Andy Rouse / Maasai Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi) silhouetted by beams of light from setting sun, Maasai Mara, Kenya, Africa. Winner of the African section of the Nature’s Best Windland Smith Rice...
Guy Edwardes / Parrot waxcap fungus (Gliophorus psittacinus), close up of gills, Duncliffe Wood Woodland Trust Reserve, Dorset, England, UK. November.
Sven Zacek / Brimstone butterfly(Gonepteryx rhamni) male and female during mating flight, early spring. Tartumaa county, Southern Estonia. May.
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...
Michael Hutchinson / Goldenrod crab spider (Misumena vatia) yellow female on Honesty flower, Bristol, UK, April
Ross Hoddinott / Male common blue butterfly (Polyommatus icarus) basking wings open on grass, Vealand Farm, Devon, UK. June.
Brandon Cole / Masked butterflyfish (Chaetodon semilarvatus) Egypt, Red Sea.
Robert Thompson / Crested gecko (Correlophus ciliatus), New Caledonia, controlled conditions
Sven Zacek / Aerial view of a golden and foggy sunrise over a bog area, Alam-Pedja National Park, Tatrumaa county, Southern Estonia. May.
Michael Hutchinson / Flower crab spider (Misumena vatia) yellow female on Honesty flowers with house and garden visible, Bristol, UK, April
Michael Hutchinson / Female Goldenrod spider (Misumena vatia) on Annual honesty (Lunaria annua) flower, trying to catch a hoverfly, Bristol, England, UK, April.
Michael Hutchinson / Wide angle shot of a female Goldenrod spider (Misumena vatia) on Annual honesty (Lunaria annua) flower, with flies flying nearby, Bristol, England, UK, April.
Michael Hutchinson / Close-up of a female Goldenrod spider (Misumena vatia) on Annual honesty (Lunaria annua) flower, feeding on hoverfly prey, Bristol, England, UK, April.
Michael Hutchinson / Close-up of a female Goldenrod spider (Misumena vatia) catching a hoverfly, on Annual honesty (Lunaria annua), Bristol, England, UK, April.
Marie Read / Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia, formerly Dendroica petechia), male in breeding plumage, Ithaca, New York, USA. May 2020.
David Hall / A Giant rock scallop (Crassadoma gigantea) encrusted with and surrounded by several other invertebrates, including White anemones (Metridium sp.), White mushroom ascidians (Distaplia sp.), Red soft co...
David Hall / Split level of a Lion's mane Jellyfish (Cyanea capillata) and Feather-boa kelp (Egregia menziesii), Seven-tree Island, Browning Pass, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September.
Ross Hoddinott / Immature common blue damselflies (Enallagma cyathigerum) resting on reeds, Broxwater, Cornwall, UK. May .
Guy Edwardes / Gorse (Ulex europaeus)on cliffs above St Oswald's Bay, Dorset, England, UK, May.
Ernie Janes / Alpine flower meadow landscape - Seiser Alm with mountains of Langkofel Group in the background. Dolomoites, South Tyrol, Italy. July 2019.
Alex Mustard / Dugong (Dugong dugon) male, swims over seagrass meadow (Halophila stipulacea) accompanied by a young Golden trevally (Gnathanodon speciosus). Marsa Nabaa, Marsa Alam, Egypt. Red Sea
Erlend Haarberg / Wild pansy (Viola tricolor) with single Dandelion (Taraxacum sp) Innlandet, Norway, June.
Andres M. Dominguez / Western yellow wagtail (Motacilla flava) perched on thistle, Andalusia. Spain. April
Guy Edwardes / Field of flowering Poppies (Papaver rhoeas) at sunrise, Val d'Orcia, Tuscany, Italy. May 2019.
Alex Mustard / Yellow tube sponge (Aplysina fistularis) on coral reef, diver exploring in background. Black Rock Drop Off, East End, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, British West Indies. Model released.
Morley Read / Slow motion clip of a large group of Butterflies (Pieridae) taking flight after puddling, absorbing nutrients or minerals from damp soil, Orellana Province, Amazon rainforest, Ecuador.
Morley Read / Large group of Butterflies (Pieridae) taking flight after puddling, absorbing nutrients or minerals from damp soil, Orellana Province, Amazon rainforest, Ecuador.
Milan Radisics / Aerial shot of yellow mineral sediments flowing into the Atlantic Ocean, near Stokkseyri, Southern Iceland, August 2018.
Alex Mustard / Portrait of a Giant frogfish (Antennarius commersoni) on a large Yellow elephant ear sponge (Ianthella basta). Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Lembeh Strait, Molucca Sea.
Jack Dykinga / Yellow paloverde (Cercidium microphyllum) flowering amongst Saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea). In foothills on north side of Santa Catalina Mountains, Coronado National Forest, Arizona, USA. May 2019.
John Shaw / Yellow warbler (Setophaga petechia aureola) on lava rocks. Isabela Island, Galapagos. May.
Marie Lochman / Dryandra (Banksia subpinnatifida), Western Australian endemic plant, Dryandra forest National Park, Western Australia.
Marie Lochman / Banksia (Banksia nivea), Western Australian endemic plant, Mt. Lesueur National Park, Western Australia.
Marie Lochman / Showy Banksia (Banksia speciosa), Western Australian endemic plant, Cape Arid National Park, Western Australia.
Marie Lochman / Sceptre Banksia (Banksia sceptrum), Western Australian endemic plant, Kalbari National Park, Western Australia. December 2011
Marie Lochman / Holly-leaved banksia (Banksia ilicifolia), Western Australian endemic plant, Yeal Nature Reserve, Western Australia.
Marie Lochman / Honey possum (Tarsipes rostratus) on Lemann's Banksia (Banksia lemanniana) Mount Gibbs Nature Reserve, Wheat-belt Region of Western Australia.
Phil Savoie / Little nomad bee (Nomada flavoguttata) covered in Dandelion pollen (Taraxacum offinicale) Monmouthshire, Wales, UK. September
Phil Savoie / Grey-patched Mining Bee (Andrena nitida) feeding on Dandelion (Taraxacum offinicale) Monmouthshire, Wales, UK. April
Ross Hoddinott / Marbled white butterfly (Melanargia galathea) perched on bird's foot trefoil, Volehouse Moor, Devon, UK. July.
Ross Hoddinott / Common blue butterflies (Polyommatus icarus) basking in the morning light, Vealand Farm, Devon, UK. July
Marie Read / Arctic terns (Sterna paradisaea), two in flight over nesting colony in field of buttercups (Ranunculus sp.), Keflavik, Iceland. Digital canvas expansion.
Marie Read / Blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata) holding an acorn in its bill whilst perched on tree stump, with autumn foliage, New York, USA, October.
Marie Read / Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilocus colubris), male flying in to feed from cardinal flowers (Lobelia cardinalis) New York, USA. August.
Shane Gross / Elkhorn corals (Acropora palmata) at night silhouetted by a scientist's light during the annual coral spawn. Abaco, Bahamas.
Andy Rouse / European Hare (Lepus europaeus) in grassland. UK. May.