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Lukas Schaefer / Close up of water droplets creating a rainbow in the spray from a waterfall, Ahrntal Valley, Alps, South Tyrol, Italy, June.
Andres M. Dominguez / Holm oak (Quercus ilex) in the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, Benaocaz, southern Spain, November.
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.
Gabriel Rojo / Southern right whale (Eubalaena australis) diving, with tail fluke splash. Monumento Natural Ballena Franca Austral, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Valdes Peninsula, Patagonia, Argentina.
Oliver Wright / Four-spotted chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata) resting on stem, covered in early morning dew. Skipwith Common National Nature Reserve, North Yorkshire, England, UK. May. Focus stacked image.
Pascal Kobeh / Trumpetfish (Aulostomus chinensis) on the coral drop off, Sulu Sea, Philippines.
Guy Edwardes / Green elf-cup / wood-cup (Chlorosplenium aeruginascens), New Forest National Park, Hampshire, England, UK. October.
Alex Mustard / California sea lion (Zalophus californianus) uses a Panamic cushion star (Pentaceraster cumingi) as a toy. The sealions pick up the starfish and then drop them and chase after them as they sink. Los I...
Ashley Cooper / Rainbow over water flowing out of the Karahnjukar dam and Halslon reservoir, a massive new controversial hydro electricity project in North East Iceland. It was created by damming the Jokuls a Dal riv...
Pete Oxford / Kaieteur Falls is the world's widest single drop waterfall, located on the Potaro river in the Kaieteur National Park, in Essequibo, Guyana, South America
Lucas Bustamante / Sarayacu clownfrog (Dendropsophus sarayacuensis) with its clutch of eggs developing and starting to drop off from a leaf into the water below, where the tadpoles will develop. Sumaco National Park, N...
Alex Mustard / Nassau grouper (Epinephelus striatus) yawning on a coral reef drop off. San Salvador island, Bahamas. Bahamas Sea, Tropical West Atlantic Ocean.