Andy Rouse / Maasai Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi) silhouetted by beams of light from setting sun, Maasai Mara, Kenya, Africa. Winner of the African section of the Nature’s Best Windland Smith Rice...
Lorraine Bennery / Aerial view of farmers transplanting rice, Madagascar. December 2011.
Nigel Cattlin / Blue colour variation of Green paddy leafhopper, (Nephottetix virescens) a biotype of this pest species
Nigel Cattlin / Eggs of Golden apple snail / Channelled apple snail (Pomacea caniculata) in a Rice (Oryza sativa) paddy, Luzon, Philippines
Nigel Cattlin / Rice leaf folder moth (Cnaphalocrocis medinalis) caterpillar of pest species in folded Rice (Oryza sativa) leaf , Luzon, Philippines
Nigel Cattlin / Symptoms of Neck blast (Magnaporthe grisea) on Rice (Oryza sativa) plants in ear, Luzon, Philippines
Nigel Cattlin / Leaf tipping on Rice (Oryza sativa) caused by Leaf scald (Microdochium oryzae) disease, Thailand
Claudio Contreras / Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) eye, Magdalena Bay, Baja California, Mexico, February. Winner in the Ocean Views category of the 2018 Nature's Best Winland Smith Rice Awards.
Gavin Hellier / Panning shot of a Shinkansen bullet train passing through harvested rice fields, with Mount Fuji in the background, Honshu, Japan, November 2017. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed o...
Wim van den Heever / King penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus) at sunrise, Falklands. Highly honoured in the Ocean View Category of the Nature's Best Windland Smith Rice Ocean View Competition 2017
Cyril Ruoso / Terraced rice fields, Bali, Indonesia.
Steve O. Taylor (GHF) / Rice farmers pounding freshly harvested rice, Port Loko district, Sierra Leone, 2004-2005.
Ben Hall / Black headed gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) taking flight, artistically blurred photograph. Cheshire, UK, October. Highly honoured in the Art in Nature category of the Nature's Best Windland Smith...
Ben Hall / Great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus) pair performing courtship displaying at dawn, backlit and surrounded by mist, Cheshire, UK, April. Highly honoured in the Birds Category of Nature's Best Windl...
Radomir Jakubowski / Chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra) portrait, Vosges Mountains, France. October 2012. Highly Honoured in the wildlife category Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards Competitio...
David Pattyn / Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus) portrait, Lake Kerkini, Greece. February. Highly honoured in the Birds Category of Nature's Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards Competition...
Ben Hall / Chilean flamingos (Phoenicopterus chilensis) in flight over mountain peaks with glacier in the distance, Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile. Winner of Landscape category, Nature's Best / Windland S...
Jurgen Freund / Papua New Guinean islander paddling his dugout canoe to trade fresh vegetables. He will come back with instant noodles, rice, soap and other groceries he would normally have no access to. Papua New Gu...
Jurgen Freund / A young Bajau woman with burak (face makeup), a paste made from pounded rice and tumeric which also serves as a natural sunblock. Wearing burak signifies the young lady is single and available for mar...
Jurgen Freund / A young Bajau woman with burak (face makeup) looking at herself in a scrap of mirror. Burak is a paste made from pounded rice and tumeric and also serves as a natural sunblock. Wearing burak signifies...
Jurgen Freund / Freshly caught fish laid out under the sun to dry for easier storage. Filipinos traditionally eat fried dried fish and rice everyday. Dried fish needs no refrigeration and can last a long time. Philip...
Nature Production / Aerial view of rice paddy fields (Oryza sativa) fixed-point observation of seasonal changes, ploughed fields in early winter, Shiga, Japan, November, sequence 7/8
Nature Production / Aerial view of rice paddy fields (Oryza sativa) fixed-point observation of seasonal changes, summer, Shiga, Japan, early August, sequence 4/8
Rolf Nussbaumer / Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris) and an Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) feeding on Manchurian wild rice (Zizania latifolia) Port Aransas, Mustang Island, Coastal Bend, Texas Coast, USA
SINCLAIR STAMMERS / Light photomicrograph of Blue green algae / Cyanobacteria (Nostoc sp) capable of nitrogen fixation, and used for soil enrichment especially with rice cultivation. The long filaments are composed of in...
Stephen Dalton / Common wasp (Vespa vulgaris) flying towards ripe fruit, UK
Jurgen Freund / Fields of newly planted rice paddy fields (Oryza sp.), Banaue Rice Terraces, Philippines. UNESCO World Heritage Site 2008
Jurgen Freund / Ears of rice (Oryza sp) growing in rice paddy fields on the Banaue Rice Terraces, Philippines. UNESCO World Heritage Site 2008
Jose B. Ruiz / Field of cultivated Rice (Oryza sativa) at dawn, Donana NP, Spain
Bengt Lundberg / Rice drying on the road, Thailand.