Will Burrard-Lucas / A mating pair of leopards (Panthera pardus) caught in front of a camera trap at night, Laikipia Wilderness Camp, Kenya. Photographed with a camera trap. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. All other uses require clea...
Mark MacEwen / Southern elephant seal (Mirounga leonina), two females sleeping. St Andrews Bay, South Georgia. October.
Mark Carwardine / Fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus), two feeding, aerial view. Baja California, Mexico. March.
Carol Walker / Andalusian horsea, two stallions coming together in arena one dappled grey and one pure white. Spain.
Marie Read / American avocet (Recurvirostra americana), adult in breeding plumage foraging by sweeping its bill from side to side through shallow water, Orange County, California, USA, April.
Jack Dykinga / Burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia), two huddled together. Marana, Pima County, Arizona, USA.
Staffan Widstrand / Wild Wonders of China / Pallas's cat (Otocolobus manul) two sitting side by side, Tibetan Plateau, Qinghai, China
Ross Hoddinott / Silver-studded blue butterflies (Plebejus argus) resting on grass and backlit by the sun, Upton Towans, Cornwall, UK. June 2017.
Neil Aldridge / Southern ground hornbill (Bucorvus leadbeateri) juvenile with an adult bird close by on the Selinda Reserve in northern Botswana. Vulnerable.
Carol Walker / Two white Camargue horses in ocean of Camargue, France, Europe. May.
Enrique Lopez-Tapia / Travelers watching lava on Erta Ale volcano crater. Afar Region, Ethiopia, Africa. November 2014.
Wim van den Heever / Black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) mother and calf having a drink at night with perfect reflections. Etosha National Park, Namibia. Taken with infrared camera.
Edwin Giesbers / Western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) twin babies age 45 days resting side by side in mother's arms, captive, occurs in Central Africa. Critically endangered.
Brent Stephenson / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) mother and large second year cub swim across calm water, Scott Inlet, Baffin Island, Canadian Arctic, August. Vulnerable species.
Jeff Vanuga / White horses of the Camargue galloping through marshes in the Camargue, France. April.
Ann & Steve Toon / Banded mongoose (Mungos mungo) drinking, Zimanga Private Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, May
Jurgen Freund / Giant mottled fresh water eels (Anguilla marmorata) in shallows, split level view, Lissenung Island, Kavieng, New Guinea. Second Place in the Portfolio Award of the Terre Sauvage Nature Images Awards...
Sven Zacek / Hepatica (Hepatica nobilis) white morph and normal blue morph, Southern Estonia, April.
Sven Zacek / Arctic tern (Sterna paradisea) sitting on its nest surrounded by various coastal colors. Harjumaa, Estonia. June.
Sven Zacek / Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) buck with velvet antlers and fawn at sunset, Tartumaa, March 2013.
Franco Banfi / Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) male and female, hauled out in shallow water, Spitsbergen, Svalbard Archipelago, Norway, Arctic Ocean. July.
Pascal Pittorino / Greater quaking grass (Briza maxima) flowers, Giens, Var, Provence, France, May.
Anup Shah / African elephants (Loxodonta africana) gathering at a waterhole, wide angle view. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya.
Andy Rouse / Great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus cristatus) courtship dance at dawn, Cardiff, UK, March.
Andy Rouse / Great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus cristatus) courtship dance Cardiff, UK, March.
Krijn Trimbos / Great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus) pair in courtship display, The Netherlands. March.
Nick Upton / Mute swan (Cygnus olor) female and a young cygnet foraging in sunset light, Kennet and Avon canal, Caen Hill, Wiltshire, UK, June.
Konrad Wothe / Lantern bugs (Fulgora laternaria) on tree trunk, Panguana Reserve, Peru.
Juan Carlos Munoz / Tourists hiking along dirt track, Triglav National Park, Julian Alps, Slovenia, October 2010.
Peter Cairns / Bison (Bison bison) pair standing on road in winter, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA, March.
Danny Green / Coastal brown bear (Ursus arctos) and cub, Lake Clarke National Park, Alaska, September.
Onne van der Wal / Tug escorting tanker out of the port of Charleston, towards the Ravenel Bridge, South Carolina, USA. All non-editorial uses must be cleared individually.
Enrique Lopez-Tapia / Karo boys with decorative skin painting. Karo tribe, Omo river, Ethiopia, November 2014
Denis-Huot / African elephant (Loxodonta africana) herd eating, Masai-Mara Game Reserve, Kenya
Cyril Ruoso / Harlequin grasshopper (Zonocerus variegatus) Democratic Republic of the Congo. Non-ex
Ole Jorgen Liodden / Ivory gull (Pagophila eburnea) behind Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) framed by its legs, Svalbard, Norway, July.
Martin Gabriel / Mute swans (Cygnus olor) on water, Bavaria, Germany, February.
MYN / Gil Wizen / Comparison of larva and adult beetle (Epomis circumscriptus), Central Coastal Plain, Israel, April. Focus-stacked. meetyourneighbours.net project
Theo Webb / Driver ant (Dorylus) large soldier guarding smaller ants, in Salonga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Theo Webb / Female Bonobo (Pan paniscus) resting with her infant, Max Planck research site LuiKotale in Salonga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Alex Mustard / Oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus) accompanied by pilotfish (Naucrates ductor) as it cruises beneath the surface of the Red Sea, close to Little Brother Island. The Brothers Islands, Egy...
Andy Trowbridge / Two Yellow-eyed penguin (Megadyptes antipodes) chicks standing together. Otago Peninsula, Otago, South Island, New Zealand, January. Endangered Species.
Tui De Roy / Erect-crested penguin (Eudyptes sclateri) pair. Antipodes Island, New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands. Endemic to Antipodes and Bounty Islands. Endangered species.
Tui De Roy / Erect-crested penguins (Eudyptes sclateri) pair. Proclamation Island, Bounty Islands, New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands. Endemic to Antipodes and Bounty Islands. Endangered species.
Tui De Roy / Erect-crested penguins (Eudyptes sclateri) pair on coast, Proclamation Island, Bounty Islands, New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands. Endemic to Antipodes and Bounty Islands. Endangered species.