Solvin Zankl / Baby Olive Ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) struggles against the swell to swim away from the beach where it hatched, Ostional, Costa Rica. October. Winner of the Underwater category of the G...
Solvin Zankl / Honey bee (Apis mellifera) collecting pollen from the flower of an apple tree, Germany
Solvin Zankl / Common mole (Talpa europaea) feeding on a grub underground, Germany. Live, captive animal.
Solvin Zankl / Bioluminescent Sea-fireflies (Vargula hilgendorfii) producing a bright blue light. The light is produced by mixing two chemicals together in the presence of oxygen and is for mating displays or defenc...
Solvin Zankl / Honeybee (Apis mellifera) trophallaxis - transfer of nectar from one bee to another, Kiel, Germany.
Solvin Zankl / Great capricorn beetle (Cerambyx cerdo) on Oak tree (Quercus sp) Niedersachsische Elbtalaue Biosphere Reserve, Lower Saxonian Elbe Valley, Germany, July.
Solvin Zankl / English oak tree (Quercus robur) in moonlight, Nauroth, Germany, February.
Solvin Zankl / Gall wasp (Cynips quercusfolii) emerging from the oak gall. Germany, October.
Solvin Zankl / English oak tree (Quercus robur) silhouetted against orange sky with star trails, Nauroth, Germany, October.
Solvin Zankl / Springtail (Dicyrtomina ornata) on oak tree leaf. Niedersechsische Elbtalaue Biosphere Reserve, Elbe Valley, Lower Saxony, Germany, December.
Solvin Zankl / 'Femeiche' the Court Tree at night, an ancient English oak (Quercus robur) used in the Middle ages as Vehmic or secret court in which serious criminals were judged and executed. Erle, Germany, Octobe...
Solvin Zankl / Stag beetle (Lucanus cervus) silhouetted against oak tree leaf. Elbe, Germany, June.
Solvin Zankl / Stag beetle (Lucanus cervus) male on oak tree. Elbe, Germany, June.
Solvin Zankl / The Scarce Merveille du Jour (Moma alpium) caterpillar with urticating hairs on English oak tree (Quercus robur) leaf, Stettin Lagoon, Bay of Szczecin, Germany, August.