Philippe Clement / Tracking shot through Beech (Fagus sylvatica) forest, with the sun shining through the foliage, dolly shot, Belgium, April.
SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Close up of a colony of Jewel anemones (Corynactis viridis) Scotland, UK, October.
Stefan Christmann / Sunset with beams of light shining through Neumayer-Station III, Alfred-Wegener-Institut research station. Atka Bay, Antarctica. January 2017.
Bernard Castelein / Beech woodland (Fagus sylvatica) with sun rays shining through, black and white image. Peerdsbos, Brasschaat, Belgium
Sandra Bartocha / Sun rays shining through European beech woodland (Fagus sylvatica). Serrahn, Muritz-National Park, World Natural Heritage site, Germany, Europe. November 2015.
Pascal Pittorino / Ground beetle (Carabus hispanus) resting on a leaf of Hydrangea (Hydrangea sp), Lozere, Cevennes, Languedoc Roussillon, France, July.
Konrad Wothe / View up into canopy with sun rays shining through the leaves, lowland rainforest, Panguana Reserve, Huanuco province, Amazon basin, Peru.
Alex Hyde / Green Dock Beetle (Gastrophysa viridula) female with huge abdomen swollen with eggs. Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. May.
Jack Dykinga / Frost damaged Saguaro cactus (Carnegiea gigantea) with sunset light shining through limbs. South Maricopa Mountains Wilderness, Arizona, USA, March 2015.
Pal Hermansen / Colourful corn (Zea mays) seeds against white background.
Erlend Haarberg / Lysefjorden viewed from the Preikestolen (Pulpit rock) on misty summer morning with sun rays shining down, Forsand, Rogaland, Norway.
Jack Dykinga / Sun shining through mesquite bosque forest with lush winter rain-fed grasses covering the forest floor at sunset, Catalina State Park, Arizona. February 2014.
Alex Mustard / Scenic view of a bull kelp forest (Nereocystis luetkeana) with sunlight shining through the fronds. Browning Pass, Port Hardy, Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Canada. North East Pacific Ocean.
Visuals Unlimited / Shining Honeycreeper (Cyanerpes lucidus) Costa Rica
Brandon Cole / Galapagos Penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) viewed from below with sun rays shining through the water, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, Pacific Ocean.
David Tipling / Shining Honeycreeper (Cyanerpes lucidus) La Selva, Costa Rica
Ernie Janes,Ernie Janes / Fallow deer (Dama dama) crossing rural road through Berkhamsted Common at dusk, Hertfordshire, UK, December
Sandra Bartocha / European Beech (Fagus sylvatica) trees, with sunlight shining between branches, Germany, September
Solvin Zankl / Jet Ant / Shining Jet Black Ant (Lasius fuliginosus), worker. Specimen photographed using digital focus stacking
Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION / Sun shining through mist in woodland at dawn. Bolderwood, New Forest National Park, Hampshire, England, UK, November.
Ben Hall / 2020VISION / Two people jogging along a path though woodland with the sun shining through trees, Beacon Hill Country Park, The National Forest, Leicestershire, UK, October 2011. Did you know? 8 million trees have...
Rick Tomlinson / Farr 40 winner 'Barking Mad' during a race on day 2 of Key West Race Week, Florida, USA, January 2012. All non-editorial uses must be cleared individually.
Ben Hall / 2020VISION / Sun's rays shining through dark clouds, Ballynahone Bog, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK, June 2011
Rick Tomlinson / Yachts under spinnaker beneath atmospheric skies during the RC44 Sweden Cup, Marstrand, Sweden, August 2011. All non-editorial uses must be cleared individually.
Martin Dohrn / Three hyenas (Crocuta crocuta) approaching a resting lion (Panthera leo) at night. Topi Plain, Masai Mara, Kenya. Image taken using an infared camera with no artificial visible light, on location for...
Billy Black / Aerial view of J-class yachts "Ranger" and "Velsheda" at speed during the J Class Regatta, Newport, Rhode Island, USA, June 2011. All non-editorial uses must be cleared individually.
Onne van der Wal / Aerial view of yacht at the beginning of the Newport-Bermuda Race, Rhode Island, USA, June 2010. All non-editorial uses must be cleared individually.
Onne van der Wal / Fleet in the sun during the Heineken Regatta, St Martin, Caribbean, March 2011.
Onne van der Wal / "Aegir Racing Limited" under spinnaker beneath stormy skies during the Heineken Regatta, St Martin, Caribbean, March 2011.
Onne van der Wal / "Lancelot" obscured by glistening wave during the Grenada Sailing Festival, Caribbean, January 2010.
Onne van der Wal / Swan 46 "Akarana" obscured by glistening turquoise seas at the Grenada Sailing Festival, Caribbean, January 2010.
Onne van der Wal / "Bloody Mary" racing in the sun at the Grenada Sailing Festival, Caribbean, January 2010.
Alex Hyde / Low winter sun shining through freezing fog, Bonsall Moor, Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK, December 2009.
Eric Baccega / Gros Morne mountain, with sun shining through clouds, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland, Canada, September 2010
Edwin Giesbers / Snow Leopard (Panthera uncia) sitting in darkness, with eyes glowing as they reflect available light, captive
Rick Tomlinson / Fleet in distance during Round the Island Race, Isle of Wight, England, June 2010.
Philip Stephen / Trawler in low light on the North Sea, July 2010. Property released.
Neil Lucas / Sun shining through the branches of a Dragons blood tree (Dracena cinnibaris) in mountainous desert, Socotra, Yemen, February 2007
Benoit Stichelbaut / Miguel Danet and Damien Cloarec standing on boom, leaning on mainsail of Figaro yacht "Concarneau-St. Barthelemy". Transat AG2R, Port la Foret, Brittany, March 2010.
Wild Wonders of Europe / Maitland / Ray of light shining through thunder clouds over Lake Ohrid, Galicica National Park, Macedonia, June 2009
Wild Wonders of Europe / Radisics / Pine forest with rays of light shining through trees, Montado do Barreiro Natural Park, Madeira, March 2009
Wild Wonders of Europe / Radisics / Woodland with sun shining through mist, Montado do Barreiro Natural Park, Madeira, March 2009
Andy Rouse / Rays of light shining through storm clouds over Drake Passage, Antarctica, February 2006
Wild Wonders of Europe / Radisics / Sun shining through clouds over Lake Skadar near Murici, Lake Skadar National Park, Montenegro, May 2008
Wild Wonders of Europe / Radisics / Sun shining through clouds, Lake Skadar, Lake Skadar National Park, Montenegro, May 2008
Wild Wonders of Europe / Biancarelli / Bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta / Endymion non-scriptum) flowering in wood, dawn light shining through trees, Hallerbos, Belgium, April 2009
Wild Wonders of Europe / Möllers / Sun shining through trees in Common alder (Alnus glutinosa) forest, Klampenborg Dyrehaven, Denmark, September 2008
Wild Wonders of Europe / Radisics / Rays of light shining through mist surrounding Black pines (Pinus nigra) Crna Poda Natural Reserve, Tara Canyon, Durmitor NP, Montenegro, October 2008