Alex Mustard / Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) swims beneath the surface of the ocean. Indian Ocean, off Sri Lanka.
Alex Mustard / Pod of False killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens) swimming beneath the surface of the ocean. Indian Ocean, off Sri Lanka.
Alex Mustard / Carapace of a dead olive Ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) entangled in discarded fishing gear. Indian Ocean, off Sri Lanka.
Alex Mustard / Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) descending after breathing at the surface. Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia. Ceram Sea. Tropical West Pacific Ocean.
SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Curled octopus (Eledone cirrhosa) amongst a horse mussel bed (Modiolus modiolus) Shetland, Scotland, UK, August.
SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Northern gannets (Morus bassanus) diving for fish, split level shot, Shetland, Scotland, UK, July.
SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Kelp forest (Laminaria digitata) with small fish, Shetland, Scotland, UK, July.
Alex Mustard / California sea lion (Zalophus californianus) uses a Panamic cushion star (Pentaceraster cumingi) as a toy. The sealions pick up the starfish and then drop them and chase after them as they sink. Los I...
Alex Mustard / RF - Pod of Atlantic spotted dolphins (Stenella frontalis) swimming over a shallow, sandy seabed. North Bihmini, Bahamas. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Alex Mustard / RF - High magnification photo of Secretary blenny (Acanthemblemaria maria) in boulder brain coral (Colpophyllia natans). East End, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, British West Indies. Caribbean Sea. (Th...
Alex Mustard / RF- Western clownfish (Amphiprion oceallaris) in Magnificent sea anemone (Heteractis magnifica). Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free...
Franco Banfi / Humboldt squid (Dosidicus gigas) at night off Loreto, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico, East Pacific Ocean.
Franco Banfi / Beak and tentacles of Humboldt squid (Dosidicus gigas) at night off Loreto, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico, East Pacific Ocean.
Alex Mustard / Diver exploring the wreck of HMS Scylla, which is colonized by Dead man's fingers (Alcyonium digitatum). Whitsands Bay, Cornwall, England. UK, July.
Alex Mustard / Napoleon wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus) super male, patrolling coral, Ras Mohammed Marine Park, Sinai, Egypt. Red Sea
Alex Mustard / Group of predators hunting together, in an example of 'Nuclear foraging'. The Moray eel (Gymnothorax javanicus) flushes out prey, and is followed by a Napolean wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus) and a Bluef...
Alex Mustard / Portrait of Bigfin squid (Sepioteuthis lessoniana) hovering in open water above a coral reef at night. Dampier Strait, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia. Tropical West Pacific Ocean
Alex Mustard / Tasseled wobbegong shark (Eucrossorhinus dasypogon) yawning. Citrus Ridge, Yanggefo Island, Gam Island, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia.
Alex Mustard / Large whip goby (Bryaninops amplus) with a parasitic copepod (with two trailing egg ribbons) perched on Red whip coral. Whale Rock. Fiabacet Islands, Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia. Ceram S...
Alex Mustard / Hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) male swimming in open water above a coral reef. Tank Rock, Fiabacet, Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia. Ceram Sea, Tropical West Pacific Ocean.
Alex Mustard / Colourful reef scene with Coral grouper (Cephalopholis miniata), map puffer (Arothron mappa) and Panda butterflyfish (Chaetodon adiergastos). Tank Reef, Fiabacet Islands, Misool, Raja Ampat, Indonesia...
Alex Mustard / Harlequin sweetlips (Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides) cleaned by a pair of bluestreak cleaner wrasse (Labroides dimidiatus). South Atoll, Tubbataha Atolls, Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park, Palawan, Philipp...
Alex Mustard / Spaghetti garden eels (Gorgasia maculata) stretching up out of their burrows on a rubble slope, with Mysiid shrimp swimming around their bodies near the seabed. Dumaguete, Dauin, Negros, Philippines....
Alex Mustard / Bigfin squid (Sepioteuthis lessoniana) hovering in mid water at night. Anilao, Batangas, Luzon, Philippines. Verde Island Passages, Tropical West Pacific Ocean.
Alex Mustard / Portrait of False clown anemonefish (Amphiprion ocellaris) Anilao, Batangas, Luzon, Philippines. Verde Island Passages, Tropical West Pacific Ocean.
Alex Mustard / Saddleback anemonefish (Amphiprion polymnus) in anemone home, Anilao, Batangas, Luzon, Philippines. Verde Island Passages, Tropical West Pacific Ocean.
Alex Mustard / Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) portrait, Guadalupe Island, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
Alex Mustard / Portrait of Sally lightfoot crab (Grapsus grapsus) on a beach. San Cristobal Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. Tropical East Pacific Ocean.
Alex Mustard / Caribbean reef squid (Sepioteuthis sepioidea) amongst gorgonians, on a shallow coral reef. Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands. Caribbean Sea.
Alex Mustard / Yellowbelly hamlets (Hypoplectrus aberrans) pair spawning at dusk (artifically backlit). Hamlets are hermaphroditic species. George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. Caribbean Sea.
Alex Mustard / Hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) on a reef wall with a rope sponge. East End, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. Caribbean Sea.
Alex Mustard / Hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) cruising along the drop off of a coral reef. Bloody Bay Wall, Little Cayman, Cayman Islands. Caribbean Sea. NB. Turtle has two identification tags in its fron...
Alex Mustard / Nurse shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum) young caught in a fishtrap. North Sound, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. Caribbean Sea.
Alex Mustard / Strawberry anemone (Utricina lofotensis) grows beneath Bull kelp forest (Nereocystis luetkeana). Browning Pass, Port Hardy, Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Canada. North East Pacific Ocean.
Alex Mustard / Common ghostgoby (Pleurosicya mossambica) with another fish in its mouth on soft coral (Dendronephthya sp.). Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia. Java Sea
Franco Banfi / Front view of a transatlantic cruise ship docked in Dominica, Caribbean. All non-editorial uses must be cleared individually.
Georgette Douwma / Crinoid (Crinoidea) on artificial reef. Mabul, Malaysia.
Pascal Kobeh / Female humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) with its very young calf at the surface, Rurutu island, Australs Archipelago, French Polynesia. Pacific Ocean.
Alex Mustard / A long exposure renders Bar jacks (Carangoides ruber) as ghostly trails as they swim around a sponge, on a coral reef, at night. East End, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. Overall winner of GDT competiti...
Alex Mustard,Alex Mustard / Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) under trees, Capernwray Lake, Lake District, England, UK.
Alex Mustard,Alex Mustard / Whaleshark (Rhincodon typus) swimming and filtering fish eggs from the water. A behaviour known as ram-feeding. Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, Yucatan Peninsular, Mexico. Caribbean Sea.
Alex Mustard,Alex Mustard / Veined octopus (Amphioctopus marginatus) shelters in discarded coconut shell. Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Molucca Sea.
Alex Mustard,Alex Mustard / A female (in front) and male Sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) over eggs in their spawning river. Adams River, British Columbia, Canada, October.
Alex Mustard,Alex Mustard / A blue light fluorescence photo of Jewel anemones (Corynactis viridis). The blue light source excites the fluorescent pigments in the anemones, which emit light of other colours. The muddy seabed and...
Alex Mustard,Alex Mustard / A nudibranch (Dendronotus frondosus) photographed in the field aquarium, Gulen, Norway. North East Atlantic.
Alex Mustard,Alex Mustard / A portrait of a nudibranch ( Limacia clavigera) searching for food on algae. Gulen, Norway. North East Atlantic Ocean.
Alex Mustard,Alex Mustard / A signal blenny (Emblemaria hypacanthus) displays its showy dorsal fin as it extends out of its tube home. La Paz, Mexico. Sea Of Cortez, East Pacific Ocean.
Alex Mustard,Alex Mustard / A portrait of a small Candy stripe shrimp (Lebbeus grandimanus) in front of its host pink anemone (out of focus because of the magnification). Browning Wall, Browning Pass, Port Hardy, Vancouver Islan...