Andy Rouse / Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) portrait in sea-ice landscape. Wide angle / fish-eye shot. Svalbard, Norway, September.
Ole Jorgen Liodden / Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) sitting on floe in vast thawing sea-ice landscape. Spitsbergen, Svalbard, August 2011. Second place, Mammals Category, GDT 2012 competion. Winner in ANIMALS IN THEIR ENVIR...
Sven Zacek / Roe Deer (Capreolus capreolus) from different angles, only one in focus. Virumaa, Estonia, Europe, March. Winner of the Mammals category in GDT competition 2013. 2nd Prize in the Mammals Category of M...
John Abbott / Composite image of flying insects visiting blacklight,~Texas, USA, September
Andy Rouse / Young African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) calf. Masai Mara, Kenya, Africa.
Nuno Sa / Blue Shark (Prionace glauca) near sea surface. Santa Maria, Azores, September.
Andy Rouse / Portrait of African Leopard (Panthera pardus) 'Bahati', 'Olive's' daughter. Masai Mara, Kenya, Africa.
Bence Mate / Dalmatian pelicans (Pelecanus crispus) low angle perspective of open bills, Lake Kerkini, Greece, February. Highly Commended, 2011 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.
Bence Mate / Leaf cutter ant (Atta sp) female worker carrying leaf to nest, with a smaller 'minor' ant riding. The minor's job is to protect her sister from parasitic flies. Costa Rica, December. Highly Commended,...
Mark Bowler / Three-banded Armadillo (Tolypeutes tricinctus) rolled up in defensive posture. Captive. Endemic to Brazil.
Edwin Giesbers / Grevy's zebra (Equus grevyi) close up, captive
Ole Jorgen Liodden / Oryx (Oryx gazella) in motion. Kalahari, Botswana, November.
Graham Eaton / Leatherback Turtle Hatchling (Dermochelys coriacea) crossing a beach towards the sea, seen from above. Cayenne, French Guiana, July.
Andy Rouse / Three Masai Giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi) visible over grass. Masai Mara, Kenya, Africa.
Andy Rouse / African Lion (Panthera leo) 'Notch', star of Disney's African Cats. Masai Mara, Kenya, Africa.
Alex Mustard / Two Denise's Pygmy Seahorses (Hippocampus denise) on a seafan (Muricella sp.). Digital composite. Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia, November.
Alex Hyde / Common Swallowtail butterfly (Papilio machaon) resting on Meadow Clary (Salvia pratensis) flowers, on a white background. Nordtirol, Tirol, Austrian Alps, Austria, 1700 metres altitude, July.
Andy Sands / Glow Worm (Lampyris noctiluca) female glowing after dark. Hertfordshire, England, Uk, July.
Andrew Parkinson / Mute swan portrait on water (Cygnus olor) ~Derbyshire, UK, April.
Alex Hyde / African moon moth (Argema mimosae) digital composite sequence, showing wings expanding after emerging from cocoon, photographed against a white background, orginating from Africa. Captive.
Rolf Nussbaumer / Cane Toad / Marine Toad / Giant Toad (Bufo marinus) adult jumping in Dogweed (Dyssodia pentachaeta) field. Laredo, Webb County, South Texas, USA, April.
Roy Mangersnes / Northern goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) chasing a Hooded crow (Corvus cornix) Southern Norway, December
Mary McDonald / Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos horribilis) male in water. Coastal Katmai National Park, southwest Alaska, USA, August.
Ole Jorgen Liodden / King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) parents calling and performing 'statue' display at colony. South Georgia Island, Southern Ocean, November.
Sergey Gorshkov / Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) female bending down to calf, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Philippe Clement / Alpine Chough / Yellow-billed Chough (Pyrrhocorax graculus) flock in flight against mountains, Dolomites, Italy. Digital composite.
Mark Taylor / Head portrait of a Bulldog puppy, 11 weeks.
Alex Hyde / Jumping spider (Euophrys frontalis) male amongst flower petals, Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK, June.
Brent Stephenson / A large hole in an iceberg with icicles hanging. Yalour Islands, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica, December.
Chadden Hunter / Close up of Husky dog eyes (Canis familiaris), note the different eye colour, Northern Canada. Taken on location for BBC Frozen Planet series, 2009
Sergey Gorshkov / Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) three standing together, silhouetted at dusk, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Lassi Rautiainen / Brown bear (Ursus arctos) and Grey wolf (Canis lupus) together in wetlands, Kuhmo, Finland, July
Lassi Rautiainen / Two Common ravens (Corvus corax) in flight through snow, Finland, April
Juan Carlos Munoz / Aerial view of the rivers and saltmarshes of the Bahia / Bay de Cadiz Natural Park, Andalucia, Spain, March 2008
Simon Colmer / Honeybee workers exchanging food - known as trophallaxis (Apis mellifera) Sussex, UK
Michael W. Richards / Domesticated Indian elephants (Elephas maximus) being walked to forest at sunset, Pench Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh, India
Jane Burton / Smooth coated Jack Russell Terrier, black, tan and white, female with two 8 week puppies
Rolf Nussbaumer / Jumping Spider (Salticidae) perched on Bigtooth Maple leaf (Acer grandidentatum). Lost Maples State Park, Hill Country, Central Texas, USA, November.
Daniel Heuclin / White-lipped / Green tree viper (Cryptelytrops albolabris) captive, from SE Asia
Nick Garbutt / Unravelling Fern fronds (Unknown species). Near Nepenthes Field Camp, mid-altitude montane forest. Centre of Maliau Basin, Sabah's 'Lost World', Borneo.
Bernard Castelein / Southern plains grey langur ( Semnopithecus entellus / Presbytis entellus) close up face profile, Sawai Modhopur, Rajasthan, India
Fabrice Cahez / Male Whinchat (Saxicola rubetra) perched on Oil seed rape (Brassica napus) in a field, Vosges, France, April
Andrew Parkinson / Mountain hare (Lepus timidus) alert portrait in white winter coat, Monadhliath Mountains, Scotland, UK, February.
Klaus Echle / Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) walking along a fallen trunk in misty forest. Black Forest, Germany, November.
Gerrit Vyn / Dall sheep (Ovis dalli) yearling lamb running across alpine tundra, Denali National Park, Alaska, USA
Anup Shah / Hippopotamus head portrait (Hippopotamus amphibius) Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Alex Mustard / A split level view of shallow water and clouds in summer, Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, British West Indies. Caribbean Sea.
Andrew Parkinson / Arctic tern (Sterna paradisaea) adult hovering directly in front of the sun, defending nest from perceived threat, Farne Islands, UK.~June