Edwin Giesbers / Female Orang Utan (Pongo pygmaeus) sitting, holding two young. One is her own offspring, the other was rejected by its birth mother, and so this female has adopted it. Both young are 3 months old.Capt...
Wild Wonders of Europe / Zankl / Loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) hatching, Dalyan Delta, Turkey, July 2009
Tony Wu / Male Korean seahorse (Hippocampus haema) giving birth. Kumamoto Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan.
SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Northern gannets (Morus bassanus) diving for fish, split level shot, Shetland, Scotland, UK, July.
SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Northern gannets (Morus bassanus) diving for fish, split level shot, Shetland, Scotland, UK, September.
Dave Bevan / Welsh mountain sheep cleaning afterbirth from a lamb before a second lamb is born, Carmarthenshire, Wales, UK, March.
Adam Burton / Bluebells and beech trees in West Woods, Wiltshire, England, UK. May 2013.
Laurie Campbell / Common / Viviparous lizard (Zootoca vivipara) mother with young. Burnmouth, Berwickshire, England, UK.
Markus Varesvuo / Female Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus) with newly hatched chick on nest, Kuhmo, Finland, June.
Sven Zacek / Hepatica (Hepatica nobilis) white morph and normal blue morph, Southern Estonia, April.
Anup Shah / Eastern chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes schweinfurtheii) female 'Gremlin' aged 40 years holding her daughter 'Glitter's' baby daught aged 2 months and her own infant son aged 2 years. With 'Glitter' aged...
Fiona Rogers / Eastern chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes schweinfurtheii) female 'Gremlin' aged 40 years holding female baby aged 2, her granddaughter. Gombe National Park, Tanzania. Gremlin took the new born baby from he...
Fiona Rogers / Eastern chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes schweinfurtheii) female 'Gremlin' aged 40 years calling while holding her baby granddaughter aged 2 months and her own infant son aged 2 years. Gombe National Park,...
Staffan Widstrand / Moss covered fallen trees in old mixed conifer and broadleaf forest, Punia Forest Reserve, Lithuania, May.
Wild Wonders of Europe / Zankl / Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) emerging from shell, Dalyan delta, Turkey, July.
MYN / Tim Hunt / Composite of Caddisfly (Trichoptera) larva and cases, Worcestershire, England, UK, May.
David Tipling / Common frog (Rana temporaria) and spawn in pond. West Runton, North Norfolk, England, UK, March. Highly commended in the Habitat category of the BWPA Awards 2015.
Alex Hyde / Orange tip butterfly egg (Anthocharis cardamines) on Cuckoo flower / Lady's smock (Cardamine pratensis). Peak DIstrict National Park, Derbyshire, UK. May.
Alex Hyde / Frogspawn from Common Frog (Rana temporaria), fisheye view showing pond habitat. Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. March.
Georgette Douwma / Crinoid (Crinoidea) on artificial reef. Mabul, Malaysia.
John Cancalosi / Group of gravid female Timber rattlesnakes (Crotalus horridus) basking before giving birth, Pennsylvania, USA, July.
Simon Colmer / Green-veined White butterfly egg (Pieris napi) above, Orange-tip butterfly egg (Anthocharis cardamines) below, on Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) Sussex, UK. June.
Martin Gabriel / Firefly crocus (Crocus sieberi) flowers in snow, Bavaria, Germany, March.
Charlie Summers / African elephant (Loxodonta africana) mother standing grieving over stillborn baby. Tarangire National Park, Tanzania.
Pal Hermansen / Sprouting Soy beans (Glycine max) against white background
Andy Sands / Newly emerged Marbled white butterfly (Melanargia galathea) on Bee orchid (Ophrys apifera), Bedfordshire, England, UK. June
David Tipling / Fern growing among Bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) Foxley Wood, Norfolk, UK, April.
Chris Mattison / Spotted reed frog (Hyperolius pucticulatus) tadpoles, captive, endemic to Tanzania.
Christophe Courteau / Male BurchellÕs zebra (Equus quagga burchellii) pulling the head of a dead pregnant female that died due to complications whilst giving birth, trying to wake her up, Etosha National Park, Namibia. Pa...
Pascal Kobeh / Female humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) with its very young calf at the surface, Rurutu island, Australs Archipelago, French Polynesia. Pacific Ocean.
Jabruson / Western Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla) silverback skull with butterfly (Belenois theszi). Gorilla diedd from the Ebola Virus, which killed 128 people in the region in 2003 and in 2005 killed 95% of the Gor...
Adam Burton / Bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) growing in a mature beech (Fagus sylvatica) tree woodland, West Woods, Wiltshire, England. May 2013.
Alex Mustard / A split level photo of group of Sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) fighting their way upstream as they migrate back to the river of their birth to spawn, trees showing autumnal colours. Adams River,...
Ernie Janes,Ernie Janes / Newly hatched ducklings with eggs.
Mark MacEwen / Mopane moth (Imbrasia belina) eggs hatching, Tuli Block, Botswana
Mark MacEwen / Broad snouted caiman (Caiman latirostris) hatching from egg in nest, Sante Fe, Argentina, February
Cheryl-Samantha Owen / Black footed penguin (Spheniscus demsersus) chick hatching inside a small incubator at the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) which collects abandoned eggs fro...
David Tipling / 2020VISION / Alder flies (Sialis lutaria) hatching on River Wensum, Norfolk, England, UK, June
Fergus Gill / 2020VISION / Roe Deer (Capreolus capreolus) doe running in a field of barley, Northumberland, England, summer. Although Roe deer mate in August, the fertilised egg is dormant until January, which prevents the fema...
Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION / Portrait of a Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) doe in rough grassland in summer, Scotland, UK, June 2011. Did you know? Female roe deer are called does and give birth in May and June, usually to twins.
Sandesh Kadur / King cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) hatching from egg, captive, Agumbe, Karnatka, India
John MacPherson / 2020VISION / Visitors on Chanonry Point watching Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) playing and breaching, Moray Firth, Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK, May. 2020VISION Exhibition. Did you know? Dolphins are o...
Danny Green / 2020VISION / Viviparous / Common lizard (Zootoca /Lacerta vivipara) portrait, Staffordshire, England, UK, April. 2020VISION Book Plate. Did you know? Common lizards are both able to lay eggs and give birth.
Jurgen Freund / Leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) baby hatchlings coming out of their nest. Warmamedi beach, Bird's Head Peninsula, West Papua, Indonesia, July 2009.
Anup Shah / Topi female (Damaliscus lunatus jimela) with her new-born calf, eating the placenta after it has been delivered. Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. October 2009.
Solvin Zankl / As soon as it entered the water the young Olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) struggles against the swell to swim away from the coast. The swimming frenzy lasts for approximately 48 hours...
Solvin Zankl / A Costa Rican researcher monitors the temperature in the developing sea turtle nests at Ostional beach, Costa Rica, November 2009. ^^^ Sea turtles have, like many other reptiles, temperature-dependent...