George McCarthy / RF- Tawny owl with moon behind (Strix aluco), UK. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Michael Pitts / Hawaiian monk seal caught in fishing tackle off Kure Atoll, Pacific Ocean. The seal was subsequently freed and released by the photographer.
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.
Jurgen 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.
Jurgen 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...
Dave 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.
Jurgen 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.
Klein & Hubert / Alpine marmot (Marmota marmota) portrait with paws together. Alps, Austria.
Klein & Hubert / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) chick walking in snow, Antarctica.