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Alex Hyde / Focus stacked, inverted image of Diatoms on a microscope slide. Diatoms are single-celled algae which produce approximately 25% of the oxygen we breathe as well as being responsible for approximately...
Pal Hermansen / Whooper swans (Cygnus cygnus) gathered in snow. Tysslingen nature reserve, Sweden. March.
Andy Rouse / African lioness (Panthera leo) walking towards camera at sunset, Amboseli National Park, Kenya
Lucas Bustamante / Peacock katydid (Pterochroza ocellata) on leaf in defensive posture, Yasuni National Park, Amazon Basin, Ecuador.
Jussi Murtosaari / Swallowtail butterfly (Papilio machaon) in flight, Finland, June.
Andy Trowbridge / Caspian Tern (Sterna caspia) in flight, diving for prey. Lake Ellesmere, Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand.
Ann & Steve Toon / Female leopard (Panthera pardus) drinking at night, Zimanga private game reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Alex Hyde / Harebell (Campanula rotundifolia) pollen grain, false-coloured Scanning Electron Micrograph. Pollen grain 0.025mm across, image x4000 magnification when printed at 10cm wide.
Joel Sartore / Photo Ark / Egyptian sand gecko (Stenodactylus petrii) male close up. Captive.
Joel Sartore / Photo Ark / Arabian cobra (Naja arabica) close up flaring its hood in a threat display, Arabian Wildlife Center. Captive.
Joel Sartore / Photo Ark / Arabian cobra (Naja arabica) raised and flaring its hood in a threat display, Arabian Wildlife Center. Captive.
Joel Sartore / Photo Ark / Plains least weasel (Mustela nivalis campestris) male grooming his winter coat, Nebraska Wildlife Rehab Center. Captive.