Fred Olivier / Tawny hermit crab (Coenobita rugosus) emerging from its shell, Christmas Island, Indian Ocean, Australian Territory.
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 / Juvenile Green woodpecker (Picus viridis) leaving nest hole, shot looking up trunk, Bedfordshire, England, UK, June.
Kim Taylor / Timelapse of a cluster of Large white butterfly (Pieris brasssicae) eggs hatching over the course of a day, caterpillars begin to feed. Controlled conditions.
Jurgen Freund / Timelapse of Maiden's veil fungi (Phallus indusiatus) emerging, North Queensland, Australia.
David Perpinan / Blue-fronted amazon parrot (Amazona aestiva) entering nest in tree, Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.
Brian Bevan / Two Giant african snails (Achatina fulica) emerging from their shells and looking around, UK. Captive.
Huw Cordey / Mexican free-tailed bats (Tadarida brasiliensis) emerging from Bracken Cave, Texas. Over 15 million bats are thought to live in this cave, making it the greatest concentration of mammals on the planet...
Jordi Chias / Spotted catshark (Scyliorhinus canicula) just hatched from egg case that is on Seafan (Paramuricea clavata), Ullastres seamount, Costa Brava, Llafranch, Catalunya, Spain
Brent Stephenson / Type B Killer whale (Orca orcinus) surfacing, close-up, Antarctic Sound, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctic, January.
Pedro Narra / Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) hatchlings emerging from nest, Bissagos Islands, Guinea Bissau. Endangered species. 3rd Place in the SOS Especes Menacees / SOS Endangered Species Portfolio category of...
Alex Mustard / Reticulate stargazer (Uranoscopus sp.) emerging from the sand. Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Lembeh Strait, Molucca Sea.
Will Burrard-Lucas / Big-headed mole rat (Tachyoryctes macrocephalus) appearing from its hole, Bale Mountains National Park, Ethiopia. Taken with remote camera.
Jabruson / Mass emergence of rainforest Skipper butterflies (Melphina sp.) Lokoue Bai, Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Cuvette, Republic of Congo.
Ingo Arndt / Bark beetle (Scolytinae) galleries in dead spruce tree (Picea abies), Bayerischer Wald / Bavarian Forest National Park, Germany., June.
Peter Cairns / Wood patterns in Lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA, January.
Floris van Breugel / Emerging spring leaves adorn the mossy trees - Vine Maple (Acer circinatum) and Alder (Alnus rubra) in Mt Baker - Snoqualmie National Forest. Washington. April 2013
Dr. Axel Gebauer / Bacteria - iron and manganese oxidizers and their complementary reducers, in the mud of an empty fish pond, Upper Lusatia Heath and Pond Landscape, Upper Lusatia UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Germany
Franco Banfi / Ice formations, Lake Sassolo, Sambuco valley, Ticino, Switzerland
Andy Rouse / African Lion (Panthera leo) male emerging from bush, Masai Mara, Kenya
Alex Mustard,Alex Mustard / A signal blenny (Emblemaria hypacanthus) displays its showy dorsal fin as it extends out of its tube home. La Paz, Mexico. Sea Of Cortez, East Pacific Ocean.
Terry Whittaker,Terry Whittaker / Water Vole (Arvicola amphibius) emerging from pipe at side of river, Kent, UK, December
Jan Hamrsky,Jan Hamrsky / Trumpet animalcules (Stentor polymorphus) with algal symbionts (Chlorella), Europe, controlled conditions
Paul Harcourt Davies,Paul Harcourt Davies / Emergence of Two-tailed Pasha butterfly (Charaxes jasius) Podere Montecucco. Orvieto, Umbria, Italy August. Sequence 6 of 9
Paul Harcourt Davies / Emergence of Two-tailed Pasha butterfly (Charaxes jasius) Podere Montecucco. Orvieto, Umbria, Italy August. Sequence 1 of 9
Mark MacEwen / Mopane moth (Imbrasia belina) eggs hatching, Tuli Block, Botswana