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Orsolya Haarberg / European shags (Phalacrocorax aristotelis) in breeding plumage, perched on rock, with Common guillemot (Uria aalge) flock in flight in background, Hornoya Island, Finnmark, Norway. March.
Alex Hyde / Focus stacked, inverted image of Diatoms on a microscope slide. Diatoms are single-celled algae which produce approximately 25% of the oxygen we breathe as well as being responsible for approximately...
Lucas Bustamante / Peacock katydid (Pterochroza ocellata) on leaf in defensive posture, Yasuni National Park, Amazon Basin, Ecuador.
Ann & Steve Toon / Female leopard (Panthera pardus) drinking at night, Zimanga private game reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Alex Hyde / Harebell (Campanula rotundifolia) pollen grain, false-coloured Scanning Electron Micrograph. Pollen grain 0.025mm across, image x4000 magnification when printed at 10cm wide.
Joel Sartore / Photo Ark / Egyptian sand gecko (Stenodactylus petrii) male close up. Captive.
Joel Sartore / Photo Ark / Arabian cobra (Naja arabica) close up flaring its hood in a threat display, Arabian Wildlife Center. Captive.
Joel Sartore / Photo Ark / Arabian cobra (Naja arabica) raised and flaring its hood in a threat display, Arabian Wildlife Center. Captive.
Joel Sartore / Photo Ark / Plains least weasel (Mustela nivalis campestris) male grooming his winter coat, Nebraska Wildlife Rehab Center. Captive.
Joel Sartore / Photo Ark / Orangutan, Bornean/Sumatran cross (Pongo pygmaeus abelii) five month old infant male portrait, making facial expressions, Metro Richmond Zoo. Critically Endangered. Captive.
Joel Sartore / Photo Ark / Wavy-rayed lampmussel (Lampsilis fasciola) female waving her mantle lure to attract a fish. Once the lure is bitten by a real fish, she injects her glochidia (microscopic babies) into the fish's gills...
Joel Sartore / Photo Ark / Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) female profile, opening and closing its wings, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. Controlled conditions.