Philippe Clement / Northern gannets (Morus bassanus) preening, sitting on nests made with plastic, Hermaness NNR, Unst, Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK, May.
Philippe Clement / Northern gannets (Morus bassanus) preening at breeding colony, 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.
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 / Close-up of a Black browed albatross (Thalassarche melanophris) preening its chick, chick looks up panting, thermoregulating, West Point 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
Konrad Wothe / Eclectus Parrot (Eclectus roratus) courtship behaviour in rainforest, Cape York Peninsula, North Queensland, Australia, captive
Konrad Wothe / Eclectus Parrot (Eclectus roratus) pair in rainforest, female on right, Cape York Peninsula, North Queensland, Australia, captive
Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Pair of Gannets (Morus bassanus) mutual preening, Bass Rock, Firth of Forth, Scotland, UK, June. Photographer quote: 'I never get tired of watching gannets. This pair who momentarily lined up in perfe...
Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Pair of Gannets (Morus bassanus) mutual preening, Bass Rock, Firth of Forth, Scotland, UK, June
Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Mute swan (Cygnus olor) juvenile on water preening, Fife, Scotland, UK, November
Ernie Janes / Ruff (Philomachus pugnax) male preening, UK, May
Roger Powell / Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea) preening tail feathers, Varanger Fjord, Arctic Norway. June
Guy Edwardes / Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus caeruleus) preening feathers, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Africa February
Gerrit Vyn / Western Sandpipers (Calidris mauri) and Dunlin (Calidris alpina) roosing during spring migration. Gray's Harbor County, Washington, USA, April.
Bence Mate / Two newly fledged burrowing owl chicks (Athene cunicularia) one being groomed by its mother (far left) Pantanal, Brazil. WINNER: Eric Hosking Award portfolio image 4/6 - Wildlife Photographer of the Y...