IanRedding

IanRedding

My wildlife photography is my passion. I hope some of my images demonstrate that size is no barrier to complexity and the ingenuity of evolution.
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Rusty burst pipe spraying water after freezing in winter.
Peppered moth (Biston betularia) melanic and light form. Moths in the family Geometridae showing relative camouflage of f. cabonaria, the result of industrial melanism
Fox moth (Macrothylacia rubi) male. Insect in the family Lasiocampidae at rest on rock
Plugs of soil removed from golf course. Waste of core aeration technique used in the upkeep of lawns and turf
Glow-worm (Lampyris noctiluca) showing light on grass.  These beetles produce light to attract mates, as this female is doing here.
Red cabbage pH indicator solution. Acidic lemon juice (red), alkali sodium bicarbonate (blue) and neutral tap water (purple) showing property of anthocyanin in red cabbage juice
Oxford Sandy and Black piglets sleeping. Four day old domestic pigs outdoors, with black spots on pink skin
Mushroom anemone (Discosoma sp.) oral discs. Colourful corallimorphs in marine aquarium, aka mushroom coral and disc anemone, in family Discosomatidae
Holly blue (Celastrina argiolus) feeding on hogweed. Female British insect in the family Lycaenidae nectaring with underside visible
Marchantia polymorpha liverwort gametospores. Umbrella-like reproductive structures of female plant in the order Marchantiales
Banded demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens) with dew. Damselfly with dark band across centre of wings and metallic blue-green body
Different colored flames of burning salts. Potassium permangate, copper sulphate and sodium chloride salts combusting in Bunsen burner flame
Dicyrtomina saundersi springtail. A tiny purple and yellow hexapod walking on a yew tree
Scar on tortoise after surgical removal of eggs. Old mark on shell following operation to fix Dystocia (egg bound) condition in pet tortoise
Aphodius prodromus taking flight
A small dung beetle in the family Scarabaeidae about to take flight, showing detail in hind and fore wings
Loose renaissance hairstyle for long hair. Traditional plait style modelled by girl with very long golden hair
Wax moth (Galleria mellonella). A distinctive moth in family Pyralidae, shown in profile at rest on wood
Pill woodlouse (Armadillidium vulgare) rolled up. Terrestrial crustacean in a defensive ball, in the familiy Armadillidiidae
Bird washing with striking orange breast, in Bath Botanical Gardens
The drinker moth (Euthrix potatoria) amongst dead leaves. Camouflaged moth in the family Lasiocampidae, with underside of wings visible
European hornets (Vespa crabro) defending hole in nest. Large wasps active at paper nest, showing defensive behaviour, in Wiltshire, UK
Common sea slater (Ligia oceanica). An abundant littoral woodlouse (isopod crustacean) on British and European rocky shores
Path through British ancient woodland with dappled sunlight. Flowers line ride in springtime in Lower Woods, Gloucestershire, UK
Brown rat (Rattus norvegicus) looking at camera. Common rodent foraging amongst plants in botanic garden, with impressive whiskers
View from Westbury White Horse. Hill figure created by exposing white chalk on the escarpment of Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, UK
Male feral mountain goat walking on rocks above sea. Long-haired billy goat at Brean Down in Somerset, part of a wild herd
Robin (Erithacus rubecula) singing on branch. Bird in family Turdidae, with beak open in profile, making evening song in parkland in UK
Girl running at School Sports Day. Young child sprinting hard and happily during summer traditional school event
Box tree moth (Cydalima perspectalis). Insect in the family Crambidae, introduced into Europe and a pest species of box (Buxus sp.)
Large blue (Maculinea arion) nectaring. Butterfly, once extinct in the UK, in the family Lycaenidae feeding on wild thyme (Thymus polytrichus)
Japanese anemone (Anemone hupehensis) in flower. Pink garden plant in the family Ranunculaceae, aka Chinese anemone, thimbleweed or windflower
Pair of feral mountain goat on rocks above sea. Long-haired billy and nanny goats at Brean Down in Somerset, part of a wild herd
Hornet (Vespa crabro) ready for winter. A hibernating queen hornet shown in hole, whilst over-wintering within a tree trunk
Oxford Sandy and Black piglets sleeping together. Four day old domestic pigs outdoors, with black spots on pink skin
Sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus) tree in flower. Panicles of monoecious flowers on plant in the family Sapindaceae
Panorama of Westbury White Horse. Hill figure created by exposing white chalk on the escarpment of Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, UK
Mystacides longicornis caddisfly. A distinctive caddisfly in the order Trichoptera and family Leptoceridae
German shepherd dog investigating tortoise. Black and cream long-haired Alsatian sniffing pet tortoise on lawn
Field penny-cress (Thlaspi arvense) flowers and fruit. Arable weed in the family Brassicaceae, showing broadly winged seed pods
Perennial rye grass (Lolium perenne) in flower. Familiar grass in the family Poaceae, with pollen-producing stamens flowering in British grassland
Japanese anemone (Anemone hupehensis) flower. Pink garden plant in the family Ranunculaceae, aka Chinese anemone, thimbleweed or windflower
Lesser horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus hipposideros) feet. Close-up of rare bat hanging from rock in a cave in Somerset, UK, with sharp claws holding onto rock
Midge (Chironomus plumosus) emerging from pupa. Female imago of non-biting midge in the family Chironomidae
Early color change in chemical chameleon reaction. Intense pink of potassium permanganate solution turns purple when poured into sucrose and sodium hydroxide in water
Harlequin ladybird (Harmonia axyridis) adult eating aphid. Predatory beetle in family Coccinellidae feeding on blackfly
Carnations at 20th January monument, Baku, Azerbaijan. Flowers are left on the anniversary of the massacre of Azerbaijani civilians in 1990
Ash dieback fungus (Hymenoscyphus fraxineus) on European ash. Symptoms of Ascomycete pathogenic fungus causing leaf loss on common ash tree (Fraxinus excelsior)
Rough woodlouse (Porcellio scaber). Terrestrial crustacean in the familiy Porcellionidae, on bark with spider's web
Peppered moth (Biston betularia) head on. British insect, familiar to biology students, in the family Geometridae
Lesser horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus hipposideros) body close up. A rare bat hanging from rock in a cave in Somerset, UK, with wings wrapped around body
Black oil beetle (Meloe proscarabaeus) female in profile. European beetle in the family Meloidae, a nest parasite of solitary bees
Hairy bittercress (Cardamine hirsuta) plant. Common weed and bitter edible herb in the mustard family (Brassicaceae),
Common carpet moth (Epirrhoe alternata) on lichen. British insect in the family Geometridae, the geometer moths, camouflaged against lichen
Gracillaria syringella micro moth. Small insect in the family Gracillariidae, which can be a pest on lilac and privet
Witch hazel (Hamamelis × intermedia 'Arnold Promise')  in flower. Extraordinary yellow flowers of shrub cultivar in the family Hamamelidaceae, with long petals
Cardiff Bay Seafront with National Assembly for Wales. Pierhead Building and Wales Millenium Centre with the Assembly complex in Cardiff Bay, Wales, UK
Dog's mercury (Mercurialis perennis) growing in wood. Mass of woodland plants in flower in British spring, in the family Euphorbiaceae
Frog and toad spawn comparison. Eggs of common frog (Rana temporaria) (left) and common toad (Bufo bufo) (right) side by side
Field horsetail (Equisetum arvense) fertile stems. Fertile stems on this plant in the family Equisetaceae, growing amongst grass in the UK
Balloon and nitrous oxide canister after use. Drug paraphernalia from laughing gas used as a legal high, dumped in British countryside
Congregants after Christmas Midnight Mass at Bath Abbey. Hundreds of people leave religious service celebrating Christmas through main doors of Anglican Cathedral
Yellow-barred brindle (Acasis viretata) moth. Worn insect in the family Geometridae, camouflaged against lichen on stone
Common cornsalad (Valerianella locusta) flowers from above. Low growing plant in the family Caprifoliaceae, aka lamb's lettuce
Common scurvygrass (Cochlearia officinalis) plant in flower. Coastal plant in the family Brassicaceae, aka scurvy-grass and spoonwort, flowering in the UK
Bird washing with striking orange breast, in Bath Botanical Gardens
Bifid hemp-nettle (Galeopsis bifida). Plant in the family Lamiaceae with pink flowers, the lowest lobe of which is notched
Common cottongrass (Eriophorum angustifolium) in wet meadow. Sedge in the family Cyperaceae, with white cotton-like threads giving the appearance of cotton wool
Initial color change in chemical chameleon reaction. Intense pink of potassium permanganate solution turns purple when poured into sucrose and sodium hydroxide in water
Goat's rue (Galega officinalis) plant in flower. White flowers on plant in the pea family (Fabaceae) growing on parkland in the UK
Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis) shoot emerging from soil. Purple new growth of spring vegetable, in the family Asparagaceae, in vegetable garden
Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) hovering in flight. Composite of postions of bird scanning for prey whilst maintaining static relative to the ground
Vicious thorns on bush. Sharp and threatening thorns on a plant in black and white
Yellowtail damselfish (Chrysiptera parasema). Popular saltwater aquarium fish from the Indo-Pacific in the family Pomacentridae, aka yellowtail blue damsel and goldtail demoiselle
Small bloody-nosed beetle (Timarcha goettingensis). A flightless beetle in the family Chrysomelidae, the leaf and seed beetles, found on grassland
Lesser horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus hipposideros) wing. Close-up of rare bat hanging from rock in a cave in Somerset, UK, showing skin of wing at rest
White-flowered snake's head fritillaries (Fritillaria meleagris). White bell-shaped flowers on Spring-flowering bulbs, in the family Liliaceae. Fritillaria meleagris var. unicolor subvar. Alba
Pile of plugs of soil removed from golf course. Waste of core aeration technique used in the upkeep of lawns and turf
Duke of Burgundy fritillary butterfly (Hamearis lucina) underside. Underside of male insect in the family Riodinidae, perched on leaf
Engorged tick biting man's arm. A nymph sheep tick (Ixodes ricinus) swollen with blood after feeding on through skin of person for 36 hours
False oat-grass (Arrhenatherum elatius) in seed. Panicle of tufted perennial grass common in lowland British grassland including verges and meadows
Spider webs and spiders on vegetation after floods. Rising water levels force spiders to retreat from grass to higher plants, covering them in silk, on UK farmland
CARDIFF, UK - 3 JUNE 2017 Policeman amongst fans during Champions League Final. British police and security services on high alert as hundreds of thousands of fans enjoy football in Wales
Oil pollution flowing from pumps on-shore in Baku, Azerbaijan.  Much of the infrastructure managed by SOCAR in on-shore oil fields is old and poorly maintained.
BAYIL, BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - 13 FEB 2014
Peppered moth (Biston betularia) isolated on black. British insect, familiar to biology students, in the family Geometridae against a black background
Sloe berries on blackthorn (Prunus spinosa). Thorny shrub in the rose family (Rosaceae) with cluster of ripe purple fruit in Autumn
Moon jellyfish (Aurelia aurita) black and white. Medusae swimming in aquarium lighting, in the family Ulmaridae
Cabbage moth moth (Mamestra brassicae). British insect in the family Noctuidae, the largest British family moths in the order Lepidoptera
New Forest pony silhouetted walking in front of sunset. Wild horse in front of impressive sky at Stoney Cross in a national park in the south of England, UK
Horse dressed up as unicorn. Irish cob pony with horn and coloured mane, head in profile
Common cornsalad (Valerianella locusta) flowers. Low growing plant in the family Caprifoliaceae, aka lamb's lettuce
Epimedium x versicolor 'Sulphureum' flowers. Pale yellow flowers of shade tolerant plant in the family Berberidaceae, flowering in Bath Botanic Garden
Azerbaijani wedding feast. Food and drink on a wedding table in Azerbaijan, including water, whiskey and food
Lesser horseshoe bats (Rhinolophus hipposideros). Trio of rare bats about to take flight in a cave in Somerset, England, UK
Large-flowered waterweed (Egeria densa) in flower. Invasive pond plant in the family Hydrocharitaceae with white flower, aka Elodea densa and Brazilian waterweed, flowering in British pond
Common glasswort (Salicornia europaea). Plant in the family Amaranthaceae, growing on inter-tidal mudflats on the British coast
Hairy-footed flower bee (Anthophora plumipes) profile. Large female bee in the family Apidae, with orange pollen brush on hind legs
Thalictrum delavayi 'Hewitt's double' flowers. Pink flowers of Chinese meadow rue, an ornamental perennial in the family Ranunculaceae
Pair of buff-tip moths (Phalera bucephala) on stick. Supremely camouflaged British moths in the family Notodontidae on branch, female on right
Diamond-back moth (Plutella xylostella). Migratory insect in the family Plutellidae, known as a pest of vegetable crops including cabbage
Pink cocktail garnished with flowers in Margarita glass. Alcoholic drink in tall glass on wooden counter of bar
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