallagma cyathigerum) male trying to interfere with a mating couple.  Hondenven, Tubbergen, the Netherlands, June.  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Common blue damselfly (Enallagma cyathigerum) male trying to interfere with a mating couple. Hondenven, Tubbergen, the Netherlands, June.
Female Giant wood wasp (Uroceras gigas) inserting ovipositor into tree stump to lay eggs, Carmarthenshire, Wales, UK, September.  -  Dave Bevan
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Dave Bevan / Female Giant wood wasp (Uroceras gigas) inserting ovipositor into tree stump to lay eggs, Carmarthenshire, Wales, UK, September.
Green sea turtle female (Chelonia mydas) returning to the sea, Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica.  -  Nick Hawkins
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Nick Hawkins / Green sea turtle female (Chelonia mydas) returning to the sea, Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica.
Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) female digging nest on beach at night, Guinea Bissau. Endangered species. 3rd Place in the SOS Especes Menacees / SOS Endangered Species Portfolio category of the Terre S...  -  Pedro  Narra
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Pedro Narra / Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) female digging nest on beach at night, Guinea Bissau. Endangered species. 3rd Place in the SOS Especes Menacees / SOS Endangered Species Portfolio category of the Terre S...
Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) returning to sea, Bissagos Islands, Guinea Bissau. Endangered species.  3rd Place in the SOS Especes Menacees / SOS Endangered Species Portfolio category of the Terre Sau...  -  Pedro  Narra
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Pedro Narra / Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) returning to sea, Bissagos Islands, Guinea Bissau. Endangered species. 3rd Place in the SOS Especes Menacees / SOS Endangered Species Portfolio category of the Terre Sau...
Man and woman undertaking monitoring work measuring  Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) nests as the the female digs it, Bissagos Islands, Guinea Bissau. Endangered species.  3rd Place in the SOS Especes M...  -  Pedro  Narra
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Pedro Narra / Man and woman undertaking monitoring work measuring Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) nests as the the female digs it, Bissagos Islands, Guinea Bissau. Endangered species. 3rd Place in the SOS Especes M...
Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) returning to see after egg laying, e to open sea after digging nest.  Bissagos Islands, Guinea Bissau. Endangered species. 3rd Place in the SOS Especes Menacees / SOS End...  -  Pedro  Narra
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Pedro Narra / Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) returning to see after egg laying, e to open sea after digging nest. Bissagos Islands, Guinea Bissau. Endangered species. 3rd Place in the SOS Especes Menacees / SOS End...
Fly (Mycophaga testacea) laying eggs on Porcelain fungus (Oudemansiella mucida) growing on dead Beech tree (Fagus sylvatica). Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. October.  -  Alex  Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Fly (Mycophaga testacea) laying eggs on Porcelain fungus (Oudemansiella mucida) growing on dead Beech tree (Fagus sylvatica). Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. October.
Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) covering with sand the eggs after laying them in the beach, Europa Island, Eparse Islands / Scattered Islands in the Indian Ocean, Mozambique Channel, Indian Ocean.  -  Jordi  Chias
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Jordi Chias / Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) covering with sand the eggs after laying them in the beach, Europa Island, Eparse Islands / Scattered Islands in the Indian Ocean, Mozambique Channel, Indian Ocean.
Black Bear (Ursus americanus) sleeping in a Sitka Spruce tree (Picea sitchensis) alongside Anan Creek, Alaska, July.  -  Charlie  Summers
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Charlie Summers / Black Bear (Ursus americanus) sleeping in a Sitka Spruce tree (Picea sitchensis) alongside Anan Creek, Alaska, July.
Olive ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) digging their nests by night with stars during an arribada (mass nesting event) to lay eggs, Pacific Coast, Ostional, Costa Rica.  -  Ingo Arndt
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Ingo Arndt / Olive ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) digging their nests by night with stars during an arribada (mass nesting event) to lay eggs, Pacific Coast, Ostional, Costa Rica.
Olive ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) females coming ashore at twilight during an arribada (mass nesting event) to lay eggs, Pacific Coast, Ostional, Costa Rica.  -  Ingo Arndt
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Ingo Arndt / Olive ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) females coming ashore at twilight during an arribada (mass nesting event) to lay eggs, Pacific Coast, Ostional, Costa Rica.
Olive ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) females coming ashore during an arribada (mass nesting event) to lay eggs, Pacific Coast, Ostional, Costa Rica.  -  Ingo Arndt
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Ingo Arndt / Olive ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) females coming ashore during an arribada (mass nesting event) to lay eggs, Pacific Coast, Ostional, Costa Rica.
Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) juvenile spreading body weight over thin newly forming pack ice, trying not to break through, Beaufort Sea, off the 1002 area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, North...  -  Steven Kazlowski,Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski,Steven Kazlowski / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) juvenile spreading body weight over thin newly forming pack ice, trying not to break through, Beaufort Sea, off the 1002 area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, North...
Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) mother and cub, Pench National Park, Madhya Pradesh, India, taken on location for 'Tiger - Spy in the Jungle'  -  John Downer
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John Downer / Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) mother and cub, Pench National Park, Madhya Pradesh, India, taken on location for 'Tiger - Spy in the Jungle'
RF- Young Ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) carried on mother's back, Madagascar. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)  -  Nick Garbutt
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Nick Garbutt / RF- Young Ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) carried on mother's back, Madagascar. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Honey bee (Apis mellifera) queen surrounded by workers as she lays an egg in a cell at the edge of the comb, UK  -  Kim Taylor
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Kim Taylor / Honey bee (Apis mellifera) queen surrounded by workers as she lays an egg in a cell at the edge of the comb, UK
Platypus {Ornithornhynchus anatinus} swimming underwater native to East Australia and Tasmania. A poisonous monotreme mammal that lays eggs and incubates them in a burrow.  -  Dave Watts
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Dave Watts / Platypus {Ornithornhynchus anatinus} swimming underwater native to East Australia and Tasmania. A poisonous monotreme mammal that lays eggs and incubates them in a burrow.
Tree frog (Ostocephalus oophagus) in bromeliad, female lays eggs for her tadpoles to eat. Brazil, South Americal  -  Phil Savoie
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Phil Savoie / Tree frog (Ostocephalus oophagus) in bromeliad, female lays eggs for her tadpoles to eat. Brazil, South Americal
Bush Frog (Philautus nepenthophilus) inside Pitcher Plant (Nepenthes hurrelliana) in montane forest, new species named in 2021,  that lives in and lays eggs in a single species of pitcher plant, Mount...  -  Chien Lee
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Chien Lee / Bush Frog (Philautus nepenthophilus) inside Pitcher Plant (Nepenthes hurrelliana) in montane forest, new species named in 2021, that lives in and lays eggs in a single species of pitcher plant, Mount...
Female Blue riverdamsel (Pseudagrion microcephalum) laying eggs on vegetation under the water with male wings visible above water . Water strider (Gerridae sp.) approaches in search of food, Coochbeha...  -  Ripan Biswas
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Ripan Biswas / Female Blue riverdamsel (Pseudagrion microcephalum) laying eggs on vegetation under the water with male wings visible above water . Water strider (Gerridae sp.) approaches in search of food, Coochbeha...
Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) pair move away from colony, female lays down so male can mate with her, Atka Bay, Antarctica, May.  -  Stefan Christmann
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Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) pair move away from colony, female lays down so male can mate with her, Atka Bay, Antarctica, May.
Large red damselfly (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) mating and female laying eggs in vegetation, under the waterline, Brasschaat, Belgium, June.  -  Bernard Castelein
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Bernard Castelein / Large red damselfly (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) mating and female laying eggs in vegetation, under the waterline, Brasschaat, Belgium, June.
Endangered Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) laying in shallow tide pool, Kona Coast, Big Island, Hawaii, USA.  -  David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Endangered Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) laying in shallow tide pool, Kona Coast, Big Island, Hawaii, USA.
Red-lipped blenny (Ophioblennius atlanticus) laying eggs. Tenerife, Canary Islands.  -  Sergio Hanquet
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Sergio Hanquet / Red-lipped blenny (Ophioblennius atlanticus) laying eggs. Tenerife, Canary Islands.
Golden bandicoot (Isoodon auratus) trying to predate on Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) eggs, as the turtle lays eggs, on Barrow Island, Western Australia  -  Jiri Lochman
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Jiri Lochman / Golden bandicoot (Isoodon auratus) trying to predate on Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) eggs, as the turtle lays eggs, on Barrow Island, Western Australia
Golden bandicoot (Isoodon auratus) trying to predate on Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) eggs, as the turtle lays eggs, on Barrow Island, Western Australia.  -  Jiri Lochman
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Jiri Lochman / Golden bandicoot (Isoodon auratus) trying to predate on Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) eggs, as the turtle lays eggs, on Barrow Island, Western Australia.
Golden bandicoot (Isoodon auratus) trying to predate on Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) eggs, as the turtle lays eggs, on Barrow Island, Western Australia  -  Jiri Lochman
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Jiri Lochman / Golden bandicoot (Isoodon auratus) trying to predate on Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) eggs, as the turtle lays eggs, on Barrow Island, Western Australia
Female Northern pygmy squid (Idiosepius paradoxus) depositing eggs on a blade of eelgrass (Zostera marina), next to a white mass of eggs laid previously, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.  -  Tony Wu
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Tony Wu / Female Northern pygmy squid (Idiosepius paradoxus) depositing eggs on a blade of eelgrass (Zostera marina), next to a white mass of eggs laid previously, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.
Female Northern pygmy squid (Idiosepius paradoxus) depositing eggs on a blade of eelgrass (Zostera marina), Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.  -  Tony Wu
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Tony Wu / Female Northern pygmy squid (Idiosepius paradoxus) depositing eggs on a blade of eelgrass (Zostera marina), Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.
Female Northern pygmy squid (Idiosepius paradoxus) depositing eggs on a blade of eelgrass (Zostera marina), Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.  -  Tony Wu
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Tony Wu / Female Northern pygmy squid (Idiosepius paradoxus) depositing eggs on a blade of eelgrass (Zostera marina), Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.
Female Northern pygmy squid (Idiosepius paradoxus) depositing eggs on a blade of eelgrass (Zostera marina), Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.  -  Tony Wu
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Tony Wu / Female Northern pygmy squid (Idiosepius paradoxus) depositing eggs on a blade of eelgrass (Zostera marina), Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.
Female Northern pygmy squid (Idiosepius paradoxus) depositing eggs on a blade of eelgrass (Zostera marina), Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.  -  Tony Wu
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Tony Wu / Female Northern pygmy squid (Idiosepius paradoxus) depositing eggs on a blade of eelgrass (Zostera marina), Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.
Knopper Gall wasp (Andricus querecuscalicis) newly emerged adult on bud of turkey oak, this wasp lays eggs in early spring among the buds of Turkey Oak then the offspring lay on Pendunculate Oak to pr...  -  Andy Sands
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Andy Sands / Knopper Gall wasp (Andricus querecuscalicis) newly emerged adult on bud of turkey oak, this wasp lays eggs in early spring among the buds of Turkey Oak then the offspring lay on Pendunculate Oak to pr...
Ramshorn gall wasp (Andricus aries) female died in position after ovipositing into turkey oak bud in spring, London, England, UK, February Focus Stacked.  -  Andy Sands
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Andy Sands / Ramshorn gall wasp (Andricus aries) female died in position after ovipositing into turkey oak bud in spring, London, England, UK, February Focus Stacked.
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