Erica Darwen

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On global safari to find the perfect shot: Wildlife photographer comes face to face with deadly animals to capture stunning images

• <b>Scottish wildlife photographer David Yarrow even escaped an up close meeting with a lioness on the prairie</b>• <b><br>Self-taught 47-year-old has produced almost</b> …

Exploring our changing world: National Geographic readers submit thousands of stunning pictures for the magazine's 125th anniversary

<i>If a picture is worth a thousand words, National Geographic has surely published some of the most iconic and fascinating ever taken.</i><p><i>Throughout its</i> …

Photography

Golden dawn for stags in misty parkland - but it's the end of red hot October as temperatures are set to plummet

• Temperatures last week reached 20C, and mercury predicted to hit 19C today and tomorrow in South and East<br>• It is expected to be dry today in southern …

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<b>The full glory of the animal kingdom is captured in this series of stunning photographs by award-winning nature photographer David Lloyd.</b><p><b>From the</b> …

You just put one flipper in front of the other: Cute moment penguin appears to teach his friend how to walk

A baby emperor penguin appears to be teaching its friend how to walk in this set of adorable pictures.<p>Either that, or it thinks it is Usain Bolt as …

Capturing the world's attention for 125 years: National Geographic celebrates anniversary with look-back at its most poignant and awe-inspiring photographs which stand the test of time

• <b>The magazine published its first issue in October 1888 and has been producing some of the world's finest photojournalism ever since</b><p>National …

Dramatic images of lifeboats battling British seas reveal the brave work of volunteers who risk their lives to save those lost at sea

• <b>More than 400 images look behind the scenes of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, created in 1824</b>• <b><br>They will be published on 30 September in</b> <b>a</b> …

Prince William

Are these the scariest cloud formations ever photographed? Storm chaser captures breathtaking US 'supercells' on camera

• <b>The foreboding phenomena were spotted in Texas, Kansas and Colorado - and observed from a safe distance</b><p>Menacing storm clouds gather over green fields …

Weather

Which of these pictures is worth £76,000? Winning entries for the world’s biggest prize in photography

• <b>Haunting, beautiful images of the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award</b>• <b><br>The total prize amount for successful</b> …

Birds Of Prey

Breath-taking images of the world’s most brutal storms captured by fearless photographer, 31, who gets so close he gets knocked over by the shockwaves

These are the breath-taking images of super storms taken by possibly the luckiest photographer alive.<p>Lightning-lover Marko Korosec, 31, risks his …

Weather

If you go down to the woods today... you might bump into an award-winning photographer: Finest shots of woodland scenes revealed

• 12 finalists were selected from 10,000 entries aiming to capture the best of British woodlands<br>• The Woodland Trust ran the competition to encourage …

Log Cabins

Dew drops on a damselfly: Photographer captures super-sharp images of insects glistening in the morning sun

• <b>Close-ups of these damselflies show how intricate their eyes are, which are made up of thousands of lenses</b>• <b><br>Adam Tomaszewski photographed them at dawn</b> …

Photography

The curious case of the 'exploding' penguins: Bizarre sight as birds shed their feathers so they look like bursting pillows

The sight of an ‘exploding’ penguin would horrify a great number of people.<p>But aquarium staff are telling visitors not to be concerned when they …

South Bank

Here's one I learned from Tom Daley: Bottlenose dolphin's acrobatic display as he leaps from the water before diving in to grab a salmon

• 20 dolphins spotted hunting on the Moray Firth in Scotland<br>• Photographer Alister Kemp, 47, captured series of stunning shots<p>There's always one show-off …

Tom Daley

It's oh, so quiet: The eerie abandoned towns that have been left to rust and gather dust

• Some of the world's strangest places, spots where time has stood still<br>• They include Pripyat in Ukraine, near Chernobyl, and a mining town in …

Monarch of the Glen: This astonishing photo of the Queen was taken at her beloved Balmoral and marks the 60th anniversary of her Coronation. Robert Hardman tells the behind-the-scenes story

The face is the most familiar on the planet, reproduced on more coins, notes and stamps than any human likeness in history. But it is safe to say …

Windsor Castle

True natural beauty: Mystical light that occurs only a few days every year captured in a series of stunning images

• The stunning light at Keyhole Arch, Pfeiffer Beach, California, looks like it is straight out of an Indiana Jones film<br>• It only occurs for a few weeks …

Landscape Photography

No wonder it's called a kingfisher: Bird catches up to 50 minnows a day... and one unlucky frog

• Photographer captures kingfisher swooping on its unsuspecting prey<p>author]<p>There's nothing anyone could teach this kingfisher about hunting for …

Birds

Timeline of prehistoric Scotland

This <b>timeline of prehistoric Scotland</b> is a chronologically ordered list of important archaeological sites in Scotland and of major events affecting …

Nature's time capsule: Museum unveils the incredible history of 'Jurassic Park' amber and how it is still helping us learn about the past

• The beautiful material preserves insects from millions of years ago<br>• An exhibition shows how scientists can read the past from the fossils<br>• Amber used as …

Jurassic Park

Our brush with fame: Fox cubs born on bird reserve greet the world (and there's no shortage of feathery food)

Poking their fluffy heads out of their den, these cubs are taking the first steps towards their explorer badge.<p>Unbeknown to them, they’re also in …

Birds

The pictures that make you look twice: Intriguing optical illusions that were created with no camera trickery

In this remarkable photograph a woman appears to be giving a speech to an unseen audience - while levitating on a magic carpet with its shadow cast …

Nature's wonder captured at its most breathtaking in annual photography contest

• Nature Photographer of the Year 2013 competition, organised by the Society of German Nature Photographers (GDT)<br>• Image of a red fox by 18-year-old …

Striking gold! Photographer captures spectacular moment lightning bolt clashes with a rainbow at Yosemite

• One-of-a-kind sighting captured by keen photographer Nolan Nitschke, 27<br>• He was on a trip to Yosemite National Park in California, U.S.<p>This is the …

National Parks

Most spectacular start to spring you'll ever see: Enchanting tour of the world's biggest garden which has seven million flowers

More than seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths will make a spectacularly British display at the largest spring garden in the world.<p>The …

Daffodils

A silent killer swooping from the skies: Awesome image captures power of the great grey owl as it closes in on its prey

• The photographs were taken by wildlife photographer Tom Samuelson in Minnesota<br>• With its wings outstretched, the bird swoops in on its prey before …

VIDEO Helicopter flies over eruption at Russia's Kamchatka

• Brave bloggers capture a volcano going from nought to onehundred<br>• Photographed angry volcano on Kamchatka Peninsula, east Russia<br>• Plosky Tolbachik …

Geology