The animal kingdom from ants to zebras
Some of the best animal pictures and wildlife photography documenting animal behaviour and habitats from all over the world.
Within the massive United States Geological Survey (USGS) organisation is a small team of dedicated bug curators known as the USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab. Headed by biologist Sam Droege, their goal is to develop large scale surveys of plants and animals as well as monitoring individual species. The definition and detail of the images has made the collection popular outside of the scientific world.
A bird nest is created to provide a place for a bird to lay & incubate its eggs and raise its young. We perhaps automatically think of a home, made from twigs at the top of a tree, however, not all nests are made high up in a tree, some are made in rocky cliffs like a Cape Gannet or like the chestnut-backed Chickadee who can make nests in holes in rotted trees or stumps. View our extraordinary gallery of birds and their nest.
The warm and sunny weather during the summer of 2013 in the UK has meant British farmland butterflies flourished. Butterflies are important to our ecosystem, they are pollinators as well as a rich food source, and an abundance of butterflies indicates a healthy ecosystem. Explore this gallery of Farmland Butterflies including the Meadow Brown, Peacock and the rather striking Orange-tip butterfly.