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Ben Hall / Red grouse (Lagopus lagopus) in flight over moorland, Yorkshire, UK. September.
Guy Edwardes / Two Banded demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens) roosting on Hemlock water-dropwort (Oenanthe crocata), River Stour, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, England, UK, June.
Guy Edwardes / Clustered Bonnet (Mycena inclinata) in ancient broadleaved beech woodland, New Forest National Park, Hampshire, England, UK, October.
Guy Edwardes / Autumn colours around Hraunfossar waterfall in the west of Iceland, September.
Guy Edwardes / Autumn colours around Hraunfossar waterfall in the west of Iceland, September
Alex Hyde / Collared earthstar (Geastrum michelianum) on forest floor, dispersing spores. This species disperses its spores when raindrops strike the fruiting body, here the fungus has been tapped with a twig to...
Alex Hyde / False-coloured scanning electron micrograph of a cleaved sample of a crustose lichen growing on grey limestone, the orange are fungal threads and the green shows algal cells. The fungal threads anchor...
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 / Male Orange-tip butterfly (Anthocharis cardamines) wing scales detail, Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. April. Focus stacked image. 1.13mm across in real life, x88 magnification when print...
Alex Hyde / Male Orange tip butterfly (Anthocharis cardamines) resting on Wild garlic (Allium ursinum) flower, Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. April.
Alex Hyde / European cave spider (Meta menardi) pendulous egg sac containing its brood of young, hanging in cave, Peak District National Park, Derbyshire. November.
Alex Hyde / Female Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis) carrying egg sac, Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. June.