Nigel Cattlin / Bacterial shot hole (Pseudomonas syringae) affected leaves of laurel, Prunus laurocerasus, in a garden hedge, Berkshire, England, UK. May.
Pascal Pittorino / Ground beetle (Carabus hispanus) resting on a leaf of Hydrangea (Hydrangea sp), Lozere, Cevennes, Languedoc Roussillon, France, July.
Alex Hyde / Green Dock Beetle (Gastrophysa viridula) female with huge abdomen swollen with eggs. Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. May.
Pal Hermansen / Colourful corn (Zea mays) seeds against white background.
Olga Kamenskaya / Pyramidal ice fragment reflected on the surface of Lake Baikal. Ice fragment acting as a prism refracting light into rainbow. Siberia, Russia, March.
Cheryl-Samantha Owen / Mountains silhouetted in fog, Knight Inlet, East Coast, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, July.
Ingo Arndt / Grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis) silhouette at sunset, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska, USA, July.
Kristel Richard / An Einsiedler / Swiss warmblood mare (Equus caballus) cantering, Schwyz, Switzerland, July.
Staffan Widstrand,Staffan Widstrand / Water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) Pulicat Lake, Tamil Nadu, India, February 2013.
Staffan Widstrand / Wild Wonders of China / Black-necked crane (Grus nigricollis) in black and white silhoutte. Napa Lake, Yunnan province, China. Vulnerable species.
Cheryl-Samantha Owen / Fishing for West coast rock lobster (Jasus lalandii) aboard the James Archer (Oceana fisheries). Crew haul up lobster trap. Saldanha Bay and St. Helena Bay, Western Cape, South Africa.
Merryn Thomas / Two men fishing, Lansallos Cove, Cornwall, England, October 2012. Model released.
Roland Seitre / Silver Jewel Scarab Beetle (Chrysina optima) on red petals. Poas Volcano National Park, Caribbean Coast, Vara Branca, Costa Rica.
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.
Bryan and Cherry Alexander / Moonlit iceberg taken at midday during the polar night, Northwest Greenland, 1980. 40 BELOW bookplate.
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.
Jurgen Freund / Newly harvested cultured Golden South Sea pearls of Oyster (Pinctada maxima) displayed, Palawan, Philippines, May 2009
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.
Claudio Contreras / Guadalupe fur seal (Arctocephalus townsendi) pup portrait in shallow water, Guadalupe Island Biosphere Reserve, off the coast of Baja California, Mexico, March
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.
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.
David Shale / Greater silver hatchet fish (Argyropelecus gigas) Mid-Atlantic Ridge, North Atlantic Ocean
Onne van der Wal / Yacht under spinnaker at the 12 Metre World Championships, Newport, Rhode Island, USA. September 2009.
Onne van der Wal / Yachts racing under spinnaker at the 12 Metre World Championships, Newport, Rhode Island, USA. September 2009.
Onne van der Wal / Yachts racing at the 12 Metre World Championships, Newport, Rhode Island, USA. September 2009.
Onne van der Wal / Yacht during the New York Yacht Club Invitational Regatta, Newport, Rhode Island. September 2009.
Rick Tomlinson / SY "Adele", 180 foot Hoek Design, at the Superyacht Cup Palma, October 2005 Non editorial uses must be cleared individually.
Andy Sands / Glistening inkcap fungus (Coprinellus micaceus) growing from moss covered log, Buckinghamshire, England, UK, October . Focus stacked image
Robert Valentic / Prong-snouted blindsnake (Anilios bituberculatus) from Mallee habitat at Hattah in NW Victoria, Australia. Controlled conditions.
Guy Edwardes / Glistening ink cap fungus (Coprinellus micaceus), group of different heights. New Forest National Park, England, UK. October.
Guy Edwardes / Slime mould (Trichia decipiens), reflections on shiny sporangia. New Forest National Park, England, UK. November. Focus stacked image.
Andy Sands / Glistening inkcap fungus (Coprinellus micaceus) on moss covered tree stump. Buckinghamshire, England, UK. October. Focus stacked image.
Nigel Cattlin / Spartan apples, ripe on branch in commercial orchard. Oxfordshire, England, UK. September.
Nigel Cattlin / Cox Orange Pippin apples amongst leaves on tree in orchard. Oxfordshire, England, UK. September.
Chris Mattison / Common shiny woodlouse (Oniscus asellus) Monmouthshire Monmouthshire, Wales, UK. September.
Carol Walker / Freisian horse stallion with long flowing mane, in meadow. Germany. June.
Linda Pitkin / Dung roundhead (Panaeolus semiovatus), Henley Park Range, Ash Ranges, Surrey, England, August.
Linda Pitkin / Glistening inkcap fungus (Coprinellus micaceus), Box Hill, Surrey, England, October.
Linda Pitkin / Glistening inkcap fungus (Coprinellus micaceus), NEC grounds, Birmingham, West Midlands, England, October.
Nigel Cattlin / Grey garden or common woodlouse (Oniscus asellus) adult crustacean on old wood
Claudio Contreras / Shiny blue-green dichaea orchid (Dichaea glauca) flower. Cultivated, found in tropical rainforest in Mexico, Greater Antilles and Central America, May