Russell Cooper / Blackening waxcap fungus (Hygrocybe sp.) New Forest, Hampshire, UK.
Alex Hyde / Cable cars at Fiss, Nordtirol, Austrian Alps, June 2014.
Ingo Arndt / Magnetic Termite (Amitermes meridionalis) mounds in grassland, Litchfield National Park, Northern Territory, Australia.
Ingo Arndt / Bower of Vogelkop bowerbird (Amblyornis inornatus) front entrance of bower decorated with red fruit and acorns, Arfak Mountains, West Papua, Indonesia.
Merryn Thomas,Merryn Thomas / Black and white image of three punts, Mevagissey, Cornwall, England, January.
Michael Pitts,Michael Pitts / Engine room ventilator shafts of oil tanker 'Seiko Maru'. Sunk in Chuuk Lagoon 17/18th February 1944, Chuuk Lagoon, Pacific
Colin Varndell / Fresh Wych elm (Ulmus glabra) leaves in spring. Dorset, UK May
Kirkendall-Spring / Marengo Wind Facility near Dayton. Washington, USA. August 2011.
Nick Garbutt / Large aerial pitchers of natural hybrid Pitcher Plant (Nepenthes stenophylla x Nepenthes veitchi). Montane mossy heath forest or 'kerangas', southern plateau, Maliau Basin, Sabah's 'Lost World', Borne...
Rob Tilley / Aphelandra (Acanthus sp) flowering. Oahu, Hawaii, February.
Sandra Bartocha / Snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis) on lake shore in hazy sunset light. Neubrandenburg, Mecklenburg, Western Pomerania, Germany. Winner, In Praise of Plants category, WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR COMP...
Jeff Rotman / Irula Snake Tribe member holding vials of snake anti-venom for Viper, Krait and Cobra bites. Southern India.
Ernie Janes / Three fishing boats wrecked on the coast in winter storms, Pembrokeshire, UK,
Ernie Janes / Hedge sparrow / Dunnock (Prunella modularis) nest with three eggs, nest exposed in hedge by summer hedge cutting, UK
Inaki Relanzon / Star trails above Baobab trees (Adansonia za) at night, Zombitse National Park, Madagascar, June 2010
Michel Poinsignon / Red helleborine (Cephalanthera rubra) in flower, Lorraine, France, June
Guy Edwardes / Arctic River beauty (Chamerion latifolium) flowering, Landmannalauger, Iceland, June
Bence Mate / Leaf cutter ants (Atta cephalotes) carrying sections of leaves, to be used for cultivating nutritious fungi, Santa Rita, Costa Rica
Eric Baccega / Cable car over Mer de Glace glacier, Mont Blanc, Alps, France, July 2001
David Woodfall / Children searching for recyclable objects in landfill site, Dhaka, Bangladesh, November 2008
Albert Lleal / Common Morning Glory (Ipomoea purpurea) SEM close-up view of pollen at 210x magnification
Yva Momatiuk & John Eastcott / Smokestacks spewing smoke, Navajo generating station near Page, Arizona
Flip de Nooyer / Common Eider (Somateria mollissima) adult female at down nest with eggs, Europe
Tom Vezo / Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) sitting on eggs in nest on ground, Long Island, New York
Gerry Ellis / Magnificent Hummingbird (Eugenes fulgens) nest with three eggs, Costa Rica
Konrad Wothe / Coconut Palm (Cocos nucifera) trees and beach, Dominican Republic
Konrad Wothe / Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) close up of leaves, medicinal plant, Germany
Konrad Wothe / Cardon (Pachycereus pringlei) cactus photographed by tourist, largest cacti in the world and may live over 200 years, Sonoran Desert, Baja California, Mexico
Tim Fitzharris / Plains Pricklypear (Opuntia polyacantha), Arches National Park, Utah
Mark Raycroft / Border Collie (Canis familiaris) adult with three tennis balls in its mouth, waiting to play fetch
Mark Raycroft / Weimaraner (Canis familiaris) puppy with blue eyes, head cocked curiously
Michael Quinton / Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) parent protecting eggs in nest, North America
Fred Bavendam / Pacific Giant Octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini) female guarding her eggs, Quadra Island, British Columbia, Canada
Fred Bavendam / Stromatolites, colonies of blue-green algae, the oldest life form that still exists today fossils dated to over three billion years ago, Hamelin pool, Western Australia
Norbert Wu / Bumblebee (Bombus sp) collecting pollen from a daisy, California
Mark Moffett / Leafcutter Ant (Atta cephalotes) workers carrying leaves to nest, French Guiana
Mark Moffett / Northern Red Oak (Quercus rubra) tree with corns and leaves at base of it, Massachusetts
SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Scottish Wildcat Action project staff learning about Scottish wildcat (Felis silvestris grampia) pelage markings through examining pelts at National Collections Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, July 2...
Adam Burton / Bachelor and Three Graces Sequoia tress in Mariposa Grove, Yosemite National Park, USA. June 2015.
Nick Turner / Ancient Beech trees (Fagus sylvatica), Lineover Wood, Gloucestershire UK. The second largest Beech tree in England. November 2015.
Juan Carlos Munoz / Toadstool shaped hoodoos at sunset, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah, USA, February 2015.
Solvin Zankl / Copse snail (Arianta arbustorum) on oak tree branch in rain, Nationalpark Hohe Tauern / High Tauern National Park, Austria. May.
Jeff Rotman / Fish processing boat during Sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) spawning run, Naknek River, Bristol Bay, Alaska, USA, July 2015.
Alex Mustard / Diver swimming through Tolberone Tunnel, a triangular tunnel through the middle of an island in Raja Ampat. Giant barrel sponges (Xestospongia muta) growing on the floor of the tunnel, which have an u...
Pete Oxford / Double living root bridge formed from the roots of Rubber fig tree (Ficus elastica). Made by the Khasi Tribe, Meghalaya, North East India, October 2014.