Jack Dykinga / Lightning storm with rainbow over Saguaro cactus (Carnegiea gigantea) near Redrock, Arizona State Trust, Sonoran Desert, Arizona. September 2015. Long exposure with lightning trigger.
Andy Rouse / Maasai Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi) silhouetted by beams of light from setting sun, Maasai Mara, Kenya, Africa. Winner of the African section of the Nature’s Best Windland Smith Rice...
Doug Perrine / Bioluminescence from glowing plankton in sea tide line on beach, with stars above and ship lights on horizon, Vaadhoo Island, Raa Atoll, Maldives, Indian Ocean, October 2010
Guy Edwardes / Northern Lights over Vestrahorn, Hofn, Iceland. September 2017
Guy Edwardes / Aurora Borealis over Sycamore Gap, Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland, England. February 2014
Jack Dykinga / Aurora Borealis reflected in Polar Lake, conifers silhouetted at edge. Near Great Slave Lake, Northwest Territories, Canada. September 2018.
Jack Dykinga / Aurora Borealis display above conifers and Polar Lake. Near Great Slave Lake, Northwest Territories, Canada. September 2018.
Jack Dykinga / Aurora Borealis reflected in Polar Lake, wetland and conifers silhouetted along shore. Near Great Slave Lake, Northwest Territories, Canada. September 2018.
Gavin Hellier / Timelapse of the Aurora Borealis over a fjord, Troms, Norway, March 2016. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Luke Massey / Spotted hyenas (Crocuta crocuta) in urban setting at night, Harar, Ethiopia
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.
SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) with Northern lights / Aurora borealis lighting up the night sky in background, Monadhliath Mountains, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, UK, October 2015.
Markus Varesvuo / Snowy owl (Bubo scandiaca) female, with lights behind, Canada, February.
Chris & Monique Fallows / Mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus) with sunrays, Cape Point, South Africa, March.
Pete Oxford / Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus) with scuba diver, Cenderawasih Bay, West Papua, Indonesia.
Terry Whittaker / Timelapse of the Aurora Borealis, Hornstrandir, West Fjords, Iceland. April 2016
Klein & Hubert / Herd of Rove goats (Capra aegagrus hircus) walking to feeding grounds, Provence, France.
Dietmar Nill / European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) in road at night, with approaching car headlights, Mossingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, October.
Alex Mustard / Lion's mane jellyfish (Cyanea capillata) with feeding tentacles spread swimming in the sun in shallow water. Gulen, Norway. North East Atlantic Ocean.
Floris van Breugel / The first rays of sunshine above the Sierra Crest, illuminating granite, Mitre Basin, Sierra Nevada, Sequoia National Park, California, USA, August
Floris van Breugel / Ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens) in morning sun, Anza-Borrego State Park, California, USA February
Bence Mate / Leaf cutter ants (Atta sp) carrying colourful plant matter, reflected in water, Laguna del Lagarto, Santa Rita, Costa Rica
Bence Mate / Grey heron (Ardea cinerea) in rain with another heron behind, Lake Csaj, Kiskunsagi National Park, Pusztaszer, Hungary. January.
Solvin Zankl / English oak tree (Quercus robur) in moonlight, Nauroth, Germany, February.
Wim van den Heever / Gemsbok (Oryx gazella) two walking across sand dunes, aerial view. Namibia.
Wim van den Heever / Plains zebra (Equus quagga) at sunset, Savuti Marsh, Botswana.
Orsolya Haarberg / View of a rainbow in the spray of Bjornefossen Waterfall, Saltfjellet-Svartisen National Park, Norway, August 2015.
Orsolya Haarberg / Snow covered Norway spruce (Picea abies) forest on Mount Harghita Madaras, Carpathian Mountains, Transylvania, Romania, January 2015.
Orsolya Haarberg / Norway spruce (Picea abies) trees covered in snow, Ciuc Mountains, Transylvania, Romania, January 2015.
Espen Bergersen / Northern lights / Aurora borealis over the Otertind peaks, Troms, Norway, October 2014.
Laurent Geslin / Wild European lynx (Lynx lynx) at night with city lights and sky glow behind, Switzerland. December. Taken with remote camera trap.
Brent Stephenson / Three King penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus) in light drizzle with a faint rainbow in the background, St Andrew's Bay, South Georgia, South Atlantic, January.
Claudio Contreras / Light entering Cenote Siete Bocas, near Puerto Morelos, Riviera Maya, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. January
Claudio Contreras / Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) with rays of sunlight, Akumal, Caribbean Sea, Mexico, January. Endangered species.
Jeff Vanuga / Shiras moose (Alces alces shirasi) bull in rut. Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, USA, October.
Jeff Vanuga / Elk (Cervus canadensis) bull in velvet silhouetted against a setting sun, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA, May.
Aflo / High angle view of cat and its shadow, Hiroshima, Japan.
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...
Alex Hyde / Sheetweb weaving spider (Linyphiidae) in web at sunset. The silk is refracting the light into a rainbow of coloured bands. Slovenia, July.
Jurgen Freund / Little red flying fox (Pteropus scapulatus) roosting with baby, Atherton Tablelands, Queensland, Australia. May. Second Place in the Man and Nature portfolio category of the Terre Sauvage Nature Image...
Bence Mate / Wild boar (Sus scrofa) at night with the milky way in the background, Gyulaj, Tolna, Hungary. August. Taken using long exposure with flash at night. Winner of the Mammals Category of the GDT Awards 20...
Staffan Widstrand / King eider duck (Somateria spectabilis) male, Batsfjord village harbour, Varanger Peninsula, Norway.
Sven Zacek / Otter (Lutra lutra) walking in fresh ice, Southern Estonia, January.
Fabrice Cahez / Morning mist over the countryside, Aubrac, France, July 2015.