Nick Garbutt / Aggregation / bloom / swarm of Moon Jellyfish (Aurelia aurita) in the clear waters of Loch Na Keal, off the Isle of Mull, north west Scotland, UK, June, Photographed through the surface.
Andy Rouse / Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) portrait in sea-ice landscape. Wide angle / fish-eye shot. Svalbard, Norway, September.
Bence Mate / Leaf cutter ant (Atta sp) female worker carrying leaf to nest, with a smaller 'minor' ant riding. The minor's job is to protect her sister from parasitic flies. Costa Rica, December. Highly Commended,...
Klaus Echle / Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) walking along a fallen trunk in misty forest. Black Forest, Germany, November.
Ole Jorgen Liodden / Arctic tern (Sterna paradisaea) attacking an Arctic Fox (Vulpes / Alopex lagopus) protecting its nest site, Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Norway. Highly commended, MAMMALS, GDT 2011 competition
Guy Edwardes / Path towards the coastguard cottages and the Seven Sisters Chalk Cliffs. Seaford Head Nature Reserve, East Sussex, UK, May 2009.
Rolf Nussbaumer / Dung Beetle (Scarabaeinae) adult rolling dung ball. Laredo, Webb County, South Texas, USA Not available for ringtone/wallpaper use.
Doug Perrine / Bioluminescence from glowing plankton in sea tide line on beach, with stars above and ship lights on horizon, Vaadhoo Island, Raa Atoll, Maldives, Indian Ocean, October 2010
Andy Rouse / Portrait of a Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos) cub with paw over face. Katmai, Alaska, USA, September. Not available for ringtone/wallpaper use.
David Kjaer / Flock of Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) gathering before landing at winter roost, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, UK, January
Andy Sands / Long Water Measurer (Hydrometra stagnorum) drinking by piercing surface tension with mouthparts. Captive, UK, July.
Andy Sands / Robberfly (Machimus cingulatus) head close up showing large compound eyes. Captive, UK, July.
Andy Sands / Glow Worm (Lampyris noctiluca) female glowing after dark. Hertfordshire, England, UK, July.
Andy Sands / Glow Worm (Lampyris noctiluca) female glowing after dark. Hertfordshire, England, Uk, July.
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.
Norma Brazendale / Late afternoon sun on Wirral coastal sands. Leasowe, Merseyside, England, January 2012.
Carol Walker / Horse in snow storm with shed in background, USA
Carol Walker / Wild Horse / Mustang shaking head and mane, Adobe Town Herd Area, southwestern Wyoming, USA, WINNER OF WILD HORSE SECTION, EQUINE IDEAL PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST 2012
Ingo Arndt / Glaucous winged gull (Larus glaucescens) calling, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska, USA, August
Ingo Arndt / Wind storm in Fortuna Bay area, South Georgia, February 2011
Ingo Arndt / Floodplain with Pandanus palms under storm clouds, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia, December 2010
Ingo Arndt / Fisheries Protection Vessel (Pharos) arrived at King Edward Point with King penguins on shoreline, South Georgia Heritage Trust Rat Eradication Project, South Georgia, February 2011
Ingo Arndt / Aboriginal Rock Art / depicting human figure / Anbangbang Gallery / Nourlangie Range / Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
Ingo Arndt / Antarctic Fur Seal (Arctocephalus gazella) in old Whaling Station, South Georgia, February
Ingo Arndt / Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) diving into water to catch a fish, Hessen, Germany, sequence 1/9
Ingo Arndt / Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) diving into water to catch a fish, Hessen, Germany, sequence 7/9
Ingo Arndt / Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) leaving water after successfully catching a fish, Hessen, Germany, sequence 9/9
Ingo Arndt / King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) rookery crowded with nesting birds incubating eggs or protecting their small chicks, Salisbury Plain, South Georgia Island, February 2011
Ingo Arndt / Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) preening, Prion Island, South Georgia Island, February
Ingo Arndt / Mayflies (Palingenia longicauda) swarming, Tisza river, Hungary, June
Ingo Arndt / King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) dispute on beach, Volunteer Point, Falkland Islands, February
Ingo Arndt / Intermediate Egret (Egretta intermedia) Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia, December
Ingo Arndt / Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) bull, Jason Harbour, South Georgia, February
Uri Golman / Asiatic lionesses and cubs (Panthera leo persica) drinking from pool, Gir Forest NP, Gujarat, India. Water is scarce in the Gir, so Forest staff keep a network of drinking pools topped up for the wild...
Uri Golman / Asiatic lion cub (Panthera leo persica) looking up into tree, possibly at a bird, Gir Forest NP, Gujarat, India
Laurie Campbell / Female Scottish wildcat (Felis silvestris grampia) portrait, in winter coat, semi habituated living wild in native oakwood, Lochaber, Scotland, April
Laurie Campbell / Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) mature tree in evening light, Abernethy Forest RSPB Reserve, Cairngorms National Park, August
Laurie Campbell / Sandstone cliffs, Rackwick Bay, Hoy, Orkney, Scotland, July 2004
Laurie Campbell / Mountain pansy (Viola lutea) flowers, Strathspey, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, June
Laurie Campbell / Two caught Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus) Isle of Skye, Hebrides, Scotland, August
Laurie Campbell / Row of Larch trees on flowering heather moorland, Lammermuir Hills, Berwickshire, Scotland, August
Laurie Campbell / Golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) chick, one week, in eyrie showing egg-tooth on tip of bill, Argyll, Scotland, early May
Laurie Campbell / Common starling (Sturnus vulgaris) flock at dusk engaging in pre-roost display, Dumfries-shire, Scotland, March
Laurie Campbell / Black-headed gulls (Larus ridibundus) robbing Puffin (Fratercula arctica) of catch, Farne Islands, Northumberland, England, June
Laurie Campbell / Cliff scenery at North Hoy, Hoy, Orkney, Scotland, July 2008