Highlights of images uploaded to the site in October - December 2013 included Ben Cranke's penguins in action, Steve Kazlowski's latest polar bear selection and exciting creative work by new contributor Theo Bosboom. We also added great new Scandinavian wildlife coverage, tropical birds (including Harpy eagles in flight and at the nest), quirky colourful frogs and great new macro insect work.
Visuals Unlimited / Milk Frog (Trachycephalus resinifictrix) looking at its reflection in water, captive
Visuals Unlimited / Emerald Glass Frog (Centrolenella prosoblepon), sitting within leaf tunnel, Costa Rica.
Visuals Unlimited / Strawberry Poison Arrow Frog (Oophaga pumilio) rear view climbing up plant, Costa Rica. These frogs have neurotoxins that are exuded through the skin. The bright colours are a warning to potential pre...
Visuals Unlimited / Black-eyed Susans refracted in dew drops on blade of grass
Nick Garbutt,Nick Garbutt / Tourist watching masses of butterflies drinking from temporary pools. Various species including Large Orange Sulphur (Phoebis agarithe), Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae), White-angled Sulphur (Anteo...
Bernard Castelein / Ten-spotted ladybird (Adalia decempunctata) on Common Water-plantain (Alsima plantago-aquatica) Belgium, June
Theo Bosboom / Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica) in field of daisies, Heimeay, Iceland, July
Visuals Unlimited / Shining Honeycreeper (Cyanerpes lucidus) Costa Rica
Visuals Unlimited / Crowned WoodNymph (Thalurania colombica) hovering near flower, Costa Rica
Bence Mate / Keel billed toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus) in aggressive encounter with Montezuma Oropendola (Psarocolius montezuma) in rain, Laguna del Lagarto, Santa Rita, Costa Rica. Front cover bookplate of the H...
Franco Banfi,Franco Banfi / Couple of Pink River dolphin / Boto (Inia geoffrensis) Acajatuba Lake, Negro River, Amazonas, Brazil
Juan Carlos Munoz,Juan Carlos Munoz / Leopard (Panthera pardus) back of head, Samburu National Reserve, Kenya
Visuals Unlimited / Greater / Sunda Slow Loris (Nycticebus coucang), Gunung Leuser National Park, Northern Sumatra, Indonesia
Visuals Unlimited / Margay (Leopardus wiedii) up in tree, Costa Rica.
Michel Poinsignon / Wild cat (Felis silvestris) in field, Vosges, France, April
Steven Kazlowski / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) juvenile spreading body weight over thin newly forming pack ice, trying not to break through, Beaufort Sea, off the 1002 area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, North...
Steven Kazlowski / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) curious subadult along a barrier island in autumn, Beaufort Sea, off the 1002 area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, North Slope, Alaska
Steven Kazlowski / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) curious young boar on the newly frozen pack ice reaches for remote camera with paw, Beaufort Sea, off the 1002 area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, North Slope, Al...
Steven Kazlowski,Steven Kazlowski / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) juvenile rolling around on newly formed pack ice, Beaufort Sea, off the 1002 area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, North Slope, Alaska
Orsolya Haarberg / Stoat (Mustela erminea) in white winter coat in snow, Vauldalen, Sor-Trondelag, Norway. April
Erlend Haarberg / Mountain hare (Lepus timidus) portrait. Vauldalen, Sor-Trondelag, Norway. Highly commended in the GDT 2013 Competition.
Visuals Unlimited / Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos horribilis) roaring head profile, Montana, USA. Captive.
Sven Zacek / European otter (Lutra lutra) in river, Southern Estonia, January.
Orsolya Haarberg / Stoat (Mustela erminea) leaping through snow in white winter coat. Vauldalen, Sor-Trondelag, Norway. April
Sven Zacek / Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) stanidng in snowy clearing in bog, Southern Estonia, February.
Sven Zacek / Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) feeding on a snowy field, Southern Estonia, March.
Orsolya Haarberg,Orsolya Haarberg / Muskox (Ovibus moschatus) herd, in the Dovrefjell-Sunndalsfjella National Park, Norway.February
Markus Varesvuo / Male Rock ptarmigan (Lagopus mutus) vocalising whilst in flight, showing winter plumage, Utsjoki, Finland, April.
Michel Poinsignon / Blackbird (Turdus merula) perched on branch in winter feeding on apple, snowing, Lorraine, France, December
Ben Cranke / Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) Wiencke Island, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
Ben Cranke / Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) penguins on a floating iceberg, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
Ben Cranke,Ben Cranke / Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) group travelling out to sea, Cuverville Island, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
Ben Cranke,Ben Cranke / Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) jumping out of the sea, Cuverville Island, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica. Highly commended in the Single Species Portfolio of the Terre Sauvage Nature Images Awards...
Theo Bosboom / Conifer trees in snowy landscape, near Baraque Michel, Belgian Ardennes, January 2010
Theo Bosboom / Drift ice, dike of Stavoren, IJsselmeer, the Netherlands, January 2011
Andy Rouse,Andy Rouse / Waterfall from ice cliffs and polar ice cap. Austfonna Polar Ice Cap, Svalbard, Arctic. August 2011. Highly commended in the GDT competition 2013
Orsolya Haarberg / Ice formations with air bubbles frozen under ice. Helgeland, Norway.January 2010
Theo Bosboom / Dead Angelica (Angelica sp) in the snow, Skaftafell, Vatnajokull National Park, Iceland, February
Theo Bosboom / Emerald damselflies (Lestes sponsa) mating on the reed along a fen, Hondeven, east Holland, August
Theo Bosboom / Algae captured in ice, taken at a fen in the Deeler Woud Nature Reserve, Veluwe, the Netherlands, January
Theo Bosboom / Autumn trees on Beech (Fagus sp) tree, Leuvenumse bos, the Netherlands, November
Theo Bosboom / La Hoegne mountain stream in autumn, under water, near Hockai, Belgian Ardennes, November
Theo Bosboom / Flowering Bristly hair cap (Polytrichum poliferum), taken in Deeler Woud Nature Reserve, Veluwe, the Netherlands, January
Graham Eaton / Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) splashing and surfacing, Cardigan Bay, Wales, May
Graham Eaton / Leatherback Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) covering her nest after egg laying, Cayenne, French Guiana
Franco Banfi / tail detail of Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus) Pico Island, Azores, Portugal, Atlantic Ocean
Franco Banfi / Manta ray (Manta birostris), San Benedicto, Revillagigedo (Socorro) Islands, Mexico, East Pacific Ocean
Claudio Contreras / Spotted jellyfish (Mastigias papua) Inanuran Island, Danajon Bank, Central Visayas, Philippines, April