Bence Mate / Leaf cutter ant (Atta sp) female worker carrying leaf to nest, with a smaller 'minor' ant riding. The minor's job is to protect her sister from parasitic flies. Costa Rica, December. Highly Commended,...
Ole Jorgen Liodden / Arctic tern (Sterna paradisaea) attacking an Arctic Fox (Vulpes / Alopex lagopus) protecting its nest site, Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Norway. Highly commended, MAMMALS, GDT 2011 competition
Steve Downer / Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) jumping over a fence and taking food left out on a tree stump in a garden, Birmingham, England, UK, April.
Klein & Hubert / Ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) reaching out to the tail of other lemur, Madagascar
Sergey Gorshkov / Arctic fox (Alopex lagopus) juveniles play fighting, Wrangel Island, Far East Russia, August.
Igor Shpilenok / Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) cub biting tail of adult male, Kronotsky Zapovednik Nature Reserve, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russian Far East. June.
Mark Taylor / Tricolour merle Collie puppy, Indie, age 10 weeks.
Klein & Hubert / Tabby kitten (age two and a half months) batting white and tabby kitten on the ground, France.
Alex Mustard / Galapagos sea lions (Zalophus wollebaeki) young playing in shallow water. Floreana Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. East Pacific Ocean
Suzi Eszterhas / Ring tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) feeding on Spiny forest tree (Didierea trollii).Berenty Private Reserve, Madagascar
Cyril Ruoso / Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii) baby reaching up to mother's hand, Gunung Leuser National Park, Sumatra, Indonesia.
Charlie Summers / Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) carrying stolen rock from another nest in rookery, Peterman Island, Antarctica, November.
SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Pine marten (Martes martes) on top of a car wheel, Ardnamurchan Peninsula, Lochaber, Scotland, UK, June.
Anup Shah / Long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis) juvenile sticking tongue out. Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park, Thailand.
Staffan Widstrand / Wild Wonders of China / Crested myna starlings (Arcidotheres cristatellus) sitting on domestic waterbuffaloes (Bubalus domesticus), Poyang Ho Lake, Jiangxi province, China
Espen Bergersen / European elk / Moose (Alces alces) feeding close to a house. Troms, Northern Norway. May
Cyril Ruoso / Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) close up portrait, Bakoumba sanctuary, Gabon. Non-ex
Cyril Ruoso / Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) mother and young playing, captive, Sichuan, China. Non-ex
Ole Jorgen Liodden / Golden monkey (Cercopithecus kandti) foraging, portrait, Virunga, Rwanda.
Theo Webb / Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris) six month old cub jumping on its mother, Bandhavgarh National Park, India.
Terry Whittaker / Family of Red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) on railway embankment, Kent, UK, July.
Terry Whittaker / Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) feeding, Black Isle, Scotland, UK, February.
Denis-Huot / African elephant (Loxodonta africana) having a mud bath at a water hole, Tsavo East National Park, Kenya. August.
Suzi Eszterhas / Black-handed spider monkey (Ateles geoffroyi), Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica.
Franco Banfi / California sea lion (Zalophus californianus), Los Islotes, Sea of Cortez, Baja California peninsula, Mexico, East Pacific Ocean.
Pete Oxford / Guereza colobus monkeys (Colobus guereza) in tree, Lango Bai, Republic of Congo (Congo-Brazzaville), Africa.
Nick Garbutt / Golden-crowned Sifaka (Propithecus tattersalli) leaping through forest canopy. Forests adjacent to the village of Andranotsimaty, near Daraina, northern Madagascar. Critically endangered species.
Anup Shah / Olive baboon (Papio anubis) juveniles watching with curiosity. Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. Taken with remote wide angle camera.
Eric Medard / Rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) in garden, taken at night with infra red remote camera trap, Mayenne, Pays de Loire, France.
Roger Powell / Cattle egret (Bubulcus ibis) perched on the back of a sheep, with another on the ground, Castro Verde, Alentejo, Portugal, April.
Radomir Jakubowski / Chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra) portrait, Vosges Mountains, France. October 2012. Highly Honoured in the wildlife category Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards Competitio...
Erlend Haarberg / Stoat (Mustela erminea) in white winter coat, trying to steal fish (trout) hanging on transparent fishing line. Vauldalen, Sor-Trondelag, Norway, April
Chris & Monique Fallows / Common dolphin (Dephinus delphis) pod feeding on sardines (Sardinops oecllata) East London, South Africa.