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Pal Hermansen / Arctic skuas (Stercorarius parasiticus) in flight, ready to attack anyone walking too close to their nest nearbyHotellneset, Svalbard archipelago. July.
Ben Hall / Red grouse (Lagopus lagopus) coming in to land on flowering Heather (Calluna vulgaris), Yorkshire, UK. September.
Ross Hoddinott / Common blue butterflies (Polyommatus icarus) roosting in morning light, Devon, UK. July.
Tim Laman / Rhinoceros hornbill (Buceros rhinoceros) male, carrying mouse prey back to nest, Budo-Sungai Padi National Park, Thailand.
Markus Varesvuo / Nutcracker (Nucifraga caryocatactes) in flight with wings spread, Sipoo, Finland. January.
Hans & Judy Beste/ Lochman Agency / Squirrel glider (Petaurus norfolcensis) female gliding at night, showing pouch, Queensland, Australia. Photo Hans & Judy Beste / Lochman Agency.
David Fleetham / Day octopus (Octopus cyanea) ventral view portrait, Hawaii, Pacific Ocean.
Alex Hyde / False-coloured scanning electron micrograph produced at the University of Derby of stomata on the underside of an Ash (Fraxinus excelsior) leaf, 0.16 millimetres across in real life, Peak District Nat...
Alex Hyde / Galls of the Silk button gall wasp (Neuroterus numismalis) on the underside of a fallen Oak (Quercus sp.) leaf. A single adult wasp will emerge from each gall, Peak District National Park, Derbyshire,...
Alex Hyde / Porcelain fungus (Oudemansiella mucida) growing on fallen European beech (Fagus sylvatica). Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. November.
Bernard Castelein / Male Giant kingfisher (Megaceryle maxima) diving, Allahein River, The Gambia.
Joel Sartore / Photo Ark / Yuruani glass frog (Hyalinobatrachium iaspidiense) view of underside and jumping out of frame. Captive.