Tui De Roy / Erect-crested penguin (Eudyptes sclateri) pair. Antipodes Island, New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands. Endemic to Antipodes and Bounty Islands. Endangered species.
Steven Kazlowski / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) juvenile crossing over newly forming pack ice, during autumn freeze up, Beaufort Sea, off Arctic coast, Alaska
Tui De Roy / White-vented storm petrel (Oceanites gracilis galapagoensis) 'walking' on surface of water whilst foraging, Galapagos
Hanne & Jens Eriksen / Ruppell's weaver (Ploceus galbula) male building nest, Oman, May
Denis-Huot / Village weaver bird (Ploceus cucullatus) male building a nest after the rains, Masai-Mara Game Reserve, Kenya. February.
Suzi Eszterhas / Black-handed spider monkey (Ateles geoffroyi), Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica.
Gabriel Rojo / Cattle tyrant (Machetornis rixosus) perched on capibara¶˙ (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) Ibera Marshes, Corrientes Province, Argentina
Alex Hyde / Fen raft spider / Great raft spider (Dolomedes plantarius) adult female. Norfolk Broads, UK, September. Vulnerable species.
Alex Hyde / Cup fungus (Cookeina sp) Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo.
Dong Lei / Pheasant-tailed Jacana (Hydrophasianus chirurgus) Chengdu City, Sichuan Province, China.
Kim Taylor / European hornet (Vespa crabro) worker in flight, Surrey, England, August.
Andy Trowbridge / Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos) perched on stump calling. Tomter, Southern Norway. July.
Olga Kamenskaya / Young Baikal seal (Pusa sibirica) at breathing hole. Lake Baikal, Russia, April.
Ross Hoddinott / Male banded demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens), resting on reed, Lower Tamar Lakes, Cornwall, UK. June.
Ross Hoddinott / Harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) on wheat stem, Devon, UK (captive). May.
Pascal Kobeh / Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) in open water, Guadalupe island, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
Konrad Wothe / Ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) with baby feeding from very thin branches, Berenty Reserve, Madagascar.
Radomir Jakubowski / Chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra) jumping, Vosges Mountains, France. Nominated in the Melvita Nature Images Awards competition 2014.
Nick Garbutt / Golden-crowned Sifaka (Propithecus tattersalli) leaping through forest canopy. Forests adjacent to the village of Andranotsimaty, near Daraina, northern Madagascar. Critically endangered species.
Angelo Gandolfi / Toco Toucan (Ramphastos toco) beak open with tongue visible while feeding on mango, Brazil
Andy Trowbridge / Puffin (Fratercula arctica) standing on Sea thrift (Armeria maritima) with wings out stretched with a beak full of sand eels. Close-up portrait. Fair Island, Shetland Islands, Scotland, July.
Jussi Murtosaari / Woodland brown butterflies (Lopinga achine) copulating, Kanta-Hame, southern Finland, June.
Jussi Murtosaari / Scarce Copper (Lycaena virgaureae) male in meadow on ox-eye daisy, Joutsa (formerly Leivonmaki), Finland, July.
Jussi Murtosaari / Pallas Fritillary (Argynnis laodice) portrait of female head on, southern Finland, August.
Jussi Murtosaari / European brown bear (Ursus arctos arctos) standing on one foot, northern Finland, May.
Bruno D'Amicis / Apennine chamois (Rupicapra pyrenaica ornata) adult male in snowy mountain habitat. Endemic to the Apennine mountains. Abruzzo, Italy, November.
Andy Trowbridge / Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica) in flight, coming into land with beak full of sand eels (Ammodytes tobianus). Fair Isle, Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK, July.
Eric Baccega / African fish eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) fishing, Baringo lake, Kenya, Africa.
Loic Poidevin / Barn swallow (Hirundo rustica) flying low over the ground, Indre-et-Loire , France, June.
David Pike / Harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) on stalk, West Country Wildlife Photography Centre, captive, June.
Ann & Steve Toon / Harvest mouse (Micromys minutus), captive, UK, June.
Roger Powell / Little owl (Athene noctua) perched on a fence post, stretching its wings, Castro Verde, Alentejo, Portugal, April.
Chris Mattison / Red-eyed leaf frog (Agalychnis callidryas) from Central America
Jean E. Roche / Man leaping over bull in European Bullfighting Championship 2012, Arenes d'Arles, Camargue, France, September 2012.
Ben Hall / Black-headed gull (Larus ridibundus) alighting on water at dawn, Cheshire, UK, November. Highly Commended in the British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) competition 2013.
Ingo Arndt / American Crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) swimming in open ocean, Pacific Coast, Ostional, Costa Rica