Andy Rouse / Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) portrait in sea-ice landscape. Wide angle / fish-eye shot. Svalbard, Norway, September.
Anup Shah / Bornean Orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus wurmbii) mature male 'Doyok' sitting on bench made for tourists - wide angle perspective. Pondok Tanggui, Tanjung Puting National Park, Central Kalimantan, Borneo, In...
Cyril Ruoso / Minden / Long-tailed Macaque (Macaca fascicularis) pair grooming, Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park, Thailand
Edwin Giesbers / Fire salamander (Salamandra salamandra) in forest habitat, Hallerbos, Belgium. May.
Simon Littlejohn / Mute swans (Cygnus olor) hissing and lunging at a European otter (Lutra lutra), River Stour, Dorset, England, UK, June.
Simon Littlejohn / Family of European otters (Lutra lutra) feeding and playing amongst Whitewater crowfoot (Ranunculus aquatilis) flowers, River Stour, Dorset, England, UK, June.
Simon Littlejohn / Female European otter (Lutra lutra) and two large pups playing and feeding in mid river, River Stour, Dorset, England, UK, June.
Konrad Wothe / Macgregor's bowerbird (Amblyornis macgregoriae) at his bower in a rainforest, Papua New Guinea.
Mark Carwardine / Aerial shot zooming in on a superpod of Short-beaked common dolphins (Delphinus delphis), Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico.
Nick Upton / Buff-tailed bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) queen about to land at her nest burrow in a garden lawn with loaded pollen sacs to provision grubs that will become future workers for her colony, Wiltshire,...
Nick Upton / White-lipped snail (Cepaea hortensis) crawling over an oak sleeper retaining a garden lawn with a greenhouse in the background, Wiltshire, UK, April.
Nick Upton / Seven-spot ladybird (Coccinnella septempunctata) just emerged from hibernation, sunning on a Honeysuckle leaf with buildings in the background, Wiltshire garden, UK, April.
Nick Upton / Garden snail (Cornu aspersum / Helix aspersa) crawling over an oak sleeper retaining a garden lawn with buildings and a greenhouse in the background, Wiltshire, UK, April.
Michael Hutchinson / Wide angle shot of a female Goldenrod spider (Misumena vatia) on Annual honesty (Lunaria annua) flower, with flies flying nearby, Bristol, England, UK, April.
Orsolya Haarberg / Aerial view of sporadically inhabited islands, Islets and skerries in a wide coastal plain. Husvaer, Helgeland Archipelago, Norway. July.
Andres M. Dominguez / Cork trees (Quercus suber) stripped of bark, in forest. Los Alcornocales Natural Park, Cortes de la Frontera, southern Spain, November.
Fred Olivier / Wide shot of the terminus of Brasvellbreen Glacier, with meltwater waterfall, Svalbard, Norway, 2016.
Ingo Arndt / Aerial shot over a herd of Guanacos (Lama guanicoe), Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile, April.
SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Cotton grass (Eriophorum angustifolium) flowering, Shetland, Scotland, UK, July.
SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Dead man's fingers (Alcyonium digitatum) on a rocky reef with view of the sky, Shetland, Scotland, UK, August.
SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Northern gannets (Morus bassanus) diving for fish, split level shot, Shetland, Scotland, UK, July.
SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Northern gannets (Morus bassanus) diving for fish, split level shot, Shetland, Scotland, UK, September.
SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Grey heron (Ardea cinerea) hunting for food amongst moss with loch and Celtic rainforest in back ground, Scotland, UK, October..
Espen Bergersen / Aerial shot of two Killer whales (Orcinus orca) swimming inside a shoal of Atlantic herring (Clupea harenguis), hunting, Sommaroy, Troms, Norway, January.
Espen Bergersen / Aerial shot of two Killer whales (Orcinus orca) swimming inside a large shoal of Atlantic herring (Clupea harenguis), hunting, Sommaroy, Troms, Norway, January.
Espen Bergersen / Aerial shot of a huge shoal of Atlantic herring (Clupea harenguis), with a Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) nearby, Sommaroy, Troms. Norway, January.
John Chan / Great blue heron (Ardea herodias) predating a Smelt (Osmeridae), Southern California, USA, October.
John Cancalosi / American toads (Anaxyrus americanus), several males competing to mate with female, Maryland, USA, April.
Philippe Clement / Wide-angle shot of Northern gannets (Morus bassanus) nesting in a breeding colony, Hermaness NNR, Unst, Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK, May.
Juergen Freund / Wide-angle timelapse of Sand bubbler crabs (Dotillidae) feeding, filtering detritus and plankton from sand and discarding the processed sand as pellets, which cover the beach, Wet Tropics World Herita...
Juergen Freund / Wide angle shot of Barron Falls after a cyclone, showing increased flow of water, Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, Cape Tribulation, North Queensland, Australia. 2017.
Sandesh Kadur / Wide angle shot of a pair of Blue footed boobies (Sula nebouxii) displaying, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.
Jack Dykinga / Gaucho herding horses on the shoreline of Lago Almarga in the morning light, with Torres del Paine mountains in background under stormy skies. Patagonia, Chile.
John Waters / Wide-angle shot of a pair of Common European toads (Bufo bufo) in amplexus, jumping into a pond, Priddy, Somerset, England, UK, April.
Gavin Hellier / Wide angle shot of the Supertree Grove illuminated at night, Each tree is a large vertical garden, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore, June 2017. Hellier
Gavin Hellier / Wide angle timelapse of the Dubai Interchange, with the Burj Khalifa in the background, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 2017. Hellier
John Waters / Wide-angle shot of wetland landscape at sunset, with Lapwings (Vanellus vanellus) flying to roost, Ham Wall RSPB Reserve, Somerset Levels, England, UK, February.
Fred Olivier / Wide-angle shot of a group of Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) chicks walking on sea ice, Adelie Land, Antarctica, January.
Fred Olivier / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) chicks huddled together during a blizzard, Adelie Land, Antarctica, January.
Fred Olivier / Emperor penguins (Aptenodytes forsteri) walking in blizzard, Adelie Land, Antarctica, January.
Fred Olivier / Group of Adelie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) swimming in a tide crack, lots jump out, Adelie Land, Antarctica, January.
Fred Olivier / Wide angle shot of Adelie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) walking on sea ice, Adelie Land, Antarctica, January.
Jabruson Motion / Wide angle shot of a juvenile Mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) swinging from a branch and looking at camera, with a silverback nearby, Bukima, Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of...
Christophe Courteau / Ostriches (Struthio camelus) running in the distance in a mirage, Sossusvlei, Namib-Nauckluft National Park, Namib Desert, Namibia.
Nick Hawkins / Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) portrait. camera trap image, Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica.
Nick Hawkins / Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) grooming paw. camera trap image, Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica.
Nick Hawkins / Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) camera trap image, Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica.
Eric Baccega / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) swimming in front of an iceberg, Arctic Bay, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada, June.