Ingo Arndt / Close up of Honey bees (Apis mellifera) forming 'chains' and a 'ball' at the top of their tree hole nest as they establish a colony, Germany.
Nick Garbutt / Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) amongst group hauled out on shore. Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Norway. July.
Tony Wu / Harlequin mantis shrimp (Odontodactylus scyllarus), close up of compound eyes. Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Simon Littlejohn / Close-up of a female Patagonian puma (Puma concolor patagonica) feeding on a Guanaco (Lama guanicoe) carcass, filmed with a remote camera, Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile, May.
Simon Littlejohn / Flock of Griffon vultures (Gyps fulvus) feeding, Andalusia, Spain, May.
Brandon Cole / Crocodile fish (Cymbacephalus beauforti) camouflaged, Egypt, Red Sea.
Brandon Cole / Bluespotted ribbontail ray (Taeniura lymma) Egypt, Red Sea.
Tui De Roy / Alcedo giant tortoise (Chelonoidis vandenburghi), Alcedo Volcano, Isabela Island, Galapagos
Alex Hyde / Red-green carpet moth (Chloroclysta siterata), underside of individual resting on a window. Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. April. Focus stacked image.
Alex Hyde / Red velvet mite (Trombidium holosericeum) running across soil where it hunts smaller invertebrates. Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. April.