Duncan Usher / Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia), Alentejo, Portugal
Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals / One piglet from a large litter looks around her small crate as her mother lies immobile beside her. Sows are kept in gestation crates and then farrowing crates in industrial farms, which is the standa...
Jeff Foott / Gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) sub adult male feeding on vegetation, close up. Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda, Africa.
Ingo Arndt / Close up of Honey bees (Apis mellifera) forming 'chains' and a 'ball' at the top of their tree hole nest as they establish a colony, Germany.
Nick Garbutt / Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) amongst group hauled out on shore. Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Norway. July.
Tony Wu / Harlequin mantis shrimp (Odontodactylus scyllarus), close up of compound eyes. Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Simon Littlejohn / Close-up of a female Patagonian puma (Puma concolor patagonica) feeding on a Guanaco (Lama guanicoe) carcass, filmed with a remote camera, Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile, May.
Simon Littlejohn / Flock of Griffon vultures (Gyps fulvus) feeding, Andalusia, Spain, May.
Simon Littlejohn / Close-up of a female European otter (Lutra lutra) and two juveniles feeding in a river, River Stour, Dorset, England, UK, June.
Brandon Cole / Crocodile fish (Cymbacephalus beauforti) camouflaged, Egypt, Red Sea.
Brandon Cole / Bluespotted ribbontail ray (Taeniura lymma) Egypt, Red Sea.
Tui De Roy / Alcedo giant tortoise (Chelonoidis vandenburghi), Alcedo Volcano, Isabela Island, Galapagos
Alex Hyde / Red-green carpet moth (Chloroclysta siterata), underside of individual resting on a window. Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. April. Focus stacked image.
Alex Hyde / Red velvet mite (Trombidium holosericeum) running across soil where it hunts smaller invertebrates. Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. April.
Sergio Hanquet / Pilot whale (Globicephala macorhynchus) close-up of submerged adult. Tenerife, Canary Islands.
David Hall / A Giant rock scallop (Crassadoma gigantea) encrusted with and surrounded by several other invertebrates, including White anemones (Metridium sp.), White mushroom ascidians (Distaplia sp.), Red soft co...
Ross Hoddinott / Male fern (Dryopteris filix-mas) close-up, Broxwater, Cornwall, UK, May
Ross Hoddinott / Common blue damselfly (Enallagma cyathigerum), close up portrait, Broxwater, Cornwall, UK. August .
Richard Sidey / Extreme close-up of a Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae), with eye looking directly at the camera as the whale turns, Antarctic Peninsula.
Shane Gross / A Giant clam (Tridacna gigas) surrounded by Lettuce coral (Turbinaria reniformis), Kosrae, Micronesia.
Alex Mustard / Dugong (Dugong dugon) male feeding on a seagrass meadow (Halophila stipulacea), accompanied by a young Golden trevally (Gnathanodon speciosus). Marsa Nabaa, Marsa Alam, Egypt. Red Sea
Alex Mustard / Oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus) is framed by the surface. Elphinstone reef, Marsa Alam, Egypt. Red Sea.
John Cancalosi / Corn snake (Pantherophis guttatus) young hatching, captive. Maryland, USA.
Doug Gimesy / Long-nosed potoroo (Potorous tridactylus) portrait showing sharp curved claws on front feet for foraging, Victoria, Australia. Controlled conditions.
Shane Gross / Clark's Anemonefish (Amphiprion clarkii) tending to her eggs. Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea
Erlend Haarberg / Mountain hare (Lepus timidus) in spring outside a Norwegian house, Vauldalen, Norway, May.