Animals and Plants
A young Highland cow stands quietly in a field, gently chewing on the long grass. Behind him are the rolling fields of the Lydden-Temple Ewell Nature Reserve in the southern county of Kent - known as the Garden of England.
Flamingos acquire their beautiful pink plumage as a result of the pigments in their diet of invertebrates and algae. Each Cuban Flamingo needs 50,000 brine-fly larvae per day.
A lioness looks seductively up at the camera, whilst chewing on a stick. Zimbabwe, Africa
B&W shot of a lion cub in profile. Zimbabwe, Africa
A tiger stretches after his sleep, on the bank of a lake in Ranthambore National Park. Ranthambhore in Rajasthan is one of the largest national parks in northern India. Ii was declared one of the Project Tiger reserves in 1973, and became a national park in 1980.
A sleeping lion cub. Taken in Antelope Park, Zimbabwe, Africa
Two cheeky monkeys at a temple have robbed a visiting tourist. One of the macaque monkeys attempts to open the bottle of mineral water that he has stolen with his teeth; his friend is wearing the bag that the bottle was carried in, and looks on hopefully. Taken in Hampi, Karnataka in south India.
Three grey langur monkey take turns to groom each other. Taken at Ranthambore National Park. Ranthambhore in Rajasthan is one of the largest national parks in northern India. Ii was declared one of the Project Tiger reserves in 1973, and became a national park in 1980.
A bee busily gathers pollen from the yellow stamen of a shocking-pink flower; taken in Vietnam.
A portrait of a white Calla Lily against a black background. The simplicity of nature.
A bright Plain Tiger Butterfly, also known as African Queen (or Danaus chrysippus in Latin) in Southern India feeding on small blue flowers.
Clinging onto a blade of grass, in a field strewn with toadstools, a perfect sphere of water defies gravity.
Distinctive highland cattle grazing in a field. Scotland
A baby grey langur monkey yawns as he holds onto his mothers soft fur. Taken at Ranthambore Fort, in the Ranthambore National Park. Ranthambhore in Rajasthan is one of the largest national parks in northern India. Ii was declared one of the Project Tiger reserves in 1973, and became a national park in 1980.
This pretty purple lavender plant was growing near the settlement of Pisang, along the Annapurna Circuit. The reddish colour in the background is a newly harvested field of buckwheat, which is grown for animal feed.
A thoughtful looking langur monkey sitting on ruins at Hampi, Karnataka, in south India. Hampi is identified with the historical Kishkindha, the monkey kingdom mentioned in the Ramayana. The first historical settlements in Hampi date back to 1 CE.
Beautiful purple petals radiate out from a dazzling yellow centre on this Cape Blue Water Lily found growing in Thailand.
A pair of sambar deer (Rusa unicolor) graze amongst the trees in Ranthambore National Park, Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan, India.
Whether its the influence of the Tibetan monks chanting in their gompas, or the fresh mountain air, the Rhesus Macaque monkeys around the Indian town of Dharamsala are unusually relaxed. They certainly have no problems finding food, as many of the Tibetans in exile who live in the Himachal Pradesh town (also home to the Dalai Lama) leave scraps out for them. This cheeky young ape has his cheeks jammed with leftovers that have been laid out for him at the side of the road.
A bunch of green bananas ripen in the sun, in Hampi, India.
In the tropics the plants grow large and strong. Here is a huge leaf photographed in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma). With the sunlight shining from behind the leaf, the greens are dazzling to the eye.
In the tropical forests of Laos, the plants grow large and strong. Here is a huge leaf, backlit, with the shadows of other vegetation falling upon it.
Some Chrysanthemum maximum, Crazy Daisies or Shasta Daisies, found near the settlement of Pisang, on the Annapurna Circuit.