Andy Rouse / Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) portrait in sea-ice landscape. Wide angle / fish-eye shot. Svalbard, Norway, September.
Mark Bowler / Aerial view of Yavari-Mirin River and oxbow lake and Amazon Rainforest, Peru, July.
Ole Jorgen Liodden / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) standing on ice floe, looking at camera. Svalbard, Norway. August.
Andy Rouse / Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) silhouetted at sunset, Galapagos.
Ernie Janes / Fulmar (Fulmaris glacialis) in flight with Hunstanton, Norfolk, England, UK, February.
Enrique Lopez-Tapia / Karo boys with decorative skin painting. Karo tribe, Omo river, Ethiopia, November 2014
Enrique Lopez-Tapia / Karo boys with decorative skin painting.Territory of the Karo tribe. Omo river. Ethiopia, November 2014
Ole Jorgen Liodden / Campbell albatross (Thalassarche impavida) in flight, silhouetted at sunset, near Campbell Islands, Sub-Antarctic New Zealand. February.
Espen Bergersen / Fluke of diving Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) with full moon low on the horizon during polar night time, with blow from second whale in the background, Kvaloya, Troms, Northern Norway. Novem...
Denis-Huot / Aerial view of African elephants (Loxodonta africana) and African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) at a water hole during the dry season, Tsavo East National Park, Kenya. October.
Chris & Monique Fallows / Great white shark (Carchardon carcharias) breaching on seal decoy, False Bay, South Africa
Olga Kamenskaya / Car on thick Lake Baikal ice, Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia, March. Property released.
Olga Kamenskaya / Ice pile of broken shelf ice, near the shore of Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia, March.
Benoit Stichelbaut / Rough seas during Storm 'Ruth', Ile d'Ouessant, Armorique Regional Park, Iles du Ponant, Finistere, Brittany, France, Iroise Sea. 8th February 2014. France, Bretagne, Finistere, Mer d'Iroise, Iles du...
Benoit Stichelbaut / Rough seas at d'Ar-Men lighthouse during Storm 'Ruth', Ile de Sein, Armorique Regional Park. Iles du Ponant, Finistere, Brittany, France, Iroise Sea. 8th February 2014. France, Bretagne, Finistere, M...
Tim Laman / Aerial view of morning mist above the Tiputini River in Yasuni National Park, Francisco de Orellana Province, Ecuador, July.
David Pattyn / Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) tail slapping, tail lob, lobtailing. Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, July.
Jack Dykinga / Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) near Isla Animas, Sea of Cortez, Baja Sur, Mexico.
Kirkendall-Spring / View over the Campbell Lakes with stormy clouds at dusk, viewed from Walker Valley Overlook in Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge, Oregon, USA, May 2013.
Ingo Arndt / Olive ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) digging their nests by night with stars during an arribada (mass nesting event) to lay eggs, Pacific Coast, Ostional, Costa Rica.
Chris & Monique Fallows / Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) cruising on the surface at sunset, Dyer Island, Gansbaai, South Africa
Adam Burton / Towering granite cliffs at Gwennap Head near Land's End, Cornwall, England. May 2012.
Andy Rouse,Andy Rouse / Waterfall from ice cliffs and polar ice cap. Austfonna Polar Ice Cap, Svalbard, Arctic. August 2011. Highly commended in the GDT competition 2013
Richard Du Toit / Aerial Photograph of Lake Sibaya / Sibhayi, KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa, Indian Ocean, June 2010
Richard Du Toit / Aerial photograph of Western Cape Province, Cape Agulhas, Indian Ocean, South Africa, August 2010
Denis-Huot,Denis-Huot / Lesser flamingo (Phoeniconaias minor) aerial view of flock and geyser, Bogoria Game Reserve, Kenya
Claudio Contreras / View from bangka boat at dawn, Danajon Bank, Central Visayas, Philippines, April 2013
Juan Carlos Munoz / Double-crested Cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus) and Brown pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis) on small island, Isla Contoy National Park, Quintana Roo, Yuccatan Penninsula, Mexico
Staffan Widstrand,Staffan Widstrand / Fishermen in boats, Pulicat Lake, Tamil Nadu, India, January 2013.
Michael Pitts,Michael Pitts / Aerial of Kossol Passage, Kossol Reef, Palau Islands, North Pacific Ocean.
Sven Zacek,Sven Zacek / Dawn over frozen Lake Peipsi, with sheet ice formations caused by strong wind. Eastern Estonia, December 2012.
Sven Zacek,Sven Zacek / Waves along the Baltic Sea coast of Northern Estonia. January 2012.
Jurgen Freund,Jurgen Freund / Aerial view of the flooded Lake Eyre National Park. South Australia, June 2011
Jurgen Freund,Jurgen Freund / Aerial of Simpson Desert Regional Reserve where lakes amongst the sand dunes. Normally dry, the lakes only have water during a very wet season, South Australia, June 2011
Michael Pitts,Michael Pitts / Coconut palms (Cocos nucifera) with the moon rising, Tobago, Caribbean.
Gavin Hellier / Anakena beach, monolithic giant stone Moai statues of Ahu Nau Nau, four of which have topknots, Isla de Pascua / Easter Island, Rapa Nui, Chile 2008
Juan Carlos Munoz / Aerial view over subtropical mangrove wetlands of the Everglades National Park. Florida, USA, February 2012.
Sandra Bartocha / Dark clouds above the North Sea, Norderney, Germany, September
Juan Carlos Munoz / Aerial image showing light reflected off the deep blue of the sea around the Bahamas archipelago, Caribbean, February 2012
Alex Mustard / A split level view of shallow water and clouds in summer, Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, British West Indies. Caribbean Sea.
Graham Eaton / View towards Bardsey Island / Ynys Enlli, Aberdaron, Gwynedd, Wales, UK, January
Andy Rouse / Polar ice cap at sunset. Austfonna Polar Ice Cap, Svalbard, Norway, August 2011.
Jenny E. Ross / Carcass of a recently-killed Pacific Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus divergens) on beach. Chukotka, Russia, August.
Brent Stephenson / A rough and windy day in the Drake Passage with Force 9+ beaufort scale conditions. Drake Passage, South Atlantic, January.
Brent Stephenson / A cruise ship heads back up the Beagle Channel towards Ushuaia at the end of an Antarctic cruise. Beagle Channel, Tierra del Fuego Archipelago, South America, December.