Franco Banfi / Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) Guadalupe Island, Mexico, Pacific Ocean. Vulnerable.
Ben Hall / Orcas (Orcinus orca) pair in sea surrounded by mountains, Iceland, January.
Wim van den Heever / Cape Buffalo (Syncerus caffer) in darkness, Masai Mara, Kenya.
Jurgen Freund / Mud crab (Scylla serrata) in shallow sandy water. Split level with island and thatched house on stilts. Moromahu Island, Wakatobi, South Sulawesi, Indonesia. Second Place in the Portfolio Award of the...
Jurgen Freund / Whale shark (Rhincodon typus) split level view, Cenderawasih Bay, West Papua, Indonesia. Second Place in the Portfolio Award of the Terre Sauvage Nature Images Awards Competition 2015.
Bence Mate / Great egrets (Ardea alba) and Grey heron (Ardea cinerea) squabbling over fish, with some in flight. Blurred motion photograph, Lake Csaj, Pusztaszer, Hungary. February.
Alex Hyde / House spider female (Tegenaria sp.) in garden shed. Derbyshire, UK, March. Highly Commended in the Urban Wildlife category of the 2015 British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) Competition.
Jiri Lochman / Bolas spider (Dicrostichus furcatus / Ordgarius furcatus) female with bolas, a blob of silk at end of line used to swing at prey, only used by females. Bolas spiders also produce pheromones of specifi...
Sven Zacek / Ravens (Corvus corax) fighting in bog during snowfall, Tartumaa, Estonia. December.
Anup Shah / Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) male juvenile aged about 18 months approaching a kill, wide angle view. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya.
Solvin Zankl / Ribbon sawtail fish (Idiacanthus fasciola) from Atlantic Ocean, at a depth of 800-1000m.
Joris van Alphen / Montagu's harrier (Circus pygargus) preparing to land at her nest, clasping a songbird. Viewed from below. Groningen, the Netherlands. July.
Tony Phelps / Cape cobra (Naja nivea) spreading its hood, retreats into hole, De Hoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa, January.
Silke Arndt / Western rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis viridis), threat display, South Dakota, USA, September.
Staffan Widstrand / White Arctic fox (Alopex lagopus) in its winter fur looking at the camera, Svalbard, Norway, Arctic, September
Espen Bergersen / Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) walking through snow, Lapland, Finland, March.
Danny Green / White tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) in flight with snowy background, Rausu, Japan, February
Alex Hyde / Adder (Vipera berus) basking amongst bracken fronds. Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. April.
Alex Hyde / Close-up of Owl Butterfly (Caligo memnon) head showing compound eyes and proboscis. Captive, originating from Central America.
Daniel Heuclin / Western diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox) tasting air, in habitat, Arizona, USA, October. Controlled conditions
Franco Banfi / Pygmy blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus brevicauda) subspecies of blue whale, Mirissa, Sri Lanka, Indian Ocean. Endangered species.
Franco Banfi / Pygmy blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus brevicauda) subspecies of blue whale, diving down, Mirissa, Sri Lanka, Indian Ocean. Endangered species.
Jurgen Freund / Banded sea kraits (Laticauda colubrina) around the roots of mangrove tree, split level. Mali Island, Macuata Province, Fiji, South Pacific.
Ole Jorgen Liodden / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) close up of eye, hidden in vegetation, Bandhavgarh, India.
Ole Jorgen Liodden / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) portrait, Bandhavgarh National Park, India.
Todd Mintz / Great horned owlet (Bubo virginianus) talons Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. June 2013.
Chris & Monique Fallows / King penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) colony with storm approaching. Grytviken, South Georgia Island.
Andy Sands / German wasp (Vespula germanica) worker carrying rubbish, flying out of nest in air brick, Hertfordshire, England, UK. July
Solvin Zankl / Brown hyena (Hyaena brunnea) stalking fur seal (Arctocephalus pusillus) pup, Sperrgebiet National Park, Namibia, December. Sequence 1/8
Andy Rouse / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris) walking portrait, Ranthambhore National Park, India. Crop of image 01500288 Endangered species.
Tom Gilks / Nyiragongo volcano lava lake, Virungas National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo February 2015.
Tui De Roy / Galapagos hawks (Buteo galapagoensis) in flight, Galapagos, Ecuador. Vulnerable species.
Pascal Kobeh / Sicklefin lemon shark (Negaprion acutidens) in the lagoon of Picard Island, Aldabra, Seychelles, Indian Ocean.
Espen Bergersen / Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) with fin above water, Andfjorden close to Andoya, Nordland, Northern Norway. January.
Espen Bergersen / Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) and Killer whale (Orcinus orca) feeding on a bait ball of Herring. Andfjorden close to Andoya, Nordland, Northern Norway. January.
Denis-Huot / Two African lionesses (Panthera leo) hunting a herd of zebra near a water hole during the dry season, Masai-Mara Game Reserve, Kenya. February.