This image looks like cartoon with its pure color. The chaotic swarming of mayflies on Hungary’s River Rába captivated the photographer who managed to capture this spectacle under the starry sky. For several days each year (usually at the end of July or in the beginning of August), many adult insects emerge from the Danube tributary. On that day, the insects emerged after sunset and stayed close to the water. Once they mated, the females gained altitude.
This image looks like as if coming from a fairytale. The photographer knew exactly what to expect setting one’s camera on the wall. That happened one summer evening at a quiet, suburban street in Bristol, known to be the fox city in the UK. The inquisitive nature of the urban red fox was finally captured!
The photographer knew exactly what to expect setting one’s camera on the wall. That happened one summer evening at a quiet, suburban street in Bristol, known to be the fox city in the UK. The inquisitive nature of the urban red fox was finally captured!
The open ocean does not offer many options for hiding, yet the lookdown fish have found a solution. May be its name comes from the steep profile of its head, as its mouth is set low and it has large eyes high, but that creature is a master of camouflage. It uses special platelets hidden in its skin cells in order to reflect polarised light and in this way it becomes almost invisible to the predators.
The lions living in Tswalu Kalahari Private Game reserve in South Africa had discovered a Temminck’s ground pangolin. The ant-eating mammal has an armour plated with scales made of fused hair. When threatened, it curls up into an impregnable ball.
Thanks to the tip of its massive beak-like forceps, the hornbill flicks the termites in the air and then swallows them. The photo was taken at the South Africa’s semi-arid Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, where the southern yellow-billed hornbill was so into its termite snacking that it got within 6 m from the photographer.
Each night after sunset more than 30 common pipistrelle bats emerge from a derelict house in Salamanca, Spain. They go hunting, eating up to 3 000 insects a night.
That is the lava flow from Kilauea on the Big Island in Hawaii which periodically enters the ocean. The view is spectacular, as this is one of the world’s most active volcanoes. When the red-hot lava flows into the sea, steam hisses up to produce salty mist or even rain.
Great number of giant cuttlefish gather every winter in the shallow waters of Upper Spencer Gulf in South Australia for their once-in-a-lifetime spawning. The males compete for territories and attract females changing skin colour. The rivalry among the world’s largest cuttlefish is fierce, as the males are 11 to one female.
Gee’s golden langurs are fewer than 2,500 mature adults left in the wild, found only in some parts of the northeastern India (Assam) and Bhutan forest. They are living high in the trees and are difficult to observe. This one was photographed on the tiny island of Umananda, where is the temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.
This linnet was spotted by the photographer as he was hiking in Bulgaria’s Rila Mountains. He managed to catch up with the tiny bird when it settled to feed on a thistle flowerhead. The bird pulled out the little seed parachutes, nipped off the seeds and then discarded the feathery down.