David Woodfall / Dunlin (Calidris alpina) small wader with young in machair. North Uist, Scotland, UK, June.
Jack Dykinga / Burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia) female and ten chicks aged a few weeks. Marana, Arizona, USA. May.
John Shaw / Snow monkey or Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata) female with baby clinging to her back. Jigokudani, Japan, February.
Jiri Lochman / Brush-tailed phascogale (Phascogale tapoatafa) female with young, Kingston Forest, Western Australia, October.
Espen Bergersen / Aerial shot of a female Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) and calf surrounded by Killer whales (Orcinus orca), mother hits sideways with her tail fluke to drive Killer whales away, Skjervoy, Tro...
Klein & Hubert / Grey wolf (Canis lupus) female and two cubs, one howling. Controlled conditions
Eric Baccega / Female Uganda kob (Kobus kob thomasi) suckling calf. Murchisson Falls National Park, Uganda. February.
Stefan Christmann / Weddell seal (Leptonychotes weddellii) female hauled out with pup, Atka Bay, Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. October.
Alex Hyde / Southern Elephant Seals (Mirounga leonina) pup with mother. King Haakon Bay, South Georgia. November.
Klein & Hubert / Hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) female sleeping with her hoglets, age 6 days, France.
Klein & Hubert / Hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) carrying hoglet, age 10 days to new nest. France.