Lewis Jefferies / Close up shot of Pulsating xenid (Heteroxenia fuscescens) feeding , Red Sea, Egypt
Lewis Jefferies / Common octopus (Octopus vulgaris) changing colour as a threat display, Maldives, Indian Ocean.
Eduardo Blanco / Pale burrower mayfly (Ephoron virgo), swarming in the millions on street at night, appearing like snow. Mayflies recently hatched. Tudela, La Ribera de Navarra, Navarre, Spain, August.
Kim Taylor / Song thrush (Turdus philomelos) cracking a Garden snail (Cornu aspersum) on stone 'anvil', Surrey, UK, June.
Kim Taylor / Two Freshwater copepods (Cyclops sp) swimming through pond debris, Surrey, UK, May.
Kim Taylor / Female Red mason bee (Osmia bicornis) stocking her nest in a glass tube with nectar and pollen before laying an egg, followed by her sealing the cell with mud, Surrey, UK, April.
Kim Taylor / Male Cockchafer beetle (Melolontha melolontha) unfolding its wings before taking off to fly away, Surrey, UK, May.
Nick Upton / Heath sand wasp (Ammophila pubescens) excavating a nest burrow in a bare sandy patch of heathland, flying back and forth, carrying away balls of sand between its mandibles and its raised front legs, D...
Alex Mustard / RF - Portrait of Spinecheek anemonefish (Premnas biaculeatus) in its host Bubble-tip anemone (Entacmaea quadricolor) on a coral reef. Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia. Ceram Sea. (This image may be l...
Alex Mustard / Portrait of a Red Sea anemonefish (Amphiprion bicinctus) above the tentacles of a Magnificent sea anemone (Heteractis magnifica) on a coral reef. Daedelus Reef. Egypt. Red Sea.
Alex Mustard / Portrait of a Bigfin reef squid (Sepioteuthis lessoniana) at night above a coral reef. Gam Island, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia. Dampier Strait, Tropical West Pacific Ocean.
John Chan / Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus) nectaring on a Sweet scabious (Scabiosa atropurpurea), Orange County, California, USA, May.
Robert Thompson / African golden emperor moth (Gonimbrasia krucki), close up of male head , Kenya, Africa Controlled conditions.
Alex Hyde / Common Orb Weaver (Metellina sp.) male. With the camera at a very precise angle to the sun, the silk of the web refracted the light into a rainbow of coloured bands.
Carlos Zorrilla / Male Orchid bee (Euglossini sp.) on an orchid (Lycomormium ecuadorense) flower trying to remove pollinia attached to its back, Ecuador, April.
Etienne Littlefair / Green ant mimic spider (Myrmarachne smaragdina), adult female hunting, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, March.
Etienne Littlefair / Net-casting spider (Deinopis sp.), seen at night, awaiting passing prey items, the web net is thrown over prey to aid in capture. Wonga beach, north Queensland, Australia, February.
Nick Upton / Common carder bumblebee (Bombus pascuorum) nectaring on a Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) flowerhead among many Common daisies (Bellis perennis) on a lawn left unmown to allow wild flowers to bloom t...
John Chan / Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) taking flight from a Pride of madeira (Echium candicans) after contact with a Honey bee (Apis mellifera), Southern California, USA, April.
Kim Taylor / Female Mosquito (Culex pipiens) emerging from its aquatic pupa, June.
Kim Taylor / Peacock butterfly (Aglais io) caterpillar suspending itself from a silk pad by its rear prolegs before shedding its larval skin and emerging as a pupa, June.
Kim Taylor / Female Red mason bee (Osmia bicornis) returning to her nest hole in a dead holly trunk, April.
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.
Solvin Zankl / Portrait of Sea elephant (Cardiopoda placenta) marine pelagic gastropod mollusc in the family Pterotracheidae. Deep sea heteropod. Atlantic Ocean, close to Cape Verde. Controlled conditions.
Solvin Zankl / Female Pram bug (Phronima sedentaria) with young with young in nest made from salp body, Atlantic Ocean off Cape Verde. Captive.
Solvin Zankl / Adult Deepsea pelagic octopod (Vitreledonella richardi) swimming downwards before disappearing into the darkness, Atlantic Ocean, close to Cape Verde. Controlled conditions.
Solvin Zankl / Close up of Sea butterfly (Diacria trispinosa) translucent body, deep sea species from Atlantic Ocean off Cape Verde. Captive.
Solvin Zankl / Portrait of Sea butterfly (Diacria trispinosa) deep sea species from Atlantic Ocean off Cape Verde. Captive.
Solvin Zankl / Echinopluteus larvae. Pluteus larvae occur during the life cycles (ontogenesis) of sea urchins and brittle stars that belong to the echinoderms. Raunefjorden near Bergen, Norway.
Solvin Zankl / Female Acorn weevil (Curculio glandium) boring into oak tree acorn to lay eggs, Lower Saxonian Elbe Valley Reserve, Germany, September.
Solvin Zankl / Blood-red hermit crab (Pagurus edwardsi) around 4cm in size, emerging out of its shell, Comau Fjord, Patagonia, Chile.
David Fleetham / Day octopus (Octopus cyanea) female, in mid-water, Hawaii.
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.