Andy Rouse / Maasai Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi) silhouetted by beams of light from setting sun, Maasai Mara, Kenya, Africa. Winner of the African section of the Nature’s Best Windland Smith Rice...
Erlend Haarberg / Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris), in coastal landscape, Efjorden, Nordland, Norway, February.
Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) and habitat, Atka Bay, Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. October.
Guy Edwardes / Misty landscape with Red deer (Cervus elaphus) Black Mount, Highlands, Scotland, November.
David Tipling / Snow petrel (Pagadroma nivea nivea) flying around Iceberg off South Georgia, Southern Ocean January
Danny Green / RF - Bison (Bison bison) breathing in the cold air, Yellowstone National Park, USA, February (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Mark Hamblin / Raven (Corvus corax) adult calling from rock in mountain habitat, Scotland, UK. November. Third place in British Birds Bird Photograph of the Year competition 2016.
Wim van den Heever / Lioness (Panthera leo) sitting during misty sunrise, Okavango Delta, Botswana.
Will Burrard-Lucas / Lion (Panthera leo) walking over the plain, taken with remote camera. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. December
Ann & Steve Toon / Spring wildflowers, Papkuilsfontein farm, Nieuwoudtville, Northern Cape, South Africa, September 2015
Wim van den Heever / Pied avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) feeding in shallow water at dawn, Etosha National Park, Namibia.
Eric Baccega / African elephant (Loxodonta africana) and black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) bathing at waterhole at night with moon, Okaukuejo, Etosha National Park, Namibia, Africa. Taken with infrared camera.
Brent Stephenson / Young Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) walking across melting sea ice, Scott Inlet, Baffin Island, Canadian Arctic, August. Vulnerable species.
Pedro Narra / Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) hatchling at sea surface, Bissagos Islands, Guinea Bissau. Endangered species. 3rd Place in the SOS Especes Menacees / SOS Endangered Species Portfolio category of the Te...
Radomir Jakubowski / Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) standing in snowfall, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, USA, February. Winner of the NPL Best Single Image award in the Terre Sauvage Nature Images Awards competition 2015.
Wim van den Heever / Bottlenosed dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) porpoising during annual sardine run, Port St Johns, South Africa. June.
Klein & Hubert / Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) waling across snow, Antarctica.
Fabrice Cahez / Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) cub sitting, rear view, Vosges, France, May.
Juan Carlos Munoz / Hut in Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) fields, Valensole Plateau, Alpes Haute Provence, France, June 2015.