Shane Gross / Common octopus (Octopus vulgaris) hunting on a reef off Eleuthera Island, Bahamas.
John Waters / Timelapse of flies feeding on the tip of a Common stinkhorn fungus (Phallus impudicus), Mendips, Somerset, UK, July.
Sven Zacek / Pink algae in fresh snow on the coast of the Baltic Sea, Lahemaa National Park, Northern Estonia. December 2012.
Tony Phelps / Cape cobra (Naja nivea) spreading its hood, retreats into hole, De Hoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa, January.
David Pattyn / Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis) spreading wings to dry, Hornoya, Varanger, Finnmark, Norway, April.
David Pattyn / Black necked grebe (Podiceps nigricollis) adult bird spreading its wings in anticipation of the partner during courtship. The Netherlands.April 2014
David Pattyn / Black necked grebe (Podiceps nigricollis) adult spreading its wings during the courtship dance. This bird is waiting for the submerged partner to emerge from the water and perform a dance in front. Th...
David Pattyn / Black necked grebe (Podiceps nigricollis) adult bird spreading its wings and waiting for the submerged partner to appear in front and perform the courtship dance. This is early in the breeding season,...
Dr. Axel Gebauer / Bacteria - iron and manganese oxidizers and their complementary reducers, in the mud of an empty fish pond, Upper Lusatia Heath and Pond Landscape, Upper Lusatia UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Germany
Steven Kazlowski,Steven Kazlowski / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) juvenile spreading body weight over thin newly forming pack ice, trying not to break through, Beaufort Sea, off the 1002 area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, North...
Denis-Huot / Bush fire at dusk, Masai-Mara Game Reserve, Kenya, October 2012
Sven Zacek,Sven Zacek / Fresh snow and ice on Baltic Sea coast. The red colour comes from seaweed beneath the ice. Baltic sea coast, Northern Estonia, December 2012.
Jurgen Freund,Jurgen Freund / Paddy melon (Cucumis myriocarpus) growing in red sand dunes of the outback. It is a prostrate or climbing annual herb occurs in southern Africa and is a weed in Australia, South Australia, Australia
Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION / Mountain hare (Lepus timidus) in winter coat, running up a snow-covered slope, Scotland, UK, February. Did you know? Mountain hares' feet act like snowshoes, spreading out the animal's weight over th...
Luiz Claudio Marigo / Sunbittern (Eurypyga helias) spreading its wings while standing in water. The Pantanal wetlands of Mato Grosso State, Brazil, November.
Bernard Castelein / Cinereous / European black vulture (Aegypius monachus) spreading wings on ground, Rajasthan, India
Wild Wonders of Europe / Wothe / Flowering meadow with Spreading bellflower (Campanula patula) and Buttercup (Ranunculus sp) Poloniny National Park, East Slovakia, Europe, June 2008
Mitsuaki Iwago / Black-footed Albatross (Phoebastria nigripes) juvenile exercising its wings, Hawaii
Luciano Candisani / Black-browed Albatross (Thalassarche melanophrys) flying, Steeple Jason Island, Falkland Islands