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Freshwater green hydra (Hydra viridissima) moving over a petri dish. Green colour comes from the symbiotic relationship with green alga Chlorella vulgaris
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90860043 Freshwater green hydra (Hydra viridissima) moving over a petri dish. Green colour comes from the symbiotic relationship with green alga Chlorella vulgaris©
Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) parent feeding chick, another chick next to it looks headless, Antarctica
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90857830 Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) parent feeding chick, another chick next to it looks headless, Antarctica©
Common bee fly (Bombylius major) hovering whilst nectaring on Honesty (Lunaria annua), proboscis covered with pollen. Nature reserve, Surrey, England, UK. March.
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90822774 Common bee fly (Bombylius major) hovering whilst nectaring on Honesty (Lunaria annua), proboscis covered with pollen. Nature reserve, Surrey, England, UK. March.© Heather Angel
Grand-flowered horned poppies (Glaucium grandiflorum) in southern Turkey, June.
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90822773 Grand-flowered horned poppies (Glaucium grandiflorum) in southern Turkey, June.© Heather Angel
Pollen release from cyclamen flower via sonication, which mimics buzz pollination. The structure of the cyclamen flower prevents the pollen getting wet.
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90822772 Pollen release from cyclamen flower via sonication, which mimics buzz pollination. The structure of the cyclamen flower prevents the pollen getting wet.© Heather Angel
Chinese peacock butterfly (Papilio bianor) drinking nectar from a Hibiscus flower. To maintain position it flaps the wings which pick up pollen on their undersides from the stamens placed on the end o...
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90822771 Chinese peacock butterfly (Papilio bianor) drinking nectar from a Hibiscus flower. To maintain position it flaps the wings which pick up pollen on their undersides from the stamens placed on the end o...© Heather Angel
Day gecko (Phelsuma sp.) with extended tongue lapping up nectar from crown of thorns (Euphorbia milii) flower, Madagascar
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90822770 Day gecko (Phelsuma sp.) with extended tongue lapping up nectar from crown of thorns (Euphorbia milii) flower, Madagascar© Heather Angel
Wasp walking around a Spanish love-in-a-mist (Nigella hispanica) flower to sip nectar from ring of blue nectaries, thorax and abdomen pick up pollen from downward facing anthers that swipe over the wa...
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90822769 Wasp walking around a Spanish love-in-a-mist (Nigella hispanica) flower to sip nectar from ring of blue nectaries, thorax and abdomen pick up pollen from downward facing anthers that swipe over the wa...© Heather Angel
Stigmas in female flowers of single Wax begonia (Begonia semperflorens group) mimic pollen laden stamens produced by male flowers but offer no reward to pollinators, which land on them and pollinate t...
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90822768 Stigmas in female flowers of single Wax begonia (Begonia semperflorens group) mimic pollen laden stamens produced by male flowers but offer no reward to pollinators, which land on them and pollinate t...© Heather Angel
Butterflies and day flying moths feed from Loofah flower (Luffa cylindrica) and pick up pollen on their legs, underside of thorax and antennae, South Sichuan Bamboo Sea, China
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90822767 Butterflies and day flying moths feed from Loofah flower (Luffa cylindrica) and pick up pollen on their legs, underside of thorax and antennae, South Sichuan Bamboo Sea, China© Heather Angel
Black coral vine (Kennedia nigricans) flowers, pollinated by honeyeaters (flowers triggered by honeyeater, releasing the stamens, style and stigma), Western Australia Sequence 2 of 2
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90822766 Black coral vine (Kennedia nigricans) flowers, pollinated by honeyeaters (flowers triggered by honeyeater, releasing the stamens, style and stigma), Western Australia Sequence 2 of 2© Heather Angel
Black coral vine (Kennedia nigricans) flowers, pollinated by honeyeaters (showing untriggered flowers), Western Australia Sequence 1 of 2
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90822765 Black coral vine (Kennedia nigricans) flowers, pollinated by honeyeaters (showing untriggered flowers), Western Australia Sequence 1 of 2© Heather Angel
Red wattlebird (Anthochaera carunculata) feeding on nectar of flame grevillea (Grevillea excelsior) Kings Park, Western Australia Botanic garden, Western Australia.
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90822764 Red wattlebird (Anthochaera carunculata) feeding on nectar of flame grevillea (Grevillea excelsior) Kings Park, Western Australia Botanic garden, Western Australia.© Heather Angel
Honey bee (Apis mellifera) with full pollen baskets feeding on Balkan anemone (Anemone blanda). In garden. Surrey, England, UK. April.
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90818051 Honey bee (Apis mellifera) with full pollen baskets feeding on Balkan anemone (Anemone blanda). In garden. Surrey, England, UK. April.© Heather Angel
Spotted blister beetle (Ceroctis capensis) feeding on Gladiolus (Gladiolus alatus) petals. Cape Town, South Africa. September.
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90818050 Spotted blister beetle (Ceroctis capensis) feeding on Gladiolus (Gladiolus alatus) petals. Cape Town, South Africa. September.© Heather Angel
Drone fly (Eristalis tenax) nectaring on Snowdrop (Galanthus nivalis), pollen on body. Surrey, England, UK. February.
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90818049 Drone fly (Eristalis tenax) nectaring on Snowdrop (Galanthus nivalis), pollen on body. Surrey, England, UK. February.© Heather Angel
Saxon wasp (Dolichovespula saxonica) and Common red soldier beetles (Rhagonycha fulva) feeding on Broad leaved helleborine (Epipactis helleborine). Surrey, England, UK. August.
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90818048 Saxon wasp (Dolichovespula saxonica) and Common red soldier beetles (Rhagonycha fulva) feeding on Broad leaved helleborine (Epipactis helleborine). Surrey, England, UK. August.© Heather Angel
Honey bee (Apis mellifera) extending proboscis to nectar on Common rue (Ruta graveolens). Green aphid (Aphidoidea) beneath flower. Surrey, England, UK. July.
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90818047 Honey bee (Apis mellifera) extending proboscis to nectar on Common rue (Ruta graveolens). Green aphid (Aphidoidea) beneath flower. Surrey, England, UK. July.© Heather Angel
Parasitic wasp (Gasteruption assectator) nectaring on Common rue (Ruta graveolens). Surrey, England, UK. July.
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90818046 Parasitic wasp (Gasteruption assectator) nectaring on Common rue (Ruta graveolens). Surrey, England, UK. July.© Heather Angel
Blowfly (Calliphora sp) nectaring on Common rue (Ruta graveolens). Surrey, England, UK. July.
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90818045 Blowfly (Calliphora sp) nectaring on Common rue (Ruta graveolens). Surrey, England, UK. July.© Heather Angel
Cambridge vagrant butterfly (Nepheronia thalassina) nectaring on Lantana (Lantana camara). Flowers turn from yellow to pink when no nectar is provided. In garden, Tanzania. Native to tropical Americas...
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90818044 Cambridge vagrant butterfly (Nepheronia thalassina) nectaring on Lantana (Lantana camara). Flowers turn from yellow to pink when no nectar is provided. In garden, Tanzania. Native to tropical Americas...© Heather Angel
Honey bee (Apis mellifera) nectaring on freshly opened yellow Lantana (Lantana camara) flowers. Flowers turn pink when nectar no longer provided. In garden, Tanzania. Native to tropical Americas.
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90818043 Honey bee (Apis mellifera) nectaring on freshly opened yellow Lantana (Lantana camara) flowers. Flowers turn pink when nectar no longer provided. In garden, Tanzania. Native to tropical Americas.© Heather Angel
Solitary bee (Apoidea) feeding on Crocus (Crocus korolkowii), covered in pollen. Ansob Pass, Tajikistan. April.
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90818042 Solitary bee (Apoidea) feeding on Crocus (Crocus korolkowii), covered in pollen. Ansob Pass, Tajikistan. April.© Heather Angel
Bumblebee (Bombus sp) queen feeding on Crocus (Crocus korolkowii), covered in pollen. Ansob Pass, Tajikistan. April.
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90818041 Bumblebee (Bombus sp) queen feeding on Crocus (Crocus korolkowii), covered in pollen. Ansob Pass, Tajikistan. April.© Heather Angel
Tree bumblebee (Bombus hypnorum) nectaring on Camellia 'St Ewe' (Camellia  williamsii). Surrey, England, UK. March.
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90818040 Tree bumblebee (Bombus hypnorum) nectaring on Camellia 'St Ewe' (Camellia williamsii). Surrey, England, UK. March.© Heather Angel
Buff tailed bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) feeding on Darwin's barberry (Berberis darwinii). Surrey, England, UK. November.
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90818039 Buff tailed bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) feeding on Darwin's barberry (Berberis darwinii). Surrey, England, UK. November.© Heather Angel
Ivy bee (Colletes hederae) female collecting pollen from Ivy (Hedera helix). Surrey, England, UK. October.
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90818038 Ivy bee (Colletes hederae) female collecting pollen from Ivy (Hedera helix). Surrey, England, UK. October.© Heather Angel
Angle shades moth (Phlogophora meticulosa) nectaring on Ivy (Hedera helix) at night. Surrey, England, UK. October.
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90818037 Angle shades moth (Phlogophora meticulosa) nectaring on Ivy (Hedera helix) at night. Surrey, England, UK. October.© Heather Angel
Wasp (Hymenoptera) robbing nectar from Henry's lily (Lilium henryi). Surrey, England, UK. August.
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90818036 Wasp (Hymenoptera) robbing nectar from Henry's lily (Lilium henryi). Surrey, England, UK. August.© Heather Angel
Marmalade hoverfly (Episyrphus balteatus) feeding on pollen on fallen Southern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora) stamens. Surrey, England, UK. July.
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90817952 Marmalade hoverfly (Episyrphus balteatus) feeding on pollen on fallen Southern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora) stamens. Surrey, England, UK. July.© Heather Angel
Honey bees (Apis mellifera) tearing stamens to feed on pollen of Southern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora). Surrey, England, UK. July.
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90817951 Honey bees (Apis mellifera) tearing stamens to feed on pollen of Southern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora). Surrey, England, UK. July.© Heather Angel
Honey bee (Apis mellifera) foraging on Peony (Paeonia officinalis) pollen. Surrey, England, UK. May.
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90817950 Honey bee (Apis mellifera) foraging on Peony (Paeonia officinalis) pollen. Surrey, England, UK. May.© Heather Angel
Rose chafer (Cetonia aurata) feeding on Caucasian peony (Paeonia mlokosewitschii) pollen. Surrey, England, UK. May.
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90817949 Rose chafer (Cetonia aurata) feeding on Caucasian peony (Paeonia mlokosewitschii) pollen. Surrey, England, UK. May.© Heather Angel
Bumblebee (Bombus sp) in Squash (Cucurbita sp) flower, covered in pollen. Surrey, England, UK. September.
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90817948 Bumblebee (Bombus sp) in Squash (Cucurbita sp) flower, covered in pollen. Surrey, England, UK. September.© Heather Angel
Bumblebee (Bombus sp) looking for pollen amongst fallen Southern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora) stamens. Surrey, England, UK. July.
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90817947 Bumblebee (Bombus sp) looking for pollen amongst fallen Southern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora) stamens. Surrey, England, UK. July.© Heather Angel
Bumblebee nectaring on Indian bean tree (Catalpa bignonioides) flower, pollen on back. Surrey, England, UK. August.
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90817946 Bumblebee nectaring on Indian bean tree (Catalpa bignonioides) flower, pollen on back. Surrey, England, UK. August.© Heather Angel
Pere David's deer (Elaphurus davidianus) two stags boxing amongst herd of hinds. Captive bred in reserve after reintroduction from Woburn Abbey, England, UK. Dafeng Milu National Nature Reserve, J...
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90817945 Pere David's deer (Elaphurus davidianus) two stags boxing amongst herd of hinds. Captive bred in reserve after reintroduction from Woburn Abbey, England, UK. Dafeng Milu National Nature Reserve, J...© Heather Angel
Travertine terrace in karst landscape. Huanglong / Yellow Dragon Scenic World Heritage Site, south Minshan range, Sichuan Province, China. 2007.
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90817944 Travertine terrace in karst landscape. Huanglong / Yellow Dragon Scenic World Heritage Site, south Minshan range, Sichuan Province, China. 2007.© Heather Angel
Bar headed geese (Anser indicus), four in flight, one calling. Coming in to land at breeding site, Qinghai Lake, Qinghai Province, China.
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90817943 Bar headed geese (Anser indicus), four in flight, one calling. Coming in to land at breeding site, Qinghai Lake, Qinghai Province, China.© Heather Angel
Sesame (Sesamum indicum), green unripe pods. Sichuan Province, China.
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90817942 Sesame (Sesamum indicum), green unripe pods. Sichuan Province, China.© Heather Angel
Sesame (Sesamum indicum) flowers and green unripe pods. Sichuan Province, China.
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90817941 Sesame (Sesamum indicum) flowers and green unripe pods. Sichuan Province, China.© Heather Angel
Li River fisherman in bamboo hat on raft with cormorants trained to bring back fish. In early morning, Yangshuo, Guangxi, China. 2009.
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90817940 Li River fisherman in bamboo hat on raft with cormorants trained to bring back fish. In early morning, Yangshuo, Guangxi, China. 2009.© Heather Angel
Broomrape (Pedicularis longiflora) in wet meadow amongst Horsetail (Equisetum sp). Maroon marks on flowers act as Nectar guides. Road from Barkham to Ruo Er Gai, Sichuan Province, China. July.
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90817939 Broomrape (Pedicularis longiflora) in wet meadow amongst Horsetail (Equisetum sp). Maroon marks on flowers act as Nectar guides. Road from Barkham to Ruo Er Gai, Sichuan Province, China. July.© Heather Angel
Red poppywort (Meconopsis punicea), raindrops on flower and stem. Medicinal plant in Tibet. Balang Shan, Sichuan Province, China. June.
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90817938 Red poppywort (Meconopsis punicea), raindrops on flower and stem. Medicinal plant in Tibet. Balang Shan, Sichuan Province, China. June.© Heather Angel
Amur / Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) sitting on rock between trees in winter. Captive in tiger park. Heilongjiang Province, China. January 2010.
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90817937 Amur / Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) sitting on rock between trees in winter. Captive in tiger park. Heilongjiang Province, China. January 2010.© Heather Angel
Dead leaf / Orange oak leaf (Kallima inachus) butterflies feeding on sap on tree trunk. Mimic leaves with wings closed. Wild Elephant Valley, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Province, China.
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90817936 Dead leaf / Orange oak leaf (Kallima inachus) butterflies feeding on sap on tree trunk. Mimic leaves with wings closed. Wild Elephant Valley, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Province, China.© Heather Angel
Bamboo growing beside narrow mountain track. Gaoligongshan National Nature Reserve, Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas, Yunnan Province, China. May 2009. Digitally stitched panorama.
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90817935 Bamboo growing beside narrow mountain track. Gaoligongshan National Nature Reserve, Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas, Yunnan Province, China. May 2009. Digitally stitched panorama.© Heather Angel
China nawab (Polyura narcaeus) butterfly drinking at thermal seep. Gaoligongshan National Nature Reserve, Yunnan Province, China.
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90817934 China nawab (Polyura narcaeus) butterfly drinking at thermal seep. Gaoligongshan National Nature Reserve, Yunnan Province, China.© Heather Angel
Green Lotus Cave, 108 basins resembling Lotus leaves are present. Bai Shan Di Village, Xingping, Guangxi Province, China. 2007.
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90817933 Green Lotus Cave, 108 basins resembling Lotus leaves are present. Bai Shan Di Village, Xingping, Guangxi Province, China. 2007.© Heather Angel
Hummingbird hawk-moth (Macroglossum stellatarum) nectaring on Loofah (Luffa sp) flower. Xinjiang, China.
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90817932 Hummingbird hawk-moth (Macroglossum stellatarum) nectaring on Loofah (Luffa sp) flower. Xinjiang, China.© Heather Angel
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