Sam Hobson / Northern goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) nestling ready to be ringed as part of urban goshawk colour ringing study. Berlin, Germany, May. Nominated in the Melvita Nature Images Awards competition 2014.
Staffan Widstrand / Hoatzin birds (Opisthocomus hoazin) perched on branch, Napo wildlife lodge, Amazonas, Ecuador, South America, April.
Sam Hobson / Northern goshawk (Accipiter gentilis), recently fledged juvenile with feral pigeon prey. Berlin, Germany, July. Nominated in the Melvita Nature Images Awards competition 2014.
Will Burrard-Lucas / Meerkat (Suricata suricatta) standing alert on hind legs at sunset, Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana.
Will Burrard-Lucas / Meerkat (Suricata suricatta) adult with babies, Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana.
David Pattyn / Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis) female sleeping with one of her 28 day chicks. The Netherlands, June.
David Pattyn / Alpine chough (Pyrrhocorax graculus) in flight. Stelvio National Park, Italian Alps, Solda, Sulden am Ortler, Sudtirol, Italy. January 2013.
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.
Anup Shah / Olive baboon (Papio anubis) sitting portrait. Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. Taken with remote wide angle camera.
Anup Shah / White-backed vultures (Gyps africanus) feeding on the carcass of a Common or Plains zebra. Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. Taken with remote wide angle camera.
Edwin Giesbers / Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae), captive, occurs in Sumatra, Indonesia.
David Pattyn / Puffin (Fratercula arctica) through soft focus vegetation. Great Saltee, Saltee Islands, County Wexford, Ireland, June.
David Pattyn / Puffin (Fratercula arctica )through soft focus vegetation. Great Saltee, Saltee Islands, County Wexford, Ireland, June.
Andy Trowbridge / Common / Harbour seal (Phoca vitulina) looking out of water with bee hovering above its nose. Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK, July.
Konrad Wothe / Hoatzins (Opisthocomus hoazin) perched in rainforest, Tambopata Reserve, Peru, South America.
Chris & Monique Fallows / Black browed albatros (Thalassarche melanophrys), Cape Point, South Africa.
Ernie Janes / Yellow Labrador and in wheat field, Norfolk, August
Dave Watts / Striated Fieldwren (Calamanthus fuliginosus) Tasmania, Australia
Daniel Heuclin / Rhinoceros viper (Bitis nasicornis), from Central Africa, captive, July.
Edwin Giesbers / Wide angle close-up of two European grey wolves (Canis lupus), captive, Norway, February.
Edwin Giesbers / Portrait of an Arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus), captive, Norway, February.
Fiona Rogers / Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii) female 'Sandra' aged 22 years portrait. Gunung Leuser National Park, Sumatra, Indonesia. Apr 2012. Rehabilitated and released (or descended from those which were rele...
Ingo Arndt / Grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis) silhouette at sunset, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska, USA, July.
Steve Knell / Song thrush (Turdus philomelos clarkei) portrait, Hungary, May.
Steve Knell / Bearded tit (Panurus biarmicus) male in summer plumage. Hungary, May
Pål Hermansen,Pal Hermansen / Song thrush (Turdus philomelos) with grub prey on the dashboard of an abandoned car in 'car graveyard' Varmland, Sweden, July
Juan Carlos Munoz / Proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus), Sabah Malaysia, Borneo.
Lynn M Stone / English Springer Spaniel in Virginia Cowslip (Lamprocapnos spectabilis) Rockton, Illinois, USA
Denis-Huot / Lion (Panthera leo) male with bloody mane and flies, Masai-Mara Game Reserve, Kenya