Kim Taylor / Peacock butterfly (Aglais io) caterpillar suspending itself from a silk pad by its rear prolegs before shedding its larval skin and emerging as a pupa, June.
Alex Hyde / Orange-tip butterfly (Anthocharis cardamines) egg and newly-emerged caterpillar on seed pod of Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata). Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. May. Focus stacked imag...
Jack Dykinga / Patterns in the tidal flats of the delta where the delta is swept by tidal encroachment from the Gulf of California. Evidence of the fresh water flow is observable as plant life turns green. Colorado...
Phil Savoie / Mining bee (Andrena sp.), harvesting pollen from anthers of Cherry tree (Prunus sp.) Ripon Wisconsin USA, May.
Phil Savoie / Smeathman's furrow bee (Lasioglossum smeathmanellum) feeding on Wallflower (Erysimum sp.) Monmouthshire, Wales, UK. April.
Phil Savoie / Little nomad bee (Nomada flavoguttata) covered in Dandelion pollen (Taraxacum offinicale) Monmouthshire, Wales, UK. September
Juergen Freund / Timelapse of a Cairns birdwing (Ornithoptera euphorion) butterfly caterpillar metamorphosing into a chrysalis, Queensland, Australia, April.
Juergen Freund / Timelapse of a Cairns birdwing (Ornithoptera euphorion) butterfly caterpillar emerging from egg on an Dutchman's pipe (Aristolochia) leaf and feeding, Queensland, Australia, April.
Lucas Bustamante / Coastal glassfrog (Cochranella litoralis) on leaf with eggs. San Lorenzo, Esmeraldas, Ecuador.
Floris van Breugel / Ancient Bristlecone pine (Pinus aristata) clings to life, with a grand view of endless sage valleys, White Mountains, California, USA, July
Sven Zacek / Hepatica (Hepatica nobilis) white morph and normal blue morph, Southern Estonia, April.
Staffan Widstrand / Moss covered fallen trees in old mixed conifer and broadleaf forest, Punia Forest Reserve, Lithuania, May.
Alex Hyde / Orange tip butterfly egg (Anthocharis cardamines) on Cuckoo flower / Lady's smock (Cardamine pratensis). Peak DIstrict National Park, Derbyshire, UK. May.
Simon Colmer / Green-veined White butterfly egg (Pieris napi) above, Orange-tip butterfly egg (Anthocharis cardamines) below, on Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) Sussex, UK. June.
Martin Gabriel / Firefly crocus (Crocus sieberi) flowers in snow, Bavaria, Germany, March.
Pal Hermansen / Sprouting Soy beans (Glycine max) against white background
Andy Sands / Newly emerged Marbled white butterfly (Melanargia galathea) on Bee orchid (Ophrys apifera), Bedfordshire, England, UK. June
Theo Webb / Bonobo (Pan paniscus) lying in a day nest, Max Planck research site, LuiKotale, Salonga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Theo Webb / Male Indian peafowl (Pavo cristatus) displaying to attract a female, Bandhavgarh National Park, India.
Theo Webb / Bonobo (Pan paniscus) baby, Max Planck research site LuiKotale in Salonga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Theo Webb / Bonobo (Pan paniscus) baby sitting next to its mother, Max Planck research site, LuiKotale, Salonga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo.
David Tipling / Fern growing among Bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) Foxley Wood, Norfolk, UK, April.
Juergen Freund / Bioluminescent fungi (Omphalotus nidiformis / Pleurotus nidiformis) glowing on tree trunk in rainforest at night, Atherton Tablelands, Queensland, Australia,
Alex Hyde / Ash tree leaves (Fraxinus excelsior) photographed in mobile field studio against a white background. Derbyshire, UK. September.
Enrique Lopez-Tapia / Women reaping the harvest in the fields adjacent to the Royal Bardia National Park, Nepal, October 2011.
Jack Dykinga / Rain spattered inter-locking palm leaves create a design of pattern and colour in the tropical rainforest. Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
Sandesh Kadur / A vine growing on Eucalyptus bark, Tompotika Peninsula, Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Alex Mustard,Alex Mustard / Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) under trees, Capernwray Lake, Lake District, England, UK.
Alex Mustard,Alex Mustard / A portrait of a nudibranch ( Limacia clavigera) searching for food on algae. Gulen, Norway. North East Atlantic Ocean.
Bert Willaert / Green-backed Firecrown (Sephanoides sephanoides) nesting next to a hiking trail in Mocha Island National Reserve, Mocha Island, Chile, December
Staffan Widstrand,Staffan Widstrand / Mangrove planting team from CRINEO planting Rhzophora mangrove trees, Pulicat Lake, Tamil Nadu, India, February 2013.
Staffan Widstrand / Mangrove planting team from CRINEO planting Mangrove trees (Rhizophora) Pulicat Lake, Tamil Nadu, India, February 2013.
Ernie Janes,Ernie Janes / Lambs in meadow in spring, UK, April
Shattil & Rozinski,Shattil & Rozinski / Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) playing with a dead squirrel in a garden
Denver, Colorado, USA, July.
Shattil & Rozinski,Shattil & Rozinski / Mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus), with the Denver skyline and Rocky Mountains in the background, Denver, Colorado, USA, November.
Paul Harcourt Davies / Newly emerged adult Two-tailed Pasha (Charaxes jasius) Podere Montecucco. Orvieto, Umbria, Italy August
Paul Harcourt Davies / Newly emerged adult Two-tailed Pasha butterfly (Charaxes jasius) Podere Montecucco. Orvieto, Umbria, Italy August
Paul Harcourt Davies,Paul Harcourt Davies / Emergence of Two-tailed Pasha butterfly (Charaxes jasius) Podere Montecucco. Orvieto, Umbria, Italy August. Sequence 6 of 9
Paul Harcourt Davies / Emergence of Two-tailed Pasha butterfly (Charaxes jasius) Podere Montecucco. Orvieto, Umbria, Italy August. Sequence 1 of 9
Paul Harcourt Davies,Paul Harcourt Davies / Poppies (Papaver rhoeas) in flower, growing near the military cemetry, Bolsena, Italy. Taken with fisheye lens
Benjamin Barthelemy,Benjamin Barthelemy / Wood anemone (Anemone nemorosa) in flower, Vallee des Cailles, Eure-et-Loir, France, April.
Juergen Freund / Forest seedling growing in the Bornean forest. Gunung Gading National Park, Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo
Ernie Janes / Garden centre with potted Hyacinth bulbs, Edgefield, Norfolk, January
Nick Upton / 2020VISION / A Long-legged fly (Neurigona quadrifasciata) rarely recorded in the UK, found during Bioblitz survey at Abbots Pool and woodland reserve, silhouetted against an Ivy leaf (Hedera helix), Bristol, UK, J...
Jack Dykinga / Charred remains of Aspen-fir forest near Hannagan's Meadow, at sunset with fireweeds growing in profusion amidst felled trees, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, Arizona, USA September 2011
Jack Dykinga / Life returning after seasonal rains to burnt forest, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest devastation of the 'Wallow Fire', Arizona, USA August 2011
Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION / Fallen Silver Birch (Betula pendula) leaves on Sphagnum Moss (Sphagnum capillifolium). Glen Etive, Scotland, UK.