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In the run up to COP26, we have launched a new showreel 'Our Changing World' which focuses on our environmental and conservation content.
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In the run up to COP26, we have launched a new showreel 'Our Changing World' which focuses on our environmental and conservation content.
Two grey triggerfish (Balistes capriscus) fight over a large piece of plastic floating at the surface among sargassum seaweed (Sargassum natans) in the Sargasso Sea, Atlantic Ocean.  -  Shane Gross
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Shane Gross / Two grey triggerfish (Balistes capriscus) fight over a large piece of plastic floating at the surface among sargassum seaweed (Sargassum natans) in the Sargasso Sea, Atlantic Ocean.
Jellyfish (Catostylus sp.) swimming in a slick of plastic debris. Turtles feed on jellies such as these and this photo shows how easily they can get confused and feed on plastic instead. Indian Ocean...  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Jellyfish (Catostylus sp.) swimming in a slick of plastic debris. Turtles feed on jellies such as these and this photo shows how easily they can get confused and feed on plastic instead. Indian Ocean...
Male Satin bowerbird (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus) courting female on suburban street verge, bower filled with blue plastic, Australia, October 2018.  -  David Gallan
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David Gallan / Male Satin bowerbird (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus) courting female on suburban street verge, bower filled with blue plastic, Australia, October 2018.
Plastic bottles and other rubbish, found on a beach in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.  -  Tony Wu
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Tony Wu / Plastic bottles and other rubbish, found on a beach in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.
Moral eels, Urchins, Cuttlefish, Shrimp and other marine life living within a discarded tyre and fishing net under a ships' harbour, Maluku, Indonesia. November.  -  Juergen Freund
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Juergen Freund / Moral eels, Urchins, Cuttlefish, Shrimp and other marine life living within a discarded tyre and fishing net under a ships' harbour, Maluku, Indonesia. November.
Northern gannets (Morus bassanus) sitting on nests made with plastic, Hermaness NNR, Unst, Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK, May.  -  Philippe Clement
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Philippe Clement / Northern gannets (Morus bassanus) sitting on nests made with plastic, Hermaness NNR, Unst, Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK, May.
Northern gannets (Morus bassanus) preening, sitting on nests made with plastic, Hermaness NNR, Unst, Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK, May.  -  Philippe Clement
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Philippe Clement / Northern gannets (Morus bassanus) preening, sitting on nests made with plastic, Hermaness NNR, Unst, Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK, May.
Blue-lined fangblenny (Plagiotremus rhinorhynchos) hiding in a plastic container, they usually hide in deserted worm tubes or other small holes, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.  -  Juergen Freund
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Juergen Freund / Blue-lined fangblenny (Plagiotremus rhinorhynchos) hiding in a plastic container, they usually hide in deserted worm tubes or other small holes, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Globefish (Diodon nicthemerus) swimming past a mass of plastic moving in the current, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.  -  Juergen Freund
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Juergen Freund / Globefish (Diodon nicthemerus) swimming past a mass of plastic moving in the current, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Time lapse of people emptying plastic bags full of marine litter to show what has been collected during a beach clean, Tussoya, Troms, Norway, 2017.  -  Espen Bergersen
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Espen Bergersen / Time lapse of people emptying plastic bags full of marine litter to show what has been collected during a beach clean, Tussoya, Troms, Norway, 2017.
Water vole (Arvicola amphibius) feeding on plastic, West Sussex, England, UK.  -  Mick Jenner
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Mick Jenner / Water vole (Arvicola amphibius) feeding on plastic, West Sussex, England, UK.
Slow motion clip of waves breaking on marine plastic pollution washed up on the shore, Svalbard, Norway, August 2017.  -  Five Films
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Five Films / Slow motion clip of waves breaking on marine plastic pollution washed up on the shore, Svalbard, Norway, August 2017.
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...  -  Seth Patterson
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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...
Discarded plastic rope and commercial fishing netting washed up on shore at Luskentyre, South West Harris, Western Isles / Outer Hebrides, Scotland, May 2016  -  Laurie  Campbell
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Laurie Campbell / Discarded plastic rope and commercial fishing netting washed up on shore at Luskentyre, South West Harris, Western Isles / Outer Hebrides, Scotland, May 2016
Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) trapped in fishing net, Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California), Mexico, May, Third Place in the third National Contest 'Visions of our nature' organised by Mexico&#39...  -  Claudio  Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) trapped in fishing net, Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California), Mexico, May, Third Place in the third National Contest 'Visions of our nature' organised by Mexico'...
Black headed gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) taking off with foot caught in discarded coat hanger, Lake Csaj, Kiskunsagi National Park, Pusztaszer, Hungary. May.  -  Bence  Mate
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Bence Mate / Black headed gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) taking off with foot caught in discarded coat hanger, Lake Csaj, Kiskunsagi National Park, Pusztaszer, Hungary. May.
Non biodegradable rubbish in abandoned forest camp. Lokoue, Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Republic of Congo, May 2004.  -  Jabruson
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Jabruson / Non biodegradable rubbish in abandoned forest camp. Lokoue, Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Republic of Congo, May 2004.
Fishermen clean Atlantic Cod (Gadus morhua) on deck of fishing trawler, with herring gulls (Larus argentatus) flocking in the background. Stellwagen Banks, New England, United States, North Atlantic O...  -  Jeff Rotman
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Jeff Rotman / Fishermen clean Atlantic Cod (Gadus morhua) on deck of fishing trawler, with herring gulls (Larus argentatus) flocking in the background. Stellwagen Banks, New England, United States, North Atlantic O...
Women gathering mollusc eggs for sale at market, Bilang Bilangang Island, Danajon Bank, Central Visayas, Philippines, April 2013  -  Claudio Contreras,Claudio  Contreras
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Claudio Contreras,Claudio Contreras / Women gathering mollusc eggs for sale at market, Bilang Bilangang Island, Danajon Bank, Central Visayas, Philippines, April 2013
Crew of the James Archer (Oceana fisheries) pull up a lobster trap during West coast rock lobster (Jasus lalandii) fishing,  Saldanha Bay and St. Helena Bay, Western Cape, South Africa.  -  Cheryl-Samantha  Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / Crew of the James Archer (Oceana fisheries) pull up a lobster trap during West coast rock lobster (Jasus lalandii) fishing, Saldanha Bay and St. Helena Bay, Western Cape, South Africa.
Crate of Spectacled flying fox (Pteropus conspicillatus) babies just arrived by plane from Brisbane after months of care, ready to be returned to the Tolga Bat Hospital for release back to the wild, A...  -  Juergen Freund
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Juergen Freund / Crate of Spectacled flying fox (Pteropus conspicillatus) babies just arrived by plane from Brisbane after months of care, ready to be returned to the Tolga Bat Hospital for release back to the wild, A...
Marine pollution - dead Laysan albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis) showing plastics in stomach cavity, Midway Atoll Pacific Ocean  -  Michael Pitts
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Michael Pitts / Marine pollution - dead Laysan albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis) showing plastics in stomach cavity, Midway Atoll Pacific Ocean
Drowned Australasian Gannet (Morus serrator) found entangled in a Bureau of Meteorology radiosonde (i.e. weather balloon). Brighton Beach, Victoria, Australia.  -  Doug Gimesy
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Doug Gimesy / Drowned Australasian Gannet (Morus serrator) found entangled in a Bureau of Meteorology radiosonde (i.e. weather balloon). Brighton Beach, Victoria, Australia.
Pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus) calf playing with a plastic bag, Tenerife  -  Sergio Hanquet
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Sergio Hanquet / Pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus) calf playing with a plastic bag, Tenerife
Person walking over plastic and microplastics covering the beach, brought in by the winds and the tides, Canary Islands.  -  Sergio Hanquet
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Sergio Hanquet / Person walking over plastic and microplastics covering the beach, brought in by the winds and the tides, Canary Islands.
Person holding plastic and microplastics from the beach, brought in by the winds and the tides, Canary Islands.  -  Sergio Hanquet
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Sergio Hanquet / Person holding plastic and microplastics from the beach, brought in by the winds and the tides, Canary Islands.
Plastic and microplastics covering the beaches, brought in by the winds and the tides, Canary Islands.  -  Sergio Hanquet
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Sergio Hanquet / Plastic and microplastics covering the beaches, brought in by the winds and the tides, Canary Islands.
Sargasum fish / Frogfish (Histrio histrio) floating on discarded polypropylene rope on ocean surface, North Pacific, Hawaii, USA.  -  David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Sargasum fish / Frogfish (Histrio histrio) floating on discarded polypropylene rope on ocean surface, North Pacific, Hawaii, USA.
Black phoebe (Sayornis nigricans) hunts at a trash flow, Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, Southern California, USA, December.  -  John Chan
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John Chan / Black phoebe (Sayornis nigricans) hunts at a trash flow, Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, Southern California, USA, December.
Thorny seahorse (Hippocampus histrix) juvenile riding plastic debris in open ocean. Balayan Bay, Luzon Island, Philippines. Indo Pacific. Vulnerable species.  -  Magnus Lundgren
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Magnus Lundgren / Thorny seahorse (Hippocampus histrix) juvenile riding plastic debris in open ocean. Balayan Bay, Luzon Island, Philippines. Indo Pacific. Vulnerable species.
Longfin batfish (Platax teira) hiding under trash, old fishnet and plastic waste. Sri Lanka, Indian Ocean.  -  Magnus Lundgren
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Magnus Lundgren / Longfin batfish (Platax teira) hiding under trash, old fishnet and plastic waste. Sri Lanka, Indian Ocean.
Tiger tail seahorse (Hippocampus comes) riding on plastic waste in Balayan Bay from Anilao, the municipality of Mabini, Batangas, the Philippines.  -  Magnus Lundgren
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Magnus Lundgren / Tiger tail seahorse (Hippocampus comes) riding on plastic waste in Balayan Bay from Anilao, the municipality of Mabini, Batangas, the Philippines.
Brown paper nautilus (Argonauta hians) juvenile, 1.5cm, riding on a piece of plastic waste. Balayan Bay, Luzon, the Philippines.  -  Magnus Lundgren
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Magnus Lundgren / Brown paper nautilus (Argonauta hians) juvenile, 1.5cm, riding on a piece of plastic waste. Balayan Bay, Luzon, the Philippines.
Brown paper nautilus (Argonauta hians) juvenile, 1.5cm, riding on a piece of plastic waste. Balayan Bay, Luzon, the Philippines.  -  Magnus Lundgren
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Magnus Lundgren / Brown paper nautilus (Argonauta hians) juvenile, 1.5cm, riding on a piece of plastic waste. Balayan Bay, Luzon, the Philippines.
Brown paper nautilus (Argonauta hians) juvenile, 1.5cm, riding on a piece of plastic waste. Balayan Bay, Luzon, the Philippines.  -  Magnus Lundgren
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Magnus Lundgren / Brown paper nautilus (Argonauta hians) juvenile, 1.5cm, riding on a piece of plastic waste. Balayan Bay, Luzon, the Philippines.
Plastic waste in the ocean along with Indo-Pacific sergeant (Abudefduf vaigiensis) Green Island, a small volcanic island in the Pacific Ocean, Taiwan  -  Magnus Lundgren / Wild Wonders of China
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Magnus Lundgren / Wild Wonders of China / Plastic waste in the ocean along with Indo-Pacific sergeant (Abudefduf vaigiensis) Green Island, a small volcanic island in the Pacific Ocean, Taiwan
Plastic waste in the ocean with Indo-Pacific sergeant (Abudefduf vaigiensis) Green Island, a small volcanic island in the Pacific Ocean, Taiwan.  -  Magnus Lundgren / Wild Wonders of China
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Magnus Lundgren / Wild Wonders of China / Plastic waste in the ocean with Indo-Pacific sergeant (Abudefduf vaigiensis) Green Island, a small volcanic island in the Pacific Ocean, Taiwan.
Wolf fangbelly (Petroscirtes lupus) hiding in plastic waste drifting out in the open sea, just below the surface. This is a species of combtooth blenny often found around coral reefs in the western Pa...  -  Magnus Lundgren / Wild Wonders of China
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Magnus Lundgren / Wild Wonders of China / Wolf fangbelly (Petroscirtes lupus) hiding in plastic waste drifting out in the open sea, just below the surface. This is a species of combtooth blenny often found around coral reefs in the western Pa...
Bigfin reef squid (Sepioteuthis lessoniana) group gathering under garbage for protection during the day. LongDong, Taiwan, Pacific Ocean.  -  Magnus Lundgren / Wild Wonders of China
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Magnus Lundgren / Wild Wonders of China / Bigfin reef squid (Sepioteuthis lessoniana) group gathering under garbage for protection during the day. LongDong, Taiwan, Pacific Ocean.
Plastic rubbish on bank of River Ikopa, houses in background. Mandroseza, Antananarivo, Madagascar. 2019.  -  Terry Whittaker
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Terry Whittaker / Plastic rubbish on bank of River Ikopa, houses in background. Mandroseza, Antananarivo, Madagascar. 2019.
Plastic litter including bottles in gutter. Mandroseza, Antananarivo, Madagascar. 2019.  -  Terry Whittaker
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Terry Whittaker / Plastic litter including bottles in gutter. Mandroseza, Antananarivo, Madagascar. 2019.
Dipper (Cinclus cinclus) pair food passing, perched on bicycle tyre dumped in river. Research from Manchester University has found rivers flowing through Greater Manchester to have the highest levels...  -  Terry Whittaker
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Terry Whittaker / Dipper (Cinclus cinclus) pair food passing, perched on bicycle tyre dumped in river. Research from Manchester University has found rivers flowing through Greater Manchester to have the highest levels...
Plastic litter left hanging in branches above River Tame, left behind by floodwaters. Research from Manchester University has found rivers flowing through Greater Manchester to have the highest levels...  -  Terry Whittaker
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Terry Whittaker / Plastic litter left hanging in branches above River Tame, left behind by floodwaters. Research from Manchester University has found rivers flowing through Greater Manchester to have the highest levels...
Plastic hanging from branch, degrading into River Mersey. Research conducted by Manchester University research has found rivers flowing through Greater Manchester to have the highest levels of micro p...  -  Terry Whittaker
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Terry Whittaker / Plastic hanging from branch, degrading into River Mersey. Research conducted by Manchester University research has found rivers flowing through Greater Manchester to have the highest levels of micro p...
Dipper (Cinclus cinclus) chick perched on branch covered with plastic litter deposited by floodwaters. Research conducted by Manchester University has found rivers flowing through Greater Manchester t...  -  Terry Whittaker
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Terry Whittaker / Dipper (Cinclus cinclus) chick perched on branch covered with plastic litter deposited by floodwaters. Research conducted by Manchester University has found rivers flowing through Greater Manchester t...
Dipper (Cinclus cinclus) with Mayflies (Ephemeroptera) for chicks in beak, perched on wheel of shopping trolley dumped in river. Research conducted by Manchester University has found rivers flowing th...  -  Terry Whittaker
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Terry Whittaker / Dipper (Cinclus cinclus) with Mayflies (Ephemeroptera) for chicks in beak, perched on wheel of shopping trolley dumped in river. Research conducted by Manchester University has found rivers flowing th...
Dipper (Cinclus cinclus) perched on bicycle wheel dumped in river. Manchester University research has found rivers flowing through Greater Manchester to have the highest levels of micro plastic contam...  -  Terry Whittaker
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Terry Whittaker / Dipper (Cinclus cinclus) perched on bicycle wheel dumped in river. Manchester University research has found rivers flowing through Greater Manchester to have the highest levels of micro plastic contam...
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