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Bence Mate / Leaf cutter ant (Atta sp) female worker carrying leaf to nest, with a smaller 'minor' ant riding. The minor's job is to protect her sister from parasitic flies. Costa Rica, December. Highly Commended,...
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
Eric Baccega / Lion (Panthera leo) cub, aged 3 months, climbing on branch and chewing on a stick, Okavango Delta, Botswana, Africa.
Eric Baccega / African Lion (Panthera leo) cub, three months old, playing with a piece of wood. Okavango Delta, Botswana, Africa
Steve Downer / Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) jumping over a fence and taking food left out on a tree stump in a garden, Birmingham, England, UK, April.
Klein & Hubert / Ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) reaching out to the tail of other lemur, Madagascar
Sergey Gorshkov / Arctic fox (Alopex lagopus) juveniles play fighting, Wrangel Island, Far East Russia, August.
Igor Shpilenok / Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) cub biting tail of adult male, Kronotsky Zapovednik Nature Reserve, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russian Far East. June.
Mark Taylor / Tricolour merle Collie puppy, Indie, age 10 weeks.
Klein & Hubert / Tabby kitten (age two and a half months) batting white and tabby kitten on the ground, France.
Alex Mustard / Galapagos sea lions (Zalophus wollebaeki) young playing in shallow water. Floreana Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. East Pacific Ocean
Suzi Eszterhas / Ring tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) feeding on Spiny forest tree (Didierea trollii).Berenty Private Reserve, Madagascar