Robert Thompson / A fallen Sweet chestnut fruit (Castanea sativa) lying on the woodland floor, with a tree trunk covered in Textured lungwort (Lobaria scrobiculata) lichen, UK. October.
Nick Upton / White stork (Ciconia ciconia) with three chicks in nest at top of an Oak tree, gaping in hot sunshine with one exercising its wings, Knepp Estate, Sussex, UK, June.
Rose Summers / Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber) swimming over to a willow, it clambers on to a branch before beginning to feed on the surrounding leaves, Devon, England, UK.
Solvin Zankl / Female Acorn weevil (Curculio glandium) boring into oak tree acorn to lay eggs, Lower Saxonian Elbe Valley Reserve, Germany, September.
Brian Bevan / Melanistic grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) searching for, finding and eating chestnuts amongst autumn leaves, Bedfordshire, UK, October.
Shane Gross / Red mangrove (Rhizophora mangle) propagules / plantlets which become fully mature plants before dropping off the parent tree to drift away and establish a new tree. Bahamas.
Staffan Widstrand / Wild Wonders of China / Banyan fig tree (Ficus benjamina), one single individual tree, Banyan garden protected forest, Kenting National Park, Taiwan
Stephen Dalton / Orange tip butterfly (Anthocharis cardamines) male in flight amongst Lady's smock or Cuckooflower (Cardamine pratensis),England.
Shane Gross / Lemon shark juvenile (Negaprion brevirostris) swimming in mangrove habitat near blue crab (Callinectes sapidus), a prey species for the shark. Eleuthera, Bahamas.
Shane Gross / Lemon shark juvenile (Negaprion brevirostris) trying to feed on the leaves of a red mangrove (Rhizophora mangle). As pups, the sharks have to learn to hunt for themselves and sometimes make mistakes....
Jack Dykinga / Joshua Trees (Yucca brevifolia) of the Mojave Desert at dawn encircled with flowering lupines. (Lupinus sp,) Mohave County, Castaneda Wash, Arizona, USA.
Edwin Giesbers / Orange tip butterfly (Anthocharis cardamines), two females on Cuckooflower (Cardamine pratensis) in marshy grassland, egg visible on stem. April 2009.
Edwin Giesbers / Orange tip butterfly (Anthocharis cardamines) two females on Cuckooflower (Cardamine pratensis). The Netherlands. March.
Philippe Clement / Tracking shot through Beech (Fagus sylvatica) forest, with the sun shining through the foliage, dolly shot, Belgium, April.
Simon Littlejohn / Honey bee (Apis) nectaring from a flowering Eucalyptus tree, Andalusia, Spain, June.
Nick Upton / Honey bee (Apis mellifera) nectaring on a Crab apple (Malus sylvestnis) flower in a garden, Wiltshire, UK, April.
Alex Hyde / Orange-tip butterfly (Anthocharis cardamines) egg and newly-emerged caterpillar on seed pod of Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata). Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. May. Focus stacked imag...
Alex Hyde / Orange-tip Butterfly egg (Anthocharis cardamines) on seed pod of Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata). Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. May. Focus stacked image.
Ross Hoddinott / Herb robert (Geranium robertianum) flower, Broxwater, Cornwall, UK. April.
Michael Hutchinson / Female Goldenrod spider (Misumena vatia) on Annual honesty (Lunaria annua) flower, trying to catch a hoverfly, Bristol, England, UK, April.
Michael Hutchinson / Wide angle shot of a female Goldenrod spider (Misumena vatia) on Annual honesty (Lunaria annua) flower, with flies flying nearby, Bristol, England, UK, April.
Michael Hutchinson / Close-up of a female Goldenrod spider (Misumena vatia) on Annual honesty (Lunaria annua) flower, feeding on hoverfly prey, Bristol, England, UK, April.
Michael Hutchinson / Close-up of a female Goldenrod spider (Misumena vatia) catching a hoverfly, on Annual honesty (Lunaria annua), Bristol, England, UK, April.
Marie Read / Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoenicus) male singing from snow-covered red maple (Acer rubrum) in flower, Ithaca, New York, USA. April 2020.
Guy Edwardes / Gorse (Ulex europaeus)on cliffs above St Oswald's Bay, Dorset, England, UK, May.
Shane Gross / Red mangrove (Rhizophora mangle) habitat with shoal of Silversides (Atherinomorus lacunosus), Eleuthera, Bahamas. August.
Klein & Hubert / European ground squirrel / Souslik (Spermophius citellus) standing in a carpet of flowers of Stork's bill (Erodium cicutarium) and holding in his paws a Poppy (Papaver rhoeas) flower before eating it,...
Lorraine Bennery / Vazaha tree (Commiphora sp.) Tsingy Bemaraha National Park, Madgascar.
Lorraine Bennery / 'Grandmother' Baobab Tree (Adansonia rubrostipa), Lac Tsimanampetsotsa National Park, Madagascar.
Andy Sands / Orange tip butterfly (Anthocaris cardamines) on Cuckoo flower / Lady's smock (Cardamine pratensis), Hertfordshire, England, UK, April - Focus Stacked
David Gallan / Bushfire in spotted gum (Corymbia maculata) forest on the far south coast of New South Wales, Australia. January 2020.
Erlend Haarberg / Wild pansy (Viola tricolor) with single Dandelion (Taraxacum sp) Innlandet, Norway, June.
Guy Edwardes / Low angle view of Beech trees (Fagus sylvatica), Compton Down, Dorset, England, UK, March.
Guy Edwardes / Beech tree (Fagus sylvatica) avenue at Kingston Lacey, Wimborne, Dorset, England, UK, August.
Andres M. Dominguez / Cork trees (Quercus suber) stripped of bark, in forest. Los Alcornocales Natural Park, Cortes de la Frontera, southern Spain, November.
Andres M. Dominguez / Ferns on the forest floor with Cork trees (Quercus suber )stripped of bark in the background, Los Alcornocales Natural Park, southern Spain, November
Andres M. Dominguez / Holm oak (Quercus ilex) in the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, Benaocaz, southern Spain, November.
Guy Edwardes / Field of flowering Poppies (Papaver rhoeas) at sunrise, Val d'Orcia, Tuscany, Italy. May 2019.
Ingo Arndt / Aerial shot over a forest of Southern beech trees (Nothofagus) in autumn, Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile, April, 2018.
Heather Angel / Honey bee (Apis mellifera) forages on pollen in Apple (Malus domestica) flower, collecting pollen in pollen basket. In garden, Surrey, England, UK. May.
Jack Dykinga / Rainbow over Long Canyon with fall coloured Cottonwood (Populus) trees against canyon walls, Burr Trail, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah, USA, October 2018.
Nigel Cattlin / Peach leaf curl (Taprina deformans) fungal disease distortion of leaves on a young Peach tree, Berkshire, September.
Jack Dykinga / Yellow paloverde (Cercidium microphyllum) flowering amongst Saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea). In foothills on north side of Santa Catalina Mountains, Coronado National Forest, Arizona, USA. May 2019.
John Shaw / Abandoned house in middle of a wheat field. Palouse farming area, south eastern Washington, USA, August.
John Shaw / Large leaves on Pacific blackberry (Rubus ursinus) above bracken fern and horsetail, is a small wet area. Oregon, USA. June.
John Shaw / Hybrid Poplar tree plantation in autumn (Populs sp.). Boardman Tree Farm, near Irrigon, Oregon, USA. October.
Marie Lochman / Tree Top Walk - Valley of Giants, tourist attraction - walk in the canopy of Red Tingle giant eucalyptus (Eucalyptus jacksonii) trees, Walpole-Nornalup National Park, south west, Western Australia, Ja...
Marie Lochman / Karri (Eucalyptus diversicolor), third tallest tree in the world, Western Australian endemic plant, D'Entrecasteaux National Park, April 2017