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Guy Edwardes / Ramsons (Allium ursinum) in bloom in broadleaf woodland with sun rays through the trees, near Milton Abbas, Dorset, England, UK. May.
David Fleetham / A sprouting coconut floating in the sea close to the shore, Yap, Micronesia, Pacific Ocean.
Alex Hyde / Male Orange tip butterfly (Anthocharis cardamines) resting on Wild garlic (Allium ursinum) flower, Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. April.
Michel Poinsignon / Fly orchid (Ophrys insectifera) in flower with resting fly, Lorraine, France. June.
Carlos Zorrilla / Male Orchid bee (Euglossini sp.) on an orchid (Lycomormium ecuadorense) flower trying to remove pollinia attached to its back, Ecuador, 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.
John Chan / Group of Brent geese (Branta bernicla) foraging in Eelgrass (Zostera marina) bed, Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, Southern California, USA, March.
Brian Bevan / Grass snake (Natrix natrix) at pond edge sensing with tongue, Bedfordshire, UK, September.
Brian Bevan / Grass snake (Natrix natrix) sensing with tongue while swimming through duckweed in pond, Bedfordshire, UK, September.
Jack Dykinga / Desert lilies (Hesperocallis undulata) flowering in spring on dunes at dawn. Mohawk Dunes, Barry M. Goldwater Range, Sonoran Desert, Arizona, USA.
Shane Gross / Dugong (Dugong dugon) feeding on Tapegrass (Halophila stipulacea), accompanied by juvenile Golden trevally fish (Gnathanodon speciosus). Marsa Alam, Egypt.