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
SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Close up of a colony of Jewel anemones (Corynactis viridis) Scotland, UK, October.
Ross Hoddinott / Close-up of backlit Porcelain fungus (Oudemansiella mucida) showing gills, Golith Falls, Bodin, Cornwall, UK. September.
Jurgen Freund / Timelapse of a Strangler fig (Ficus virens) at night lit by the moon, known as the Curtain Fig Tree, this individual is over 500 years old, Atherton Tablelands, Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, Queens...
Klein & Hubert / Head portrait of young domestic Landrace pig (Sus scrofa domesticus), organic open air breeding, Germany.
Michel Poinsignon / Grey heron (Ardea cinerea) catching fish in lake, Pusztaszer, Hungary, April
Wim van den Heever / Lion (Panthera leo) male with scars photographed with side-lit spot light at night. Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa, April.
Pedro Narra / Scientists observing lava and ash plume erupting from Fogo Volcano, Fogo Island, Cape Verde, 29th November 2014.
Erlend Haarberg / Woman pulling a sledge up a slope, Rapadalen, Sarek National Park, Laponia, Sweden, March 2015.
Nuno Sa / Long snouted seahorse (Hippocampus guttulatus) in captive breeding laboratory at University of Algarve, Portugal. June 2010. Overall winner of the Underwater Photographer of the Year competition 2015.
Paul Hobson / Glowworm (Lampyris noctiluca) at night, Cambridgeshire, England, UK, August.
Pal Hermansen / Herd of domesticated Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) moving around, Norway, September.
Wim van den Heever / Quiver tree forest (Aloe dichotoma) at night with stars and the Milky Way, Keetmanshoop, Namibia.
Wim van den Heever / Lion (Panthera leo) male in darkness, Okavango Delta, Botswana.
Alex Mustard / Backlit detail of branching fire coral (Millepora alcicornis) showing the hair like polyps, filled with stinging nematocysts. East End, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. Caribbean Sea.
Alex Mustard / Red eye medusa (Polyorchis penicillatus) with hitchhiking amphipods (Hyperia medusarum). Browning Pass, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. North East Pacific Ocean.
Bence Mate / Leafcutter ants (Atta sp) colony harvesting a banana leaf, Costa Rica. 3rd place in the Insects and Spiders category of the Terre Sauvage Nature Images Awards competitions 2015.
Steve Downer / Yellow slug (Limax flavus) back lit embryo moving around in egg case.
Alex Hyde / Round-leaved sundew (Drosera rotundifolia) backlit at sunset. Isle of Mull, Scotland. June. Highly commended in the Botanical Britain Category of the British Widllife Photography Awards (BWPA) Competi...
Colin Varndell / Badger (Meles meles) with face lit up at sunset. Dorset, UK July.
Sven Zacek / Eilean Donan Castle lit up at twilight with dark clouds. Scotland, UK, September 2013.
Steve Downer / Banded snail (Cepaea nemoralis) on rear of a backlit rose leaf, controlled conditions.
Andy Rouse / Great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus cristatus) courtship dance Cardiff, UK, March.