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Alex Mustard / Blue lion's mane jellyfish (Cyanea lamarckii) drifting through a seaweed forest with Red pom-pom seaweed (Ceramium sp.) and Spaghetti seaweed (Himanthalia elongata), Island of Coll, Inner Hebrides, Sc...
Guy Edwardes / Calanais standing stones at sunrise, Callanish, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK. September, 2022.
Ben Hall / Red grouse (Lagopus lagopus) in flight over moorland, Yorkshire, UK. September.
Ben Hall / Red grouse (Lagopus lagopus) coming in to land on flowering Heather (Calluna vulgaris), Yorkshire, UK. September.
Henley Spiers / Northern gannets (Morus bassanus) diving underwater to feed on discarded fish, with tall cliffs in background where gannets seasonally nest, Shetland, Scotland. Siena International Photo Competition A...
Ross Hoddinott / Common blue butterflies (Polyommatus icarus) roosting in morning light, Devon, UK. July.
Guy Edwardes / Two Banded demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens) roosting on Hemlock water-dropwort (Oenanthe crocata), River Stour, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, England, UK, June.
Guy Edwardes / Clustered Bonnet (Mycena inclinata) in ancient broadleaved beech woodland, New Forest National Park, Hampshire, England, UK, October.
Andy Sands / Focus Stacked image of a Cuckoo Bee (Nomada goodeniana) roosting by clamping onto vegetation with its mandibles and hanging on for the night. Photographed just after dawn. Hertfordshire, England, UK,...
Guy Edwardes / Ramsons (Allium ursinum) in bloom in broadleaf woodland with sun rays through the trees, near Milton Abbas, Dorset, England, UK. May.
Alex Hyde / Collared earthstar (Geastrum michelianum) on forest floor, dispersing spores. This species disperses its spores when raindrops strike the fruiting body, here the fungus has been tapped with a twig to...
Alex Hyde / False-coloured scanning electron micrograph of a cleaved sample of a crustose lichen growing on grey limestone, the orange are fungal threads and the green shows algal cells. The fungal threads anchor...