Ben Cranke / King penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus) congregate on the beach, seeking a safe point to go into the sea, with male Southern elephant seals (Mirounga leonina) blocking their path. St Andrew's Bay,...
Tui De Roy / Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) female and male on red volcanic beach, Rabida Island, Galapagos, Ecuador
Doug Gimesy / Royal penguin (Eudyptes schlegeli) walks along the beach. Sandy bay, Macquarie Island, Australian Territory.
Doug Gimesy / Royal penguin (Eudyptes schlegeli) collects a pebble for its nest on the beach. Sandy bay, Macquarie Island, Australian Territory.
Nick Garbutt / Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) amongst group hauled out on shore. Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Norway. July.
Juergen Freund / Firefly (Lampyridae) trails on beach at night, Palm tree silhouetted against milky way. Oak Beach, Port Douglas, Far North Queensland, Australia. 2016.
Ross Hoddinott / Westward Ho! beach at sunrise, colourful sky at low tide and tidal pool, north Devon, UK. February.
Nick Hawkins / Baird's tapir (Tapirus bairdii) walking along a beach in Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica. Endangered.
David Hall / Split level of a Lion's mane Jellyfish (Cyanea capillata) and Feather-boa kelp (Egregia menziesii), Seven-tree Island, Browning Pass, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September.
Guy Edwardes / Wave shaped chalk boulder beneath Beer Head at sunset Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, Branscombe, Devon, England December 2006
Guy Edwardes / Reynisdrangur stacks with long exposure of waves,, Vik i Myrdal, Iceland, September 2015.
John Cancalosi / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) pup 'waving', UK
John Cancalosi / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus), mother and young interacting on beach, UK
Shane Gross / Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) plays in the surf, San Cristobal Island, Galapagos, Ecuador. December.
Tui De Roy / Strawberry land hermit crab (Coenobita perlatus). On white coral sand beach, Small unhinhabited coral islet in Raa Atoll lagoon, Maldives
Guy Edwardes / Milky Way and Mars over Pondfield Cove, Tyneham, Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, Dorset, England, UK, August.
Guy Edwardes / Ammonite Graveyard at sunrise, Monmouth Beach, Lyme Regis, Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, Dorset, England, UK
Guy Edwardes / Shore lark (Eremophila alptstris), Ontario, Canada
Guy Edwardes / Aurora Borealis over Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland, September.
Guy Edwardes / Mhangarstaidh Beach, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, March.
Anup Shah / Olive baboons standing on the lake shore. Gombe National Park, Tanzania.
Doug Gimesy / Tim Flannery in summer clothing, reading his best-selling book 'The Weather Makers' on an icy pebble beach, Robert Point, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica, to illustrate the warming of the Anta...
Guy Edwardes / Milky Way above Durdle Door rock arch. Jurasic Coast, Dorset, England, UK. August 2019. Composite image.
Milan Radisics / Aerial shot of the Hafursa glacial river running over black sand, southern Iceland, August 2018.
John Chan / Crenulated fiddler crab (Uca crenulata) waving its major claw at another crab, part of a courtship display, Southern California, USA, June.
John Chan / Crenulated fiddler crab (Uca crenulata) feeding on detritus, Southern California, USA, June.
John Chan / Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) stamping its feet to create vibrations in the sand as it forages for insects, Southern California, USA, August.
John Chan / California brown pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis californicus) roosting on a mudflat, with a flock of Elegant terns (Thalasseus elegans) nearby, Southern California, USA May/2019
David Woodfall / Little tern (Sterna albifrons ) feeding sand eel (Hyperoplus spp) to young chick. Gronant Dunes, Denbighshire, Wales, UK, June.
John Shaw / King penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus) walking in line on a windy beach. Sanders Island, Falklands. November.
John Shaw / Sally lightfoot crabs (Grapsus grapsus) on the beach at Puerto Egas, Santiago Island, Galapagos, May.
Marie Lochman / Sandy Bight - Cape Arid National Park, South west, Western Australia, October 2010
Nick Hawkins / European green crab (Carcinus maenas), an invasive species in North America, Kejimkujik Seaside National Park, Nova Scotia, Canada. July.
Nick Hawkins / Aerial view of Carter's Beach on the Southshore of Nova Scotia, Canada. August
SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) pup on a breeding beach, Orkney, Scotland, UK, April.
SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) huge group hauled out on a beach, Island of Mingulay, west coast of Scotland. May.
SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) using freshwater pools along the shore line and in the adjacent fields as place to learn to swim, Orkney, Scotland, UK, April.
SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Young grey seal pup (Halichoerus grypus) recently born on a beach in Orkney, Scotland, UK, April.
SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Otter (Lutra lutra) portrait on shore with boats in background. Argyll, Scotland, UK, August.
Ross Hoddinott / Luskentye beach, mountains and incoming tide, Isle of Lewis and Harris, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK. October 2018.
Ross Hoddinott / Sand dunes, marram grass (Ammophila arenaria) and beach at sunrise, Luskentyre, Isle of Harris, Scotland, UK. October 2018
Milan Radisics / Aerial shot of the shore of an artificial lake polluted by extractive pyrite mining, the orange color comes from sulfite and the blue is a reflection of the sky, Minas de Riotinto, Andalusia, Spain, J...
Marie Read / American oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus) adult feeding chick, Long Island, New York, USA. June.
Marie Read / Black skimmers (Rynchops niger), three in non-breeding plumage on beach, Fort De Soto Park, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA. January. Digitally altered to remove distractions.
David Tipling / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) pup, Horsey, Norfolk, England, UK, February.
Theo Bosboom / Winter landscape at Luskentyre beach, Isle of Lewis, Scotland, North Harris in the background. February 2018.
Theo Bosboom / Winter sunsrise at Seilebost beach, Isle of Harris, Scotland. February 2018
Theo Bosboom / Sun rays through stormy clouds, and snow covered beach, Varanger Peninsula, Norway. March.