Extraordinary images celebrating our natural world.
The world is full of the most extraordinary examples of natural beauty. Here are our favourite sights and sounds of our natural world, one for each month of the year. Which is your favourite?
January: The stoop of a peregrine falcon
February: The flash of a kingfisher
March: Black grouse lekking
April: A bluebell wood
May: Cow parsley in our hedgerows
June: A trout rising to a mayfly
July: Swifts swooping and screaming
August: Chalkhill blue butterflies on the downs
September: A barn owl hunting at dusk
October: Red-deer stags roaring in the rut
November: Hounds in full cry
December: Ash burning on an open fire
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