Anup Shah / Western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) sub-adult female 'Mosoko' aged 8 years crossing a river, Bai Hokou, Dzanga Sangha Special Dense Forest Reserve, Central African Republic
Nick Garbutt / Aggregation / bloom / swarm of Moon Jellyfish (Aurelia aurita) in the clear waters of Loch Na Keal, off the Isle of Mull, north west Scotland, UK, June, Photographed through the surface.
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,...
Rolf Nussbaumer / Dung Beetle (Scarabaeinae) adult rolling dung ball. Laredo, Webb County, South Texas, USA Not available for ringtone/wallpaper use.
Eduardo Blanco / Ash cloud, Cumbre Vieja Volcano. La Palma, Canary Islands, September 2021.
Pal Hermansen / Two adult Emperor penguins (Aptenodytes forsteri) accompanying a small group of chicks walking towards camera, the chicks pause and the adults move past them, with one leaving the frame, Snow Hill Isl...
Derek Galon / Aerial tracking shot ascending over damaged trees, eight months after hurricane Maria, Dominica, Lesser Antilles, 2018.
Doug Gimesy / Rena Gaborov feeding some of her eastern grey kangaroo (Macropus giganteus) orphans in her mother in law's shed. Rena and her partner Joseph had to evacuate their wildlife (wombats, possums and kangar...
Ann & Steve Toon / Meerkats (Suricata suricatta) on the move, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Northern Cape, South Africa.. Second place in the Mammals Category of the GDT European Nature Photographer of the Year Competi...
Derek Galon / Drone shot revealing Victoria Falls, water is milky blue as it contains sulphur from Boiling Lake, Dominica, 2019
Morley Read / Aerial timelapse rising over misty cloudforest covering the slopes of Sumaco Volcano, with a water filled crater lake in foreground, Napo Province, Ecuador, 2018. (non-ex)
Neil Aldridge / Team of vets and conservation staff move a sedated White rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) into a comfortable resting position in a secure enclosure known as a boma during a translocation operation to...
Juergen Freund / Timelapse of Periwinkle snails (Littoraria) climbing up Mangrove (Rhizophora) roots at lowtide, Daintree, Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, North Queensland, Australia.
Pal Hermansen / Aerial shot of a coniferous forest after heavy snowfall, camera ascends into fog, Akershus, Norway, January 2018.
Juan Carlos Munoz / Short-beaked common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) at Bray Head, Valentia Island, Ring of Kerry, Iveragh Peninsula, County Kerry, Ireland, Europe. September 2015.
Carol Walker / Head portrait of grey Arabian stallion running in desert dunes near Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
John Waters / Pair of Sea lampreys (Petromyzon marinus) spawning, one attempting to move a rock, River Wye, UK, June.
Andy Rouse / African Leopard (Panthera pardus) jumping across river
Maasai Mara, Kenya, Africa. August.
Tony Wu / Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) female at the ocean surface with her mouth open. This whale has just surfaced from foraging in deep water. Ogasawara or Bonin Islands, Japan.
Wim van den Heever / White tailed sea eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) group of three fighting, Hokkaido Japan, March.
Wim van den Heever / Snow Leopard (Panthera uncia) climbing up mountain slope, Hemis National Park, India, February.
Markus Varesvuo / Black grouse (Tetrao / Lyrurus tetrix) flock flying in snow, Suomussalmi, Finland, January.
Brent Stephenson / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) mother and large second year cub swim across calm water, Scott Inlet, Baffin Island, Canadian Arctic, August. Vulnerable species.
Brent Stephenson / Young Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) walking across melting sea ice, Scott Inlet, Baffin Island, Canadian Arctic, August. Vulnerable species.
Brent Stephenson / Australasian gannet (Morus serrator) flying with waves breaking below, Muriwai, Auckland, New Zealand, October.
Will Watson / Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) leaping a weir, Shrewsbury, River Severn, Shropshire, England, UK. November.
Claudio Contreras / Hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) swimming, viewed from below, Cozumel Reefs National Park, Cozumel Island, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, February
Claudio Contreras / Morelet's crocodile (Crocodylus moreletii) in sinkhole, Cenote Carwash, near Tulum, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, January
Jeff Vanuga / Shiras moose (Alces alces shirasi) bull in rut. Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, USA, October.
Franco Banfi / Schooling Scalloped hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna lewini) Cocos Island National Park, Costa Rica.
Gerrit Vyn / Greater snow geese (Chen caerulescens) taking flight at sunset during migration. Montezuma National Wildlife Rescue, New York, USA. March.
Solvin Zankl / Springtail (Dicyrtomina ornata) on oak tree leaf. Niedersechsische Elbtalaue Biosphere Reserve, Elbe Valley, Lower Saxony, Germany, December.
Wim van den Heever / Bottlenosed dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) porpoising during annual sardine run, Port St Johns, South Africa. June.
Wim van den Heever / Red-and-green macaw (Ara chloropterus) in flight, Pantanal, Brazil. August.
Juergen Freund / Little red flying-fox (Pteropus scapulatus) flying around and roosting in trees, Atherton Tablelands, Queensland, Australia. December. Second Place in the Man and Nature portfolio category of the Terr...
Alex Mustard / Group of predators hunting together, in an example of 'Nuclear foraging'. The Moray eel (Gymnothorax javanicus) flushes out prey, and is followed by a Napolean wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus) and a Bluef...
Alex Mustard / Portrait of Bigfin squid (Sepioteuthis lessoniana) hovering in open water above a coral reef at night. Dampier Strait, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia. Tropical West Pacific Ocean
Bence Mate / Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) in flight with nesting material, Hungary, July. Nominated in the Telephoto category of the Terre Sauvage Nature Images Awards competition 2015.
Suzi Eszterhas / Ring tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) feeding on Spiny forest tree (Didierea trollii).Berenty Private Reserve, Madagascar
Staffan Widstrand / King eider duck (Somateria spectabilis) male, Batsfjord village harbour, Varanger Peninsula, Norway.
Sven Zacek / Otter (Lutra lutra) walking in fresh ice, Southern Estonia, January.
Mark Hamblin / Mountain hare (Lepus timidus) in white winter coat stretching - in snowy habitat, Scotland. Highly Commended in the Mammals category of the GDT European Photographer of the Year Competition 2015.
Anup Shah / Eastern chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes schweinfurtheii) male 'Faustino' aged 22 years walking along a track preparing to display. Gombe National Park, Tanzania.
Wim van den Heever / Large pod of Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) porpoising over waves during annual sardine run, Port St Johns, South Africa. Runner up in the Animals in their Environment Category of the Wildl...
Alex Hyde / Red Deer herd (Cervus elaphus) moving over mountain ridge in heavy snow. Cairngorms National Park, Scotland. January. Highly Commended in the Habitat category of the British Wildlife Photography Award...
Arne Hodalic / Nenet herdsman with Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) during summer migration, Yamal Peninsula, Russia. May.
Sharon Heald / African elephant (Loxodonta africana) herd silhouetted at sunset, Chobe National Park, Botswana.
Cyril Ruoso / Fruit of a Dipterocarp tree (Dipterocarpaceae) seed falling to the ground, Way Kambas National Park, Sumatra, Indonesia.