Michael Pitts / Hawaiian monk seal caught in fishing tackle off Kure Atoll, Pacific Ocean. The seal was subsequently freed and released by the photographer.
Bence Mate / Dying Common frogs (Rana temporaria) with their legs removed for food, left to die in their breeding pool surrounded by frogspawn. Covasna, Romania. Winner of Nature category in World Press Photo awar...
Shane Gross / Flying fish (Exocoetidae) caught and drowned in a drift net off the coast of Sri Lanka.
Franco Banfi / Short-finned pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus) female carrying dead calf, South Tenerife, Canary Islands, Atlantic Ocean. Runner-up in Underwater Worlds category of MontPhoto competition 2020.
Doug Gimesy / Jeremy Jenkins, seeing his house for the first time after the 2019 / 2020 wildfires destroyed much of the the town of Sarsfield,Victoria, Australia. January, 2020. Editorial use only
John Chan / Juvenile California least tern (Sternula antillarum browni) begging for food from a decoy, used to attract breeding pairs to deserted nest sites, Huntington Beach, California, USA, June.
Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) male examining dead chick on ice. Atka Bay, Antarctica. August.
Juergen Freund / Blue-lined fangblenny (Plagiotremus rhinorhynchos) hiding in a plastic container, they usually hide in deserted worm tubes or other small holes, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Juergen Freund / Globefish (Diodon nicthemerus) swimming past a mass of plastic moving in the current, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.
David Fleetham / Whitetip reef shark (Triaenodon obesus) resting on sea floor. Kauai, Hawaii.
Alex Mustard / Oriental sweetlips (Plectorhinchus vittatus) pair. South Ari Atoll, Madlives. Indian Ocean.
Fred Olivier / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) chicks calling, with another small chick arriving and falling over, Adelie Land, Antarctica, January.
Fred Olivier / Group of Adelie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) destroying an egg with a chick inside, Adelie Land, Antarctica, January.
Alex Mustard / RF - High magnification photo of Secretary blenny (Acanthemblemaria maria) in boulder brain coral (Colpophyllia natans). East End, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, British West Indies. Caribbean Sea. (Th...
Brian Bevan / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) pup trying to suckle, Norfolk, England, UK, January.
Mark Taylor / Cockapoo, Cocker spaniel cross Poodle puppy sitting.
Wim van den Heever / Bare-faced curassow (Crax fasciolata) portrait of female, Pantanal, Brazil.
Juan Carlos Munoz / Close up of horse wearing bridle, Sierra de Gredos, Avila, Castile and Leon, Spain.
Jabruson / Mummified infant Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) a relic from research from 1959, amongst old laboratory paraphernalia and assorted zoological specimens. CRSN (Centre de Recherche en Sciences Naturelles...
Jabruson / Mozambican children with captive Yellow Baboon youngster (Papio cynocephalus) young animal caught during troop crop raiding. Pemba to Montepuez highway, north-eastern Mozambique, November 2011. Specia...
Wim van den Heever / Lion (Panthera leo) in heavy rain, Okavango Delta, Botswana.
Juergen Freund / Whale shark (Rhincodon typus) split level view, Cenderawasih Bay, West Papua, Indonesia. Second Place in the Portfolio Award of the Terre Sauvage Nature Images Awards Competition 2015.
Fiona Rogers / Eastern chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes schweinfurtheii) infant male 'Google' aged 2 years, portrait. Gombe National Park, Tanzania.
Marie Read / Horned puffin (Fratercula corniculata) close-up portrait, St. Paul Island, Pribilofs, Alaska, USA, July.
Colin Varndell / Badger (Meles meles) with face lit up at sunset. Dorset, UK July.
Cyril Ruoso / Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) cub, Burgundy, France, May.
Bruno D'Amicis / Desert monitor (Varanus griseus) moving across sand dunes, showing characteristic tracks, in the Sahara, Tunisia.
Bruno D'Amicis / Fennec fox (Vulpes zerda) ‘Sultan’ tied up in front of a tourist shop in the souk, Douz, Kebili Governorate. Tunisia. Unwittingly, tourists support the capture of fennec fox cubs from the wild by pa...
Franco Banfi / Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) male and female, hauled out in shallow water, Spitsbergen, Svalbard Archipelago, Norway, Arctic Ocean. July.
Juan Manuel Borrero / Oscar (Astronotus ocellatus) captive, occurs in South America.
Dong Lei / Poppy (Meconopsis punicea) in habitat, Serxu, Shiqu county, Sichuan Province, Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, China. August.
Staffan Widstrand / Atlantic Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) at surface, Svalbard, Norway, Arctic, September
Bert Willaert / Titicaca water frog (Telmatobius culeus) swimming underwater, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia. Critically endangered species.
Espen Bergersen / Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica) and European shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis) Hornoya, Finnmark, Norway. March.
Danny Green / Snow monkey (Macaca fuscata) close up with eyes cast down, Nagano, Japan, February
Danny Green / Coastal brown bear (Ursus arctos) resting, Lake Clarke National Park, Alaska, September.
Enrique Lopez-Tapia / Karo boys with decorative skin painting, close up portrait, Karo tribe, Omo river, Ethiopia, November 2014
Enrique Lopez-Tapia / Dassanech baby with her headdress made from bottlecaps, Lower Omo Valley. Ethiopia, November 2014
Cyril Ruoso / Asiatic black bear (Ursus thibetanus) resting, captive at Singapore Zoo. Non-ex
Ole Jorgen Liodden / Bearded seal (Erignathus barbatus) hauled out on ice, Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Norway, July.
Charlie Summers / African elephant (Loxodonta africana) mother standing grieving over stillborn baby. Tarangire National Park, Tanzania.
Tui De Roy / Kakapo (Strigops habroptilus) close up showing sensory facial feathers, Codfish Island / Whenua Hou, Southland, New Zealand, February. Critically endangered
John Cancalosi / Brazilian agate, slice, with MR. Sad Face design.
Erlend Haarberg / Arctic fox (Alopex lagopus) cub sitting,rear view, Dovrefjell-Sunndalsfjella National Park, Norway, July.
Theo Webb / Female Bonobo (Pan paniscus) resting, Max Planck research site LuiKotale in Salonga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Theo Webb / Bonobo (Pan paniscus) lying in a day nest, Max Planck research site, LuiKotale, Salonga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Theo Webb / Bonobo (Pan paniscus) baby sitting next to its mother, Max Planck research site, LuiKotale, Salonga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo.