David Hall / Harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) using a large,encrusted boulder as a tool to scratch itself against, Gowland Harbour, Quadra Island, British Columbia, Canada. March.
Dave Bevan / Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber) scratching before jumping into the water, alarmed, Ceredigion, Wales, UK, July.
Steven David Miller / Eastern grey kangaroo (Macropus giganteus) male scratching stomach, Grampians National Park, Victoria, Australia. December.
Shane Gross / Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) underwater playing in the shallows off Eleuthera, Bahamas.
Shane Gross / Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) underwater rubbing herself on a sponge off Eleuthera, Bahamas.
Anup Shah / Vervet monkey (Cercopithecus aethiops) male scratching itself - remote camera . Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya.
Andrew Parkinson / Badger (Meles meles) adult, backlit at sunset, scratching its ears, Derbyshire, UK, May. Winner of the Animal Behaviour category of the British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) Competition 2017.
SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) scratching, Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, UK, December.
Jabruson Motion / Close-up of a male Mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) looking at camera, pulls off lens component, Bukima, Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo, 1996.
Jabruson Motion / Close-up of a female Mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) looking at camera, scratches face, Bukima, Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo, 1996.
Dave Bevan / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) pup sheltering amongst sand dunes and Maram grass (Ammophila) whilst its mother is away feeding, Norfolk, England, UK. December.
Fred Olivier / Chinstrap penguin (Pygoscelis antarcticus) moving a feather in its nest, Aitcho Island, South Shetland Islands.
Danny Green / Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) scratching in the snow, Churchill, Cananda, November
Dave Watts / Female Australian sea lion (Neophoca cinerea) scratching and rolling on a beach, Seal Bay Conservation Area, Kangaroo Island, South Australia.
Jabruson Motion / Female Mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) with juvenile walking through foliage before a silverback enters the frame and looks at the camera, Bukima, Virunga National Park, North Kivu, Democ...
MYN / Marc Pihet / Common wasp (Vespula vulgaris), Maine-et-Loire, France, November. meetyourneighbours.net project
Jussi Murtosaari / European brown bear (Ursus arctos arctos) scratching its back, northern Finland, June.
Nick Upton / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) pup resting on a sandy beach, stretching and rubbing its head with its flipper, Norfolk, England, UK, January.
Danny Green / Adult Sloth Bear (Melursus ursinus) scratching its back against a tree, Bandhavgarh National Park, India, February.
Igor Shpilenok,Igor Shpilenok / Red Foxes (Vulpes vulpes) fighting outside ranger cabin window. Kronotsky Zapovednik Nature Reserve, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russian Far East, February.
Anup Shah / Western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) dominant male silverback 'Makumba' aged about 32 years scratching his head, Bai Hokou, Dzanga Sangha Special Dense Forest Reserve, Central African Rep...
Anup Shah / Olive baboon (Papio cynocephalus anubis) baby aged 3-6 months scratching, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya, August
Anup Shah / Bornean Orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus wurmbii) female 'Tutut' scratching throat. Camp Leakey, Tanjung Puting National Park, Central Kalimantan, Borneo, Indonesia. July 2010. Rehabilitated and released (or...
Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION / Mountain hare (Lepus timidus) scratching for food in the snow, Scotland, UK, February
Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Pine marten (Martes martes) adult female portrait, standing, in caledonian forest, The Black Isle, Highlands, Scotland, UK, July. Photographer quote: "Sitting alone in my hide for hours on end, you be...
Mark Taylor / Young Badger (Meles meles) scratching himself.
Danny Green / 2020VISION / Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) resting amongst autumn leaves, looking up, scratching, Leicestershire, England, UK, September. Did you know? Each year around 100,000 foxes are killed on our roads but the over...
Petra Wegner / British Longhair Cat, kitten calling, black-silver-tabby / Highlander, Lowlander, Britanica
Petra Wegner / British Longhair Cat, kitten, blue-silver-tabby / Highlander, Lowlander, Britanica
Petra Wegner / British Longhair Cat, kitten on scratching post, choco-tabby-white / Highlander, Lowlander, Britanica
Petra Wegner / British Longhair kitten, aged 9 weeks, sitting next to scratching post (Highlander, Lowlander, Britannica)
Petra Wegner / Three British Longhair kittens, aged 9 weeks, sitting on scratching post (Highlander, Lowlander, Britanica)
Petra Wegner / British Longhaired kitten, climbing on scratching post, aged 9 weeks. (Highlander, Lowlander, Britannica)
Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstra / Eurasian brown bear (Ursus arctos) rubbing back against tree, Suomussalmi, Finland, July 2008
Wild Wonders of Europe / Allofs / Greater flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) scratching neck, in lagoon, Pont Du Gau, Camargue, France, April 2009. WWE BOOK. WWE INDOOR EXHIBITION
Andy Rouse / Mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) silverback male scratching head, drunk on bamboo shoots, Volcanoes NP, Virunga mountains, Rwanda Note - if gorillas eat an excess of bamboo shoots they ca...
Matthew Maran / Black bear (Ursus americanus) scratching its head. Clayoquot Sound, Vancouver Island, Canada