Sebastian Kennerknecht / Minden / South African Giraffe (Giraffa giraffa giraffa) female in Mopane (Colophospermum mopane) woodland, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Milan Radisics / Female Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) walking along tree trunk in heavy fog at night. Light source behind the subject creates dramatic volumetric lighting. Vertes Mountains, Hungary.
Nick Upton / Common carder bumblebee (Bombus pascuorum) nectaring on a Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) flowerhead among many Common daisies (Bellis perennis) on a lawn left unmown to allow wild flowers to bloom t...
Tony Wu / Female Northern pygmy squid (Idiosepius paradoxus) depositing eggs on a blade of eelgrass (Zostera marina), Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.
Tony Wu / Female Northern pygmy squid (Idiosepius paradoxus) preparing to lay another egg on a blade of eelgrass (Zostera marina), Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.
Guy Edwardes / Rydal Cave, Rydal, Lake District National Park, Cumbria, England, UK. December 2020
Guy Edwardes / Disused water mill, Borrowdale, Lake District National Park, Cumbria, England, UK. December 2020
Tony Wu / Japanese dwarf flying squirrel (Pteromys volans orii) gliding through snowy forest, Hokkaido, Japan.
Shane Gross / Red mangrove (Rhizophora mangle) propagules / plantlets which become fully mature plants before dropping off the parent tree to drift away and establish a new tree. Bahamas.
Ross Hoddinott / Small pearl-bordered fritillary butterfly (Boloria selene) roosting on Hard fern (Blechnum spicant) fiddlehead. Marsland Valley Wildlife Trusts Reserve, Cornwall, England, UK. June.
Jack Dykinga / Horseshoe Bend of the Salt River with Saguaro cacti (Carnegiea gigantea), Arizona, USA.
Jack Dykinga / Saguaro cacti (Carnegiea gigantea) Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, Arizona, USA.
Jack Dykinga / Elves Chasm with maidenhair ferns and monkey flowers. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA.
Ben Hall / Langur monkey (Semnopithecus) climbing tree in misty forest at dawn, India, November.
Mateusz Piesiak / Eurasian wolf (Canis lupus lupus) pack in snow, forest in Bialowieza National Park. Poland. January 2019. Received Honour award at the Mont Photo 2020 Competition.
David Allemand / Snow-covered taiga forest in Finland. Honoured in the MontPhoto awards 2020.
Ernie Janes / Small white butterfly (Pieris rapae) and Small tortoiseshell butterfly (Aglais urticae) in flight, Norfolk, England, UK, June.
Shane Gross / Lemon shark juvenile (Negaprion brevirostris) swimming in mangrove habitat near blue crab (Callinectes sapidus), a prey species for the shark. Eleuthera, Bahamas.
Shane Gross / Lemon shark juvenile (Negaprion brevirostris) trying to feed on the leaves of a red mangrove (Rhizophora mangle). As pups, the sharks have to learn to hunt for themselves and sometimes make mistakes....
Andres M. Dominguez / Crab spider (Thomisus onustus) on white flowerhead, Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, southern Spain, May.
Andres M. Dominguez / Crested tit (Lophophanes cristatus) about to land on Elmleaf blackberry (Rubus ulmifolius) plant, Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, Southern Spain, January.
Jeff Foott / Mexican giant cardon cactus (Pachycereus pringlei) and Boojum tree (Fouquieria columnaris) in Sonoran Desert, rainbow in background. Catavina, Valle de los Cirios Reserve, Baja California, Mexico.
Pal Hermansen / Brown bear (Ursus arctos) silhouetted in forest at night. Finland. August.
Neil Aldridge / A lesser horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus hipposideros) flying over grassland habitat at night. Devon, UK.
Paul Harcourt Davies / Species rich alpine meadow with Orange lily (Lilium bulbiferum), Meadow clary (Salvia pratensis) and Yellow rattle (Rhinathus sp). View towards Campitello di Fassa and mountains, Fassa Valley, Dolomit...
Shane Gross / Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) feeding on on Turtlegrass (Thalassia testudinum) seagrass bed. The Bahamas.
Jack Dykinga / Joshua Trees (Yucca brevifolia) of the Mojave Desert at dawn encircled with flowering lupines. (Lupinus sp,) Mohave County, Castaneda Wash, Arizona, USA.
Jack Dykinga / Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest with twisted limbs of Bristlecone pine (Pinus longaeva) at dawn on the White Mountains, Inyo National Forest, California, USA.
Michael Hutchinson / Goldenrod crab spider (Misumena vatia) yellow female on Honesty flower, Bristol, UK, April
Sergey Gorshkov / Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) female territorial marking by rubbing cheek against ancient Manchurian fir tree, Land of the Leopard National Park, Far East Russia, November. Taken with remo...
Edwin Giesbers / RF - White-legged damselfly (Platycnemis pennipes) peering over Oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) flower. The Netherlands. August. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free...
Edwin Giesbers / Common red soldier beetle (Rhagonycha fulva) pair mating amongst flowers. The Netherlands. July.
Edwin Giesbers / Orange tip butterfly (Anthocharis cardamines), two females on Cuckooflower (Cardamine pratensis) in marshy grassland, egg visible on stem. April 2009.
Edwin Giesbers / Orange tip butterfly (Anthocharis cardamines) two females on Cuckooflower (Cardamine pratensis). The Netherlands. March.
Edwin Giesbers / RF - Green-veined white butterfly (Pieris napi) on Cuckooflower (Cardamine pratensis), in meadow amongst Buttercup (Ranunculus sp) flowers. The Netherlands. March. (This image may be licensed either a...