Floris van Breugel / Canyon Tree Frogs (Hyla arenicolor) near pond along the lower reaches of Pine Creek, Zion National Park, Utah, USA, June
Floris van Breugel / Darkling Beetle (Tenebrionidae) on sand in White Sands National Monument, New Mexico, USA, April.
Jurgen Freund / Spectacled flying fox (Pteropus conspicillatus) babies or bubs wrapped in cloth in the nursery at Tolga Bat Hospital, North Queensland, Australia, November 2012
Ben Hall / Chilean flamingos (Phoenicopterus chilensis) in flight over mountain peaks with glacier in the distance, Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile. Winner of Landscape category, Nature's Best / Windland S...
Floris van Breugel / Tiny thimble jellyfish (Linuche unguiculata) drift with the current in the calm turquiose waters of a lagoon in Ofu, American Samoa. The window of sky is called Snell's Window, caused by refraction of...
Doc White / Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) calf. Tonga, South Pacific, September.
Neil Aldridge / African Lion (Panthera leo) cub reaches for a moment of intimacy with its father, Northern Tuli Game Reserve, Botswana
Fiona Rogers / Western chimpazee (Pan troglodytes verus) infant male 'Flanle' aged 3 years playing on a branch, Bossou Forest, Mont Nimba, Guinea. January 2011.
Mark MacEwen / Broad snouted caiman (Caiman latirostris) baby in mothers mouth being carried from nest, Sante Fe, Argentina, February
Tim Laman/Nat Geo Image Collection / Greater Bird of Paradise (Paradisaea apoda) male performing upright wing pose display, Badigaki Forest, Wokam Island in the Aru Islands, Indonesia.
Markus Varesvuo / Bohemian waxwings (Bombycilla garrulus) feeding on berries, Uto Finland October
Ben Hall / Northern gannets (Morus / Sula bassanus) portrait of individual with a courting pair in foreground, UK, Bass Rock, Scotland, Portrait category winner in the British Wildlife Photography Awards BWPA co...
Jurgen Freund / Aerial view of Hardy Reef, Great Barrier Reef, August 2011
Inaki Relanzon / Long exposure of Godafoss waterfall, Iceland.
Franco Banfi / Beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas) swimming under ice and exhaling air, Arctic circle Dive Center, White Sea, Karelia, northern Russia. Captive
Danny Green / Fulmer (Fulmras glacialis) in flight near blue glacier, Svalbard, July. Bookplate from Danny Green's 'The Long Journey North'
Jabruson / Western Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla) silverback skull with butterfly (Belenois theszi). Gorilla diedd from the Ebola Virus, which killed 128 people in the region in 2003 and in 2005 killed 95% of the Gor...
Franco Banfi / Great Blue shark (Prionace glauca) close up with scuba diver photographer behind, Pico Island, Azores, Portugal, Atlantic Ocean
Andy Trowbridge / White-tailed sea eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) in flight. Flatanger, Norway, May.
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...
Franco Banfi / Bivalve scallop (Pedum spondyloideum) inside a coral covered with purple sponge, Maldives, Indian Ocean
Colin Varndell / Red Admiral Butterfly (Vanessa atalanta) on Michaelmas daisy flowers. Dorset, UK, October 2012.
David Tipling / Emperor Penguins (Aptenodytes forsteri) chicks Snow Hill Island, Antarctica, November
David Tipling / Red-crowned Cranes (Grus japonensis) displaying at dawn Hokkaido, Japan, February. Did you know? Red crowned cranes mate for life.
Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) at surface of a loch after diving for a fish, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, UK, July.
Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) eating pet food left out for it in suburban garden at twilight, Kent, UK, August, taken with camera trap. Did you know? Foxes first colonised British cities in the 1930-40s. Pr...
Denis-Huot / West African / Niger Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis peralta) mother and baby. Zoo of Doue La Fontaine, France. Captive.
Tony Heald / African Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus) pack passing infront of large African elephant (Loxodonta africana) Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe October 2012
Ben Hall / Fallow deer (Dama dama) buck bellowing at dawn during the rut, Cheshire, UK, October
Ross Hoddinott / Marbled White butterfly (Melanargia galathea) resting on grass, Dunsdon Nature Reserve, Devon, UK. July
Doug Perrine / Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) being cleaned by yellow tangs (Zebrasoma flavescens) at a cleaning station where the turtles are groomed by the fish in a mutualistic, symbiotic relationship, Puako,...
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...
Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / European Badger (Meles meles) on the North Downs above Folkestone. Kent, UK, June. Camera trap photo.
Andy Rouse / European hare (Lepus europaeus) in grass field, UK, May
Danny Green / Hazel Dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius) hibernating amongst leaves and acorns. Captive. Leicestershire, UK, October.
Vladimir Medvedev / Wild female Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) on rocky hillside, Kedrovaya Pad reserve, Primorsky Krai, Far East Russia, January. Critically endangered species. Commended in Wildlife Photograp...
Pal Hermansen / Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) attacking Jay (Garrulus glandarius) Telemark, Norway, September
Alex Mustard / A long exposure renders Bar jacks (Carangoides ruber) as ghostly trails as they swim around a sponge, on a coral reef, at night. East End, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. Overall winner of GDT competiti...
Bence Mate / Dalmatian pelicans (Pelecanus crispus) underwater view of group feeding, Lake Kirkini, Greece. Highly commended in the GDT competition 2013. Commended in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards c...
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...
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...
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 / Emerald Glass Frog (Centrolenella prosoblepon), sitting within leaf tunnel, Costa Rica.
Floris van Breugel / Glass beach at sunset - a former dump site, in which the glass has now become pebbles of sea glass. MacKerricher State Park. California. USA. January 2013
Ingo Arndt / Burned trees in front of Grand Prismatic Spring, Midway Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA, September 2011.
Pal Hermansen / Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) sitting on an old car, Bastnas, Sweden, January. Winner of the Fritz Polking Prize at the GDT competition 2013 and winner of the Portfolio category in the Melvita Natur...
Adam Burton / Exmoor National Park pony grazing in the evening summer sunshine at Valley of Rocks, Exmoor National Park, Devon. July 2012.
Richard Du Toit / African Wild Cat (Felis sylvestris) Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Botswana