Denis-Huot / African elephant (Loxodonta africana) male covered with mud at a water hole, Tsavo East National Park, Kenya. August.
John Waters / Barn Owl (Tyto alba) hunting/hovering, Somerset, UK, trained bird.
Steven Kazlowski / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) sow with two juveniles walk along the ice edge during autumn freeze up, Beaufort Sea, off Arctic coast, Alaska
Markus Varesvuo / Red-crowned Cranes (Grus japonensis) displaying and calling in snow, Hokkaido, Japan, February
Pascal Kobeh / Three Short-finned pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus) close to the surface against the light, Costa Rica. Pacific ocean.
Mark MacEwen / Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata) sleeping at hot spring in Jigokudani, Yaenkoen, Nagano, Japan, February.
Andy Rouse / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) 11 month cubs play fighting, Ranthambhore National Park, India.
Alex Mustard / Amphipod (Amphipoda) living inside sea squirt (Rhopalaea sp.) Anilao, Batangas, Luzon, Philippines. Verde Island Passages, Tropical West Pacific Ocean.
Ross Hoddinott / Common poppy (Papaver rhoeas) bud, Polly / Porth Joke, Pentire, Newquay, Cornwall, UK, July.
Michael Durham / Grey wolf (Canis lupus) head portrait, captive from Washington Range, USA
Erlend Haarberg / Stoat (Mustela erminea) in white winter coat, running. Vauldalen, Sor-Trondelag, Norway, May.
Michael Durham / Female Spotted wing fruit fly (Drosophila suzukii) in flight over a strawberry, Oregon, USA, March.
Enrique Lopez-Tapia / Light streaming through window on sand covered house in Kolmanskop Ghost Town, an old diamond-mining town where shifting sand dunes have encroached abandoned houses, Namib Desert Namibia, October 2013...
Enrique Lopez-Tapia / Burchell's zebras (Equus quagga burchellii) close ups of the manes, Etosha NP, Namibia.
Lou Coetzer / Two Burchell's / Plains zebra (Equus quagga / burchelli) stallions on hind legs fighting, Etosha National Park, Namibia, July.
David Tipling / Puffin (Fratercula arctica) greeting each other by billing, Shetland Scotland, June.
Jeff Vanuga / American Bison (Bison bison) in snow, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, January.
Kirkendall-Spring / Black and white photograph of Mount Shuksan in the winter as seen from Austin Pass, Heather Meadows Recreation Area, Washington, USA.
Mark Taylor / Brown Duckling cheeping, against white background
Radomir Jakubowski / Alpine ibex (Capra ibex) close up portrait of young, Bernese Alps, Switzerland, August.
Loic Poidevin / Black Crowned Crane (Balearica pavonina) grooming, Samburu National Reserve, Kenya.
Andy Rouse / Grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis) charging through river chasing salmon, Alaska, USA. Crop of 01500299.
Radomir Jakubowski / Chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra) close up of antlers, Vosges Mountains, France, July.
Chris & Monique Fallows / Blue shark (Prionace glauca), rear view with Pilot fish (Naucrates ductor) Cape Point, South Africa
Will Burrard-Lucas / Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis) sensing with forked tongue, Komodo National Park, Komodo Island, Indonesia.
Jack Dykinga / Twisted branch in pool in stone canyon, Coyote Buttes, Arizona, USA, April 1992.
Will Burrard-Lucas / African leopard (Panthera pardus pardus) investigating remote camera. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia.
MD Kern / Palo Alto JR Museum / European honey bee (Apis mellifera) flapping wings to control hive temperature, captive.
Michael D. Kern / Puff Adder (Bitis arietans) captive occurs in Tanzania.
Paul Harcourt Davies / Lady's slipper (Cypripedium calceolus) in flower, Camosciara Mounts, near Pescasseroli, Abruzzo, Italy, June.
Solvin Zankl / King penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus) colony, Antarctica
Solvin Zankl / Hydroids (Bougainvillia britannica) North Sea, Germany
Michel Roggo / Kamchatcka brown bear (Ursus arctos beringianus) with face underwater whilst fishing for Sockeye salmon in the Ozernaya River, Kuril Lake, South Kamtchatka Sanctuary, Russia, August. Taken for the Fre...
Fred Olivier / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) huddle in bad weather, Antarctica, May.
Andy Rouse / Short Eared Owl (Asio flammeus) taking off, blurred motion photograph, UK, January. Captive