Markus Varesvuo / Two male Black grouse (Tetrao / Lyrurus tetrix) fighting at lek. Kuusamo, Finland, April.
Markus Varesvuo / Two male Black grouse (Tetrao / Lyrurus tetrix) fighting at lek. Utajarvi, Finland, April.
Tony Wu / Japanese dwarf flying squirrel (Pteromys volans orii) gliding through snowy forest, Hokkaido, Japan.
Markus Varesvuo / Arctic tern (Sterna paradisaea) in flight over water, multiple reflections in sea. Iceland. June.
Andy Rouse / Blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) in winter garden, Wales, UK, January
Andy Rouse / European Robin (Erithacus rubecula) in snowy garden, Wales, UK, January.
Maxime Aliaga / Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii) female with infant. The female Marconi had been rehabilited by SOCP program. She had a baby in 2017 born in the forest of Jantho, Aceh province where she was been rel...
Maxime Aliaga / Keepers holding hands of infant Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii) as they walk to 'forest school' ,Quarantine centre of SOCP (Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program) near Medan, North Sumatra
Franco Banfi / Loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) accompanied by pilotfish (Naucrates ductor) swimming near the surface. Vulnerable. Santa Maria Island, Azores, Portugal, Atlantic Ocean
Franco Banfi / Atlantic spotted dolphins, (Stenella frontalis), Formigas Islet dive site, Santa Maria Island, Azores, Portugal, Atlantic Ocean
Cyril Ruoso / Red-necked wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus) in woodland clearing. Population naturalised after escaping from an animal park. Rambouillet forest, Ile-de-France, France. October 2019.
Ben Cranke / African fish eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) pressurises a Saddle-billed stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis) into dropping a freshly caught fish, so that it can be stolen for a meal. Liuwa Plain National...
Will Burrard-Lucas / Male melanistic leopard (Panthera pardus) at night, under a starry sky. Laikipia Wilderness Camp, Kenya. Photographed with a camera trap. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. All other uses require clearance.
Will Burrard-Lucas / A mating pair of leopards (Panthera pardus) caught in front of a camera trap at night, Laikipia Wilderness Camp, Kenya. Photographed with a camera trap. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. All other uses require clea...
Staffan Widstrand / Wild Wonders of China / Golden Birdwing butterfly (Troides aeacus) Sheding Forest park, Kenting National Park, Taiwan
Staffan Widstrand / Wild Wonders of China / Taiwan Blue Magpie, (Urocissa caerulea) endemic species,Taipei city park, Taiwan
Oscar Dewhurst / Canada geese (Branta canadensis) in flight low over lake at sunrise in mist. London, UK. November
Andy Murch / Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) portrait. Rhode Island, New England, USA. August.
Andy Murch / Smooth hammerhead shark (Sphyrna zygaena). Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico.
Andy Murch / Scoophead shark (Sphyrna media), released specimen. Isla Chepillo, Rio Bayano, Panama.
Andy Murch / Red stingray (Hemitrygon akajei) with Banded houndshark (Triakis scyllium) group and smaller fish in background. Chiba Prefecture, Honshu, Japan. September.
Andy Murch / Rasptail skate (Raja velezi) resting on sea floor. La Paz Bay, Baja California Sur, Mexico.
Andy Murch / Pyjama shark (Poroderma africanum), two in reef, amongst kelp. Simon's Town, Western Cape, South Africa. May.
Andy Murch / Happy Eddy (Haploblepharus edwardsii) amongst Cape sea urchin (Parechinus angulosus) and starfish. False Bay, Western Cape, South Africa. June.
Andy Murch / Nurse shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum) swimming below surface at sunset. South Bimini Island, Bahamas.
Andy Murch / Little gulper shark (Centrophorus uyato). Cape Eleuthera, Bahamas.
Andy Murch / Lemon shark (Negaprion brevirostris) surfacing with open mouth. Tiger Beach, Little Bahama Bank, Bahamas.
Andy Murch / Great hammerhead shark (Sphyrna mokarran) mouth wide open, feeding in shallow water, surrounded by fish. South Bimini Island, Bahamas.
Andy Murch / Cape fur seal (Arctocephalus pusillus) playing with Dark shyshark (Haploblepharus pictus) carcass, seal diving in background. False Bay, South Africa. May.
Andy Murch / Bronze whaler shark (Carcharhinus brachyurus) group feeding alongside Cape gannet (Morus capensis) during sardine run. Wild Coast, Eastern Cape, South Africa. June.
Andy Murch / Banded houndshark (Triakis scyllium) group above sea floor. Chiba Prefecture, Honshu, Japan. October.
Hermann Brehm / Lion (Panthera leo), females interacting, with cub, Masai Mara, Kenya
Hermann Brehm / Spoonbill ( Platalea leucorodia) wading with yellow Water-lily flowers, Hungary
David Fleetham / Close up at the dental plates of Three color parrotfish (Scarus tricolor) as it comes in for a bite of hard coral, Fiji.
Doug Gimesy / Ringtail possum (Pseudocheirus peregrinus) licks water droplets from a train station bench at night. Gardenvale train station, Gardenvale, Victoria, Australia. September.
Mark MacEwen / King penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) group walking past Southern elephant seal (Mirounga leonina) colony, mountains in background. St Andrews Bay, South Georgia. October 2017.
Mark MacEwen / Southern elephant seal (Mirounga leonina), two females sleeping. St Andrews Bay, South Georgia. October.
Sven Zacek / Brimstone butterfly(Gonepteryx rhamni) male and female during mating flight, early spring. Tartumaa county, Southern Estonia. May.
Suzi Eszterhas / Leopard (Panthera pardus) mother and cub age four months , Jao Reserve, Okavango, Botswana
John Chan / Black phoebe (Sayornis nigricans) hunts at a trash flow, Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, Southern California, USA, December.
John Chan / Song sparrow (Melospiza melodia) foraging on the ground, Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, Southern California, USA, December.
John Chan / California towhee (Melozone crissalis) foraging on the ground, Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, Southern California, USA, December.
John Chan / Double crested cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) drying its plumage, open wings, Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, Southern California, USA, October.
John Chan / Black phoebe (Sayornis nigricans) stunning prey against a log, Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, Southern California, USA, October.
John Chan / Black phoebe (Sayornis nigricans) tracking and lunging at flying insects from a hunting perch, Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, Southern California, USA, September.
John Chan / Elegant terns (Thalasseus elegans) diving for breaching fish, Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, Southern California, USA, July.
John Chan / Elegant terns (Thalasseus elegans) converging as they dive for breaching fish, Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, Southern California, USA, July.
John Chan / Elegant tern (Thalasseus elegans) diving for breaching fish, Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, Southern California, USA, July.