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December 2021 Highlights Collection

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Background imageDecember 2021 Highlights Collection: Compass jellyfish (Chrysaora hysoscella) with sunburst close to the surface, Cornwall, UK

Compass jellyfish (Chrysaora hysoscella) with sunburst close to the surface, Cornwall, UK, .English Channel

Background imageDecember 2021 Highlights Collection: Leather corals (Sarcophyton sp. ) fluoresce at night under blue light on a coral reef

Leather corals (Sarcophyton sp. ) fluoresce at night under blue light on a coral reef
Leather corals (Sarcophyton sp.) fluoresce at night under blue light on a coral reef. Laamu Atoll, Maldives. Indian Ocean

Background imageDecember 2021 Highlights Collection: Great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus) feeding feather to one of its chicks

Great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus) feeding feather to one of its chicks, Valkenhorst nature reserve, Valkenswaard, The Netherlands. August

Background imageDecember 2021 Highlights Collection: Spotted eagle rays (Aetobatus narinari) swimming, Hawaii, USA

Spotted eagle rays (Aetobatus narinari) swimming, Hawaii, USA

Background imageDecember 2021 Highlights Collection: Female Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca), Huan Huan, holding her female cub, Yuandudu

Female Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca), Huan Huan, holding her female cub, Yuandudu, age 3 months, Beauval Zoo, St.Aignan, France, November 2021. Captive

Background imageDecember 2021 Highlights Collection: Pair of reef mantas (Mobula alfredi) visiting a colourful cleaning station on a coral

Pair of reef mantas (Mobula alfredi) visiting a colourful cleaning station on a coral reef. Laamu Atoll, Maldives. Indian Ocean

Background imageDecember 2021 Highlights Collection: Female scalefin anthias (Pseudanthias squamipinnis) swimming in front of a school of glassfish

Female scalefin anthias (Pseudanthias squamipinnis) swimming in front of a school of glassfish (Apogonidae), whose shiny bodies are rendered into out of focus bokeh patterns. Laamu Atoll, Maldives

Background imageDecember 2021 Highlights Collection: School of powderblue surgeonfish (Acanthurus leucosternon) feeding, Laamu Atoll, Maldives

School of powderblue surgeonfish (Acanthurus leucosternon) feeding, Laamu Atoll, Maldives. Indian Ocean

Background imageDecember 2021 Highlights Collection: Red deer stag (Cervus elaphus) rear view, shaking water off itself after the rain

Red deer stag (Cervus elaphus) rear view, shaking water off itself after the rain, Bradgate Park, Leicestershire, UK. GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition 2021 Winner Mammal

Background imageDecember 2021 Highlights Collection: Mute swan (Cygnus olor) swimming on sun-dappled water, Lower Silesia, Poland

Mute swan (Cygnus olor) swimming on sun-dappled water, Lower Silesia, Poland

Background imageDecember 2021 Highlights Collection: European bee-eater (Merops apiaster) two perched on branch, Lower Silesia, Poland

European bee-eater (Merops apiaster) two perched on branch, Lower Silesia, Poland

Background imageDecember 2021 Highlights Collection: Chocolate border collie dog playing in water, Maryland, USA

Chocolate border collie dog playing in water, Maryland, USA

Background imageDecember 2021 Highlights Collection: Aerial view of The Needles, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, UK. Sep 2020

Aerial view of The Needles, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, UK. Sep 2020

Background imageDecember 2021 Highlights Collection: Garden lupin (Lupinus polyphyllus) Terwick Church Fields, Sussex, UK. June

Garden lupin (Lupinus polyphyllus) Terwick Church Fields, Sussex, UK. June

Background imageDecember 2021 Highlights Collection: Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) yearling pup blowing bubbles

Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) yearling pup blowing bubbles. Champion Islet, Floreana Island, Galapagos, Ecuador

Background imageDecember 2021 Highlights Collection: Three Mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) on shallow pond on misty morning at sunrise

Three Mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) on shallow pond on misty morning at sunrise, Valkenhorst Nature Reserve, The Netherlands, September

Background imageDecember 2021 Highlights Collection: Wild boar (Sus scrofa) crossing drying pond with Great white egret (Ardea alba

Wild boar (Sus scrofa) crossing drying pond with Great white egret (Ardea alba) fishing in background, Valkenhorst Nature Reserve, The Netherlands, August

Background imageDecember 2021 Highlights Collection: Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) swimming on pond, Valkenhorst Nature Reserve

Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) swimming on pond, Valkenhorst Nature Reserve, The Netherlands, August

Background imageDecember 2021 Highlights Collection: Great white egret (Ardea alba) fishing in shallow pond, Valkenhorst Nature Reserve

Great white egret (Ardea alba) fishing in shallow pond, Valkenhorst Nature Reserve, The Netherlands, August

Background imageDecember 2021 Highlights Collection: Three Spoonbills (Platalea leucorodia) feeding in shallow pond

Three Spoonbills (Platalea leucorodia) feeding in shallow pond, Valkenhorst Nature Reserve, The Netherlands, August

Background imageDecember 2021 Highlights Collection: Great white egret (Ardea alba) diving to catch prey in shallow pond

Great white egret (Ardea alba) diving to catch prey in shallow pond, Valkenhorst Nature Reserve, The Netherlands, August

Background imageDecember 2021 Highlights Collection: Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia) calling in shallow pond on misty morning

Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia) calling in shallow pond on misty morning, Valkenhorst Nature Reserve, The Netherlands, August

Background imageDecember 2021 Highlights Collection: Mixed group of Grey heron (Ardea cinerea), Great white egret (Ardea alba

Mixed group of Grey heron (Ardea cinerea), Great white egret (Ardea alba) and Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia) on misty morning in shallow pond, Valkenhorst Nature Reserve, The Netherlands, August

Background imageDecember 2021 Highlights Collection: White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) perched on branch at sunset, Vendee, France, July

White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) perched on branch at sunset, Vendee, France, July

Background imageDecember 2021 Highlights Collection: Buff-tailed bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) on flower petal, Vendee, France, August

Buff-tailed bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) on flower petal, Vendee, France, August

Background imageDecember 2021 Highlights Collection: Two Black swans (Cygnus atratus) on water, Noirmoutier Island, Vendee, France, July

Two Black swans (Cygnus atratus) on water, Noirmoutier Island, Vendee, France, July

Background imageDecember 2021 Highlights Collection: Great grey owl (Strix nebulosa) preparing to land, in tree, Yellowstone National Park

Great grey owl (Strix nebulosa) preparing to land, in tree, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA

Background imageDecember 2021 Highlights Collection: Grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis) running along shore of Yellowstone Lake at sunrise

Grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis) running along shore of Yellowstone Lake at sunrise, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA

Background imageDecember 2021 Highlights Collection: Coyote (Canis latran) in sagebrush grassland, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA

Coyote (Canis latran) in sagebrush grassland, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA

Background imageDecember 2021 Highlights Collection: Moose (Alces alces) two bulls sparring in willow flat grasslands

Moose (Alces alces) two bulls sparring in willow flat grasslands, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, USA. October

Background imageDecember 2021 Highlights Collection: Moose (Alces alces) bull crossing mountain river at sunset, Grand Teton National Park

Moose (Alces alces) bull crossing mountain river at sunset, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, USA

Background imageDecember 2021 Highlights Collection: Rocky Acadian coast at sunset, Acadia National Park, Maine, USA

Rocky Acadian coast at sunset, Acadia National Park, Maine, USA

Background imageDecember 2021 Highlights Collection: Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) on snow covered frozen pond, Acadia National Park, Maine, USA

Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) on snow covered frozen pond, Acadia National Park, Maine, USA. February

Background imageDecember 2021 Highlights Collection: Young and adult Shags (Phalacrocorax aristotelis) gathered on rocks in the sea

Young and adult Shags (Phalacrocorax aristotelis) gathered on rocks in the sea. Treshnish Isles, Southern Hebrides, Scotland, UK. Sea of Hebrides, North East Atlantic Ocean

Background imageDecember 2021 Highlights Collection: Close-up detail of the eye of a Red Irish lord fish (Hemilepidotus hemilepidotus

Close-up detail of the eye of a Red Irish lord fish (Hemilepidotus hemilepidotus) showing distinctive corneal chromatophores (pigment-containing structures)

Background imageDecember 2021 Highlights Collection: Black stork (Ciconia nigra) and Grey heron (Ardea cinerea) Pusztaszer reserve, Hungary

Black stork (Ciconia nigra) and Grey heron (Ardea cinerea) Pusztaszer reserve, Hungary

Background imageDecember 2021 Highlights Collection: European robin (Erithacus rubecula), Reddish Vale Country Park, Greater Manchester, UK. January

European robin (Erithacus rubecula), Reddish Vale Country Park, Greater Manchester, UK. January

Background imageDecember 2021 Highlights Collection: Water droplets on leaf creating a natural pattern, Tresco Tropical Garden, Tresco, Isle of Scilly

Water droplets on leaf creating a natural pattern, Tresco Tropical Garden, Tresco, Isle of Scilly, Cornwall, UK. June

Background imageDecember 2021 Highlights Collection: Banded demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens) male silhouetted on a fern, Lower Tamar Lakes, Cornwall

Banded demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens) male silhouetted on a fern, Lower Tamar Lakes, Cornwall, UK. July

Background imageDecember 2021 Highlights Collection: A female kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) fishing / diving into an ice hole in winter

A female kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) fishing / diving into an ice hole in winter. Leeds, Yorkshire, UK. January. Sequence 1 of 4

Background imageDecember 2021 Highlights Collection: A female kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) fishing, flying out of an ice hole in winter

A female kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) fishing, flying out of an ice hole in winter. Leeds, Yorkshire, UK. January

Background imageDecember 2021 Highlights Collection: Plant encased in ice after a storm. Lake Tornetrask, North Sweden. October

Plant encased in ice after a storm. Lake Tornetrask, North Sweden. October. Waves from a lake have splashed onto the shore, causing ice to build up on the plants and the trees

Background imageDecember 2021 Highlights Collection: Emerald damselfy (Lestes sponsa) at Ledstone pond near Leeds, UK. September

Emerald damselfy (Lestes sponsa) at Ledstone pond near Leeds, UK. September. Focus stacked

Background imageDecember 2021 Highlights Collection: Mandarin duck (Aix galericulata) drake standing on frozen pond during snowstorm

Mandarin duck (Aix galericulata) drake standing on frozen pond during snowstorm. Richmond Park, London, UK. January

Background imageDecember 2021 Highlights Collection: Firecrest (Regulis ignicapilla) in flight, Parainen, Uto, Finland. October

Firecrest (Regulis ignicapilla) in flight, Parainen, Uto, Finland. October

Background imageDecember 2021 Highlights Collection: Male Black woodpecker (Dryocopus martius) in snow, showing red crown

Male Black woodpecker (Dryocopus martius) in snow, showing red crown. Kuusamo Finland December. Overall winner of the Swiss Vogelwarte photo competition 2021

Background imageDecember 2021 Highlights Collection: Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris) and Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) fighting in snow, Poland

Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris) and Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) fighting in snow, Poland. February

Background imageDecember 2021 Highlights Collection: Willow Tit (Parus montanus) in snow, Mainua, Kajaani, Finland, March

Willow Tit (Parus montanus) in snow, Mainua, Kajaani, Finland, March



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