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Ross Hoddinott / Common blue butterflies (Polyommatus icarus) roosting in morning light, Devon, UK. July.
Eric Baccega / Lioness (Panthera leo) lying in long grass on the savannah, portrait, Okavango Delta, Botswana, Africa.
Edwin Giesbers / Family of Asian small-clawed otter (Aonyx cinerea), parents and pups, walking through grass. Captive, occurs in Asia. Zooparc Overloon, the Netherlands.
Klein & Hubert / Male Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) sitting in high grass in shade of acacia tree in savanna, Kenya, Africa.
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.
Brian Bevan / Grey heron (Ardea cinerea) catching and swallowing a small perch, Cambridgeshire, UK, September.
Neil Aldridge / A lesser horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus hipposideros) flying over grassland habitat at night. Devon, UK.
Alex Mustard / Dugong (Dugong dugon) male feeding on a seagrass meadow (Halophila stipulacea), accompanied by a young Golden trevally (Gnathanodon speciosus). Marsa Nabaa, Marsa Alam, Egypt. Red Sea
Alex Mustard / Dugong (Dugong dugon) male and juvenile Golden trevally (Gnathanodon speciosus) swimming over Seagrass (Halophila stipulacea) meadow. Marsa Nabaa, Marsa Alam, Egypt.
Alex Mustard / Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) resting on sea floor and two juvenile Golden trevally (Gnathanodon speciosus). Marsa El Shouna, Marsa Alam, Egypt.
John Shaw / Abandoned house in middle of a wheat field. Palouse farming area, south eastern Washington, USA, August.