David Noton / Palm trees line the beach at Pigeon Point, Tobago
Andy Rouse / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) standing on pack ice at the water's edge, Svalbard, Norway. June.
Bence Mate / European otter (Lutra lutra) group with one shaking off water, Kiskunsagi National Park, Hungary, October.
Bence Mate / European otter (Lutra lutra) group, with one shaking off water, Kiskunsagi National Park, Hungary, January.
Bence Mate / European otters (Lutra lutra) at water's edge, one shaking off water, Kiskunsagi National Park, Hungary, January.
Bence Mate / Two European otters (Lutra lutra) one shaking off water and the other feeding on fish, Lake Csaj, Kiskunsagi National Park, Pusztaszer, Hungary. October.
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.
Jussi Murtosaari / European Dipper (Cinclus cinclus) on ice next to stream, winter, Finland. February.
Pedro Narra / Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) returning to see after egg laying, e to open sea after digging nest. Bissagos Islands, Guinea Bissau. Endangered species. 3rd Place in the SOS Especes Menacees / SOS End...
Danny Green / Black-throated diver (Gavia arctica) on near waters edge, Finland, June.
Cyril Ruoso / South american sea lion (Otaria byronia) and American fur seal (Arctocephalus australis) hauled out on the shore of Punta Coles Reserve, Peru.
Franco Banfi / Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) hauled out in shallow water, Spitsbergen, Svalbard Archipelago, Norway, Arctic Ocean. July.
George Sanker / American buffalo (Bison bison) with group of calves, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA. May.
George Sanker / Purple gallinule (Porphyrula martinica) in mangrove swamp. Everglades National Park, Florida, USA. March.
Ross Hoddinott / Ice on black volcanic sand beach with waves, Jokulsarlon, Southeast Iceland, February.
Juergen Freund / Leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) hatchlings running to the sea from nest. Jamursbamedi, West Papua, Irian Jaya, Indonesia.
Chris & Monique Fallows / King penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) colony at sunrise. Grytviken, South Georgia Island.
Nick Upton / Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber) entering the River Otter after release. Part of escaped population re-released to the wild following veterinary check ups. Taken on the second day of Beaver releases aft...
Andy Rouse / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) female 'T19 Krishna' carrying 2 month cub, Ranthambhore National Park, India.
Andy Rouse / Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) jumping onto beach, Carcass Island, Falkland Islands.
Steven Kazlowski / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) sow with two juveniles walk along the ice edge during autumn freeze up, Beaufort Sea, off Arctic coast, Alaska
George Sanker / American Buffalo or Bison (Bison bison) group with calves, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA, May
Marie Read / Flock of White ibis (Eudocimus albus) in breeding plumage, at rookery on water's edge of the mangrove-covered island, Tampa Bay, Florida, USA, March
Terry Whittaker / Water vole (Arvicola amphibius) feeding at edge of water, Kent, UK, December.
Gabriel Rojo / Monk parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus) Calden Forest , La Pampa , Argentina
Hougaard Malan / Rock formations on Anse Source d'Argent beach. La Digue Island, Seychelles. November, 2012.
Fred Olivier / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) tobogganing on an iceberg at sunset and diving from the edge, seen from a moving boat, Antarctica.
Fred Olivier / Group of Adelie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) diving from the edge of the sea ice, Antarctica.
Claudio Contreras,Claudio Contreras / Women gathering mollusc eggs for sale at market, Bilang Bilangang Island, Danajon Bank, Central Visayas, Philippines, April 2013
Andrew Parkinson / Gannet (Morus bassanus) sub-adults roosting on a coastal rock Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK, July
Graham Eaton,Graham Eaton / A hatchling Leatherback Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) nearing the waters edge, Cayenne, French Guiana
Igor Shpilenok,Igor Shpilenok / Large male Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) standing in shallow waters of the Kronotsky lagoon, away from biting insects. Kronotsky Zapovednik Nature Reserve, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russian Far East, July.
Gavin Hellier / Seaside cafe at Little Venice, Mykonos (Hora), Cyclades Islands, Greece, 2010
David Pattyn / Stormy coastal landscape with heavy rainfall approaching the coast in very windy conditions with cacti at the edge of the beach, Marao peninsula, Bahia, Brazil, August 2010
Rolf Nussbaumer / Black-necked stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) pair displaying, Dinero, Lake Corpus Christi, South Texas, USA.
Inaki Relanzon / Rocks at water edge with reflection and Water crowfoot (Ranunculus peltatus) flowering, National Park Los Barruecos, Malpartida de Caceres, Spain, March 2011
Sven Zacek / Waves washing up a beach on the Baltic coast of Estonia under sunset lit clouds. Europe, August 2011.
Ernie Janes / Gulls on the beach at sunset, The Wash, Hunstanton, Norfolk, UK, September 2011
Graham Eaton / Leatherback Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) hatchling crossing a beach to get to the sea. Cayenne, French Guiana, July.
Chadden Hunter / King penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus) crossing water to reach breeding site, South Georgia. Taken on location for BBC Frozen Planet series, 2008
Matthew Maran / Surfer Benj Yougson at Long Beach. Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, west coast of Vancouver Island, Canada, September 2010. Model released
Juergen Freund / Jewelmer Pearlfarm, Goldlip pearl oyster (Pinctada maxima) with golden pearl on beach, Palawan, Philippines, May 2009
Inaki Relanzon / Woman and girl fishing on the beach. Morondava, Madagascar, Africa.
Ernie Janes / Snowy egret (Egretta thula) standing behind fisherman on Fort Myers beach, Florida, USA
Juergen Freund / Leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) baby speeding towards the sea. Warmamedi beach, Bird's Head Peninsula, West Papua, Indonesia, July 2009
Sergey Gorshkov / Silhouette of Kamchatka Brown bear (Ursus arctos beringianus) ) beside Lake Kuril at dawn, Kamchatka, Far east Russia, August 2008