Wild Wonders of Europe / Zankl / Loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) hatching, Dalyan Delta, Turkey, July 2009
Oliver Wright / A female kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) fishing through an ice hole in winter, emerging with prey in beak. Leeds, Yorkshire, UK. January.
Eduardo Blanco / Pale burrower mayfly (Ephoron virgo), swarming in the millions on street at night, appearing like snow. Mayflies recently hatched. Tudela, La Ribera de Navarra, Navarre, Spain, August.
Pal Hermansen / Pygmy owl (Glaucidium passerinum) looking directly at camera as it peers out of nest hole in dead tree trunk, Viken, Norway.
Kim Taylor / Female Mosquito (Culex pipiens) emerging from its aquatic pupa, June.
Kim Taylor / Peacock butterfly (Aglais io) caterpillar suspending itself from a silk pad by its rear prolegs before shedding its larval skin and emerging as a pupa, June.
Rose Summers / Slow motion clip of European otter (Lutra lutra) emerging from water, it pauses and looks around before diving back under, Devon, England, UK, May.
Solvin Zankl / Blood-red hermit crab (Pagurus edwardsi) around 4cm in size, emerging out of its shell, Comau Fjord, Patagonia, Chile.
Fred Olivier / Close-up shot tracking down a meltwater waterfall emerging from a glacier, Brasvellbreen Glacier, Magdalena Fjord, Svalbard, Norway, 2016.
Fred Olivier / Tawny hermit crab (Coenobita rugosus) emerging from its shell, Christmas Island, Indian Ocean, Australian Territory.
Alex Mustard / Veined octopus (Amphioctopus marginatus) emerging from its home in an old clam shell. Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Lembeh Strait, Molucca Sea.
Marie Read / California quail (Callipepla californica), male emerging from behind snowbank in winter, Mono Lake Basin, California, USA
David Pattyn / Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) in deep snow emerging from den, Valsavarenche valley, Gran Paradiso national Park, Aosta Valley, Alps, Italy, December
Juergen Freund / Timelapse of a Cairns birdwing (Ornithoptera euphorion) butterfly caterpillar emerging from egg on an Dutchman's pipe (Aristolochia) leaf and feeding, Queensland, Australia, April.
Nick Upton / Ivy bee (Colletes hederae) mating ball, showing a mass of males clustered around a female recently emerged from her burrow, Wiltshire, England, UK, September.
Brian Bevan / Juvenile Green woodpecker (Picus viridis) leaving nest hole, shot looking up trunk, Bedfordshire, England, UK, June.
Paul Hobson / Badger (Meles meles) emerging through gateway in wall at night. In urban area, Sheffield, England, UK. October 2018.
Kim Taylor / Timelapse of a cluster of Large white butterfly (Pieris brasssicae) eggs hatching over the course of a day, caterpillars begin to feed. Controlled conditions.
Juergen Freund / Timelapse of Maiden's veil fungi (Phallus indusiatus) emerging, North Queensland, Australia.
Jack Dykinga / Sunrise on Kruger Peak, reflected in Lago O'Higgins with flowering asters emerging from water. Los Mellisos, Cordon Peineta, AysÚn Province, Chile.
John Waters / Slow motion clip of a Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) duckling chasing and catching Mayfly (Ephemeroptera) emerging from River Kennet, Hungerford, Berkshire, England, UK, June.
David Perpinan / Blue-fronted amazon parrot (Amazona aestiva) entering nest in tree, Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.
Brian Bevan / Two Giant african snails (Achatina fulica) emerging from their shells and looking around, UK. Captive.
Christophe Courteau / Steam emerging from a fault on the summit of Nyiragongo Volcano, Democratic Republic of Congo. 2015.
Huw Cordey / Mexican free-tailed bats (Tadarida brasiliensis) emerging from Bracken Cave, Texas. Over 15 million bats are thought to live in this cave, making it the greatest concentration of mammals on the planet...
Andy Rouse / Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) emerging from pool with fish, UK, December. EDITORIAL USE ONLY.
Niall Benvie / Leaves emerging on European beech tree (Fagus sylvatica) Angus, Scotland, UK. May.
Brent Stephenson / Type B Killer whale (Orca orcinus) surfacing, close-up, Antarctic Sound, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctic, January.
Laurent Geslin / European lynx (Lynx lynx) emerging from crate during translocation from Switerland to Kalkalpen National Park, Austria. May 2011
Pedro Narra / Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) hatchlings emerging from nest, Bissagos Islands, Guinea Bissau. Endangered species. 3rd Place in the SOS Especes Menacees / SOS Endangered Species Portfolio category of...
Staffan Widstrand / Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) bull emerging from water to charge, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, KwaZulu Natal National Park. South Africa. Specially commended in the Animal Portraits category of...
Solvin Zankl / Gall wasp (Cynips quercusfolii) emerging from the oak gall. Germany, October.