Best Wildlife Photos of the Week
A Balkan lynx walking on the mountain of Munella, near the city of Puka, Albania. Sightings of the endangered species have become so rare that conservationists have raised a red flag about its future.
Photograph: PPNEA/AFP/Getty Images
An endangered Abbott’s booby on Christmas Island. The bird had a reprieve after the Turnbull government knocked back a controversial phosphate exploration proposal on the island.
Photograph: Ian Montgomery/Christmas Island Tourism Council/AAP
Eighty years after they were hunted to extinction, the successful reintroduction of a herd of wild European bison on to the dunes of the Dutch coast is paving the way for their return across the continent.
Photograph: Ruud Maaskant/Courtesy of Wisentproject