Photographer Anna Henly was on a boat in Svalbard -- an archipelago midway between mainland Norway and the North Pole -- when she saw this polar bear at around four in the morning. Anna Henly/Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2012
70 Lightning Strikes in One Shot Photograph by CHRIS KOTSIOPOULOS Photographer's Description: Fire in the sky! This is an image sequence containing 70 lightning shots, taken at Ikaria island during a severe thunderstorm.
This raft spider (Dolomedes fimbriatus) was spotted at the RSPB's Arne reserve in Dorset. Raft spiders are semi-aquatic and are able to hunt prey while gliding on the water's surface. At the female is one of Britain's largest arachnids.
rare WHITE humpback whale spotted off the coast of Norway by Niamh O’Doherty A white whale has been causing a splash after being spotted swimming in a pod of humpbacks by British maritime engineer, Dan Fisher, on a boat trip to Svalbard.