Bence Mate / Leaf cutter ant (Atta sp) female worker carrying leaf to nest, with a smaller 'minor' ant riding. The minor's job is to protect her sister from parasitic flies. Costa Rica, December. Highly Commended,...
Morley Read / Slow motion clip of a Spiny orb-weaver (Micrathena sp.) weaving a silk nest to protect its eggs, the nest is suspended from a thread to isolate it from predators, Amazon rainforest, Ecuador. Filmed at...
Robin Chittenden / Tufted grey langur (Semnopithecus priam priam) baby, Sri Lanka.
Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) adult brooding chick with two additional chicks seeking protection while parents are at sea. Atka Bay, Antarctica. September.
Jen Guyton / Park ranger holding a Temminck's ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii), after rescuing it from poachers. This individual was later released back into the wild. Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique.
Mary McDonald / Adult Mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) holding baby, Hirwa group, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
Emanuele Biggi / Peruvian Tarantula (Pamphobeteus sp.) and Humming Frog (Chiasmocleis royi) together, Los Amigos Biological Station, Madre de Dios, Amazonia, Peru. These species have a commensal relationship. The tara...
Emanuele Biggi / Peruvian Tarantula (Pamphobeteus sp.) adult, walking over Humming Frog (Chiasmocleis royi) without preying on it. Los Amigos Biological Station, Madre de Dios, Amazonia, Peru. These species have a com...
David Fleetham / Clark's anemonefish (Amphiprion clarkii), pair tending to egg mass placed beside the protection of an anemone. Yap, Micronesia.
Steven David Miller / Long-nosed potoroo (Potorous tridactylus) feeding on bird seed fallen from bird feeders which encourages them to come out into open woodland. Fences around the property protect them from feral predato...
Remi Masson / Group of Black bullhead (Ameiurus melas) shoaling to protect themselves against predators, River Rhone, Rhone-Alpes, France, July.
Claudio Contreras / Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) chick under the wing of protective parent, breeding colony, Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, June.Finalist in the Portfolio Category...
Lucas Bustamante / Coastal glassfrog (Cochranella litoralis) on leaf with eggs. San Lorenzo, Esmeraldas, Ecuador.
Tony Wu / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) female with a single young cub, only a few months old, northern Svalbard, Norway, June
Neil Aldridge / African elephant (Loxodonta africana) baby looking out from the safety of beneath its mother's legs, Northern Tuli Game Reserve, Botswana. Vulnerable species. The African elephant is classified as vul...
Tony Wu / Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) calf 'Tahafa' male with injured pectoral fin and scarred body, with mother. Vava'u, Tonga, Pacific Ocean.
Tony Wu / Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) female with calf, pursued by males during heat run. Vava'u, Kingdom of Tonga. Pacific Ocean.
Loic Poidevin / Grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis) mother watching cub catching salmon, Katmai National Park, Alaska, USA, August
David Pattyn / Reticulated giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata) mother grooming baby, Samburu Game Reserve, Kenya, Africa, August.
Bence Mate / Graylag gosling (Anser anser) with parent, Lake Csaj, Kiskunsagi National Park, Pusztaszer, Hungary. April.
Jurgen Freund / Little red flying fox (Pteropus scapulatus) roosting with baby, Atherton Tablelands, Queensland, Australia. May. Second Place in the Man and Nature portfolio category of the Terre Sauvage Nature Image...
Fiona Rogers / Eastern chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes schweinfurtheii) female 'Gremlin' aged 40 years holding female baby aged 2, her granddaughter. Gombe National Park, Tanzania. Gremlin took the new born baby from he...
Fiona Rogers / Eastern chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes schweinfurtheii) female 'Gremlin' aged 40 years calling while holding her baby granddaughter aged 2 months and her own infant son aged 2 years. Gombe National Park,...
Cyril Ruoso / Man with Chamec spider monkeys (Ateles chamek) holding onto him as he walks through sanctuary. Ikamaperou Sanctuary, Amazon, Peru. October 2006.
Richard Robinson / A Blue shark (Prionace glauca) just below the surface, with nictitating membrane partially shut to protect its eye, Hauraki Gulf, Auckland, New Zealand, June.
Bruno D'Amicis / Fennec fox (Vulpes zerda) pup, aged a few weeks, caught in the wild and shown at a famous camel trekking site for tourists in the hope of either selling it or being paid for photos, Kebili Governorate...
Krijn Trimbos / Great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus) carrying chick while its mate approaches with food, Netherlands, May.
Krijn Trimbos / Great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus) carrying chick on back, The Netherlands, May.
David Tipling / Common frog (Rana temporaria) and spawn in pond. West Runton, North Norfolk, England, UK, March. Highly commended in the Habitat category of the BWPA Awards 2015.
David Tipling / Common frogs (Rana temporaria) and spawn in pond, West Runton, North Norfolk, March.
MYN / Gil Wizen / Israeli sand cockroach (Heterogamodes hebraica) composite showing ventral and dorsal view of female, Central Coastal Plain, Israel, April. Focus-stacked. meetyourneighbours.net project
Theo Webb / Driver ant (Dorylus) large soldier guarding smaller ants, in Salonga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Franco Banfi / Mother with young calf Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean.
David Pattyn / Great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus) close-up of an adult with two young chicks. The Netherlands. June 2014
Richard Robinson / William Trubridge diving - a world champion free diver who is campaigning to protect the Critically Endangered Maui's dolphin (Cephalorhynchus hectori maui) endemic to New Zealand. January 2008. Edi...
Pascal Kobeh / Group of Short-finned pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus) in open water, maybe the whole family with the male, the female and the calves, Costa Rica. Pacific ocean.
Pascal Kobeh / Female humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) with its very young calf at the surface, Rurutu island, Australs Archipelago, French Polynesia. Pacific Ocean.
Alex Hyde / Sheep sheltering from harsh weather behind a stone wall, Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. March.
Roland Seitre / Kagu (Rhynochetos jubatus) with wings spread in defensive display to protect nest, captive, Parc zoologique et forestier / Zoological and Forest Park, Noumea, South Province, New Caledonia. Endangered...
Igor Shpilenok / European Bison (Bison bonasus) calf and mother portrait. 'Mefody', first calf born to reintroduced herd in Bryansk Forest. Bryansk Forest Zapovednik, Kamchatka, Russian Far East, May.
Jean E. Roche / Aerial view of fruit trees covered with nets and poplar trees planted to protect them against the wind, Camargue, Southern France, May 2009
Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION / Scots pine sapling (Pinus sylvestris) with protective tree guard to prevent grazing by deer, part of Caledonian pine forest regeneration scheme, Cairngorms NP, Scotland, UK, July 2011. Did you know? S...