Nick Upton / Common carder bumblebee (Bombus pascuorum) nectaring on a Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) flowerhead among many Common daisies (Bellis perennis) on a lawn left unmown to allow wild flowers to bloom t...
Tony Wu / Female Northern pygmy squid (Idiosepius paradoxus) depositing eggs on a blade of eelgrass (Zostera marina), Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.
Tony Wu / Female Northern pygmy squid (Idiosepius paradoxus) preparing to lay another egg on a blade of eelgrass (Zostera marina), Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.
Shane Gross / Red mangrove (Rhizophora mangle) propagules / plantlets which become fully mature plants before dropping off the parent tree to drift away and establish a new tree. Bahamas.
Ross Hoddinott / Small pearl-bordered fritillary butterfly (Boloria selene) roosting on Hard fern (Blechnum spicant) fiddlehead. Marsland Valley Wildlife Trusts Reserve, Cornwall, England, UK. June.
Jack Dykinga / Horseshoe Bend of the Salt River with Saguaro cacti (Carnegiea gigantea), Arizona, USA.
Jack Dykinga / Saguaro cacti (Carnegiea gigantea) Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, Arizona, USA.
Jack Dykinga / Elves Chasm with maidenhair ferns and monkey flowers. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA.
Shane Gross / Lemon shark juvenile (Negaprion brevirostris) swimming in mangrove habitat near blue crab (Callinectes sapidus), a prey species for the shark. Eleuthera, Bahamas.
Shane Gross / Lemon shark juvenile (Negaprion brevirostris) trying to feed on the leaves of a red mangrove (Rhizophora mangle). As pups, the sharks have to learn to hunt for themselves and sometimes make mistakes....
Jeff Foott / Mexican giant cardon cactus (Pachycereus pringlei) and Boojum tree (Fouquieria columnaris) in Sonoran Desert, rainbow in background. Catavina, Valle de los Cirios Reserve, Baja California, Mexico.
Paul Harcourt Davies / Species rich alpine meadow with Orange lily (Lilium bulbiferum), Meadow clary (Salvia pratensis) and Yellow rattle (Rhinathus sp). View towards Campitello di Fassa and mountains, Fassa Valley, Dolomit...
Shane Gross / Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) feeding on on Turtlegrass (Thalassia testudinum) seagrass bed. The Bahamas.
Jack Dykinga / Joshua Trees (Yucca brevifolia) of the Mojave Desert at dawn encircled with flowering lupines. (Lupinus sp,) Mohave County, Castaneda Wash, Arizona, USA.
Jack Dykinga / Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest with twisted limbs of Bristlecone pine (Pinus longaeva) at dawn on the White Mountains, Inyo National Forest, California, USA.
Edwin Giesbers / RF - White-legged damselfly (Platycnemis pennipes) peering over Oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) flower. The Netherlands. August. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free...
Edwin Giesbers / Orange tip butterfly (Anthocharis cardamines), two females on Cuckooflower (Cardamine pratensis) in marshy grassland, egg visible on stem. April 2009.
Edwin Giesbers / Orange tip butterfly (Anthocharis cardamines) two females on Cuckooflower (Cardamine pratensis). The Netherlands. March.
Edwin Giesbers / RF - Green-veined white butterfly (Pieris napi) on Cuckooflower (Cardamine pratensis), in meadow amongst Buttercup (Ranunculus sp) flowers. The Netherlands. March. (This image may be licensed either a...
Jurgen Freund / Firefly (Lampyridae) trails on beach at night, Palm tree silhouetted against milky way. Oak Beach, Port Douglas, Far North Queensland, Australia. 2016.
Philippe Clement / Tracking shot through Beech (Fagus sylvatica) forest, with the sun shining through the foliage, dolly shot, Belgium, April.
Philippe Clement / Wood anemones (Anemone nemorosa) in flower in forest, dolly shot, Belgium, April.
Simon Littlejohn / Honey bee (Apis) nectaring from a flowering Eucalyptus tree, Andalusia, Spain, June.
Simon Littlejohn / Family of European otters (Lutra lutra) feeding and playing amongst Whitewater crowfoot (Ranunculus aquatilis) flowers, River Stour, Dorset, England, UK, June.
Morley Read / Slow motion shot of a Rufous tailed hummingbird (Amazilia tzacatl) drinking nectar from a Heliconia flower, Mindo, Ecuador.
Morley Read / Slow motion shot of a Violet tailed sylph hummingbird (Aglaiocercus coelestis) drinking nectar from a Heliconia flower, Mindo, Ecuador.
Nick Upton / Common bee fly (Bombylius major) nectaring on a Greater periwinkle flower (Vinca major), Wiltshire garden, UK, April.
Nick Upton / Common carder bumblebee (Bombus pascuorum) nectaring on a Yellow archangel (Lamiastrum galeobdolon) flower in a garden, Wiltshire, UK, April
Nick Upton / Honey bee (Apis mellifera) nectaring on a Crab apple (Malus sylvestnis) flower in a garden, Wiltshire, UK, April.
John Shaw / Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) landing at its nest in a Bald cypress tree (Taxodium distichum) draped with epiphytic Spanish moss (Tillandsia usneoides). Blue Cypress Lake, Florida, USA. April.
Alex Hyde / Orange-tip butterfly (Anthocharis cardamines) egg and newly-emerged caterpillar on seed pod of Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata). Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. May. Focus stacked imag...
Alex Hyde / Orange-tip Butterfly egg (Anthocharis cardamines) on seed pod of Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata). Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. May. Focus stacked image.