Lucas Bustamante / Monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) flying during a warm morning. When the overwintering period draws to an end large numbers become active. Michoacan, Mexico, February.
Guy Edwardes / Barn amongst network of meadows and drystone walls, on summer morning. Wensleydale, Yorkshire Dales National Park, North Yorkshire, England, UK. May.
Ross Hoddinott / The Quiraing in golden morning light, eastern face of Meall na Suiramach, the northernmost summit of the Trotternish on the Isle of Skye, Scotland, UK. November.
George Sanker / American red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) on tree trunk drinking in a beaver pond early in the morning. Acadia National Park, Maine, USA. May.
Ross Hoddinott / Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes) singing, early morning in spring, Broxwater, Cornwall, UK. April.
Ross Hoddinott / Common blue damselfly (Enallagma cyathigerum) portrait, early morning light, Broxwater, Cornwall, UK. June 2018.
Erlend Haarberg / Black grouse (Lyrurus tetrix), male calling early in the morning, Norway. May.
Guy Edwardes / Dawn over Mogshade Hill, New Forest National Park, Hampshire, England, UK
Guy Edwardes / Corfe Castle in early morning mist, Dorset, England, UK, October 2018.
Oscar Dewhurst / Mute swan (Cygnus olor) swimming with cygnets in misty lake in morning light. Richmond Park, London, England, UK. May.
Guy Edwardes / Barn owl (Tyto alba) in flight about to land on post in morning light, Hampshire, England, UK. July. Controlled conditions.
Guy Edwardes / Field of flowering Poppies (Papaver rhoeas) at sunrise, Val d'Orcia, Tuscany, Italy. May 2019.
Guy Edwardes / Glastonbury Tor at sunrise surrounded by early morning mist. View from Walton Hill, Somerset, England, UK. June 2019.
Oliver Wright / Four-spotted chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata) resting on stem, covered in early morning dew. Skipwith Common National Nature Reserve, North Yorkshire, England, UK. May. Focus stacked image.
Heather Angel / Man using pole to propel bamboo raft on Lijang / Li River, Karst peaks beyond. At dawn, Lijiang River Scenic Zone, Yangshuo county, Guangxi, China.
Jack Dykinga / Morning light with autumn coloured Cottonwoods (Populus sp) trees lining the river. Valley of the Gods, Colorado Plateau, of the Great Basin Desert, Utah, USA, November 2018.
Tony Wu / Humphead parrotfish (Bolbometopon muricatum) shoal spawning in early morning, part of mass aggregation of thousands of fish. Caroline Islands, Palau.
Ingo Arndt / Snow covered Cerro Paine Grande in the Cordillera Paine massif. At sunrise, Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile. April 2017.
Andy Rouse / Mute swan (Cygnus olor) stretching wings on water. In morning light, Wales, UK. February.
John Shaw / Roseate spoonbill (Platalea ajaja) at its nesting colony site, in early morning light. St. Johns Management Area, Florida, USA, April.
Ross Hoddinott / RF - Marbled white butterfly (Melanargia galathea) resting among tall grasses and bathed in warm, early morning sunlight, Volehouse Moor, Devon, UK. July. (This image may be licensed either as rights...
Ross Hoddinott / Marbled white butterfly (Melanargia galathea) resting among tall grasses and bathed in warm, early morning sunlight, Volehouse Moor, Devon, UK. July.
Ross Hoddinott / Marbled white butterfly (Melanargia galathea) roosting among tall grasses at sunrise and bathed in warm, early morning sunlight, Volehouse Moor, Devon, UK. July.
Ross Hoddinott / Common blue butterflies (Polyommatus icarus) basking in the morning light, Vealand Farm, Devon, UK. July
Marie Read / Common loons (Gavia immer), two adults and chick swimming on a misty lake in early morning, Michigan, USA. June.
Tony Wu / Sardines (Clupeidae) fleeing from predators in the early morning. They were being herded and chased by Trevallies and Blacktip reef sharks in the water, and picked off by brown boobies and terns from...
Staffan Widstrand / Wild Wonders of China / Pere David's deer / Milu (Elaphurus davidianus) male walking in the morning,Hubei Tian'ezhou Milu National Nature Reserve, Shishou, Hubei, China
Staffan Widstrand / Wild Wonders of China / Pere David's deer / Milu (Elaphurus davidianus) stag, walking in the morning in Hubei Tian'ezhou Milu National Nature Reserve, Shishou, Hubei, China
Paul Hobson / Red deer (Cervus elaphus) herd during rut in morning light. Derbyshire, England, UK. October.
Paul Hobson / Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) cub looking at camera, in morning. Sheffield, England, UK. June.
Sven Zacek / Bog surrounding river in morning light. Emajoe Suursoo Nature Reserve, Tartumaa, Estonia. October 2015.
Sven Zacek / Sunrise over bog with trees reflected in pool. Endla Nature Reserve, Jogevamaa, Central Estonia. October 2015.
Doug Gimesy / Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) in early morning light on Lake Elizabeth, Great Otway National Park, near Forrest, Victoria, Australia, July 2017.
Guy Edwardes / Dry-stone walls and barns in Wensleydale, Yorkshire Dales National Park, North Yorkshire, England, UK, June 2016.
Jack Dykinga / Gaucho herding horses on the shoreline of Lago Almarga in the morning light, with Torres del Paine mountains in background under stormy skies. Patagonia, Chile.
Ross Hoddinott / Common blue damselfly (Enallagma cyathigerum) portrait, early morning light, Broxwater, Cornwall, UK. June.
Ross Hoddinott / Buachaille Etive Beag reflected in Lochan na Fola after snowfall, early morning light, Glencoe, Scotland, UK. February 2017.
Guy Edwardes / Loch Ba, Rannoch Moor, Highlands, Scotland, UK. September 2013.
Guy Edwardes / Coastal cottages at twilight, Portree, Isle of Skye, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK. January 2014.
Guy Edwardes / View over Loch Cill Chriosd to Beinn na Caillichin, Red Cuillins, Strath Suardal, Isle of Skye, Scotland, UK. January 2014.