Jabruson Motion / Male Western gorilla (Gorilla gorilla) displaying, throws clump of grass into the air, runs through bai and hits other gorilla, Maya Nord Bai, Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Cuvette-Ouest Region, Republ...
Klein & Hubert / Cotentin domestic donkey (Equus africanus asinus) jenny nuzzling newborn foal, France.
Andy Rouse / African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) mother and calf in rain, wallowing in mud. Maasai Mara, Kenya, Africa. September.
Fred Olivier / Southern rockhopper penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome) at nest in breeding colony, stretching and knocking chick over, New Island, Falkland Islands.
Peter Bassett / Male Southern elephant seal (Mirounga leonina) shifting position on a beach, surrounded by females, almost crushing a pup, Gold Harbour, South Georgia.Gold Harbour, South Georgia.
Ben Hall / Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) mother and young touching noses, Galapagos Islands, May
Pedro Narra / Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) two interacting at surface, Bissagos Islands, Guinea Bissau Endangered species. 3rd Place in the SOS Especes Menacees / SOS Endangered Species Portfolio category of the...
Bence Mate / Grey heron (Ardea cinerea) and Great egret (Ardea alba) fighting over fish, Lake Csaj, Pusztaszer, Hungary, December. Winner of the Portfolio category of the Terre Sauvage Nature Images Awards competi...
Juan Carlos Munoz / Palm tree branch dipping towards water, Puerto Jimenez, Golfo Dulce, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica.
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.
Andy Rouse / Great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus cristatus) courtship weed dance, Cardiff, UK, March.
Krijn Trimbos / Great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus) pair in courtship display, The Netherlands. March.
Pal Hermansen / European moose (Alces alces) bulls near houses, Nordland, Norway. July.
Angelo Gandolfi / Gannets (Morus bassanus) courtship behavior on nest on abandoned boat, La Spezia Gulf, Italy. Mediterranean Sea. July.
Andy Rouse / Great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus cristatus) courtship dance, Cardiff, UK, March.
Denis-Huot / Lioness (Panthera leo) playing with lost baby Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus), Masai-Mara Game Reserve, Kenya.
Cyril Ruoso / Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) mother and young playing, captive, Sichuan, China. Non-ex
Cyril Ruoso / Surrogate mother holding orphan Bonobo (Pan paniscus) and her own baby Lola ya Bonobo Sanctuary, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Tui De Roy / Galapagos hawk (Buteo galapagoensis) landing, Galapagos, Ecuador. Vulnerable species.
Espen Bergersen / Male Steller's eider (Polysticta stelleri) drinking on water with reflections of nearby buildings. Batsfjord, Norway. March.
Denis-Huot / West African giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis peralta) mother and baby nuzzling each other. Bioparc Zoo de Doue la Fontaine, France. Captive, occurs in south-western Niger. Endangered subspecies.
Christophe Courteau / Male BurchellÕs zebra (Equus quagga burchellii) pulling the head of a dead pregnant female that died due to complications whilst giving birth, trying to wake her up, Etosha National Park, Namibia. Pa...
Sven Zacek / Two Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) sniffing each other in the snow, Vorumaa, Estonia, January. Winner of the Animal stories portfolio in the Melvita Nature Images Awards competition 2014.
Lou Coetzer / African elephant (Loxodonta africana) cow reassuring young calf with trunk, Chobe River, Botswana, October, Vulnerable species.
Michael Pitts / Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) calling and defending their eggs from Southern Skua (Stercorarius antarcticus) hunting for unattended eggs or chicks, Sea Lion island, The Falklands, South Atlantic.
Andy Trowbridge / Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica) in flight, coming into land with beak full of sand eels (Ammodytes tobianus). Fair Isle, Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK, July.
Loic Poidevin / Grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis) cub peering out from behind its mother, Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary, British Columbia, Canada, June.
Loic Poidevin / Barn swallow (Hirundo rustica) flying low over the ground, Indre-et-Loire , France, June.
Chris & Monique Fallows / Black browed albatros (Thalassarche melanophrys), Cape Point, South Africa.
Ben Hall / Black-headed gull (Larus ridibundus) alighting on water at dawn, Cheshire, UK, November. Highly Commended in the British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) competition 2013.
Kim Taylor / Redpoll (Carduelis flammea) male landing on Alder (Alnus glutinosa) Surrey, England. February
Cheryl-Samantha Owen / SANCCOB Hands Across the Sand event, in strong wind, to raise awareness for seabird and marine conservation, with 'Rocky' the Southern rockhopper penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome) on the beach. Table Bay,...
Jack Dykinga / Sandhill crane (Grus canadensis) landing in icy pond filled with snow geese (Chen caerulescens) Bosque del Apache, New Mexico. January 2013
Franco Banfi / Scuba diver and Manta ray (Manta birostris), San Benedicto, Revillagigedo (Socorro) Islands, Mexico, East Pacific Ocean. Model released.
Denis-Huot,Denis-Huot / Greater flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber roseus) males displaying, lake Nakuru, Kenya
Andy Rouse / Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) mother and cub playing, Maasai Mara, Kenya, Africa. Honoured in the African wildlife category
Ben Cranke,Ben Cranke / Japanese Macaque (Macaca fuscatata) juvenile, reaching out to touch the camera, Jigokudani, Nagano Prefecture, Honshu, Japan
Alex Mustard / A fisherman swims down to touch the statue of Christ Of The Abyss (Cristo degli abissi) for good fortune, in the Marine Protected Area of Portofino (Area Marina Protetta, Portofino), Liguria, Italy. M...
Ben Cranke,Ben Cranke / Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) penguins rest on a floating iceberg, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica