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
Doug Gimesy / Signs explaining that the St Kilda Penguin colony is closed for viewing until further notice due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. St Kilda pier, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia. April 2020
Ashley Cooper / Pumping out floodwater from the Civic Centre in Carlisle, Cumbria on Tuesday 8th December 2015, after torrential rain from storm Desmond. England, UK, December 2015.
Ross Hoddinott / Female chalkhill blue butterfly (Lysandra coridon) with wings closed resting on Devils-bit scabious (Succisa pratensis), Hatch Hill, Somerset, UK. August 2016.
Klein & Hubert / Mangalica Wool Pig (Sus scrofa domesticus), head portrait of boar, Germany.
Andy Rouse / African Lion (Panthera leo) female carrying young cub. Masai Mara, Kenya, Africa. August.
Alex Mustard / Maldivian anemonefish (Amphiprion nigripes) shelters against a closed magnificent sea anemone (Heteractis magnifica). Male Atoll, Maldives. Indian Ocean.
Edwin Giesbers / Western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) twin babies age 45 days resting on mother's chest, one suckling. captive, occurs in Central Africa. Critically endangered.
Yukihiro Fukuda / Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata fuscata) rare white furred baby playing with another baby. Jigokudani Valley, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. June.
Staffan Widstrand / Wild Wonders of China / Crested myna starlings (Arcidotheres cristatellus) sitting on domestic waterbuffaloes (Bubalus domesticus), Poyang Ho Lake, Jiangxi province, China
Pal Hermansen / Yellow-billed oxpecker (Buphagus africanus) on African buffalo (Syncerus caffer), Masai Mara, Kenya
Ole Jorgen Liodden / Arctic tern (Sterna paridisea) mobbing, Arctic fox (Alopex lagopus) in Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Norway, July.
Ole Jorgen Liodden / Walruses (Odobenus rosmarus) adult and young hauled on ice. Hinlopen, Svalbard, Norway, June.
Solvin Zankl / Black backed jackal (Canis mesomelas) attacking Cape fur seal (Arctocephalus pusillus) pup, Sperrgebiet National Park, Namibia, December. Sequence 3/6
Steven Kazlowski / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) young bear rolling around in the snow, on newly formed pack ice during autumn freeze up, Beaufort Sea, off Arctic coast, Alaska
Alex Mustard / RF- Pair of Red Sea anemonefish (Amphiprion bicinctus) in Magnificent sea anemone (Heteractis magnifica), which has closed up in the late afternoon revealing its red skirt. St Johns Reef. Egypt. Red S...
Alex Mustard / Red Sea anemonefish (Amphiprion bicinctus) in Magnificent sea anemone (Heteractis magnifica), which has closed up in the late afternoon, on coral reef under stormy seas. St Johns Reef. Egypt. Red Sea.
Mark MacEwen / Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata) relaxing in hot spring in Jigokudani, Yaenkoen, Nagano, Japan, February.
Mark MacEwen / Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata) sleeping at hot spring in Jigokudani, Yaenkoen, Nagano, Japan, February.
Andy Trowbridge / Arctic Fox (Alopex / Vulpes lagopus) yawning, during moult from grey summer fur to winter white. Dovrefjell National Park, Norway, September.
Ann & Steve Toon / Namaqua chameleon (Chamaeleo namaquensis), being scanned for microchip, part of conservation project, Namib Desert, Namibia, April
Pascal Tordeux / Boy feeding a Little owl (Athene noctua) chick hit by a car, France, May 2013. Model released.
Ingo Arndt / Red-eyed tree frog (Agalychnis callidryas) eye closed with semi-transparent eyelid that allows it to see its surroundings even while resting, Costa Rica.
Erlend Haarberg / Stoat (Mustela erminea) in white winter coat. Vauldalen, Sor-Trondelag, Norway, May.
Andy Rouse / Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) mother and cub playing, Maasai Mara, Kenya, Africa. Honoured in the African wildlife category
Ben Cranke,Ben Cranke / Japanese Macaques (Macaca fuscatata) grooming in hot springs, Jigokudani, Nagano Prefecture, Honshu, Japan
Alex Mustard / A diver explores Nikulasargj Canyona deep fault filled with fresh water in the rift valley between the Eurasian and American tectonic plates at Thingvellir National Park, Iceland. May 2011. In this ph...
Diane McAllister,Diane McAllister / Japanese Macaque (Macaca fuscata) young one, appearing quite relaxed in thermal pool, even falling asleep, in Jigokudani, Japan, February
Shattil & Rozinski,Shattil & Rozinski / Black bear (Ursus americanus) cub climbing a fence, Minnesota, USA, May.
Denis-Huot / Leopard (Panthera pardus) female yawning, Samburu game reserve, Kenya
Edwin Giesbers,Edwin Giesbers / Hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) one week old orphan at rescue centre, captive
Solvin Zankl / Common European toads (Bufo bufo) mating, with membranes closed over eyes for protection, Solling, Central Germany.
Andy Rouse / African lioness (Panthera leo) resting with head on another at sunrise, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Juergen Freund / Spectacled flying fox (Pteropus conspicillatus) babies swaddled in cloth ready to sleep, Tolga Bat Hospital, Atherton, North Queensland, Australia. January 2008.
Klaus Echle / Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) resting in woodland, sleeping, Black Forest, Germany, Winner of Fritz Polking portfolio prize , GDT 2011 competition
Laurie Campbell / Common / Harbour Seal (Phoca vitulina) bottling / sleeping upright in water and moored in bed of sea thong weed, Islay, Scotland, April
Carol Walker / Mustang / wild horse, yearling cremello colt Claro in thick winter coat, stretching, McCullough Peak herd, Wyoming, USA, February 2008
Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Large blue butterfly (Phengaris arion) resting on Pyramidal orchid (Anacamptis pyramidalis) flower, Collard Hill, Somerset, England, UK, June 2011
Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Large blue butterfly (Maculinea arion) on a Common Centaury (Centaurium erythraea) flower, Collard Hill, Somerset, England, UK, June 2011. Did you know? The large blue's life cycle is dependent on the...
Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION / Ringlet butterfly (Aphantopus hyperanthus) with wings closed, Somerset Levels, UK, July
Michele Westmorland / Underwater Sculpture Gallery off Molinere Point, created by Jason de Caires Taylor. Colonised by sea life, Grenada, West-Indies, Caribbean, May 2009. No release.
Andy Rouse / Man playing in deep snow with dogs (two German shepherds and a spaniel) on closed road on Caerphilly Mountain, Caerphilly, South Wales, UK, December 2010, Model released
Markus Varesvuo / Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) landing in snow. Kuusamo, Finland, February.
Chadden Hunter / Southern elephant seal (Mirounga leonina) close up of sleeping individual, South Georgia. Taken on location for BBC Frozen Planet series, 2008
Jeff Rotman / Snake charmer with scorpions climbing over his hands and face, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, December 2007, Model released
Grzegorz Lesniewski / Ural Owl (Strix uralensis) perched. Bieszczady National Park, the Carpathians, Poland, December.
David Woodfall / Bull Grey Seal (Halichoerus grypus) asleep in pool with reflection of bombing range sign in pool. Donna Nook, UK, November.