Franco Banfi / Cuckoo wrasse (Labrus mixtus) male in front of Red sea fan, (Paramuricea clavata), Stupiste In dive site, Vis Island, Croatia, Adriatic Sea, Mediterranean
Andy Sands / Parasitic wasp (Monosapyga clavicornis) hovering in front of garden bee hotel looking for hosts nests while being watched by the Bee (Chelostoma campanularum) Hertfordshire, England, UK, June
Doug Gimesy / Long-nosed potoroo (Potorous tridactylus) portrait showing sharp curved claws on front feet for foraging, Victoria, Australia. Controlled conditions.
Espen Bergersen / Northern fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) in front of the Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Iceland. May
Andres M. Dominguez / Adult male King Eider (Somateria spectabilis).Batsfjord, Norway, March.
Will Burrard-Lucas / White rhino (Ceratotherium simum), portrait. Solio Game Reserve, Solio Ranch, Kenya. Taken with remote camera buggy / BeetleCam.
Danny Green / Grizzly bear (Ursus arctos) running through water, portrait. Lake Clark National Park, Alaska, USA. September.
Gabriel Rojo / Jaguar (Panthera onca) lying on tree roots, portrait. Mato Grosso, Pantanal, Brazil.
Heather Angel / Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) portrait, in falling snow. Captive bred, in enclosure, Panda Breeding Centre, Wolong, Sichuan Province, China. February 2008.
David Woodfall / Cheviot sheep grazing eroding machair at front of sand dunes, North Uist, Scotland, UK, June.
Andy Rouse / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris) male, sub-adult aged three years, face portrait. Ranthambhore National Park, India.
Andy Rouse / European badger (Meles meles) cub in grassland with woodland behind. Scotland, UK. June.
SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Brown Hare (Lepus europaeus) shaking water from front paws , Scotland, UK.May
SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Cuckoo wrasse (Labrus bergylta) and Ballan wrasse (Labrus bergylta) on the wreck of Jayne, Shetland
Theo Bosboom / Wave breaking in front of the two famous sea stacks Risin and Kellingin on the Faroe Islands. March 2018.
David Pattyn / Golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) in flight in front of a vertical rocky mountain side, Gran Paradiso National Park, Aosta Valley, Italy, May
David Pattyn / Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) breaching in front of a tourist boat, Puerto Lopez , Santa Elena Peninsula, Manabi Province, Ecuador, July
Staffan Widstrand / Golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) in flight over snow. Kalvtrask, Vasterbotten, Lapland, Sweden. January.
Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) brooding chick aged 1-3 weeks, portrait. Atka Bay, Antarctica. August.
Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) pair in courtship, on sea ice. Atka Bay, Antarctica. May.
Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) chick aged six to eight weeks stretching whilst on brooding parent's feet. Adult looking down at chick. Atka Bay, Antarctica. September.
Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) adult brooding chick with two additional chicks seeking protection while parents are at sea. Atka Bay, Antarctica. September.
Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) chick aged six to eight weeks, portrait. Atka Bay, Antarctica. September.
Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri), two chicks aged six to eight weeks huddling together. Atka Bay, Antarctica. September.
SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / European badger (Meles meles) foraging in front of house at night. Glenfeshie, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, UK.
SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / European badger (Meles meles) in front of house at night, Glenfeshie, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, UK.
SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Red deer (Cervus elaphus) stag in upland landscape. Lochcarron, Highlands, Scotland, UK.
Lorraine Bennery / Blue-eyed lemur (Eulemur flavifrons) male looking down from branch. Sahamalaza, Madagascar.