Yukihiro Fukuda / Feral domestic rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) standing on hind legs on coast, Okunojima Island, also known as Rabbit Island, Hiroshima, Japan.
David Pattyn / Great white egret (Ardea alba) fishing in shallow pond, with Grey heron (Ardea cinerea) and other Great white egrets in background, Valkenhorst Nature Reserve, The Netherlands, August.
Andres M. Dominguez / Crab spider (Thomisus onustus) on white flowerhead, Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, southern Spain, May.
Ross Hoddinott / Herb robert (Geranium robertianum) flower, Broxwater, Cornwall, UK. April.
Staffan Widstrand / Southern Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) two, with one in foreground, Zimanga Private Nature Reserve, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Jordi Chias / Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) walking in line, returning to nesting area, Port Charcot, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica.
Guy Edwardes / Great peacock anemone (Anemone pavonia), Meteora, Greece.
Theo Bosboom / Close up of Banded demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens) wings, Roosendaal, the Netherlands, July.
Theo Bosboom / Common blue damselfly (Enallagma cyathigerum) trapped in Sundew plant (Drosera), Hondenven, Tubbergen, the Netherlands, August ,
Ross Hoddinott / Bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) growing, Marsland Mouth, Devon Wildlife Trust, Devon, UK. April 2017.
Ross Hoddinott / Wood anemone flower (Anemone nemorosa), RHS Rosemoor, near Great Torrington, Devon, UK. April 2017.
Edwin Giesbers / RF - Marbled white butterfly (Melanargia galathea) on knapweed, with soft focus leaves, Aosta Valley, Gran Paradiso National Park, Italy. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalt...
Edwin Giesbers / RF - Marbled white butterfly (Melanargia galathea) on knapweed with soft focus flowers, Aosta Valley, Gran Paradiso National Park, Italy. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalt...
Andres M. Dominguez / Hawthorn berries (Crataegus monogyna) in Poplar woodland (Populus) Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, southern Spain. October.
Andres M. Dominguez / Dew on spiderweb with Common poppy (Papaver rhoeas) in the background, Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, El Bosque, southern Spain, April.
Andres M. Dominguez / Dew on spiderweb with Grey-leaved cistus (Cistus albidus) Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, El Bosque, southern Spain, April.
Andres M. Dominguez / Dark-red helleborine (Epipactis atrorubens) Linares, Cantabria, Spain, August.
Andres M. Dominguez / Orchid (Orchis langei) in sunset light, Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, southern Spain, May.
Bence Mate / Satiny Parrot snake (Leptophis depressirostris) Santa Rita, Costa Rica.
Bence Mate / Great egret (Ardea alba) group of five at water's edge, with very out of focus egret in foreground. Lake Csaj, Kiskunsagi National Park, Pusztaszer, Hungary, February.
Bence Mate / Bittern (Botaurus stellaris) with Great egret (Ardea alba) in the background, Lake Csaj, Kiskunsagi National Park, Pusztaszer, Hungary.
Bence Mate / Grey heron (Ardea cinerea) in rain with another heron behind, Lake Csaj, Kiskunsagi National Park, Pusztaszer, Hungary. January.
Bence Mate / Great egrets (Ardea alba) fighting with necks intertwined, Lake Csaj, Kiskunsagi National Park, Hungary. January.
Ann & Steve Toon / Spring wildflowers, Papkuilsfontein farm, Nieuwoudtville, Northern Cape, South Africa, September 2015
Wim van den Heever / Leopard (Panthera pardus) cub looking up at birds (out of frame) with mother in background, Khwai River, Botswana. Highly commended in the Mammals category of the Asferico Photography Competition 201...
Wim van den Heever / Blue sheep (Pseudois nayaur) Hemis National Park, Jammu and Kashmir, India.
Markus Varesvuo / Four Grey partridges (Perdix perdix) on snow, Kauhajoki, Finland, January.
Niall Benvie / Leaves emerging on European beech tree (Fagus sylvatica) Angus, Scotland, UK. May.
Ben Hall / Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) peering from behind tree with bluebells in foreground, Cheshire, June.
Solvin Zankl / Springtail (Dicyrtomina ornata) on oak tree leaf. Niedersechsische Elbtalaue Biosphere Reserve, Elbe Valley, Lower Saxony, Germany, December.
Wim van den Heever / African wilddog (Lycaon pictus) portrait, with another dog in the background. Okavango Delta, Botswana.
Wim van den Heever / Toco toucan (Ramphastos toco) portrait, Pantanal Brazil.
Juergen 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...
Bence Mate / Two Great egrets (Ardea alba) standing opposite each other with Grey heron (Ardea cinerea) in between. Lake Csaj, Pusztaszer, Hungary, January. Winner of the Portfolio category of the Terre Sauvage Na...
Bence Mate / White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) flying, with Great egret (Ardea alba) in the foreground, Lake Csaj, Pusztaszer, Hungary. February. Winner of the Portfolio category of the Terre Sauvage Natur...
Sven Zacek / Hepatica (Hepatica nobilis) white morph and normal blue morph, Southern Estonia, April.
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,...
Alex Hyde / House spider female (Tegenaria sp.) in garden shed. Derbyshire, UK, March. Highly Commended in the Urban Wildlife category of the 2015 British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) Competition.
Edwin Giesbers / Banded demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens) group of four on plant stems, River Leijgraaf, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, August 2013. Finalist in the Invertebrate category of the Wildlife Photographer of th...
Cyril Ruoso / Ringed-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) foraging in sisal field looking for flowers during a poor year without much fruit. Berenty reserve, Madagascar, September.
Kristel Richard / Headshot of two rare black Kladruber stallions, harnessed for driving, at the Great Riding festival, in Slatinany national stud, Pardubice Region, Czech Republic. June 2015.
Sven Zacek / Arctic tern (Sterna paradisea) sitting on its nest surrounded by various coastal colors. Harjumaa, Estonia. June.
Sven Zacek / Eider ducks (Somateria mollissima) males reflected in a small pond, Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway. June.
Sven Zacek / Four Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) bucks with velvet antlers and the shadow of a fifth buck, Tartumaa, Estonia, March.
Bruno D'Amicis / Fennec fox (Vulpes zerda) pups playing outside of den, Grand Erg Oriental, Kebili Governorate. Tunisia.
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...
Angelo Gandolfi / Gannets (Morus bassanus) courtship behavior on nest on abandoned boat, La Spezia Gulf, Italy. Mediterranean Sea. July.