Philippe Clement / Northern gannets (Morus bassanus) preening, sitting on nests made with plastic, Hermaness NNR, Unst, Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK, May.
Claudio Contreras / Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) preening chick in the breeding colony, Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, June Finalist in the Portfolio Category of the Terre Sauvage...
John Waters / Slow motion clip of a Wigeon (Anas penelope) preening, Catcott Lows Nature Reserve, Somerset Levels, England, UK, December.
David Tipling / King penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus) pair interacting, part of courtship, Gold Harbour South Georgia, January
Neil Aldridge / Martial eagle (Polemaetus bellicosus) preening itself after a summer rainstorm in the central district, Kruger National Park. South Africa. Vulnerable species.
Neil Aldridge / African penguins (Spheniscus demersus) preening themselves on rocks at the Boulders Beach colony near Cape Town, South Africa.
Alex Hyde / RF - Scarlet macaw (Ara macao) pair preening, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Fred Olivier / Group of Magellanic penguins (Spheniscus magellanicus) displaying on a beach, Gypsy Cove, Stanley, Falkland Islands.
Fred Olivier / Close-up of a Black browed albatross (Thalassarche melanophris) preening its chick, chick looks up panting, thermoregulating, West Point Island, Falkland Islands.
Fred Olivier / Tilt shot of a Black browed albatross (Thalassarche melanophris) with its chick on a nest, New Island, Falkland Islands.
Fred Olivier / Southern rockhopper penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome) preening chick then itself, New Island, Falkland Islands.
Danny Green / Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica) preening in late evening light, Heimaey, Westman Isles, Iceland, June
Michel Poinsignon / Great white egret (Egretta alba) preening feathers, Pusztaszer, Hungary, April
Andres M. Dominguez / Kingfisher (Alcedo athis) female perched and preening feathers, Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, southern Spain, April.
Bence Mate / Close up of Dalmatian pelican (Pelecanus crispus) preening, Danube Delta, Romania