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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 / Elves Chasm with maidenhair ferns and monkey flowers. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA.
Ross Hoddinott / Broad-bodied chaser (Libellula depressa) dragonfly resting on an uncurling fern, Broxwater, Cornwall, UK. April.
Edwin Giesbers / Ancient Laurel forest / Laurisilva with epiphytic ferns on trees UNESCO World Heritage Site, Maderia.
Danny Green / Red Deer Stags (Cervus elaphus) fighting amongst the bracken. Bradgate Park, Leicestershire, UK, October.
Andres M. Dominguez / Ferns on the forest floor with Cork trees (Quercus suber )stripped of bark in the background, Los Alcornocales Natural Park, southern Spain, November
David Pattyn / Tayra (Eira barbara) climbing in a tree in rainforest habitat with fern covered trees, Bellavista private reserve, Mindo cloud forest area, Ecuador, July
Guy Edwardes / Scarletina bolete (Boletus luridiformis) toadstool, New Forest National Park, Hampshire, England, UK. September.
Jack Dykinga / Western sword fern (Polystichum munitum) and Big leaf maple (Acer macrophyllum) trees that are covered with moss, Hoh Temperate Rainforest, Olympic National Park, Washington, USA. June 2017.
Tui De Roy / Atlantic yellow-nosed albatross (Thalassarche chlororhynchos). nesting amid Blechnum palmiforme tree ferns. Gough Island, Gough and Inaccessible Islands UNESCO World Heritage Site, South Atlantic.
Mark Carwardine / Fiordland crested penguins (Eudyptes pachyrhynchus) in dense coastal forest, Lake Moeraki, South Island, New Zealand, November, threatened species
Bence Mate / Leaf cutter ants (Atta sp) carrying pieces of fern, reflected in water, Costa Rica.