Highlights uploaded in the last month include Claudio Contreras's dramatic images of American crocodiles underwater, great new bird coverage from David Tipling and Markus Varesvuo, whales and walruses from Mark Carwardine and Tony Wu, birds of paradise from Nick Garbutt, high speed insects and bats in flight from John Abbott and Pal Hermansen's landscape art, plus urban foxes and badgers in our home city of Bristol.
Sam Hobson / Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) vixen in front of Clifton Suspension Bridge at night. Avon Gorge, Bristol, UK. March 2016.
Markus Varesvuo / Golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) juvenile flying, Norway November
Claudio Contreras / American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) extreme close up with jaws open, Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve, Caribbean region, Mexico
Franco Banfi / Mother with young calf Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean.
David Tipling / Southern elephant seal (Mirounga leonina) female asleep on beach, close up of head, St Andrews Bay, South Georgia January
David Tipling / King penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus) pair interacting, part of courtship, Gold Harbour South Georgia, January
Markus Varesvuo / Great grey owl (Strix nebulosa) close up of face, Kuusamo, Finland, March
Tony Heald / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) female head portrait, Bandhavgarh National Park India.
Markus Varesvuo / Snowy owl (Bubo scandiaca) female face close up, Canada February
Markus Varesvuo / Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) swallowing perch prey, Hungary, January
Markus Varesvuo / Great white egret (Egretta alba) head portrait, Hungary January
David Tipling / Bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) adult swallowing leg bone along with hoof, Spanish Pyrenees, July. This bird swallowed five of these leg bones whole, they have the ability to dissolve the bone in...
Markus Varesvuo / Japanese / Red-crowned crane (Grus japonicus) two calling, part of bonding and courtship display, Hokkaido Japan February
Markus Varesvuo / Hawk owl (Surnia ulula) takingn off from powder snow, possibly with prey in talons, Kuusamo Finland February
Markus Varesvuo / Steller's sea eagle (Haliaeetus pelagicus) fighting over food with White-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) Hokkaido Japan February
Markus Varesvuo / Whooper swans (Cygnus cygnus) three coming into land, Hokkaido, Japan, February
David Tipling / Wandering albatross (Diomedea exulans) pair displaying at dusk in ritual bonding behaviour, Albatross Island in Bay of Isles, South Georgia January
Tony Wu / Banggai cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni) with hatchlings in mout, one of only two known fish species whose babies return to the parents at night, Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Claudio Contreras / American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) rear view of animal swimming away over seagrass bed, Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve, Caribbean region, Mexico
Claudio Contreras / Common spiny-tailed iguana (Ctenosaura similis) climbing Green iguana (Iguana iguana), Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve, Caribbean region, Mexico
Anup Shah / African elephant (Loxodonta africana) sensing with it's trunk - remote camera perspective. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya.
Tony Wu / Atlantic walrus (Odobenus rosmarus rosmarus) young animal swimming underwater, Svalbard, Norway, June
Benjamin Barthelemy / Mute swan (Cygnus olor) cygnets on water, Lac de Saint Point, Franche Comte, France, May
Benjamin Barthelemy / Domestic cat kittens, age 3 weeks, playing in garden, France
Yashpal Rathore / Deccan ground gecko (Cyrtodactylus albofasciatus) , backlit on leaf. Amboli, Maharashtra, India. Endemic to Western Ghats.
John Abbott / Paper wasp (Polistes metricus) flying from flower, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, USA Controlled conditions. September
Yashpal Rathore / Jayarami Bush frog (Raorchestes jayarami), inflating vocal sac, calling to attract mate, Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary, India. Endemic to Western Ghats.
Yashpal Rathore / Humayun’s night frog (Nyctibatrachus humayuni), cluster of eggs with tadpole in developing stage, Amboli, Maharashtra, India. Endemic to Western Ghats Vulnerable species
Mark Carwardine / Eurasian / European badger (Meles meles) outside urban sett behind wall with graffiti, Bristol, UK May
Ernie Janes / RF- Gardening tools silhouettes against garden flowers. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Pal Hermansen / Artwork 'Give colours to the food-desert' by by Benedicte Lyssand. Purple tansy (Phacelia tanacetifolia) planted in corrected perspective of stripes 2m in foreground 7m in distance. Valer, Ostfold Cou...
Pal Hermansen / Photograph taken by day displayed in same landscape at night, 'The passage of time' by artist Pal Hermansen. Valer, Ostfold County, Norway. July 2014.
Pal Hermansen / Artwork by Benedicte Lyssand, wheat field planted with strip of Purple tansy (PhacelIa tanacetifolia) increasing from 2m to 7m to compensate for perspective. Valer, Ostfold County, Norway. July 2014.
Tony Wu / Atlantic walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) with a runny nose, sound asleep on ice floe, Svalbard, Norway, June
Tony Wu / Atlantic walruses (Odobenus rosmarus rosmarus) hanging out in shallow water in Svalbard,, Norway, June
Tony Wu / Atlantic walruses (Odobenus rosmarus rosmarus) wide angle view of large colony hauled up on a sandy beach area to rest, Svalbard, Norway, June
Mark Carwardine / Southern elephant seal (Mirounga leonina) close up portrait of pup with snotty nose resting in shallow water, Gold Harbour, South Georgia, November
Richard Robinson / New Zealand sea lion (Phocarctos hookeri) breeding colony at Sandy Bay, Enderby Island, Auckland Islands archipelago, New Zealand. January. Editorial use only.
Mark Carwardine / Bryde's / Tropical whale (Balaenoptera edeni) breaching,Sea of Cortez, Gulf of California, Baja California, Mexico
Mark Carwardine / Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) fluking / diving, Sea of Cortez, Gulf of California,), Baja California, Mexico, February
Mark Carwardine / Common / Northern minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) surfacing, Pacific coast of Baja California, Mexico, February
Mark Carwardine / Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus)Aerial - with whale watching boat - Endangered SpeciesSkjalfandi Bay, northern Iceland