Morley Read / Lantern fly (Fulgora laternaria) walking along a branch in the rainforest, Orellana Province, Ecuador.
Morley Read / Close-up portrait of a South American common toad (Rhinella margaritifera) amongst leaf litter, Orellana Province, Ecuadorian Amazon.
Nick Upton / Male Thick-legged flower beetle (Oedemera nobilis), with a Pyramidal orchid (Anacamptis pyramidalis) pollinium attached to its head, nectaring on Common hogweed flowers (Heracleum sphondylium), Wiltsh...
Jack Dykinga / Burrowing owls (Athene cunicularia) one moving its head - with blurred motion. Marana, Arizona, USA, November.
Nigel Cattlin / Immature caterpillar of a codling moth (Cydia pomonell) eating its way through a gallery in a ripening apple fruit, Berkshire, July
David Woodfall / Red Deer (Cervus elaphus) portrait of head of stag and antlers. Alladale Estate, Scotland, UK, October.
Morley Read / Leaf frog (Agalychnis hulli) blinking its eyes and turning around, Orellana Province, Ecuador. (non-ex)
Staffan Widstrand / African bush elephant, (Loxodonta africana) two head to head playing, Zimanga Private Nature Reserve, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
George Sanker / Great egret (Ardea alba) diving head into water to catch prey, in evening light. Myakka River State Park, Florida, USA, March. Sequence 1/2.
Nick Hawkins / Fishing ropes wrap around the head and mouth, damaging the baleen of a severely entangled North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, Canada. Fishing gear entanglem...
Nick Hawkins / Head of a North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) showing callosities, patches of roughened skin that are unique to each whale. Gulf of Saint Lawrence, Canada. IUCN Status: Endangered. August
Oscar Dewhurst / Great bittern (Botaurus stellaris) head and neck, looking up through reeds. Suffolk, UK. November.
Ross Hoddinott / Banded demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens) male, resting on grass head, Lower Tamar Lakes, Cornwall, UK. June.
Marie Read / California quail (Callipepla californica), male emerging from behind snowbank in winter, Mono Lake Basin, California, USA
Marie Read / Great blue heron (Ardea herodias) in breeding plumage, head and shoulders showing plumes on crown and neck, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, New York, USA, May.
Theo Bosboom / Common limpets (Patella vulgata) hit by a big wave from the Atlantic ocean at the coast of Crohy head, Donegal, Ireland. November 2017
George Sanker / North American river otter (Lontra canadensis) swimming with head above water. Acadia National Park, Maine, USA. November.
Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) forming breeding colony at start of winter. Atka Bay, Antarctica. April.
Alex Hyde / Southern Elephant Seal bull (Mirounga leonina) close up portrait, King Haakon Bay, South Georgia. November.
Jed Weingarten / Wild Wonders of China / Takin (Budorcas taxicolor) Tangjiahe Nature Reserve, Sichuan Province, China. April.
Paul Hobson / Parrot snake (Leptophis ahaetulla) in aggressive pose with mouth open. Costa Rica.
Paul Hobson / Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia) preening, close up. Hungary. May.
Axel Gomille / Wolf (Canis lupus), in meadow, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany