Andy Murch / Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) portrait. Rhode Island, New England, USA. August.
Tui De Roy / Alcedo giant tortoise (Chelonoidis vandenburghi), Alcedo Volcano, Isabela Island. This is where the largest extant population exists, acting as ecosystem engineers by maintaining open meadows and digg...
Jack Dykinga / Patterns in the tidal flats of the delta where the delta is swept by tidal encroachment from the Gulf of California. Evidence of the fresh water flow is observable as plant life turns green. Colorado...
Morley Read / Slow motion clip of a large group of Butterflies (Pieridae) taking flight after puddling, absorbing nutrients or minerals from damp soil, Orellana Province, Amazon rainforest, Ecuador.
Morley Read / Large group of Butterflies (Pieridae) taking flight after puddling, absorbing nutrients or minerals from damp soil, Orellana Province, Amazon rainforest, Ecuador.
John Chan / California brown pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis californicus) roosting on a mudflat, with a flock of Elegant terns (Thalasseus elegans) nearby, Southern California, USA May/2019
Lucas Bustamante / Jaguar (Panthera onca) standing in mud, Yasuni National Park, Orellana, Ecuador
John Shaw / Brown bear (Ursus arctos) searching for clams on tidal mudflat with waterbirds. Lake Clark National Park, Alaska. August.
Yashpal Rathore / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) dominant male (T29) walking on mud dam wall. Kanha National Park, Central India. Camera trap image.
Milan Radisics / Aerial shot of dead trees encrusted in mud in a dry artificial lake, polluted by extractive mining operations, Minas de Riotinto, Andalusia, Spain, January 2019.
Shane Gross / Larval flounder (possibly Laeops Kitahara) in the open ocean at night off Anilao, Philippines.
Georgette Douwma / Boxer Crab (Lybia tessellata) with sea anemones in its claws for defense. Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Will Burrard-Lucas / Black and white image of African elephant (Loxodonta africana) mud bathing, Tsavo Conservation Area, Kenya. Editorial use only. Other uses need clearance.
Claudio Contreras / Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) building up mud whilst brooding egg, breeding colony, Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, June, Finalist in the Portfolio Category of...
Claudio Contreras / Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) breeding colony, Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, June. Finalist in the Portfolio Category of the Terre Sauvage Nature Images Awards...
Jack Dykinga / Narrows with canyon wall reflections in mud patterned shore, Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Paria Canyon Wilderness, Arizona, USA.
Neil Aldridge / Mud-covered face of bull African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) with a cateract in one eye, on the banks of the Chobe River, Chobe National Park, Botswana.
Klein & Hubert / Outdoor free range domestic pig (Sus scrofa domesticus) walking in mud, Germany.
Andy Rouse / African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) mother and calf in rain, wallowing in mud. Maasai Mara, Kenya, Africa. September.
Bence Mate / Great flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) feeding in sludge at bottom of river, Pont De Gau Park, Rhone River, France.
Bence Mate / Great flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) with beak covered in mud after feeding, Pont De Gau Park, Rhone River, France.
Peter Bassett / King penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus) wading through mud and falling over, Prion Island, South Georgia.
Pedro Narra / Shell of Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) outside mud house, Bissagos Islands, Guinea Bissau. Endangered species. 3rd Place in the SOS Especes Menacees / SOS Endangered Species Portfolio category of the...
Staffan Widstrand / Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) bull emerging from water to charge, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, KwaZulu Natal National Park. South Africa. Specially commended in the Animal Portraits category of...
Klein & Hubert / Porc Blanc de l'Ouest / Western white domestic pig (Sos scrofa domesticus) resting in mud, close up of snout and ears, free range organic farm, France.
Juergen 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...
Anup Shah / African elephants (Loxodonta africana) wallowing at a waterhole, wide angle view. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya.
Anup Shah / Marabou storks (Leptoptilos crumeniferus) feeding on catfish in waterhole, wide angle view. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya.
Dong Lei / Crocodile newt (Tylototriton verrucosus) in leaf litter, Gaoligong Mountain National Nature Reserve, Tengchong county, Yunnan Province, China. May.
SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Panning shot of a large flock of Pink-footed geese (Anser brachyrhynchus) taking off from their roosting site, Montrose, Angus, Scotland, UK, November.
Cheryl-Samantha Owen / African elephant (Loxodonta africana) calf covered in mud, Engong Narok swamp, Amboseli National Park, Kenya.
Chris Mattison / Budgett's Frog (Lepidobatrachus laevis) mostly submerged in muddy water, with eyes visible above water, captive, occurs in South America.
Cyril Ruoso / Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis) scavenging on another Komodo dragon, Rinca Island, Komodo National Park, Indonesia. Non-ex
Ole Jorgen Liodden / Barn swallow (Hirundo rustica) in mud collecting nesting material, collecting nesting material, with golden bokeh affect in puddle, Svalbard, Norway, June.
Nick Upton / Common prawns (Palaemon serratus) and a Rock goby (Gobius paganellus) feeding on a dead Montagu's crab (Xantho hydrophilus) in a rockpool, Cornwall, England, UK, September.
Hermann Brehm / Crowned crane (Balearica regulorum) with chicks, Ndutu, Tanzania.
Denis-Huot / African elephant (Loxodonta africana) male covered with mud at a water hole, Tsavo East National Park, Kenya. August.
Denis-Huot / African elephant (Loxodonta africana) having a mud bath at a water hole, Tsavo East National Park, Kenya. August.
Denis-Huot / Black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) female and young in the mud, Masai-Mara Game Reserve, Kenya. February.
Nick Garbutt / Yellow Anaconda (Eunectes notaeus) in vegetation at the edge of the Paraguay River, Taiama Reserve, western Pantanal, Brazil, South America.
Enrique Lopez-Tapia / Graphite mine near the Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, one of the environmental problems affecting the ecosystem of the rainforest. Madagascar, March 2005.
Steve O. Taylor (GHF) / Cut trees in the Waka forest, Gabon, Central Africa, 2008-2009.
Jabruson / African forest elephant (Loxodonta africana cyclotis) footprint in drying mud, Romani Bai, Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Republic of Congo.
Anup Shah / African elephant (Loxodonta africana) close-up. Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. Taken with remote wide angle camera.
Anup Shah / Common or plains zebra (Equus quagga burchelli) and Eastern white-bearded wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) mixed herd running. Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. Taken with remote wide angle camera...
Anup Shah / African elephants (Loxodonta africana) wallowing in a waterhole. Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. Taken with remote wide angle camera.
Bence Mate / White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) with muddy fish slipping from its claws as it flies up from the water. Hungary. Highly commended in the Birds category, GDT Competition 2013
Juan Carlos Munoz / Iberian pig with mud covered snout, Sierra de Aracena Natural Park, Huelva, Andalucia, Spain, Europe. Breed used to produce Iberico ham / Jamon Iberico