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Natural oily layer on the surface of seeping water in a peat area that is produced by the iron-oxidizing bacteria ones the iron-rich water from the underground contacts with air
On land toads normally have a dry skin so this is a natural condition for the female Bufo bufo that is living on land in forest or garden
Under water image of tadpole of Common grass frog or Rana temporaria with completely developed four legs just before metamorphosis taken from the side in a surrounding with myosotis aquatic plants
Two young one day old tadpoles of larvae of Common grass frog with parts they use for sticking to surfaces and external gills hanging with back and belly towards camera on aquatic plant of Myosotis
Close up of yellow red sundew drosera carnivorous plant with sticky drops to catch insects in nutrient poor ecosystems as protected raised bogs in the Netherlands with a light green background.
Colorful black-tailed godwit meadow bird landing in a protected flowering meadow with a variety of flowers and green grass in a semi-natural grassland area in the Netherlands.
Small family of grey lag goose or Anser anser together one adult with three yellowish young chicks with plume feathers swimming towards the camera
Flock of Sturnus vulgaris or starling birds flying in group together to avoid predation
Coastal landscape with fresh water stream running into the salt north sea on the beach surrounded with dunes and with waves braking on the sandy shore on the background
Fruits of xanthium orientale or rough cockleburr riping on the plant
Great crested newt or Triturus cristatus male under water with full developed crest looking like an aquatic dragon with orange belly and black dots
Close-up macro image of male Tritirus alpestris or Alpine newt male underwater with belly facing towards camera and feet with fingers spread and bright orange belly without spots and swollen cloaca
Close up of finch Fringilla coelebs washing and actively moving wings and water drops around and with waves on the water and diffused reflection of the colourful song bird in with background
kingfisher mating on a stick with open wings with connection between male and female. Picture taken in nature (bird watch tower Veendam, the Netherlands).
Alert Mother grey leg goose anser with thirteen lucky chicks walking around in the wet grassland with cardamine pratense flowers in the green grass
Garden tiger moth colorful night butterfly or or Arctia caja with open wings with conspicuous pattern frightening predators
Close-up and full image of colorful Hawfinch Coccothraustes sitting with pink feet on a wooden stick with diffused background
Anser anser Grey leg goose flying in blue sky over the Hunzedal in the past decades it has become the most common wild geese in the Netherlands living along waters in the country side
Metamorphosing green frog tadpole of Rana esculenta under water with fully developed hint and front legs taken from the side with the frog towards the camera and large webbed feet with long toes
Fire bellied toad or Bombina bombina under water with colorful alarming belly facing camera
Close-up of head with large eye and gills from larva of Salamandra Salamandra or fire salamander under water with oxygen producing aquatic plants
Overview of flowers in colourful meadow with rumex and ranunculus in green grassland that is almost ready for harvesting hay for winter feeding of livestock in atlantic Europe
Youngster of Black-tailed Godwit or Limosa limosa is hunting for small insects and following mother in dutch green grassland with flowers of Taraxacum and large leaves of Rumex
Panolis flammea pine beauty, pine moth sitting on branch of coniferous tree with green needles, closeup with hairy back and long antennas resting taken from above
Mating couple of Triturus vulgaris or Smooth newt walking parallel but with heads and tail in opposite direction under water
Developing free swimming larva of Great crested newt or Triturus cristatus under water with all characteristic features visible as pointy tail, elongated fingers or toes, high crest, spotted tail
Russula mairei or Beechwood sickener has a bitter taste, and if eaten it usually causes sickness, stomach pains and vomiting

Autumn colours on forest edge in nature reserve
Bordered beauty or Epione repandaria moth with orange wings and lines sitting on a green leave
Close up of heads of plums and custard or Tricholomopsis rutilans
Cortinarius semisanguineus or webcaps with ochre cap and bright blood-red gills taken from below
Cydalima perspectalis or box tree moth on green branch of buxus with leaves. It is a night butterfly that was introduced to Europe together with plants from Buxus from which the larvae or caterpillars
Groupe of false death cap mushrooms or Amanita citrina together with Amanita muscaria or fly agaric
Six mushrooms of the species Geastrum fornicatum known as the acrobatic earthstar or the arched earthstar, together on the forest floor of a spruce forest with cones and needles in the Netherlands
Seven mushrooms of plums and custard or Tricholomopsis rutilans standing in bright green moss
Timandra comae or Blood-vain butterfly is a diurnal moth
Molting great crested newt or triturus cristatus releasing and removing the old skin releasing the transparent layer with the fresh head out already while rest is visible as a grey layer under water
Edible frog or Rana esculenta in a garden pond in between green emergent aquatic plants and with foam around and with flowering Myosotis palustris
Nocturnal image of adult Common toad full of wraths or Bufo bufo climbing over a piece of dead wood in a forest taken slightly from below with dark black background
Macro of scarlet red waxcap hygrocybe mushroom in bright green moss background
Blue Erythromma viridulum or Small red eye eating a small fly while holding tight to green stem of what seems a juncus rush together with exuvia of an ephemeroptera
Close up of caterpillar of Operophtera brumata or Winter moth walking on the underside of a leaf of oak Quercus robur taken from above with macro with hindlegs visible holding tight to the leave
Cute image of metamorphosing green frog tadpole with light green back and dark spots with the front leg visible as a bulb near the eye
Close-up of three flowering Calla palustris or water arum in a wet bog habitat covered with green sphagnum underground visible on the background
Four large white flowers of Calla palustris or water arum in a natural drying mud plain in the Netherlands with the muddy humid underground visible on the background together with not flowering plants
Lilypad whiteface darter or Leucorrhinia caudalis dragonfly drying the soft fragile wings on a plant of lysimachia because it just left the exhuvia and the water
Nocturnal close-up image Saturnia pavoina small emperor moth resting on Calluna vulgaris Common heather taken from above with the big mimicking eyes looking into camera with hairs visible
Beautiful under water picture of common grass frog metamorphosing larva with close up of the nearly juvenile frog in between ceratophyllum demersum aquatic plants with four legs completely developed
Landcape image of Trichophorum cespitosum or deergrass with nearly autumn image of yellow green orange tussocks on a Erica heathland
Underwater image of a young Leuciscus idus freshwater fish with Elodea waterplants
Young fish of Leuciscus idus or ide or orfe fish is a freshwater fish of the cyprinidae living in larger rivers, lakes, in Europe
Alarming Family of Anser anser or Grey-lag goose with both adults open beak and a young chick with open bill obviously screaming loud while other younger ones look around in grazed grassland
Leucorrhinia rubicunda or northern white-faced darter is a common dragonfly living on heathlands and in bogs in the Netherlands, this female has open wings and is warming up on calluna
Couple of Red-crested duck Netta rufina with male partially in front of female, the two with reflection mirroring in water from turbid eutrofic channel with green grass and iris on the background
Aggressive behavior of black crow Corvus corone attacking male of marsh harrier Circus aeruginosus while the bird of prey is carrying nesting materials to build the nest in the underlying reedbed
Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula male with bright orange red chest ready for drinking water in forest puddle with green moss and reflection of grey legs and moss
Close up and side image of male of European stonechat Saxicola rubicola with green caterpillar to nourish it´s chicks sitting on the stem of a thistle in Andalusia, southern spain
Overview of flowering Hottonia palustris water violet in open water from a small stream with hardly any waterflow in the Netherlands surrounded by sedges and Caltha palustris with blue water under the
Adult red-legged partridge or Alectoris rufa foraging in between tall grass and natural herbs and cereals in southern Spain
Two large silk moth caterpillars walking on the leaf of the plant they eat mulberry or with one eating and biting off parts of the leaf
Close-up of imago from the back of maybug, melolontha melolontha walking on young sprouting leaves of an oak quercus robur with the hooks grabbing the leaves and contrasting orange antennas
Front view of Drymonia ruficornis or lunar marbled brown moth with large fluffy antennas with white hairy legs on the green bark of a tree, the larvae of this  Notodontidae feed on oak species
Couple of redshank tringa totanus mating with male on top of female with bending legs to approach with cloaca to the female and with open uplifted wings on meadow with short grass
male Redshank is balancing with open wings on top of female tringa totanus during mating with both in full picture and male with long bill open making noise and bright orange legs
Tringa totanus redshank foraging and swallowing prey in shallow muddy wetland with flooded grass and water with bright orange legs and open orange bill a characteristic picture of a wader in swamp
Close up of solitary bee Andrena vaga or grey-backed mining bee covered in yellow pollen walking on sandy soil in search for suitable spot to deposit the eggs with nutrition for larvae
Tadorna shelduck male standing majestic on with proud raised chest and rooted with pink feet on grassland at a lake shore with white and brown chest and bright red bill in full picture
the colorful orange belly with black dots and spotted white throat of the smooth newt is only visible from below or when they take up water, this pond dweller triturus vulgaris is underwater
Freshly deposited whitish eggs of triturus newt folded in bright green leaves of myosotis palustris underwater with a blue background in a garden pond, protected from predators and uv-radiation
two white tailed eagles Haliaeetus albicilla full in picture fighting over a dead animal in a yellow autumn grassland with open wings and claws
Cute image of colorful Fired bellied toad or Bombina bomina under water sticking head out of the water in a small outdoor aquarium in Lithuania
Larva of Fire salamander or Salamandra Salamandra hanging in the water above aquatic vegetation taken from the side under water
metamorphosing of Rana temperature brown frog under water with plants
Mature larva of Great crested newt or Triturus cristatus with all characteristic features visible taken in water from the side in environment with plants
Young larva of Common spadefoot toad or Pelobates fuscus under water without feet and with round belly with bluish shine
2 months old larva of Smooth newt or Triturus vulgaris under water with large gills and light spots on side of body taken in between green aquatic plants
Colorful picture of Triturus vulgaris or smooth newt walking over plants with entire animal completely in picture
Adult male of Triturus vulgaris or smooth newt with mouth and body full with a large worm
Mating group of at least 48 Common grass frog agglomerated in and around over a hundred recently deposited egg clutches with many males and several amplexus in a shallow water
Close-up of head of Rana klepton esculenta or edible frog with green and brown in face large mouth sitting with head and back out of the water in a pond taken from the side on eye level head and eye i
Full grown larva of Rana esculenta green frog under water in aquarium with half completed hint legs surrounded with green aquatic plants with not transparent tail fin contrasting with light background
Traditional wooden wind mill or standerdmolen in dutch open landscape
Young fish of Tinca tinca with characteristic black dot near tail basis swimming under water in front of Elodea aquatic plants
Persons observing rare natural phenomenon on the dutch coast where a fresh water streams is running over the beach into the salty sea
Closeup of Mimas tiliae or lime hawk-moth imago taken from above with wings wide open walking on green leave of Tilia or lime where the larva eat from in a nocturnal image of the moth
Macro image from face from the moth Calliteara pudibunda or Pale tussock night with grey hairy face and brown antennas walking on oak leaf
Close-up of flowering Lychnis flos-cuculi or Ragged robin taken from the side on eyelevel of the plants with purple petals in green flowering meadow which may be used for hay cutting or grazing
Magic natural Colorful dark sunset sky above black tree crowns with what may be pink to orange cirroculumus or cirrus clouds with purple to violet tones
Xanthium orientale or Rough Cockleburr fruits are adapted to dispersal via mammals by becoming entangled in their hair
Gudgeon or Gobio gobio with elodea water plants
Underwater picture of a young fish of Gudgeon or Gobio gobio with elodea water plants
Burned down and regrowing tussock of Molinea caerulea or purple moorgrass with fresh green sprouts in a black coal surrounding after a fire hazard in nature reserve
An adult common eel that is taken out of the water and is placed on grass
Full picture of Calidris marítima or purple sandpiper walking with yellow legs on dark stone with algae along the coast with water on background
Adult Allophyes oxyacanthae or Green-brindled Crescent moth on the leaves of Crataegus monogyna or common hawthorn one of the plants they eat
Cows grazing in forest pasture with trees, grass and herbs
These Lakenvelder cows with black and white and brown and white areas are an ancient livestock cow breed, in this area now surviving for nature management grazing
Macro image of the Plagodis dolabraria fascinating moth or night butterfly the Scorched wing taken from above with the characteristic lines in the wings and purple blotch
Side image of Black-tailed godwit Limosa limosa foraging and hunting in tall grass vegetation with dense flowering Rumex walking and looking for preys with water on back ground
Close-up of head and blue eye of Brachytron pratense or Hairy dragonfly taken from the side with the large eye of the dragonfly focused together with the antehumeral striped chest with brown and yello
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