Nick Upton / Buff-tailed bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) queen about to land at her nest burrow in a garden lawn with loaded pollen sacs to provision grubs that will become future workers for her colony, Wiltshire,...
Klein & Hubert / Long eared jerboa (Euchoreutes naso) digging a burrow at night, Gobi desert at dawn. Mongolia
Klein & Hubert / Long eared jerboa (Euchoreutes naso) digging a burrow with teeth, Gobi desert, Mongolia
Dave Bevan / Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica) returning to nest site, falls over, Yorkshire, England, UK, May.
Dave Bevan / European beewolf (Philanthus triangulum) returning to nest with European honey bee (Apis mellifera) prey, digging for entrance, Suffolk, England, UK, July.
Fred Olivier / Watchman goby (Cryptocentrus cinctus) and alpheid shrimp mutualism, the goby keeps watch while the shrimps dig and clean a shared burrow in the sand, Uepi Island, Solomon Islands.
Phil Savoie / Yellow legged mining bee (Andrena flavipes) female at nest burrow, River Monnow, Monmouthshire, Wales, UK, April.
Klein & Hubert / Meerkats (Suricata suricatta) standing on the burrow, warming up while facing the sun, Kalahari Desert, South Africa.
Klein & Hubert / European Hamster (Cricetus cricetus) standing next to burrow. Alsace, France. September.
Nick Upton / Ivy bee (Colletes hederae) mating ball, showing a mass of males clustered around a female recently emerged from her burrow, Wiltshire, England, UK, September.
Brian Bevan / Pantaloon bee (Dasypoda hurtles) entering burrow with pollen, Bedfordshire, England, UK, August.
Solvin Zankl / Common mole (Talpa europaea) feeding on a grub underground, Germany. Live, captive animal.
Dave Bevan / Female Pantaloon bee (Dasypoda hirpites) returning to burrow, Bedfordshire, England, UK, July.
Klein & Hubert / Meerkat (Suricata suricatta) three one-month old pups playing on the burrow under a watchful adult 'babysitter', Kalahari Desert, Botswana.
Klein & Hubert / Meerkat (Suricata suricatta) 'babysitter' with three pups about one month old on the burrow, Kalahari Desert, Botswana.
Klein & Hubert / Meerkat (Suricata suricatta) two 'babysitters' with three pups, age one month, playing on burrow, Kalahari Desert, Botswana.
Klein & Hubert / Meerkat (Suricata suricatta) two pups, age one month, playing on burrow, Kalahari Desert, Botswana.
Klein & Hubert / Meerkat (Suricata suricatta) standing on burrow at sunset, Kalahari, Botswana
Klein & Hubert / Meerkat (Suricata suricatta) baby, age one month, sitting on burrow, Kalahari, Botswana.
Steven David Miller / Sand bubble patterns created by Sand bubbler crabs (Scopimera inflata), Cape Hillsborough National Park, Queensland, Australia. September.
Stephane Granzotto / Alpine marmot (Marmota marmota) standing alert outside burrow, takes fright and runs inside, Rhone-Alpes, France, July.
Erlend Haarberg / Stoat (Mustela erminea) in snow tunnel, Laponia UNESCO World Heritage Site, Swedish Lapland, Sweden. January. Third place in Golden Turtle Photography Awards 2017 competition.
Ann & Steve Toon / Meerkats (Suricata suricatta) with young, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Northern Cape, South Africa, January.
Terry Whittaker / Water vole (Arvicola amphibius) swimming underwater, dragging nesting material back to its burrow, Kent, England, UK. October.
Danny Green / Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica) looking down a nesting chamber, Skomer Island, Wales, UK, May
Danny Green / Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica) coming out of it's burrow with a gift, Skomer Island, Wales, UK, May
Adrian Davies / Blackback land crab (Gecarcinus lateralis) dragging leaf into burrow, Barbados.
Cyril Ruoso / Atlantic puffin (Larus tridactyla) seen from burrow, Iceland, July.
Tony Phelps / Cape cobra (Naja nivea) emerging from a Cape gerbil (Gerbilliscus afra) burrow, hunting and smelling with its tongue, De Hoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa, January.
Tony Phelps / Cape cobra (Naja nivea) hunting, chasing a Cape gerbil (Gerbilliscus afra), De Hoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa, December.
Dong Lei / Black lipped pika (Ochotona curzoniae ) outside of nest hole, Serxu, Shiqu county, Sichuan Province, Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, China. August 2010.
Tui De Roy / Little blue / fairy penguin (Eudyptula minor) pair courting near nesting burrow, Neck Game Reserve, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, December.
Tui De Roy / Little blue / fairy penguin (Eudyptula minor) walking on pathway to nesting burrows, Neck Game Reserve, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, December.
Ammonite / Two male Mining bees (Andrena praecox) trying to reach a female bee in a hole, France, March.
Ammonite / Two male Mining bees (Andrena praecox) attacking a third male bee emerging from a hole with orchid pollinia attached, France, March.
Neil Aldridge / Meerkat (Suricata suricatta) standing and keeping watch while another excavates a burrow in soft sand before disappearing underground for the night. Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana, April.
Yukihiro Fukuda / Japanese giant salamanders (Andrias japonicus) males in a burrow at the time of spawning, Kurokawa River, Hyougo, Japan, September
Tony Phelps / Cape Cobra (Naja nivea) female snake emerging from burrow. The snake often lives in abandoned mammal nests. deHoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa.
Ben Hall / European rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) juveniles emerging from burrow, Cheshire, UK May
Andy Sands / Digger Wasp (Cerceris arenaria) emerging from burrow where it stores insects, paralysed to feed the wasp's larvae. London, England, UK, July.
Andy Sands / Digger Wasp (Cerceris arenaria) carrying large weevil back to burrow, paralysed as food for larvae. London, England, UK, July.
Roland Seitre / Black-footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) seen in its burrow. The species is endangered on account of prey depletion and vulnerability to foreign infection. Declared extinct in the wild in 1987, a succes...
Nick Garbutt / Atlantic puffins (Fratercula arctica) gathering around burrows on cliff top, Isle of Lunga, Treshnish Isles, Isle of Mull, Scotland, UK, June
Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / Puffin (Fratercula arctica) by entrance to its burrow amongst flowering Sea thrift (Armeria maritima) Sumburgh Head, Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK, June 2011
Ben Hall / 2020VISION / Young European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) sitting in long grass, Murlough Nature Reserve, Co Down, Northern Ireland, UK, June. Did you know? Only female rabbits burrow.
Thomas Rabeil / Fennec Fox (Fennecus / Vulpes zerda) sitting in the entrance to its burrow. Dilia Achetinamou Niger, Africa.
Thomas Rabeil / Fennec Fox (Fennecus / Vulpes zerda) looking out from its burrow. Dilia Achetinamou Niger, Africa.