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....
Seth Patterson / A compilation of items found washed up along a half mile stretch of the high tide line of South Padre Island, Texas. October 2016. Some of the plastic bottles and bags of signs of nip marks from hun...
Anup Shah / Bornean Orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus wurmbii) female baby 'Petra' aged 12 months. Camp Leakey, Tanjung Puting National Park, Central Kalimantan, Borneo, Indonesia. July 2010. Rehabilitated and released (...
Ashley Cooper / Dandelions (Taraxacum officiniale) growing on South Georgia in the Southern Ocean. A non native invasive plant species that has spread rapidly and isout competing native species. They arrived when Nor...
David Pattyn / RF - Western red colobus (Procolobus badius) portrait of an adult male. Gambia, Africa. May 2016. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Georgette Douwma / Rose-ringed / Ring-necked parakeet (Psittacula krameri) on bird feeder, with lots of feathers missing, London, UK.
Paul D Stewart / Illustration of Superb bird of paradise (Lophorina superba) displaying to female, this display is factually wrong as the display was not witnessed until many years later. Illustration by Richard Bowd...
Ernie Janes / Brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) landing on Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) Gulf Coast, Florida, USA, March
Ernie Janes / Brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) landing on Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) Gulf Coast, Florida, USA, March.
Hanne & Jens Eriksen / Sulphurous jewel beetle (Julodis euphratica) male attempting to mate with female, the wrong way around, April, Oman
Lou Coetzer / Little egret (Egretta garzetta) waiting for African spoonbill (Platalea alba) with fish in beak to make a mistake so that it can steal its catch, Chobe River, Botswana.
Fiona Rogers / Japanese Macaque (Macaca fuscata) baby submerged in a thermal hotspring pool. Jigokudani Yean-Koen National Park, Japan, February.
Staffan Widstrand / Wild Wonders of China / Female Yunnan Snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus bieti) feeding, Tacheng Yunnan snub-nosed monkey National Park, Yunnan, China.
Anup Shah / Western chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes verus) young male 'Jeje' aged 13 years disciplining juvenile female 'Joya' aged 6 years and infant male 'Flanle' aged 3 years who are playing together, Bossou For...
Norbert Wu / Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) eating a jellyfish, turltes often mistake plastic bags for jellyfish which can kill them, endangered species, Long Beach Aquarium, California
Roberto Rinaldi / Crew member in an inflatable tender approaching a leopard seal (Hydrurga leptonyx) lying on an iceberg, Antarctic Peninsula. ^^^They occasionally attack inflatables which they mistake for seals.
Paul D Stewart / A swan orchid 'Cycnoches' in gilt on the front cover of the first edition (plum, ribbed) of 'On the Various Contrivances by which Orchids are fertilised by Insects and the good effects of intercrossin...
Paul D Stewart / Illustration of 'Horn of the Iguanodon' (3) and 'The Claw or unguical bone of an Iguanodon' (1) with, for comparison 'The Nail and the bone which it covered of a recent Iguana' (2, 3). Drawn and litho...
Paul D Stewart / Three toed sloth (Bradypus tridactylus). Skeleton of a three toed sloth, or 'Ai', copperplate engraving from Cuvier's 'Ossamens Fossiles' 1812. Cuvier saw that the key to understanding fossils was to...
Paul D Stewart / Illustration of skeleton of a hippopotamus, (Hippopotamus amphibius) skelton, copperplate engraving from Cuvier's 'Ossamens Fossiles'. Cuvier saw that the key to understanding fossils was to relate th...
Paul D Stewart / Copperplate print of human scrotum by Proud in R. Brookes 1763 'The Natural History of Waters, Earths, Stones, Fossils and Minerals etc.'; it seems to have been copied directly from Plot's 1677 plate...
Paul D Stewart / Illustration of mythical Papio and man-headed beast. Published in Amsterdam in 1673 by Jacob Von Meurs for Arnoldus Montanusa 'De Nieuwe en Onbekende Weereld' after the first book related to America b...
Paul D Stewart / Illustrations of Birds of Paradise (Paradisaea spp), woodcut from Merian and Jonston's 'Historia Naturalis' 1660 (which continued to be printed up to 1767). Shows a range of species including the blue...
Paul D Stewart / Woodcut illustration of Bird of Paradise (Paradisaea). From Gesner's 'Icones Animalium', published by Christof Froschover, Zurich (1560). When Magellan returned as the first to sail around the world i...