Highlights uploaded in the last month include Arizona lightning storms from Jack Dykinga, Ural owls and otters from Sven Zacek, a range of new marine life including dramatic Azores material, Cornish Seal Sanctuary shots from Nick Upton, plus strong African and North American wildlife and coverage from Greece and China.
Staffan Widstrand / King eider duck (Somateria spectabilis) male, Batsfjord village harbour, Varanger Peninsula, Norway.
Ernie Janes / Willets (Catoptrophorus semipalmatus) feeding at sunset Gulf Coast, Florida, USA, March.
Sven Zacek / Low angle shot of Ural owl (Strix uralensis) female returning to its nest at night. Southern Estonia, May.
Jack Dykinga / Lightning storm at twilight with Saguaro cactus (Carnegiea gigantea) Avra Valley, Saguaro National Park, Tucson Mountains, Arizona, USA. June 2015. Long exposure with lightning trigger.
Franco Banfi / Devilray (Mobula tarapacana) swimming near the surface with remoras, Ambrosio dive site, Santa Maria Island, Azores, Portugal, Atlantic Ocean
Georgette Douwma / Big-eye fish (Priacanthus hamrur). Egypt, Red Sea.
Gerrit Vyn / Subadult male Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) in alternate (breeding) plumage. Hidalgo County, Texas. March.
John Cancalosi / American bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus) next to Water lily flower, Washington DC, USA, July.
Jack Dykinga / Lightning storm with rainbow over Saguaro cactus (Carnegiea gigantea) Avra Valley, Saguaro National Park, Tucson Mountains, Arizona, USA, August 2015. Long exposure with lightning trigger.
Sven Zacek / Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus) at sunset, with bokeh affect, Jogevamaa, Estonia, June.
Jordi Chias / Bryde's whale (Balaenoptera edeni) and Common dolphins (Delphinus delphis) chasing small fish offshore. Santa Maria Island, Azores, Atlantic Ocean. Third Place in the Underwater Category of the Por El...
Sven Zacek / Otter (lutra lutra) eating Gudgeon (Gobio gobio) in Southern Estonia, January.
Sven Zacek / Otter (Lutra lutra) running through snow, Southern Estonia, January.
Sven Zacek / Otter (Lutra lutra) walking in fresh ice, Southern Estonia, January.
Sven Zacek / Otter (Lutra lutra) resting in snow, Southern Estonia. January.
Sven Zacek / Wide angle view of Otter (Lutra lutra) walking on the ice of a river, Southern Estonia, January.
Gerrit Vyn / Spotted seal (Phoca largha) pup resting on a the gravel beach of the Bering Sea. Chukotka, Russia. July.
Sven Zacek / Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) swimming towards a camera, Magdalenefjorden Fjord, Svalbard, Spitsbergen, Norway. June.
Sven Zacek / Walruses (Odobenus rosmarus) fighting over a resting place on snow, Magdalenefjorden Fjord, Svalbard, Spitsbergen, Norway, June.
Nick Upton / Rescued Grey seal pup (Halichoerus grypus) in a convalescence pool where it will be kept until strong enough to be released back to the sea, Cornish Seal Sanctuary, Gweek, Cornwall, UK, January.
Nick Upton / Blind adult male Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) 'Marlin' waving a flipper at the edge of a convalescence pool where he is a long-term resident, Cornish Seal Sanctuary, Gweek, Cornwall, UK, January. Mo...
Nick Upton / Adult female Common / Harbour seal (Phoca vitulina) 'Sija' waving a flipper in a pool where she is a long-term resident, Cornish Seal Sanctuary, Gweek, Cornwall, UK, January.
Klein & Hubert / Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) feeding, Chobe National Park, Botswana.
Roland Seitre / Black rhinoceroses (Diceros bicornis) swimming acorss river, Zimbabwe.
Ann & Steve Toon / Banded mongoose (Mungos mungo) drinking, Zimanga Private Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, May
Klein & Hubert / Impalas (Aepyceros melampus) females drinking at water hole, Botswana.
Klein & Hubert / Impala (Aepyceros melampus) male running in rut, Botswana
Klein & Hubert / Eland (Taurotragus oryx) male drinking, Botswana.
Klein & Hubert / Sable antelope (Hippotragus niger) in savannah, Botswana.
Anup Shah / Elephant (Loxodonta africana) calves playing together . Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. December
Anup Shah / Elephant (Loxodonta africana) calves playing together, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. December
Klein & Hubert / Black-backed jackal (Canis mesomelas) three puppies at the den, Botswana.
Anup Shah / Lioness with a playful cubs aged 3-6 months (Panthera leo). Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. December
Klein & Hubert / Young baboon (Papio ursinus) begging to be carried, Botswana.
Constantinos Petrinos / Gelada baboon (Theropithecus gelada) female carrying baby. Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia, March.
Roland Seitre / Pileated gibbon (Hylobates pileatus) female climbing through trees, Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity, Siem Reap, Cambodia. Endangered species.
Klein & Hubert / Red-ruffed lemur (Varecia rubra) hanging in a tree with his tail, Madagascar.
Gerrit Vyn / Porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum) on tundra. North Slope, Alaska, USA. September.
Gerrit Vyn / Muskox (Ovibos moschatus) feeding on willows. North Slope, Alaska. September.
Roland Seitre / Dromedary camel (Camelus dromedarius) calf Oriental Great Erg sand dunes, Jbil National Park, Tunisia.
Gerrit Vyn / Pronghorns (Antilocapra americana) crawling under fence in snow during migration, Sublette County, Wyoming, USA. March.
Philippe Clement / Silhouette of Alpine ibex (Capra ibex) against thunderstorm clouds, Italian Alps, Gran Paradiso National Park, June, digital composite
Paul Hobson / Bobcat (Lynx rufus) walking in snow, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA, February.
Roland Seitre / Amur tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) walking through snow, captive in zoo. Endangered species.
Klein & Hubert / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) pair playing, with male on pack ice and female in water, Svalbard, Norway, July.
Ole Jorgen Liodden / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) standing on ice floe, looking at camera. Svalbard, Norway. August.
Sven Zacek / Brown bear (Ursus arctos) at night, near a foggy forest lake, Kuhmo, Finland, April.
Sven Zacek / Male Ural owl (Strix uralensis) flying to nest to feed female, Southern Estonia, March.