Andy Rouse / Maasai Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi) silhouetted by beams of light from setting sun, Maasai Mara, Kenya, Africa. Winner of the African section of the Nature’s Best Windland Smith Rice...
John Chan / Great horned owl (Bubo virginianus) chick watching for parents to return with food, Southern California, USA, June.
Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) group clambering up slope during journey to bring back food for young. Atka Bay, Antarctica. September.
Tony Wu / Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae australis) female, stationary with calf heading to surface for breath of air. Vava'u, Tonga, South Pacific.
Emanuele Biggi / Predatory bush cricket (Saga pedo) waiting for prey on Eryngium, Italy. June. Vulnerable species.
Neil Aldridge / Black-backed Jackal (Canis mesomelas) pups waiting at their den on Mashatu Game Reserve, Tuli, Botswana.
Alex Hyde / Fishing spider (Trechalea) waiting to catch a Killifish (Cyprinodontiformes) in a rainforest stream at night, Central Caribbean foothills, Costa Rica.
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
Erlend Haarberg / Mountain hare (Lepus timidus) backlit in snow, Vauldalen, Norway, May.
Paul Hobson / Glowworm (Lampyris noctiluca) at night, Cambridgeshire, England, UK, August.
Jurgen Freund / Schooling silversides (Atheriniformes) split level with karst limestone cliff and West Papuan fishermen in their dugout outrigger canoe. Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Second Place in the Portfolio Award of t...
Jurgen Freund / Whale shark (Rhincodon typus) split level view, Cenderawasih Bay, West Papua, Indonesia. Second Place in the Portfolio Award of the Terre Sauvage Nature Images Awards Competition 2015.
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...
Bence Mate / Little egret (Egretta garzetta) and Grey herons (Ardea cinerea) reflected in lake at twilight, Lake Csaj, Pusztaszer, Hungary. June. Winner of the Portfolio category of the Terre Sauvage Nature Images...
Bence Mate / Group of Great egrets (Ardea alba) reflected in still water, with Hooded crows (Corvus cornix), Lake Csaj, Pusztaszer, Hungary. Winner of the Portfolio category of the Terre Sauvage Nature Images Awar...
Sven Zacek / Ural owl (Strix uralensis) perching on an Apsen tree during the blue hour of dawn, Tartumaa, Estonia, April.
Fabrice Cahez / Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) cub sitting, rear view, Vosges, France, May.
Hermann Brehm / Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) in woodland, Sweden, September.
Rob Cousins / Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) perched on bird feeder, Devon, UK, September.
Edwin Giesbers / Banded demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens) group of four on plant stems, River Leijgraaf, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, August 2013. Finalist in the Invertebrate category of the Wildlife Photographer of th...
Dave Watts / Hermit ibis (Geronticus eremita) colony, near Tamri, Morocco. Critically endangered.
Dave Watts / Dark green fritillary (Argynnis aglaja) on pink clover, south west France.
Sven Zacek / Arctic tern (Sterna paradisea) sitting on its nest surrounded by various coastal colors. Harjumaa, Estonia. June.
Pascal Pittorino / Mediterranean tree frog (Hyla meridionalis) resting on a Red rose (Rosa sp) in organic garden, Toulon, Var, Provence, France, May.
Pascal Pittorino / Ground beetle (Carabus hispanus) resting on a leaf of Hydrangea (Hydrangea sp), Lozere, Cevennes, Languedoc Roussillon, France, July.
Chris & Monique Fallows / Long-beaked common dolphin (Delphinus capensis) school near the water?s surface, False Bay, South Africa
Alex Hyde / Emperor moth(Saturnia pavonia) female, Peak District National Park, UK. May.
Cyril Ruoso / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) female resting under tree, Kanha National Park, India. Non-ex
Franco Banfi / Pygmy blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus brevicauda) subspecies of blue whale, Mirissa, Sri Lanka, Indian Ocean. Endangered species.
Claudio Contreras / Waterfowl at dawn with mist, including Great blue heron (Ardea herodias herodias), American avocet (Recurvirostra americana), Northern shoveler (Anas clypeata), Xochimilco wetlands, Mexico City, Mexic...
Ole Jorgen Liodden / Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) group underwater, Galapagos. Endemic.
Ole Jorgen Liodden / Marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) silhouetted at sunrise, Galapagos Islands. Endemic.