Colin Varndell / Harvest mouse (Micromus minutus) climbing between ripe Wheat, Dorset, UK, July.
Richard Robinson / Blue shark (Prionace glauca) viewed from below, off the coast of Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, February.
Dong Lei / Black lipped pika (Ochotona curzoniae ) outside of nest hole, Serxu, Shiqu county, Sichuan Province, Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, China. August 2010.
Paul Williams / Spectral tarsier (Tarsius tarsier) returning to sleep in fig tree after a night hunting, Tangkoko, Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Marie Read / Flock of White ibis (Eudocimus albus) in breeding plumage, at rookery on water's edge of the mangrove-covered island, Tampa Bay, Florida, USA, March
Terry Whittaker / Water vole (Arvicola amphibius) feeding at edge of water, Kent, UK, December.
Jane Burton / Blue and white Burmese-cross kitten rubbing against sooty-fawn dwarf Rex rabbit. NOT AVAILABLE FOR BOOK USE
Mark Taylor / Bengal cat standing on a fallen tree.
Ben Cranke / Eurasian red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) sitting on tree branch, Finland. February.
Alex Mustard / Eyes of Margined sole fish (Brachirus heterolapis) on its camouflaged body. Saonek Island, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia. Tropical West Pacific Ocean. Dampier Strait.
Bence Mate / Greenfinches (Carduelis chloris) and House sparrows (Passer domesticus) blurred long exposure photograph, Hungary, February.
Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstrand / Fallow deer (Dama dama) male, Studen Kladenets reserve, Eastern Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria, May 2013.
Yves Lanceau / Domestic cat, Sphynx, Canadian hairless, head portrait.
Rolf Nussbaumer / Jumping Spider (Salticidae) perched on Bigtooth Maple leaf (Acer grandidentatum). Lost Maples State Park, Hill Country, Central Texas, USA, November.
Lynn M Stone / Portrait of English Springer Spaniel (field type). Elkhorn, Wisconsin, USA, January.
Juergen Freund / School of Bigeye jacks / trevally (Caranx sexfasciatus). Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia
Kim Taylor / Wood Ant (Formica rufa) workers defending the nest by ejecting droplets of formic acid, UK.
Fabrice Cahez / Wild cat (Felis silvestris) amongst vegetation, Vosges, France, June
Edwin Giesbers / Orang utan (Pongo pygmaeus) baby hanging from trees, and chewing on fingers, Semengoh Nature reserve, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia, Endangered
Petra Wegner / Sacred Cat of Burma, kitten hiding under sack / Birman
Petra Wegner / Mixed Breed dog running on grass, towards camera.
Edwin Giesbers / Arctic tern (Sterna paradisaea) in flight, vocalising, aggresive behaviour, Farne Islands, Northumberland, UK, June
Floris van Breugel / Three juvenile mountain goats (Oreamnos americanus) galloping through the Mt. Evans landscape backlit by the setting sun. Colorado, USA
Floris van Breugel / Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia) standing at entrance to burrow, and watching a Red-tailed Hawk circling above. Salton Sea, California, USA.
Angelo Gandolfi / Little Owl (Athene noctua) standing on grass, observing a a Six-spot Burnet moth (Zygaena filipendulae) flying above. Tuscany, Italy
Bence Mate / Head portrait of Dalmatian pelican (Pelecanus crispus) with pouched bill wide open. Danube Delta, Romania
Niall Benvie / Head portrait of black and white domestic cat (Felix catus) looking up
David Tipling / Sign with message requesting people stay at home during UK lockdown during Coronavirus pandemic. In parking area opposite Cley Marshes Norfolk Wildlife Trust Reserve, Norfolk, England, UK. April 2020
Danny Green / Pika (Ochotona princeps) resting, Denali National Park, Alaska, USA, September
Ann & Steve Toon / Greater honeyguide (Indicator indicator) at water. Zimanga private game reserve, South Africa. September.
Mark Hamblin / RF - Brown hare (Lepus europaeus) adult in arable field, Scotland, UK, August. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Mark Hamblin / RF - Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris) juvenile drinking at garden pond. Scotland, UK. July. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Inaki Relanzon / RF - Chinstrap Penguins (Pygoscelis antarcticus) once calling, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica Continent. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Erlend Haarberg / RF - Common guillemot (Uria aalge) colony rising from danger on cliffs, on Hornoya island, Finnmark, Norway. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Ross Hoddinott / RF - Harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) feeding on common sorrel (Rumex acetosa), Devon, UK (Captive). May. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Georgette Douwma / RF- Elongate surgeonfish (Acanthurus mata) school. Indonesia. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Carol Walker / Head portrait of black Merens stallion with long mane running in pasture. Northern France, Europe. February.
David Tipling / RF - Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) in water. Holmestrand, South Georgia, January. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
David Tipling / RF - Brown skua (Stercorarius antarcticus) calling and stretching wings. Salisbury Plain, South Georgia. January. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Georgette Douwma / RF - Shoal of Yelowlined cardinalfish (Apogon chrysotaenia). West Papua, Indonesia. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Lynn M Stone / RF - Head Portrait of domestic German shepherd dog in woods. Tolland, Connecticut, USA. December. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Alex Mustard / Indo-Pacific sergeants (Abudefduf vaigiensis) swimming in mix of salt and freshwater, which is creating a haze in the water. Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia. Java Sea.
Andy Trowbridge / RF- Female Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) standing in a wheat field, Norway, June. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Georgette Douwma / Bigeye trevally or jack (Caranx sexfasciatus) shoal, Sipadan, Malaysia.
Ole Jorgen Liodden / Black-legged kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) flock in flight, Svalbard, Norway, July.
Markus Varesvuo / Jay (Garrulus glandarius) in flight with snow, Norway, November
George Sanker / White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in snow, Acadia National Park, Maine, USA, February.