Franco Banfi / Bridled parrotfish (Scarus frenatus) clownish grin reveals its power tools: grinding teeth used to scrape algae from rock, Maldives, Indian Ocean. Highly commended in the Underwater World Category of...
Franco Banfi / Bivalve scallop (Pedum spondyloideum) inside a coral covered with purple sponge, Maldives, Indian Ocean
Erlend Haarberg,Erlend Haarberg / Aerial view down river to the east of the Hofsjakull glacier and west of the Sprengisandur upland desert. Innumerable rivulets flow from beneath the glacier in this area of tundra which abounds in pon...
Igor Shpilenok / Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) curled up, with an eye open. Kronotsky Zapovednik Nature Reserve, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russian Far East, March.
Igor Shpilenok / Wolverine (Gulo gulo) portrait. Kronotsky Zapovednik Nature Reserve, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russian Far East, February.
Axel Gomille / Water monitor (Varanus salvator), portrait, flicking tongue, Thailand
Andy Trowbridge / White-tailed sea eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) in flight. Flatanger, Norway, May.
Franco Banfi / Great Blue shark (Prionace glauca) close up with scuba diver photographer behind, Pico Island, Azores, Portugal, Atlantic Ocean
Franco Banfi / Silhouette of Southern right whale (Eubalaena australis) Golfo Nuevo, Peninsula Valdes, UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site, Chubut, Patagonia, Argentina, Atlantic Ocean, October
Franco Banfi / Southern right whale (Eubalaena australis) with calluses covered in parasitic crustaceans named cyamids or whale lice (Cyamus ovalis). Golfo Nuevo, Peninsula Valdes, UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site...
Denis-Huot / Leopard (Panthera pardus) young male, portraits, Masai-Mara Game Reserve, Kenya
Benjamin Barthelemy,Benjamin Barthelemy / Male Ibex (Capra ibex), Aiguilles Rouges (Red Peaks) National Nature Reserve, Haute-Savoie, France, June.
Mark MacEwen / Male Patas Monkey / Wadi monkey / Hussar monkey (Erythrocebus patas) looking up, Laikipia game reserve, Kenya, Africa.
Edwin Giesbers,Edwin Giesbers / Asiatic black / Moon bear (Ursus thibetanus) head portrait with tongue hanging out, captive
Denis-Huot / White rhino (Ceratotherium simum) female portrait, portrait, Nakuru National Park, Kenya
Danny Green / Atlantic puffins (Fratercula arctica) at dusk, Fair Isle, Shetland, July. Bookplate from Danny Green's 'The Long Journey North'
Andy Trowbridge / Great Tit (Parus major) perched on branch with yellow from autumn trees in the background. Southern Norway, October.
Benjamin Barthelemy / Ibex (Capra ibex) silhouetted walking along a stone wall with barbed wire, Neuchatel, Switzerland, September.
Ernie Janes / The River Thames and Houses of Parliament at Westminster at sunset with gull, UK, November 2005.
Danny Green / Wood sandpiper (Tringa glareola) at dusk silhouetted against setting sun, Karigasniemi, Northern Finland, May . Bookplate from Danny Green's 'The Long Journey North'
Andy Trowbridge / Common / Eurasian crane (Grus grus) calling at sunset, silhouetted. Lake Hornborga, Sweden, April.
Andy Trowbridge / Female goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) in flight, just after taking off from perch. Southern Norway, January.
Stephen Dalton / Honeybee (Apis mellifera) taking-off from red clover, controlled conditions.
Andy Trowbridge / Yellow-eyed Penguin (Megadyptes antipodes) standing by a barbed wire stock fence. Katiki Point, Moeraki, Otago, South Island, New Zealand. January.
Andy Trowbridge / Northern gannet (Morus bassana) in flight, Hermaness National Nature Reserve, Shetland, Scotland, July.
Juan Carlos Munoz,Juan Carlos Munoz / Lesser flamingo (Phoeniconaias minor) portrait, Lake Bogoria, Rift valley, Kenya, Africa
Markus Varesvuo / Bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) close up portrait, Spain, November
Andy Trowbridge / Red-vented bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer) Bandhavgarh National Park, India, March.
Michael Pitts / Great Frigatebird (Fregata minor) in flight over Midway Atoll. Midway.
Danny Green / Fulmer (Fulmras glacialis) in flight near blue glacier, Svalbard, July. Bookplate from Danny Green's 'The Long Journey North'
Danny Green / Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica) resting on a snow bank, Isle of Hornoya, Varanger, Norway, April. Bookplate from Danny Green's 'The Long Journey North'
Axel Gomille,Axel Gomille / Black-headed Ibis / Oriental Ibis (Threskiornis melanocephalus), Karnataka, India
Denis-Huot / Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) cub aged 6 months yawning, Masai-Mara Game Reserve, Kenya. Vulnerable species.
Denis-Huot / Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) mother and juveniles, Masai-Mara Game Reserve, Kenya. Vulnerable species.
Denis-Huot / Lion (Panthera leo) mating, Masai-Mara Game Reserve, Kenya. Vulnerable species.
Denis-Huot / Lion (Panthera leo) male smelling, 'flehmen response', Masai-Mara Game Reserve, Kenya. Vulnerable species.
Denis-Huot / Lioness (Panthera leo) carrying her cub, Masai-Mara Game Reserve, Kenya
Denis-Huot / Lion (Panthera leo) cubs sitting on termite mound, Masai-Mara, Kenya. Vulnerable species.
Denis-Huot / Leopard (Panthera pardus) female yawning, Samburu game reserve, Kenya
Denis-Huot / Impala (Aepyceros melampus) females, Masai-Mara Game Reserve, Kenya
Denis-Huot / Gerenuk (Litocranius walleri) female eating, neck outstretched, Samburu game reserve, Kenya
Denis-Huot / Gerenuk (Litocranius walleri) female eating, Samburu game reserve, Kenya
Denis-Huot / Wildebeest (Connchaetes taurinus) running down bank of the Mara River during migration, Masai Mara, Kenya
Denis-Huot / Hippo (Hippopotamus amphibius) male after a a mud bath, Masai-Mara Game Reserve, Kenya. Vulnerable species.
Jabruson / Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) splashing for position in watery mud wallow, Rwindi sector of the Virunga National Park. This was taken before the massive slaughter of hippos in the region at t...
Suzi Eszterhas / Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) large male coming down from tree holding liana, tropical forest, Western Uganda