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Heike Odermatt / English Bluebell (Hyacinthoides nonscripta) carpet in the European Beech (Fagus sylvatica)forest, Halle, Brussels, Belgium
Wim van den Heever / African elephant (Loxodonta africana), one of only a few 'super tuskers', with tusks weighing more than 100lb each. Known as Craig, this 50 year old bull is one of the most famous and most photographe...
Vishal Jadhav / Great hornbill (Buceros bicornis) male feeding the female fig fruits as she sits on the nest inside tree trunk, before jumping around the nest hole, Maharashtra, India, April.
Vishal Jadhav / Great hornbill (Buceros bicornis) male feeding the female fig fruits as she sits on the nest inside tree trunk, Maharashtra, India, April.
Vishal Jadhav / Black-rumped flameback woodpecker / Lesser golden-backed woodpecker (Dinopium benghalense) mother feeding her chick in the nesting hole, Maharashtra, India, April.
Tony Wu / Female Siberian flying squirrel (Pteromys volans orii) feasting on branch cut from nearby Sakhalin fir tree (Abies sachalinensis). Hokkaido, Japan. February.
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.
Eduardo Blanco / Snow covered trees in the Sotos del Alfaro Natural Reserve, Alfaro, La Rioja province, Spain. January.
Juergen Freund / Bioluminescent fungi (possibly Omphalotus nidiformis / Pleurotus nidiformis) glowing on tree trunk in rainforest at night, Atherton Tablelands, Queensland, Australia. Highly commended in the Plants an...
Richard Hopkins / Two European badgers (Meles meles) foraging at the base of a tree, Gloucestershire, UK, July.
Pal Hermansen / Pygmy owl (Glaucidium passerinum) looking directly at camera as it peers out of nest hole in dead tree trunk, Viken, Norway.
Milan Radisics / Female Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) walking along tree trunk in heavy fog at night. Light source behind the subject creates dramatic volumetric lighting. Vertes Mountains, Hungary.