Jack Dykinga / Sandhill crane (Grus canadensis) running to take off into flight, Boque del Apache, New Mexico, USA, December.
Alex Hyde / Leaf-cutter ant (Atta cephalotes) carrying pieces of leaf that they have harvested back to their underground fungus garden in their nest, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
Pedro Narra / Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas), digging nest. Bijagos Islands, Guinea Bissau. Endangered species.
Will Watson / Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) leaping a weir, Shrewsbury, River Severn, Shropshire, England, UK. November.
Pedro Narra / Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) female digging nest on beach at night, Guinea Bissau. Endangered species. 3rd Place in the SOS Especes Menacees / SOS Endangered Species Portfolio category of the Terre S...
Wim van den Heever / Bottlenosed dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) porpoising during annual sardine run, Port St Johns, South Africa. June.
Sven Zacek / Otter (lutra lutra) eating Gudgeon (Gobio gobio) in Southern Estonia, January.
Jenny E. Ross / Svalbard reindeer (Rangifer tarandus platyrhynchus) jumping across a narrow gully, Eidembukta, Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Norway. August.
Cyril Ruoso / Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii) baby reaching up to mother's hand, Gunung Leuser National Park, Sumatra, Indonesia.
Eric Baccega / Afar men mining salt at Lake Assale. Danakil depression, Afar region, Ethiopia, March 2015.
Wild Wonders of Europe / Zankl / Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) emerging from shell, Dalyan delta, Turkey, July.
SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) leaping up a small waterfall in order to reach breeding grounds further upstream, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, UK, October.
George Sanker / White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) females grazing in snow, Acadia National Park, Maine, USA. February.
Espen Bergersen / Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus) flying with guillemot prey. Hornoya bird cliff. Finnmark, Norway. March
Danny Green / Japanese Macaque (Macaca fuscata) carrying young on back through snow, Nagano, Japan, February
Cyril Ruoso / Red deer (Cervus elaphus) male calling during rut, Denmark. Non-ex
Jack Dykinga / Saguaro cactus (Carnegiea gigantea) in flower at night, with The Milky Way behind, Sonoran Desert National Monument, Sierra Estrella Mountain Wilderness, Arizona, USA, May.
David Pattyn / Dalmatian pelicans (Pelecanus crispus) fighting for fish. Lake Kerkini, Greece. February. Vulnerable species.
Tui De Roy / Adelie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) courtship behaviour. Prydz Bay, near Davis Station, Vestfold Hills, Ingrid Christensen Coast, East Antarctica, November.
Kevin Schafer / Guatemalan Black Howler Monkey (Alouatta pigra) calling, Community Baboon Sanctuary, Belize, Central America. Endangered species.
Andy Rouse / Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) reaching upwards, UK. Captive.
Andy Trowbridge / Four Yellow-eyed penguins (Megadyptes antipodes) walking up a sand dune towards their nests, Otago Peninsula, Otago, South Island, New Zealand. September. Endangered Species.
Andy Trowbridge / Yellow-eyed penguin (Megadyptes antipodes) walking up a sand dune towards its nest. Otago Peninsula, Otago, South Island, New Zealand. February. Endangered Species.
Tui De Roy / Snares Crested penguin (Eudyptes robustus) bathing in freshwater pool, Snares Island, New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands. Endemic and vulnerable species.
Steven Kazlowski / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) sow with two juveniles walk along the ice edge during autumn freeze up, Beaufort Sea, off Arctic coast, Alaska
George Sanker / North American River Otter (Lontra canadensis) two swimming near the surface with autumn leaves reflected in water, Acadia National Park, Maine, USA, October.
Espen Bergersen / Male King eiders (Somateria spectabilis) three taking-off from water. Batsfjord, Norway, March.
Denis-Huot / African lion (Panthera leo) male shaking water off mane after rain, Masai-Mara Game Reserve, Kenya. September.
David Pattyn / Great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus) adult running over the water surface during the courtship. The Netherlands. April 2014.Second place in the Species Story category of the Terre Sauvage Nature I...
Markus Varesvuo / Red-crowned Cranes (Grus japonensis) displaying and calling in snow, Hokkaido, Japan, February
Markus Varesvuo / Black Grouse (Tetrao tetrix) displaying with breath vapor at dawn, Utajarvi, Finland, April
Andy Trowbridge / Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos) perched on stump calling. Tomter, Southern Norway. July.
Ben Cranke / Black-striped capuchin (Sapajus libidinosus) using rock as a tool to break open palm nut, Parnaiba Headwaters National Park, Piaui, Brazil. July.
Nick Garbutt / Bornean sun bear (Helarctos malayanus euryspilus) climbing tree at Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC), Sepilok, Sabah, Borneo.
Sam Hobson / Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus), adult male landing on building. Bristol, UK. March.
Mark MacEwen / Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata) relaxing in hot spring in Jigokudani, Yaenkoen, Nagano, Japan, February.
Chris & Monique Fallows / Great white shark (Carchardon carcharias) breaching on seal decoy, False Bay, South Africa
Bertie Gregory / Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) adult breaching, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, July.
Olga Kamenskaya / Mini van crossing over pile of ice on Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia, March.
Erlend Haarberg / Stoat (Mustela erminea) digging in snow, in white winter coat. Vauldalen, Sor-Trondelag, Norway, May.
Ernie Janes / Redshank (Tringa totanus)wading through water with a dead plant in the background, Norfolk, England, UK, November 2013.
Jussi Murtosaari / Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) swiming in sea, southwest Finland, February.
Graham Eaton / Salmon / Trout fish (Salmo sp) jumping a waterfall on the Afon Lledr, Betws Y Coed, Wales, October
Jabruson / Eastern gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) confiscated juvenile recovered by National Park authorities from poachers, awaiting release to the wild in wooden crate, with hand reaching out, Djomba, Vir...
Tim Laman / Male Club-winged Manakin (Machaeropterus deliciosus) hitting his wings (stridulating) together over his back to attract mate, Endemic, Milpe Cloudforest Reserve, Ecuador, January.
Ingo Arndt / Red wood ant (Formica rufa) carrying construction material to anthill (fir needles), Germany.