Nick Upton / Harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) cleaning its nose on Common hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium) flowerhead after release, Moulton, Northampton, UK, June.
Michael D. Kern / Kaleidoscope pattern formed from picture of Johnstons Chameleon (Chamaeleo johnstoni) face and legs. Restricted for Editorial use until December 2015
Stefan Christmann / Milky way and moonbow halo during polar night. Above Neumayer-Station III, Alfred-Wegener-Institut research station, Atka Bay, Antarctica. June 2017.
Jurgen Freund / Guttering to redirect water at the Daintree Drought Experiment, where rainforest plants grown under cover to see how they respond to drought. Daintree Rainforest Observatory, northern Queensland, Aust...
Clay Bolt / Entomologist and bee expert Eli Wyman with the first rediscovered individual of Wallace's giant bee (Megachile pluto) Mollucas, Indonesia. January 2019
Clay Bolt / Entomologist examining a large female Megachile bee during the hunt to rediscover Wallace's giant bee (Megachile pluto) on the island of Ternate, North Moluccas, Indonesia. January 2019
David Perpinan / Aeroplane flying in front of a total lunar eclipse, also called a Blood Moon, Barcelona, Spain, 27th July 2018.
Paul D Stewart / Photographic reconstruction of Archaeopteryx by Paul D. Stewart. The fossils of this species was from 150 million years ago, and is thought of as a stage between feathered dinosaurs and modern birds.
Cyril Ruoso / Inmates of the Cedar Creek Corrections Center raising endangered Oregon spotted frog (Rana pretiosa) Prisoners in this facility are raising endangered frogs for release in the wild, as part of the Sus...
Georgette Douwma / Upside down jellyfish (Cassiopeia andromeda) Lembeh, Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Charlie Summers / Andrommeda (M31) with its two syster galaxies (M32 and M110) Eastern Colorado. 8 November 2015. Taken with digital focus stacking.
Franco Banfi / Humboldt squid (Dosidicus gigas) at night off Loreto, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico, East Pacific Ocean.
Franco Banfi / Beak and tentacles of Humboldt squid (Dosidicus gigas) at night off Loreto, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico, East Pacific Ocean.
Laurent Geslin / Conservationists releasing radio collared wild European lynx (Lynx lynx) from Switzerland into Kalkalpen National Park, Austria, March 2013.
Laurent Geslin / Photographer Laurent Geslin putting back wild European lynx (Lynx lynx) kittens in den after a veterinary check up. Switerland, June 2014.
Laurent Geslin / European lynx (Lynx lynx) emerging from crate during translocation from Switerland to Kalkalpen National Park, Austria. May 2011
Laurent Geslin / Vet and KORA team putting a radio collar on wild European lynx (Lynx lynx) for translocation to Kalkalpen National Park, Austria from Switzerland. May 2011.
Pedro Narra / Man and woman undertaking monitoring work measuring Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) nests as the the female digs it, Bissagos Islands, Guinea Bissau. Endangered species. 3rd Place in the SOS Especes M...
Jabruson / Mummified infant Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) a relic from research from 1959, amongst old laboratory paraphernalia and assorted zoological specimens. CRSN (Centre de Recherche en Sciences Naturelles...
Alex Mustard / Portrait of Bigfin squid (Sepioteuthis lessoniana) hovering in open water above a coral reef at night. Dampier Strait, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia. Tropical West Pacific Ocean
Alex Mustard / Nudibranch (Flabellina lineata) in aquarium, taken in the field in Gulen, Norway. North East Atlantic Ocean. Collected for scientific research.
Alex Mustard / Backlit detail of branching fire coral (Millepora alcicornis) showing the hair like polyps, filled with stinging nematocysts. East End, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. Caribbean Sea.
Alex Mustard / Red eye medusa (Polyorchis penicillatus) with hitchhiking amphipods (Hyperia medusarum). Browning Pass, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. North East Pacific Ocean.
Alex Hyde / Round-leaved sundew (Drosera rotundifolia) backlit at sunset. Isle of Mull, Scotland. June. Highly commended in the Botanical Britain Category of the British Widllife Photography Awards (BWPA) Competi...
Jordi Chias / Atolla jellyfish (Atolla wyvillei) with Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) in the background near the surface. Antarctic Peninsula. Finalist in the Underwater category of the Wildlife Photographer of t...