Cyril Ruoso / Inmates of the Cedar Creek Corrections Center raising endangered Oregon spotted frog (Rana pretiosa) Prisoners in this facility are raising endangered frogs for release in the wild, as part of the Sus...
Ann & Steve Toon / Spring wildflowers, Papkuilsfontein farm, Nieuwoudtville, Northern Cape, South Africa, September 2015
Guy Edwardes / Porth Nanven at sunset, Cot Valley, Cornwall, England, UK. September 2015.
Jordi Chias / Blue shark (Prionace glauca) seen from above with pilot fish, Azores Islands, Portugal, Atlantic Ocean
David Pattyn / Gannet (Morus bassanus) nearest out of focus, Great Saltee, Saltee Islands, County Wexford, Ireland, June. First place in the Bird category of the Terre Sauvage Nature Images Awards 2016.
Pal Hermansen / Group of Icelandic horses, Hofn, Iceland, June.
Anup Shah / African elephants (Loxodonta africana) feeding on loose soil for its minerals, with stormy skies behind, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. Taken with remote wide angle camera.
Nick Turner / Family walking on Selsley Common on the Cotswold Way, Gloucestershire, UK. August 2012.
Jean E. Roche / Greater flamingos (Phoenicopterus roseus) flock reflected, feeding in water, Pont de Gau Ornithological Park, Camargue, France, March.
Cyril Ruoso / Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) in facial recognition experiment, Tokyo University, Japan
Merryn Thomas / Man in vehicle, photographing Salar de Uyuni salt flats, Atacama Desert, Bolivia. February 2014.
Carol Walker / Head portrait of grey almost white Andalusian mare running in snow, Berthoud, Colorado, USA. January.
Yashpal Rathore / Low angle view of Demoiselle crane (Anthropoides virgo) flying and feeding during winter migration. Khichan, Western Rajasthan, India. December.
Nick Hawkins / Yellow-spotted salamander eggs (Ambystoma maculatum) showing symbiosis with green algae, New Brunswick, Canada, May 2015.
Steven Kazlowski / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) aerial view of sow with cub along the Arctic coast in summer, near Point Barrow, Alaska, USA. July.
Bence Mate / African elephants (Loxodonta africana) fighting with dust kicked up around them, Mkuze, South Africa. Second place in the Portfolio Category of the Terre Sauvage Nature Images Awards 2016 Competition.
Tony Wu / Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) adult female splashing lots of sea water and spray in all directions with her fluke and peduncle, Vava'u, Tonga, South Pacific
Ole Jorgen Liodden / Grizzly bear (Ursus arctos) shaking water off fur, Katmai, Alaska, USA, September. Highly commended in the Mammals category of the GDT Awards Competition 2016.
Ole Jorgen Liodden / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) at dawn with breath backlit, Svalbard, Norway, March. Highly commended in the Mammals category of the GDT Awards Competition 2016.
Laurent Geslin / Mute swan (Cygnus olor) next to road in mist Strasbourg, France, December
Yashpal Rathore / Deccan ground gecko (Cyrtodactylus albofasciatus) , backlit on leaf. Amboli, Maharashtra, India. Endemic to Western Ghats.
Benjamin Barthelemy / Domestic cat kittens, age 3 weeks, playing in garden, France
John Abbott / Black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens) flying from flower, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, USA Controlled conditions. September
Markus Varesvuo / Whooper swans (Cygnus cygnus) three coming into land, Hokkaido, Japan, February
Alex Mustard / California sea lion (Zalophus californianus) bursts through a school of Pacific chub mackerel (Scomber japonicus) while hunting beneath Eureka oil rig, Los Angeles, California, USA, Pacific Ocean
Alex Mustard / Crocodilefish (Cymbacephalus beauforti) close up detail of the retractable eye-lashes, Mabul Island, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia Celebes Sea
Espen Bergersen / Killer whales (Orcinus orca) next to fishing vessel pulling net full of herring - the whales are feeding on any fish escaping the net, outside Kvaloya, Norway. December
Christophe Courteau / Plain / Burchell's zebras in dust (Equus burchelli) Nxai Pan National Park, Botswana.
Christophe Courteau / White rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) two males fighting, in evening light, Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa.
Rolf Nussbaumer / Black-crested titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor), adult perched on icy branch of Possum Haw Holly (Ilex decidua) with berries, Hill Country, Texas, USA. February
Mark Hamblin / Red Deer (Cervus elaphus) herd in forest in snow , Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, UK. December.
SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Sea stack and Talisker Beach, Isle of Skye, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, September 2013.
SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Scots Pine trees (Pinus sylvestris) reflected in loch, Abernethy Forest, Scotland, UK, November.
Michel Poinsignon / Grey heron (Ardea cinerea) catching fish in lake, Pusztaszer, Hungary, April
Laurent Geslin / European lynx (Lynx lynx) kittens in den, after being tagged by the biologists from KORA, Simmental Valley, Switzerland, June. Contact us to download file - minimum fees apply.
Tony Wu / Four Sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) rubbing their heads together while socializing, forming an X shape pattern. Caribbean.
Bence Mate / Satiny Parrot snake (Leptophis depressirostris) Santa Rita, Costa Rica.
Bence Mate / Juvenile White tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla)in flight, with Hooded crow (Corvus cornix) mobbing it, Lake Csaj, Kiskunsagi National Park, Pusztaszer, Hungary. January.
Bence Mate / Dalmatian pelicans (Pelecanus crispus) low angle perspective of open bills whilst feeding, Lake Kerkini, Greece, February.
Pete Oxford / Whale shark (Rhincodon typus) front view portrait, Cenderawasih Bay, West Papua. Indonesia.
Danny Green / Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica) preening in late evening light, Heimaey, Westman Isles, Iceland, June
Graham Eaton / Napoleon wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus) portrait. Red Sea, Egypt. October.
Floris van Breugel / Monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) over winter on Eucalyptus and Monterey Cypress trees near Pismo Beach, San Luis, California, USA December.. When temperatures warm up enough, they will embark on...
Jordi Chias / Split level view of Blue shark (Prionace glauca) at surface at sunset, Azores Islands, Portugal, Atlantic Ocean
Juan Carlos Munoz / Gemsbok (Oryx gazella) aerial view of herd on sand, Namib Desert, Namibia.
Andy Rouse / Mute swan (Cygnus olor) stretching in morning light, UK, February.
David Pattyn / Gannet (Morus bassanus) coming in to land in the colony in evening light, Great Saltee, Saltee Islands, County Wexford, Ireland, June