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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
David Weiller / Long-nosed horned frog (Pelobatrachus nasutus) juvenile close up portrait, closing its eyes, showing the nictitating membrane, Crocker Range, Sabah, Borneo, July.
Neil Challis / Close up of Long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis) male sleeping in a tree, Central Thailand, June.
Uri Golman / Close up of a silverback Mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) face with eyes closed, and hand / fingers, Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Ashley Cooper / Pumping out floodwater from the Civic Centre in Carlisle, Cumbria on Tuesday 8th December 2015, after torrential rain from storm Desmond. England, UK, December 2015.
Ross Hoddinott / Male chalkhill blue butterfly (Lysandra coridon) with wings closed resting on Devils-bit scabious (Succisa pratensis), Hatch Hill, Somerset, UK. August 2016.
Ross Hoddinott / Female chalkhill blue butterfly (Lysandra coridon) with wings closed resting on Devils-bit scabious (Succisa pratensis), Hatch Hill, Somerset, UK. August 2016.
Klein & Hubert / Mangalica Wool Pig (Sus scrofa domesticus), head portrait of boar, Germany.
Andy Rouse / African Lion (Panthera leo) female carrying young cub.
Masai Mara, Kenya, Africa. August.
Alex Mustard / Maldivian anemonefish (Amphiprion nigripes) shelters against a closed magnificent sea anemone (Heteractis magnifica). Male Atoll, Maldives. Indian Ocean.
Edwin Giesbers / Western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) twin babies age 45 days resting on mother's chest, one suckling. captive, occurs in Central Africa. Critically endangered.
Yukihiro Fukuda / Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata fuscata) rare white furred baby playing with another baby. Jigokudani Valley, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. June.