Best Wildlife Photos of the Week
A mint moth – a pyralid or ‘micro-moth’ native to Britain and found among garden herbs. Wildlife experts have said almost 30 new species of micro-moths have been recorded in the UK in the last 30 years, including eight which have become established residents.
Photograph: Patrick Clement/Butterfly Conser/PA
A pine marten – one of a few wild mammals doing well in Britain (although they number just 3,700). A fifth of the country’s wild mammals are at high risk of extinction, research shows.
Photograph: Maurice Flynn/The Mammal Society
A sign warns visitors not to approach animals in Yellowstone national park.
Photograph: Sunshine Pics/Alamy