Markus Varesvuo / Whooper swans (Cygnus cygnus) three coming into land, Hokkaido, Japan, February
Markus Varesvuo / Hawk owl (Surnia ulula) takingn off from powder snow, possibly with prey in talons, Kuusamo Finland February
Wim van den Heever / African elephant (Loxodonta africana) three big bull elephants spending the late afternoon at waterhole, Ol'Donyo Kenya.
Klein & Hubert / Red deer (Cervus elaphus) stag standing on alpine meadow in autumn with spider web between antlers, Germany Captive.
Klein & Hubert / Ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) reaching out to the tail of other lemur, Madagascar
Klein & Hubert / Ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) in tree, Madagascar
Klein & Hubert / Herd of Rove goats (Capra aegagrus hircus) walking to feeding grounds, Provence, France.
Klein & Hubert / Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx) head portrait, captive
Klein & Hubert / Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) with chick on nest, Falkland Islands
Klein & Hubert / Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) group of three walking along the shore, Falkland Islands
Klein & Hubert / Chinstrap penguins (Pygoscelis antarcticus) two walking on snowy slope, Antarctica
Klein & Hubert / Head portrait of young domestic Landrace pig (Sus scrofa domesticus), organic open air breeding, Germany.
Wim van den Heever / Lion (Panthera leo) photographed at night using a side lit spot light, Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa
Danny Green / Atlantic Puffins (Fratercula arctica) bill rubbing, Skomer Island, Wales, UK, April
Orsolya Haarberg / Norway spruce (Picea abies) trees covered in snow, Ciuc Mountains, Transylvania, Romania, January 2015.
Tony Heald / Black skimmer (Rynchops flavirostris) fishing by skimming along water surface, Pantanal, Brazil
Ole Jorgen Liodden / Brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis urinator) close up of throat pouch skin, with beak open, Galapagos.
Loic Poidevin / wo juvenile Barn swallows (Hirundo rustica)peched on a twig and begging for food, Indre-et-Loire , France, June.
Adrian Davies / Trail left in a Bramble leaf by the larvae of a Pygmy eyecap moth (Stigmella aurella), scanned on a flatbed scanner, Surrey, England, UK.
Loic Poidevin,Loic Poidevin / Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) diving at prey, Breton Marsh, West France, April
Loic Poidevin,Loic Poidevin / Northern Goshawk(Accipiter gentilis) on a branch, Bulgaria, February
Juan Carlos Munoz / Group of male Common eiders (Somateria mollissima) in flight, Iceland, June.
Nick Garbutt / Gulik Falls, edge of southern plateau, Maliau Basin, Sabah's 'Lost World', Borneo (digitally stitched image)
Visuals Unlimited / Close up of proboscis of Fruit fly (Drosophila sp) SEM X350
Visuals Unlimited / Negative stain electron micrograph of the Swine Influenza Virus. TEM X29,800
Visuals Unlimited / Hurricane Dennis from above, showing its eye and circulation pattern
Visuals Unlimited / Compound eye and coiled proboscis of a moth (Pyralidae). Compound eyes are made up of large numbers of individual facets. The proboscis is used as a sucking and feeding organ. SEM X21
Sergey Gorshkov / Caribou (Rangifer tarandus) mother and calf nuzzling, Kamchatka, Russia
Ingo Arndt / White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) mother and juvenile, Lake Nakuru, Kenya
Ingo Arndt / White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) males facing off, Lake Nakuru, Kenya
Mario Mueller/ BIA / White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla), Hokkaido, Japan
Mario Mueller/ BIA / Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis) displaying, Hokkaido, Japan