Sven Zacek / Broken ice covered in snow at sunset, on the shore of Lake Vortsjarv, gathered to shore by extreme winds, Estonia. December 2014.
Sven Zacek / Four Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) bucks with velvet antlers and the shadow of a fifth buck, Tartumaa, Estonia, March.
Steve Downer / Newly hatched slug (Gastropoda) approaching a water droplet on a leaf before bursting it and retracting its eyestalks, Birmingham, England, UK. Controlled conditions.
Krijn Trimbos / Great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus) carrying chick while its mate approaches with food, Netherlands, May.
Steven Kazlowski / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) curious young bear approaches over newly forming pack ice during autumn freeze up, Beaufort Sea, off Arctic coast, Alaska
David Pattyn / Great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus) courting pair. The Netherlands.May 2014
Sven Zacek / Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) in the snow, two running away towards a third facing the camera, Vorumaa, Estonia, January. Winner of the Animal stories portfolio in the Melvita Nature Images Awards co...
Eric Medard / Barn owl (Tyto alba) flying through barn door at night, taken with infra red remote camera trap, Mayenne, Pays de Loire, France, November.
Ingo Arndt / Baya weaver (Ploceus philippinus) male flying to nest entrance, Singapore
Chris & Monique Fallows / Common dolphin (Dephinus delphis) feeding on sardines (Sardinops oecllata) East London, South Africa.
Kim Taylor / European Hornet (Vespa crabro) queen approaching nest. Surrey, England, May
Bruno DAmicis,Bruno D'Amicis / Wolf (Canis lupus) approaches a small herd of Red deer (Cervus elephas) in snow, Abruzzo, Italy. Highly commended in the Mammals category of the GDT Competition 2013
David Pattyn / Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus) group of pelicans with dark storm clouds approaching, Lake Kerkini, Greece, February
Doug Perrine / Hawaiian monk seals (Monachus schauinslandi) aggressive male attacks a five and a half week pup, mother (right) approaches to intervene; Papaloa Beach, Kalaupapa, Molokai, Hawaii, USA
Diane McAllister,Diane McAllister / Japanese Macaque (Macaca fuscata) juvenile approaches the hot springs and feeding area covered in icy snow from the cold night before in Jigokudani, Japan, January
Fabrice Cahez / Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) sitting in middle of snow covered road as a car approaches. Vosges, France, December.
Anup Shah / African Lions (Panthera leo) male and female watching with irritation as a young cub aged 6-9 months approaches, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. December
Suzi Eszterhas / African Lion (Panthera leo) seven to eight week old cub approaches adult male, vulnerable, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Suzi Eszterhas / African Lion (Panthera leo) five week old cub approaches adult male after being introduced to pride members for the first time, vulnerable, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Flip Nicklin / Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) friendly singer approaches research boat, joiner in background, Maui, Hawaii - notice must accompany publication; photo obtained under NMFS permit 987
Flip Nicklin / Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) friendly singer approaches hydrophone, Maui, Hawaii - notice must accompany publication; photo obtained under NMFS permit 987
Sylvain Cordier / Snow leopard (Uncia uncia) pair on rocks in Altai Mountains. West Mongolia. February. Sequence 3/3.
Sylvain Cordier / Snow leopard (Uncia uncia) pair approaching each other on rocky slope in Altai Mountains. West Mongolia. February. Sequence 2/3.
Sylvain Cordier / Snow leopard (Uncia uncia) pair approaching each other on rocky slope in Altai Mountains. West Mongolia. February. Sequence 1/3.
Andy Rouse / Pair of Bengal tigers (Panthera tigris tigris) courting, male approaching female wallowing in a waterhole, Ranthambore, India.
Anup Shah / African elephants (Loxodonta africana) approaching - remote camera. Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. August 2015.
Terry Whittaker / Hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) curling up as a Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) approaches to feed from a bowl in an urban garden, Greater Manchester, UK, August. Filmed using a camera trap.
Konrad Wothe / Tracking shot approaching a Sweet cherry tree (Prunus avium) in blossom, Bavaria, Germany, April.
Ross Hoddinott / RF - Storm approaches Enys Dodnan Arch, the Armed Knight rock, and Longg Ships lighthouse at Land's End, Cornwall, UK. September 2016. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty f...
John Waters / Male Shoveler (Anas clypeata) approaching a sleeping female, she leaves, Greylake RSPB Reserve, Somerset Levels, England, UK, February.
Naskrecki & Guyton / Marabou storks (Leptoptilos crumenifer) hunting Sharpooth catfish (Clarias gariepinus) in the dried up Mussicadzi River. In the background a bushbuck (Tragelaphus sylvaticus) drinks at another small...
Remi Masson / Wels catfish (Silurus glanis) swimming, curious about camera, River Rhone, Rhone-Alpes, France, November.
Nick Upton / Common teal (Anas crecca) taking off from marshland as a hunting male Marsh harrier (Circus aeruginosus) approaches, RSPB Greylake, Somerset, UK, December.
David Perpinan / Rhea (Rhea americana) arriving at nest and settling on eggs, Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.
Nick Upton / Hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) entering a hedgehog house at night in a suburban garden as another approaches, Chippenham, Wiltshire, UK, September. Taken with a remote camera trap.
Jabruson Motion / Two juvenile Mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei) looking at camera, one approaches and peers into lens, takes fright and moves away, Bukima, Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Con...
Jabruson Motion / Two juvenile Mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei) resting in shadow of vegetation, male gets up and approaches camera lens, Bukima, Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo, 1996.
Jabruson Motion / Female Mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) resting with a silverback, before a juvenile approaches, Bukima, Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo, 1996.
Jabruson Motion / Male Mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) approaches and looks at camera, Bukima, Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo, 1996.
Jabruson Motion / Close-up of a silverback Mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) approaching camera, shot pans to tracker next to camera, Bukima, Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo, 1996.
Alex Mustard / RF - Emperor shrimp (Periclimenes imperator / Zenopontonia rex) exploring alien-looking landscape of host sea cucumber (Bohadschia argus). Emperor shrimps are commensals on many hosts, including sever...