Nick Garbutt / Aggregation / bloom / swarm of Moon Jellyfish (Aurelia aurita) in the clear waters of Loch Na Keal, off the Isle of Mull, north west Scotland, UK, June, Photographed through the surface.
Philippe Clement / Blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) collecting cotton wool for nest building before flying out of frame, Belgium, April.
Dave Bevan / Pair of Grey wagtails (Motacilla cinerea) feeding nestlings and removing faecal sacs before flying out of frame, Carmarthenshire, Wales, UK, June.
Danny Green / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) licking paw, close-up. Svalbard, Norway, April.
Morley Read / Slow motion clip of a Forest whiptail lizard (Kentropyx pelviceps) blinking its eye, showing nictitating membrane crossing the eye, Amazon rainforest, Orellana Province, Ecuador.
Andy Rouse / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris) male, sub-adult aged three years, face portrait. Ranthambhore National Park, India.
Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) colony, males huddling whilst incubating eggs. Atka Bay, Antarctica. July.
Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) forming breeding colony at start of winter. Atka Bay, Antarctica. April.
Karine Aigner / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) head, close up. Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan, India.
Dave Bevan / Female Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs) bringing moss to nest and incorporating it into nest before flying out of frame, Carmarthenshire, Wales, UK, May.
Chris Gomersall / Large flock of Red knot (Calidris canutus) moving at high tide roost, in winter plumage, Snettisham RSPB Reserve, Norfolk, England, UK, September.
Steve Downer / Wood pigeon (Columba palumbus) feeding in a garden, flies to fence and then out of frame, Birmingham, England, UK, March.
Staffan Widstrand / Wild Wonders of China / Portrait of a Golden snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus roxellana) full frame of the face, Foping Nature Reserve, Shaanxi, China. Endangered species
Alex Mustard / RF - Bannerfish (Heniochus diphreutes) schooling in coral reef. Long exposure. North Male Atoll, Maldives. Indian Ocean. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Lucas Bustamante / Female African lion (Panthera leo) face portrait, Etosha National Park, Harare Province, Namibia.
Lucas Bustamante / Red tailed boa constrictor (Boa constrictor constrictor) juvenile, portrait, with tail wrapped round head, Cuayabeno, Sucumbios, Ecuador.
Fred Olivier / Close-up of a group of Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) chicks huddled together in a blizzard, covered in snow, Adelie Land, Antarctica, January.
Jack Dykinga / Agave (Agave utahensis) close up of spines with Pinyon pine cone (Pinus edulis) wedged amongst them. Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, Arizona, USA
Jack Dykinga / Hairy bird's foot morning glory (Ipomoea leptotoma) flower over Prickly pair (Opuntia sp) Catalina State Park, near Tucson, Arizona, USA, August.
Neil Aldridge / Steenbok (Raphicerus campestris) female standing framed by a fallen tree, Mapungubwe National Park, Limpopo Province, South Africa.
Fiona Rogers / Mountain gorilla (Gorilla gorilla beringei) female portrait , part of the 'Munyanga' group. Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo, March.
Fiona Rogers / Mountain gorilla (Gorilla gorilla beringei) female portrait, member of 'Humba' group . Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo, March.
Danny Green / Coastal brown bear cubs (Ursus arctos) resting, Lake Clarke National Park, Alaska, September
Yashpal Rathore / Demoiselle crane (Anthropoides virgo) flying silhouetted and framed by Jarokha (carved windows) of a Haveli or townhouse. Khichan, Western Rajasthan, India. December.
Alex Hyde / RF - Close up of feathers of a Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao) Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Lucas Bustamante / Anthony's poison-frog (Epipedobates anthonyi) seen through hole in leaf. Buenaventura Reserve, El Oro, Ecuador.
John Waters / Close-up timelapse of a Common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) flower opening, UK. Controlled conditions.
Klein & Hubert / Herd of Rove goats (Capra aegagrus hircus) walking to feeding grounds, Provence, France.
Pete Oxford / San Lucas marsupial frog (Gastrotheca pseustes) captive, occurs in Ecuadorian Andes.
Wim van den Heever / Leopard (Panthera pardus) cub looking up at birds (out of frame) with mother in background, Khwai River, Botswana. Highly commended in the Mammals category of the Asferico Photography Competition 201...
Edwin Giesbers / Brown headed spider monkey (Ateles fusciceps) mother and baby, captive occurs in Central and South America.
Edwin Giesbers / Western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) baby resting on mother's back, captive, occurs in Central Africa. Critically endangered.
Edwin Giesbers / Western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) twin babies age 45 days, resting on mother's chest, captive, occurs in Central Africa. Critically endangered.
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.
Edwin Giesbers / Western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) twin babies age 45 days sleeping in mother's arms, captive, occurs in Central Africa. Critically endangered.
Edwin Giesbers / Western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) twin babies age 45 days sleeping on mother's chest, captive, occurs in Central Africa. Critically endangered.
Edwin Giesbers / Western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) twin babies age 45 days resting side by side in mother's arms, captive, occurs in Central Africa. Critically endangered.
Edwin Giesbers / Golden lion tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia) captive, occurs in the Atlantic Rainforest of Brazil. Critically endangered.
Edwin Giesbers / European bison (Bison bonasus) close up portrait showing horns, Zuid-Kennemerland National Park, the Netherlands. January. Reintroduced species.
Juan Carlos Munoz / Close up of horse wearing bridle, Sierra de Gredos, Avila, Castile and Leon, Spain.
Gerrit Vyn / Greater snow geese (Chen caerulescens) taking flight at sunset during migration. Montezuma National Wildlife Rescue, New York, USA. March.
Pal Hermansen / Blizzard on the coast of Lofoten in black and white, Norway, March. Winner of the Natural Adversities category of the Asferico Competition 2015.
Theo Bosboom / Birch tree (Betula pendula) with lichen, camouflaged against lichen covered rock face, Muddus National Park, Sweden. September 2014. Highly commended in GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Yea...
Solvin Zankl / The Scarce Merveille du Jour (Moma alpium) caterpillar with urticating hairs on English oak tree (Quercus robur) leaf, Stettin Lagoon, Bay of Szczecin, Germany, August.
Klein & Hubert / Close up of face and eyes of tabby cat.
Pal Hermansen / Herd of domesticated Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) moving around, Norway, September.