Oliver Wright / Marbled white butterfly (Melanargia galathea) photographed in early morning light. Ledston, Yorkshire, June. Focus stacked image.
Jussi Murtosaari / Brown bear (Ursus arctos) cub climbing tree. Martinselkonen, Kainuu, Finland. May.
Danny Green / Wolf (Canis lupus) standing at woodland edge. Finland, April.
Guy Edwardes / Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo) flying near Teasel plants (Dipsacus fullonum) Captive.
SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / RF - Brown hare, (Lepus europaeus), male and female displaying courtship behaviour, Islay, Scotland, UK., March (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Tony Wu / Sardines (Clupeidae) fleeing from predators in the early morning. They were being herded and chased by Trevallies and Blacktip reef sharks in the water, and picked off by brown boobies and terns from...
Danny Green / Brown bear (Ursus arctos) in autumnal forest, Finland, September
Danny Green / Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos) eating a fish, Lake Clarke National Park, Alaska, August
Danny Green / Coastal brown bears (Ursus arctos) resting, Lake Clarke National Park, Alaska, September
Danny Green / Coastal brown bear cubs (Ursus arctos) resting, Lake Clarke National Park, Alaska, September
Klein & Hubert / Herd of Rove goats (Capra aegagrus hircus) walking to feeding grounds, Provence, France.
Chien Lee / Asian Brown Tortoise (Manouria emys) male in rainforest, Tawau Hills Park, Sabah, Malaysia
Jiri Lochman / Northern brown bandicoot (Isoodon macrourus), Litchfield National Park, the Northern Territory, Australia.
Jack Dykinga / Sandhill cranes (Grus canadensis), flying over ponds, Whitwater Draw, Arizona Game and Fish Wildlife area, Arizona, USA.
Robert Valentic / Strap-snouted brownsnake (Pseudonaja aspidorhyncha) female in a defensive posture. Charleville, outback Queensland, Australia. Controlled conditions
Jack Dykinga / Sandhill crane (Grus canadensis) calling as it begins to land, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico, USA.
Ross Hoddinott / RF - Red deer (Cervus elaphus) stag standing amongst Scot's pine (Pinus sylvestris) tree trunks in forest. Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, UK. January. (This image may be licensed either as ri...
Ross Hoddinott / RF - Marbled white butterfly (Melanargia galathea), roosting on dew covered Bent grass (Agrostis sp) at dawn. Devon, England, UK. July. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty...
Warwick Sloss / Brown rat (Rattus norvegicus) emerging from culvert pipe at night, Wellow Brook, Somerset, UK, April. Camera trap with motion trigger.
Tui De Roy / Brown kiwi (Apteryx mantelli) in nocturnal kiwi house with reversed daylight cycle, Orana Wildlife Park, Christchurch, New Zealand. February
Tui De Roy / Close up of reddish feathers, Haast tokoeke kiwi /Tokoeka (Apteryx australis) Department of Conservation Kiwi Rearing, West Coast, New Zealand. February
Markus Varesvuo / Tree pipit (Anthus trivialis) in grassland. Uto, Finland. May.
Jack Dykinga / Sandhill cranes (Grus canadensis) calling in icy pond waters, Bosque del Apache, National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico, USA. December.
Nick Upton / Small Heath butterfly (Coenonympha pamphilus) sunning on grasses in a chalk grassland meadow, Wiltshire, UK, May.
Robin Chittenden / Brown shrike (Lanius cristatus) vagrant, first winter. Warham Norfolk, England, UK. September.
Linda Pitkin / Knapweed broomrape (Orobanche elatior), close up. Howell Hill Surrey Wildlife Trust Reserve, England, UK. June.
Franco Banfi / Brown moray eel (Gymnothorax unicolor), Santa Maria Island, Azores, Portugal, Atlantic Ocean
Guy Edwardes / Shaggy scalycap fungus (Pholiota squarrosa) amongst moss. New Forest National Park, England, UK. October.
Andy Sands / Slime mould (Lamproderma scintillans), Super close up of sporangia growing on a Holly leaf, Buckinghamshire, England, UK, December - Focus Stacked.
Andy Sands / Slime mould (Lamproderma scintillans), super close up of sporangia growing along the edge of a Holly leaf, Buckinghamshire, England, UK, December. Focus stacked image. Close-up Photographer of the Yea...
Andy Sands / Slime mould (Trichia botrytis) sporangia starting to split to release spores, on underside of rotting Oak (Quercus sp) log. Hertfordshire, England, UK. December. Focus stacked image.
Erlend Haarberg / Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) feeding in snow, portrait. Vaagaa, Norway. January.
Robert Valentic / Speckled brownsnake (Pseudonaja guttata) male raising head and flicking tongue in defense. Quilpie, Queensland, Australia. Controlled conditions.
Ernie Janes / RF - Brown hare (Lepus europaeus) feeding on grass, Norfolk, England, UK. June. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Pal Hermansen / Moor frog (Rana arvalis). Biebrza National Park, Poland. April.
Eric Medard / Brown big eared bat (Plecotus auritus) flying at night, reflected in water, Normadny, France, July.