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.
Dave 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.
Theo Bosboom / Long jawed orb weaver spider (Tetragnatha extensa) catching Emerald damselfly (Lestes sponsa) as it emerges from its nymph exoskeleton, Hondenven, Tubbergen, the Netherlands, July.
David Perpinan / Blue-fronted amazon parrot (Amazona aestiva) entering nest in tree, Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.
Dave 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...
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...