Claudio Contreras / Firewheel (Gaillardia pulchella) flowers at twilight, Laredo Borderlands, Texas, USA. April
Franco Banfi / Schooling Scalloped hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna lewini) Cocos Island National Park, Costa Rica.
Robert Thompson / Four spotted chaser (Libellula quardrimaculata) Montiaghs Moss NNR, Aghalee, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, June.
Wim van den Heever / Cape gannet (Morus capensis) diving for fish during annual sardine run, Port St Johns, South Africa. June.
Wim van den Heever / Red-and-green macaw (Ara chloropterus) in flight, Pantanal, Brazil. August.
Alex Mustard / Harlequin sweetlips (Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides) cleaned by a pair of bluestreak cleaner wrasse (Labroides dimidiatus). South Atoll, Tubbataha Atolls, Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park, Palawan, Philipp...
Alex Mustard / Black hamlet (Hypoplectrus nigricans) and Yellowbelly hamlet (Hypoplectrus aberrans) spawning at dusk. As this genus is quite recently evolved hybridization is still possible. Hamlets are one of the...
Juan Carlos Munoz / Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) fields, Valensole Plateau, Alpes Haute Provence, France, June.
Marie Read / Horned puffin (Fratercula corniculata) close-up portrait, St. Paul Island, Pribilofs, Alaska, USA, July.
Marie Read / Tufted puffin (Fratercula cirrhata), close-up portrait, St. Paul Island, Pribilofs, Alaska, USA, July.
Jordi Chias / Atolla jellyfish (Atolla wyvillei) with Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) in the background near the surface. Antarctic Peninsula. Finalist in the Underwater category of the Wildlife Photographer of t...
Cyril Ruoso / Oilseed rape (Brassica napus) fields in flower, Burgundy, France, May.
Dave Watts / Hermit ibis (Geronticus eremita) flock in flight, Morocco. Critically endangered.
Sven Zacek / White-tailed sea eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) in flight, against a clear blue sky, Norway, July.
Sven Zacek / White-tailed sea eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) flying, against a clear blue sky, Norway, July.
Pascal Pittorino / Mining bee (Andrena) male and female mating on flower, Var, Provence, France, April.
Pascal Pittorino / Greater quaking grass (Briza maxima) flowers, Giens, Var, Provence, France, May.
Charlie Summers / Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) carrying stolen rock from another nest in rookery, Peterman Island, Antarctica, November.
Solvin Zankl / Portuguese Man-of-War (Physalia physalis) close up of tentacles, Sargasso Sea, Bermuda
Ross Hoddinott / Common darter dragonflies (Sympetrum striolatum) two females resting on reed, Dunsdon Nature Reserve, Devon, UK. August.
Gabriel Rojo / Close up of Passionflower (Passiflora caerulea) La Pampa, Argentina.
Espen Bergersen / Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus) and Raven (Corvus corax) in flight, Hornoya bird cliff, Finnmark, Norway. March
Danny Green / Whooper swans (Cygnus cygnus) two in flight, during snowfall, Lake Kussharo, Japan, February
Alex Hyde / Close-up of Owl Butterfly (Caligo memnon) head showing compound eyes and proboscis. Captive, originating from Central America.
Franco Banfi / Pygmy blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus brevicauda) subspecies of blue whale, Mirissa, Sri Lanka, Indian Ocean. Endangered species.
Franco Banfi / Pygmy blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus brevicauda) subspecies of blue whale, diving down, Mirissa, Sri Lanka, Indian Ocean. Endangered species.
Jurgen Freund / Chambered nautilus (Nautilus pompilius) with red whip coral. Osprey Reef, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia.
Ole Jorgen Liodden / Common sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos) singing with tongue visible, Norway, June.
Ole Jorgen Liodden / Black-winged stilt (Himantopus himantopus) with out of focus Lesser flamingos (Phoenicopterus minor) standing behind, Lake Nakuru, Kenya
Ole Jorgen Liodden / White anemone (Anemone nemorosa) against pink background, Ringerike, Norway, May.
Ole Jorgen Liodden / Eurasian eagle-owl (Bubo bubo) in flight, Norway, July.
Simon Colmer / Green-veined White butterfly egg (Pieris napi) above, Orange-tip butterfly egg (Anthocharis cardamines) below, on Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) Sussex, UK. June.
David Pattyn / Dalmatian pelican (Pelecanus crispus) taking off from water, Lake Kerkini, Greece. February. Vulnerable species.
Andy Sands / Mining bee / Little flower bee (Anthophora bimaculata) taking nectar and pollen from Common fleabane (Pulicaria dysenterica) flower, with pollen covered scopa, Surrey, England, UK. August. Highly comm...
Erlend Haarberg / Three-toed woodpecker (Picoides tridactylus) on tree trunk, Sarek National Park, Laponia World Heritage Site, Lapland, Sweden, September.
Barry Bland / Fried egg jelly fish (Cotylorhiza tuberculata) Mediterranean Sea.