Will Burrard-Lucas / Male melanistic leopard (Panthera pardus) at night, under a starry sky. Laikipia Wilderness Camp, Kenya. Communication Arts Annual 62 Competition 2021 Winner Book Category; Sony World Photographer Awa...
Ben Hall / Langur monkey (Semnopithecus) climbing tree in misty forest at dawn, India, November.
Ross Hoddinott / Small pearl-bordered fritillary butterfly (Boloria selene) roosting on Hard fern (Blechnum spicant) fiddlehead. Marsland Valley Wildlife Trusts Reserve, Cornwall, England, UK. June.
Michel Poinsignon / Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) male, after diving, taking off from water with fish, a Common Roach (Rutilus rutilus) Lorraine, France, July
Franco Banfi / Loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) accompanied by pilotfish (Naucrates ductor) swimming near the surface. Vulnerable. Santa Maria Island, Azores, Portugal, Atlantic Ocean
Alex Mustard / Puffins (Fratercula arctica) swimming underwater. Puffins spend most of their lives at sea and are excellent underwater swimmers, which is how they catch small fish, their main food. , Farne Islands,...
Shane Gross / Dugong (Dugong dugon) feeding on Tapegrass (Halophila stipulacea), accompanied by juvenile Golden trevally fish (Gnathanodon speciosus). Marsa Alam, Egypt.
Shane Gross / Dugong (Dugong dugon) male and juvenile Golden trevally (Gnathanodon speciosus) shoal swimming over Turtlegrass (Halophila stipulacea) seagrass bed. Marsa Alam, Egypt.
Shane Gross / Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) feeding on Turtlegrass (Thalassia testudinum) seagrass bed. The Bahamas.
Ingo Arndt / Honey bees (Apis mellifera), drinking water on hot summer day, Germany
John Waters / Honey bee (Apis mellifera) flying close to hive entrance, with flight trails visible. Urban garden, Bristol, UK, May.
Staffan Widstrand / Wild Wonders of China / Oriental / Crested honey buzzard (Pernis ptilorhynchus) feeding on honeycomb surrounded by bees, Chayi, Taiwan. Controlled conditions
Stephen Dalton / Black witch moth (Ascalapha odorata) in flight, Venezuela. This large moth has a 7 inch wingspan. Wingscales being shed during flight.
Stephen Dalton / Barn owl (Tyto alba) in flight approaching bell-tower, carrying rodent prey to young in nest. Sussex, UK.
Sergey Gorshkov / Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) at night, taken with remote camera in Land of the Leopard National Park, Far East Russia, November.Highly Commended in the Animal Portraits Category of the Wil...
Tony Wu / Japanese dwarf flying squirrel (Pteromys volans orii) male sitting in tree, portrait. Hokkaido, Japan. March
Jenny E. Ross / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) cubs, age 2-3 months, in den, Wapusk National Park, Manitoba, Canada. March.
Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguins (Aptenodytes fosteri) parents with chick, Antarctica.
Maxime Aliaga / Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii) female with infant. The female Marconi had been rehabilited by SOCP program. She had a baby in 2017 born in the forest of Jantho, Aceh province where she was been rel...
Guy Edwardes / Red-eyed tree frog (Agalychnis callidryas) on leaf overlooking mountain stream. Arenal, Costa Rica. Controlled conditions.
Guy Edwardes / Parrot waxcap fungus (Gliophorus psittacinus), close up of gills, Duncliffe Wood Woodland Trust Reserve, Dorset, England, UK. November.
Guy Edwardes / Amethyst deceiver fungus (Laccaria amethystina) amongst moss. New Forest National Park, England, UK. October.
Guy Edwardes / Pinwheel mushroom (Marasmius rotula). New Forest National Park, England, UK. October.
Edwin Giesbers / Sundew (Drosera intermedia) the Netherlands. Winner of the Landscapes, Waterscapes, and Flora category of the Big Picture Competition 2020
Guy Edwardes / Fungus (Mycena sp) at night. New Forest National Park, England, UK. October.
Magnus Lundgren / Pelagic blanket octopus (Tremoctopus gracilis) female in full display, off Anilao, Batangas Philippines, Pacific Ocean. Magnus
Magnus Lundgren / Juvenile Wunderpus octopus (Wunderpus photogenicus) Balayan Bay, off Anilao, Batangas, Philippines, Pacific Ocean.
Jack Dykinga / Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest with twisted limbs of Bristlecone pine (Pinus longaeva) at dawn on the White Mountains, Inyo National Forest, California, USA.
David Allemand / Snow-covered taiga forest in Finland. Honoured in the MontPhoto awards 2020.
Pal Hermansen / Flock of birds near wind turbines in North Sea. Rickelsbuller Koog nature reserve, North Frisia, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. November 2019.
Neil Aldridge / A lesser horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus hipposideros) flying over grassland habitat at night. Devon, UK.
Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguins (Aptenodytes fosteri) colony at night with Aurora Australis, Antarctica.
Stefan Christmann / Exstrom Ice shelf at sunset, Atka Bay, Antarctica.
Roy Mangersnes / Melting ice sheet with massive waterfalls running off the Austfonna glacier, the third largest glacier in the world covering most of Nordaustlandet island, eastern Svalbard, Norway. ~Winner of True...
Magnus Lundgren / Tiger tail seahorse (Hippocampus comes) riding on a piece of plastic waste, tail entwined around it, Balayan Bay from Anilao, Mabini, Batangas, the Philippines.
Andy Rouse / Common Kingfisher, (Alcedo atthis), displaying to sibling, UK
Danny Green / Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) flying over water in falling snow. Kachemak Bay, Alaska, USA. February.
Markus Varesvuo / Snowy owl (Bubo scandiaca) female in flight. Canada. February.
Markus Varesvuo / White-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) flying over water with fish in talons. Norway. August.
Stephen Dalton / Brown rat (Rattus norvegicus) leaping from dustbin, ~Sussex, England.
Jack Dykinga / Burrowing owls (Athene cunicularia) juveniles playing, Marana Agricultural area, Sonoran Desert, Arizona, USA. June.
Bence Mate / Wild dog (Lycaon pictus) two pups playing in dust, Mkuze, South Africa. August. Highly commended in the Mammals category of the GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition 2020.
Jack Dykinga / Scalding hot water continuously spouting behind layers of mineral deposits, Fly Geyser, Black Rock Desert, Great Basin Desert, Nevada, USA