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August highlights from Nature Picture Library

Aerial view of Fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) lunge-feeding, with throat pouch distended, southern Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California), Baja California, Mexico.

Rare drone images of fin whales and remote camera tiger coverage are just two of the gems you will find in the August highlights gallery.

Other subjects to look out for are the reintroduction of white rhinos to Botswana and the urban herons of Amsterdam. 

Meanwhile, SCOTLAND: The Big Picture continues to provide a steady flow of spectacular scenics and engaging Scottish wildlife, there is also delicate insect macro work, strong coverage on North American birds and new material from Australia, Asia and South America.

You can find out more about the stories behind the images by reading the latest blog post.

Picture credit: Aerial view of Fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) lunge-feeding, with throat pouch distended, southern Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California), Baja California, Mexico. ©Mark Carwardine / naturepl.com