David Pattyn / Common starling (Sturnus vulgaris) murmuration, flock pursued by Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) before landing at winter roost. The Netherlands. February 2020.
Bence Mate / Bittern (Botaurus stellaris) with marsh frog (Rana ridibundus) that has just woken up from hibernation, Kiskunsag National Park, Hungary. Honoured in the Montier Photo Awards 2020.
Shane Gross / Lemon shark juvenile (Negaprion brevirostris) swimming in mangrove habitat near blue crab (Callinectes sapidus), a prey species for the shark. Eleuthera, Bahamas.
John Cancalosi / Captive corn snake (Pantherophis guttatus) eating an Eastern chipmunk (Eutamias sp.). The chipmunk was found dead and fed to the captive snake. North America.
Danny Green / Arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus) carrying Ringed seal (Pusa hispida) pup prey in mouth. Svalbard, Norway, April.
Danny Green / Arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus) standing in snow besides Ringed seal (Pusa hispida) pup prey. Svalbard, Norway, April.
Marie Read / Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) male with spider prey, perched in crabapple blossom in spring, Ithaca, New York, USA
Dave Bevan / European beewolf (Philanthus triangulum) returning to nest with European honey bee (Apis mellifera) prey, digging for entrance, Suffolk, England, UK, July.
Danny Green / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) hunting Seal on sea ice. Svalbard, Norway, July 2018.
Matthew Maran / Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) carrying a large dead Brown rat (Rattus norvegicus) in an urban garden, North London, UK. August.
Matthew Maran / Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) cub defending its kill,a large Brown rat (Rattus norvegicus) from another cub, North London, UK. August. Highly commended in the Behaviour : Mammals Category of the Wildlife Ph...
Franco Banfi / Striped marlin (Kajikia audax) hunting Sardine (Sardinops sagax) in bait ball. Magdalena Bay, Baja California Sur, Mexico.
Franco Banfi / Striped marlin (Tetrapturus audax) feeding on Sardine (Sardinops sagax). Magdalena Bay, Baja California Sur, Pacific Ocean, Mexico.
Jed Weingarten / Wild Wonders of China / Snow leopard (Uncia uncia) with Bharal (Pseudois nayaur) prey, Serxu County, Garze Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China.
Jed Weingarten / Wild Wonders of China / Snow leopard (Panthera uncia) hunting and stalking through the mountains in Serxu, Garze Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
Sven Zacek / Ural owl (Strix uralensis) male presenting prey to nesting mate. Tartumaa, Southern Estonia. April.
Sven Zacek / Ural owl (Strix uralensis) female feeding at nest on rodent prey presented by mate. Tartumaa, Southern Estonia. April.
Sven Zacek / Great bittern (Botaurus stellaris) with fish in beak, caught in stream. Laanemaa, Western Estonia. March.
Ann & Steve Toon / Springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis) herd fleeing predator, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa.
Guy Edwardes / African fish eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer), Savuti, Botswana.
Sergey Gorshkov / Northern goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) flying with squirrel prey, Finland . March
Ann & Steve Toon / Arctic tern (Sterna paradisaea) with sandeel. Inner Farne, Northumberland, UK. July.
Ann & Steve Toon / RF - Leopard female (Panthera pardus) watched by two Gemsbok (Oryx gazella), Kgalagadi transfrontier park, South Africa, June. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Markus Varesvuo / Hawk owl (Surnia ulula) takingn off from powder snow, possibly with prey in talons, Kuusamo Finland February
SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / European river otter (Lutra lutra) female bringing octopus ashore for cub, Shetland, Scotland, UK, October.
Neil Aldridge / Lion cub (Panthera leo) playfully attacking its mother as she drags her puku antelope prey across burnt Busanga Plains, Kafue National Park, Zambia. Vulnerable
Wim van den Heever / Leopard (Panthera pardus) male looking up at his kill in the tree. Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa, July.
Markus Varesvuo / Golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) plucking Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus) Kuusamo, Finland, April.
Claudio Contreras / Greater roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus) with nuptial gift calling mate, Laredo Borderlands, Texas, USA. April
James Dunbar / Male Garden spider (Araneus) attaching silk to prey, England, UK, September.
Dave Watts / Male Red backed shrike (Lanius collurio) feeding on a mouse at its larder, France, June.
Bence Mate / Great egret (Ardea alba) hunting fish, Lake Csaj, Pusztaszer, Hungary, February. Winner of the Portfolio category of the Terre Sauvage Nature Images Awards competition 2015.
Sven Zacek / American mink (Mustela vison) on ice with Common frog (Rana temporaria) prey, Tartumaa, Estonia, January. Introduced species.
Sven Zacek / American mink (Mustela vison) shaking off fur on ice with Common frog (Rana temporaria) prey, Tartumaa, Estonia, January. Introduced species.
Anup Shah / Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) male juvenile aged about 18 months approaching a kill, wide angle view. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya.
Andy Trowbridge / Female Northern goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) perched on a branch in falling snow, with Wood pigeon (Columba palumbus) prey, Norway, January.
George Sanker / Great egret (Ardea alba) taking off with fish prey in mouth, Myakka River State Park, Florida, USA, March.
Staffan Widstrand / Great white egret (Egretta alba or Ardea alba) catching cyprionid fish or carp in fish farm, Pusztaszer Protected Landscape, Kiskunsagi, Hungary, May