Tui De Roy / Alcedo giant tortoise (Chelonoidis vandenburghi), Alcedo Volcano, Isabela Island. This is where the largest extant population exists, acting as ecosystem engineers by maintaining open meadows and digg...
Morley Read / Slow motion clip of a large group of Butterflies (Pieridae) taking flight after puddling, absorbing nutrients or minerals from damp soil, Orellana Province, Amazon rainforest, Ecuador.
Morley Read / Large group of Butterflies (Pieridae) taking flight after puddling, absorbing nutrients or minerals from damp soil, Orellana Province, Amazon rainforest, Ecuador.
Derek Galon / Drone shot approaching Victoria Falls after heavy rains, normally water is milky blue as it contains sulphur from Boiling Lake, after rain it is muddy, Dominica, 2019.
Lucas Bustamante / Jaguar (Panthera onca) standing in mud, Yasuni National Park, Orellana, Ecuador
Claudio Contreras / Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) building up mud whilst brooding egg, breeding colony, Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, June, Finalist in the Portfolio Category of...
Claudio Contreras / Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) breeding colony, Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, June. Finalist in the Portfolio Category of the Terre Sauvage Nature Images Awards...
Jack Dykinga / Narrows with canyon wall reflections in mud patterned shore, Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Paria Canyon Wilderness, Arizona, USA.
Neil Aldridge / Mud-covered face of bull African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) with a cateract in one eye, on the banks of the Chobe River, Chobe National Park, Botswana.
Klein & Hubert / Outdoor free range domestic pig (Sus scrofa domesticus) walking in mud, Germany.
Andy Rouse / African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) mother and calf in rain, wallowing in mud. Maasai Mara, Kenya, Africa. September.
Bence Mate / Great flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) feeding in sludge at bottom of river, Pont De Gau Park, Rhone River, France.
Bence Mate / Great flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) with beak covered in mud after feeding, Pont De Gau Park, Rhone River, France.
Peter Bassett / King penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus) wading through mud and falling over, Prion Island, South Georgia.
Staffan Widstrand / Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) bull emerging from water to charge, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, KwaZulu Natal National Park. South Africa. Specially commended in the Animal Portraits category of...
Klein & Hubert / Porc Blanc de l'Ouest / Western white domestic pig (Sos scrofa domesticus) resting in mud, close up of snout and ears, free range organic farm, France.
Anup Shah / African elephants (Loxodonta africana) wallowing at a waterhole, wide angle view. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya.
Anup Shah / Marabou storks (Leptoptilos crumeniferus) feeding on catfish in waterhole, wide angle view. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya.
Dong Lei / Crocodile newt (Tylototriton verrucosus) in leaf litter, Gaoligong Mountain National Nature Reserve, Tengchong county, Yunnan Province, China. May.
Cheryl-Samantha Owen / African elephant (Loxodonta africana) calf covered in mud, Engong Narok swamp, Amboseli National Park, Kenya.
Chris Mattison / Budgett's Frog (Lepidobatrachus laevis) mostly submerged in muddy water, with eyes visible above water, captive, occurs in South America.
Cyril Ruoso / Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis) scavenging on another Komodo dragon, Rinca Island, Komodo National Park, Indonesia. Non-ex
Ole Jorgen Liodden / Barn swallow (Hirundo rustica) in mud collecting nesting material, collecting nesting material, with golden bokeh affect in puddle, Svalbard, Norway, June.
Hermann Brehm / Crowned crane (Balearica regulorum) with chicks, Ndutu, Tanzania.
Denis-Huot / African elephant (Loxodonta africana) male covered with mud at a water hole, Tsavo East National Park, Kenya. August.
Denis-Huot / African elephant (Loxodonta africana) having a mud bath at a water hole, Tsavo East National Park, Kenya. August.
Denis-Huot / Black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) female and young in the mud, Masai-Mara Game Reserve, Kenya. February.
Nick Garbutt / Yellow Anaconda (Eunectes notaeus) in vegetation at the edge of the Paraguay River, Taiama Reserve, western Pantanal, Brazil, South America.
Enrique Lopez-Tapia / Graphite mine near the Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, one of the environmental problems affecting the ecosystem of the rainforest. Madagascar, March 2005.
Steve O. Taylor (GHF) / Cut trees in the Waka forest, Gabon, Central Africa, 2008-2009.
Jabruson / African forest elephant (Loxodonta africana cyclotis) footprint in drying mud, Romani Bai, Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Republic of Congo.
Anup Shah / African elephant (Loxodonta africana) close-up. Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. Taken with remote wide angle camera.
Anup Shah / Common or plains zebra (Equus quagga burchelli) and Eastern white-bearded wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) mixed herd running. Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. Taken with remote wide angle camera...
Anup Shah / African elephants (Loxodonta africana) wallowing in a waterhole. Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. Taken with remote wide angle camera.
Bence Mate / White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) with muddy fish slipping from its claws as it flies up from the water. Hungary. Highly commended in the Birds category, GDT Competition 2013
Juan Carlos Munoz / Iberian pig with mud covered snout, Sierra de Aracena Natural Park, Huelva, Andalucia, Spain, Europe. Breed used to produce Iberico ham / Jamon Iberico
Dr. Axel Gebauer / Bacteria - iron and manganese oxidizers and their complementary reducers, in the mud of an empty fish pond, Upper Lusatia Heath and Pond Landscape, Upper Lusatia UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Germany
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...
Staffan Widstrand / Mangrove planting team from CRINEO planting Mangrove trees (Rhizophora) Pulicat Lake, Tamil Nadu, India, February 2013.
Denis-Huot / Hippo (Hippopotamus amphibius) male after a a mud bath, Masai-Mara Game Reserve, Kenya. Vulnerable species.
Denis-Huot,Denis-Huot / Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) males in a muddy pond, aerial view, Rwindi national park, Democratic Republic of Congo. Vulnerable species.
Denis-Huot / African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) male covered with mud after mud bathing, Nakuru National Park, Kenya
Anup Shah / Western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) sub-adult female 'Mosoko' aged 8 years and juvenile male 'Mobangi' aged 5 years drinking from a dirty pool of water in Bai Hokou, Dzanga Sangha Specia...
Tui De Roy / Volcan Alcedo giant tortoises (Chelonoidis nigra vandenburghi) wallowing in rain pools on caldera floor, possibly for thermoregulation or detering parasites, with sulphur fumaroles in background, Alce...
Andy Sands / Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) male preening wing with muddy bill, Hertfordshire, England, UK, March.
Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / Phosphorescent Seapen (Pennatula phosphorea) extends out of the muddy seabed in the calm waters of the upper reaches of a Scottish sea loch. Loch Duich, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland, UK, April
Klaus Echle / Badger (Meles meles) foraging on a misty day in woodland clearing, Black Forest, Germany. Highly commended in Animals in their Environment category, Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2011 competition
Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Heavy earth excavator removes clay for future replacement with topsoil. Wetland habitat ecosytem creation for the RSPB by Breheny Civil Engineers at Bowers Marsh RSPB Reserve, Thames Estuary, Essex, U...