A rabbit among buttercups, near Bolton, Lancashire.
Photograph: Ian Walker/Alamy Stock Photo
A herring gull nests on beach hut roof in Lyme Regis, Dorset, England. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images
A cuckoo sits on a
perch in the rain on Thursley Common, England. The UK has seen a 71%
decline in the breeding population of cuckoos over the last 25 years.
The decline is thought to be linked to the migration routes to wintering
grounds in the Congo Basin in West Africa. The environmental conditions
at stop over sites are thought to be the main thing that determine the
birds’ migration success with drought and wildfires on the shorter
routes having a negative effect, according to scientists. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
A nilgai or blue bull runs with grass in its mouth at the Van Vihar national park in Bhopal, India. Photograph: Sanjeev Gupta/EPA
The sun shines through dandelion and chamomile flowers on the banks of the Main river, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.