Underwater photographer of the year 2018 winners – in pictures

German photographer Tobias Friedrich has been named this year’s winner for his ‘perfectly lit and composed’ panorama of a wreck off the coast of Egypt, while British winner Grant Thomas captured a couple of affectionate swans

Nice to meet you: amazing new animal species discovered in 2017 – in pictures

From the Pink Floyd shrimp that makes a noise so loud it can kill small fish, to giant stick insects and new types of orangutans and gibbons, here is a round up of new animal species discovered in 2017.

The 2017 comedy wildlife photography awards

Out of 3,500 entries from across the world, this year’s funny winners include a laughing dormouse, a shocked seal, and bears caught in the act

Monkeying around in Borneo: a voluntourism trip with a difference

As news of the discovery of a new species of orangutan shines a spotlight on the threat to these great apes, our writer joins a voluntourism project in Indonesian Borneo aimed at saving them