Anup Shah / Two baby African elephants with trunks entwined. Masai Mara, Kenya
Winfried Wisniewski / African Lion (Panthera leo) female nuzzling a male, Masai Mara, Kenya
David Pattyn / Common starling (Sturnus vulgaris) murmuration, flock gathering above trees before landing at winter roost, blurred motion. The Netherlands. February.
Staffan Widstrand / African bush elephant, (Loxodonta africana) two head to head playing, Zimanga Private Nature Reserve, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Marie Read / Western Grebe (Aechmorphus occidentalis), pair during 'rushing' courtship display in which they run across water's surface in synchrony, near Escondido, California, USA, January.
Karine Aigner / Wild Bobcat (Lynx rufus) family of three cubs drinking water from bowl, with mother stretching . The mother chose to make her den underneath the house. Texas, USA, August. Taken with remote camera. Hi...
Alex Mustard / RF - Bannerfish (Heniochus diphreutes) schooling in coral reef. Long exposure. North Male Atoll, Maldives. Indian Ocean. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Carol Walker / Wild pinto Mustang mare and foal running in Sand Wash Basin, Colorado, USA.
Alex Mustard / RF- Western clownfish (Amphiprion oceallaris) in Magnificent sea anemone (Heteractis magnifica). Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free...
Wim van den Heever / Blue wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) herd silhouetted against the rising sun with clouds in the background. Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa
Wim van den Heever / Plains zebra (Equus quagga) group of four including foal at sunset, Savuti Marsh, Botswana.
Markus Varesvuo / Black grouse (Tetrao / Lyrurus tetrix) flock flying in snow, Suomussalmi, Finland, January.
Gerrit Vyn / Pair of adult Trumpeter Swans (Cygnus buccinator) in flight. Skagit County, Washington. January.
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.
Franco Banfi / Schooling Scalloped hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna lewini) Cocos Island National Park, Costa Rica.
Jeff Vanuga / White horses of the Camargue galloping through marshes in the Camargue, France. April.
Pedro Narra / Local people gathered for education program to conserve the wildlife of the Bissagos Islands including the endangered Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) Bissagos Islands, Guinea Bissau, October 2014. 3rd P...
Claudio Contreras / Caribbean flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) preparing to sleep, Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula Mexico, July
Wim van den Heever / Gemsbok (Oryx gazella) viewed from above, Namib Desert, Namibia.
Jurgen Freund / Little red flying-fox (Pteropus scapulatus) flying around and roosting in trees, Atherton Tablelands, Queensland, Australia. December. Second Place in the Man and Nature portfolio category of the Terr...
Alex Mustard / Group of predators hunting together, in an example of 'Nuclear foraging'. The Moray eel (Gymnothorax javanicus) flushes out prey, and is followed by a Napolean wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus) and a Bluef...
Georgette Douwma / Big-eye fish (Priacanthus hamrur). Egypt, Red Sea.
Suzi Eszterhas / Ring tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) feeding on Spiny forest tree (Didierea trollii).Berenty Private Reserve, Madagascar
Anup Shah / Eastern chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes schweinfurtheii) female 'Gremlin' aged 40 years holding her daughter 'Glitter's' baby daught aged 2 months and her own infant son aged 2 years. With 'Glitter' aged...
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,...
Wim van den Heever / Large pod of Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) porpoising over waves during annual sardine run, Port St Johns, South Africa. Runner up in the Animals in their Environment Category of the Wildl...
Sharon Heald / African elephant (Loxodonta africana) herd silhouetted at sunset, Chobe National Park, Botswana.
Pete Oxford / Kittens resting on beams. These animals are kepts as pets but sometimes eaten in the Apatani Tribe, Ziro Valley, Himalayan Foothills, Arunachal Pradesh, North East India. November 2014.
Cyril Ruoso / Vicuna (Vicugna vicugna) herd in Altiplano, Aguada Blanca National Reserve, Peru.
Cyril Ruoso / South american sea lion (Otaria byronia) and American fur seal (Arctocephalus australis) hauled out on the shore of Punta Coles Reserve, Peru.
Dave Watts / Hermit ibis (Geronticus eremita) flock in flight, Morocco. Critically endangered.
Dave Watts / Hermit ibis (Geronticus eremita) colony, near Tamri, Morocco. Critically endangered.
Eric Baccega / Afar men mining salt at Lake Assale. Danakil depression, Afar region, Ethiopia, March 2015.
Sven Zacek / Roe Deer (Capreolus capreolus) herd in snowy field in Tartumaa, Estonia, March.
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.
Andy Rouse / Great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus cristatus) courtship dance at dawn, Cardiff, UK, March. Highly Commended in the Animal Behaviour Category of the BWPA Competition 2015.
Konstantin Mikhailov / Pallas's sandgrouse (Syrrhaptes paradoxus) group of four flying against blue sky, Gobi Desert, Mongolia, August.
Pete Oxford / Galapagos sealion (Zalophus wollebaeki) mother and pup resting on beach, Galapagos.
Krijn Trimbos / Great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus) carrying chick on back, The Netherlands, May.
SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Pod of Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) surfacing just offshore, Black Isle, Scotland, UK, July.