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Ole Jorgen Liodden / Arctic tern (Sterna paradisaea) attacking an Arctic Fox (Vulpes / Alopex lagopus) protecting its nest site, Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Norway. Highly commended, MAMMALS, GDT 2011 competition
Edwin Giesbers / Saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) close up portrait, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia
David Fleetham / Male Gold-specs jawfish (Opistognathus randalli), with mouth brooding eggs, the eyes can clearly be seen in the eggs indicating they will soon hatch, Mabul Island, Sabah, Malaysia, Celebes Sea.
Alex Hyde / Male Orange tip butterfly (Anthocharis cardamines) resting on Wild garlic (Allium ursinum) flower, Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. April.
Alex Hyde / Male Jumping spider (Euophrys frontalis) close up, Derbyshire, UK. May. Focus stacked image.
Alex Hyde / False-coloured scanning electron micrograph of a Thrip's (Thysanoptera) head, the bulging compound eyes can be seen on either side of the head, with sensory hairs sprouting between the individual unit...
Alex Hyde / Green tiger beetle (Cicindela campestris) close up portrait, Birchover, Derbyshire, UK. April. Focus stacked image.
David Weiller / Long-nosed horned frog (Pelobatrachus nasutus) juvenile close up portrait, closing its eyes, showing the nictitating membrane, Crocker Range, Sabah, Borneo, July.
Joel Sartore / Photo Ark / Egyptian sand gecko (Stenodactylus petrii) male close up. Captive.
Joel Sartore / Photo Ark / Pallid scops-owl (Otus brucei exiguus) juvenile walking curiously up to the camera, Dubai Falcon Center. Captive.
Neil Challis / Close up of Long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis) male sleeping in a tree, Central Thailand, June.
Neil Challis / Mudskipper (Periophthalmus) displaying with pectoral fin at the entrance to its hole, Southern Thailand, March.