Robert Thompson / Common wasp (Vespula vulgaris) flying to fuchsia flower, Banbridge, County Down, Northern Ireland.
Robert Thompson / Sawfly larvae (Nematus pavidus) defensive posture, Peatlands Park, County Armagh, Northern Ireland. September.
Alex Mustard / American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) reflected in the surface as it floats, Jardines de la Reina, Gardens of the Queen National Park, Cuba. Caribbean Sea.
Alex Mustard / Southern stingray (Dasyatis americana) swimming over sand in shallow water, split level photo with blue sky and clouds. The Sandbar, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. British West Indies. Caribbean Sea.
Alex Mustard / Striped mackerel (Rastrelliger kanagurta) mouth wide open as it swims through the water, filtering zoopankton with its gill rakers. Marsa Shouna, Port Ghalib, Marsa Alam, Egypt. Red Sea
Staffan Widstrand / Western crowned pigeon, (Goura cristata), Aiduma Island, Triton Bay, near mainland New Guinea, Western Papua, Indonesian New Guinea
Staffan Widstrand / Wilson's bird-of-paradise (Cicinnurus respublica), Waigeo, Raja Ampat, Western Papua, Indonesian New Guinea
Bruno D'Amicis / Wild Apennine wolf (Canis lupus italicus) in snowy landscape. Central Apennines, Abruzzo, Italy. February. Italian endemic subspecies.
Mark Carwardine / Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) at water surface with mouth open showing baleen plates, San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico