Doug Gimesy / Grey-headed flying-fox (Pteropus poliocephalus) defacating by hanging from thumbs the 'right way up', Yarra Bend Park, Victoria, Australia, April.
Doug Gimesy / Grey-headed flying-fox (Pteropus poliocephalus) aggressive mating behaviour (wrestling, biting) male eventually moves away, Yarra Bend Park, Victoria, Australia, April.
Doug Gimesy / Grey-headed flying-fox (Pteropus poliocephalus) male involved in courtship / mating behaviour including licking female's genitalia; male grooming his own penis, bickering and female climbing away, Yar...
Neil Challis / Two juvenile Long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis) play fighting in a tree during a shower, Western Thailand.
Neil Challis / Weaver ant (Oecophylla sp.) workers using their mandibles to pull two leaves together as part of their nest building process, Western Thailand.
Marie Read / Ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) male flies in to feed on nectar from Eastern red columbine flower (Aquilegia canadensis), Freeville, New York, USA, June.
Marie Read / Eastern bluebird (Sialia sialis) male feeding on Winterberries (Ilex verticillata) before flying off, Freeville, New York, USA, January.
Robert Thompson / A fallen Sweet chestnut fruit (Castanea sativa) lying on the woodland floor, with a tree trunk covered in Textured lungwort (Lobaria scrobiculata) lichen, UK. October.
Doug Gimesy / Grey-headed flying-fox (Pteropus poliocephalus) feeding on pink Eucalyptus blossom, Olinda, Australia, February. Rescued animal in controlled conditions.
Doug Gimesy / Grey-headed flying-fox (Pteropus poliocephalus) feeding on red Eucalyptus blossom, Olinda, Australia, February. Rescued animal in controlled conditions.
Matt Roseveare / Parson's chameleon (Calumma parsonii) catching insect with tongue, Eastern rainforests of Madagascar, September.
Oliver Wright / Marbled white butterfly (Melanargia galathea) sequence showing landing and taking off from a Greater knapweed (Centaurea scabiosa) flower. Yorkshire, UK. Digital composite.
Brian Bevan / Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) male fishing from blackthorn branch, catches then eats fish, Bedfordshire, UK, April.
Markus Varesvuo / Robin (Erithacus rubecula) carrying a red berry in its beak as it takes off, Parainen Uto, Finland. October.
Lewis Jefferies / Blackfinned anemonefish (Amphiprion nigripes) family seeks shelter in safety of Anemone's stinging tentacles, South Ari Atoll, Maldives, Indian Ocean.
Mateusz Piesiak / Bramblings (Fringilla montifringilla) feeding on sunflower seeds in a field that could not be cut due to high water levels, Lower Silesia, Poland. Emotion'Ailes Photography Competition 2021, Categ...
Guy Edwardes / Ancient Roman bridge and autumn leaves, Allt da Ghob Waterfall, Glen Lyon, Perthshire, Scotland, UK. October.
Jack Dykinga / Ironwood Forest National Monument, Arizona. Sunset light with whispy clouds over Ragged Top Mountain in the Silverbell range.
Graham Eaton / Barn owl (Tyto alba) flying at night over track between trees, Pwllheli, Wales, UK. April. Runner-up in Nature and Wildlife category of Monivisions Photography Awards 2021.
Eduardo Blanco / Snow covered trees in the Sotos del Alfaro Natural Reserve, Alfaro, La Rioja province, Spain. January.
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Terry Whittaker / Arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus) cubs playing with feather, playfighting and chasing each other near den, Hornvik, Hornstrandir Nature reserve, Iceland, July.
Simon Littlejohn / Common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) perched outside its nest, opening its wings and beak in an aggressive display to a Common blackbird (Turdus merula) which eventually flies away, River Stour, Dorset,...
Eduardo Blanco / Tree silhouetted against volcanic eruption, Cumbre Vieja Volcano, La Palma, Canary Islands, September 2021.
David Pattyn / Great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus) with young chicks on the back among Fringed water lilies (Nymphoides peltata) Lake Kerkini, Greece, July.
Juergen Freund / Bioluminescent fungi (possibly Omphalotus nidiformis / Pleurotus nidiformis) glowing on tree trunk in rainforest at night, Atherton Tablelands, Queensland, Australia. Highly commended in the Plants an...
Paul Williams / Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) high up in tree, Costa Rica, Central America, 2016. Filmed for the BBC series 'Big Cats'.
Terry Whittaker / White-throated dipper (Cinclus cinclus) returning to newly-fledged chick to feed it before flying away, River Mersey, Greater Manchester, UK.
Kim Taylor / Female Red mason bee (Osmia bicornis) stocking her nest in a glass tube with nectar and pollen before laying an egg, followed by her sealing the cell with mud, Surrey, UK, April.
Richard Hopkins / Field vole (Microtus agrestis) cleaning itself in nest before leaving, Gloucestershire, UK, April.
Richard Hopkins / Two European badgers (Meles meles) foraging at the base of a tree, Gloucestershire, UK, July.
Nick Upton / White stork (Ciconia ciconia) with three chicks in nest at top of an Oak tree, gaping in hot sunshine with one exercising its wings, Knepp Estate, Sussex, UK, June.
Derek Galon / Aerial shot of tropical forest canopy located in volcano crater, Dominica, West Indies, 2019.
Derek Galon / Drone shot revealing a view of Syndicate waterfall, Dominica, Eastern Caribbean, 2020.
David Weiller / Atta leaf-cutter ants (Genus atta) harvesting leaves and pink flower petals, Ecuador, February.
David Weiller / Two Squirrel monkeys (Saimiri sciureus) sitting in tree alert to surroundings, one scraching itself before climbing up branch to leave, Amazon rainforest, Leticia, Colombia.
John Cancalosi / Gila Woodpecker (Melanerpes uropygialis) bringing food to nest in Saguaro cactus (Carnegiea gigantea) before leaving, Sonoran Desert, Arizona, USA.
John Chan / Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) chicks sitting in nest, pestering parent for food before the parent feeds one of the chicks, California, USA, May.
John Chan / Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus) nectaring on a Sweet scabious (Scabiosa atropurpurea), Orange County, California, USA, May.
Robert Thompson / African golden emperor moth (Gonimbrasia krucki), close up of male head , Kenya, Africa Controlled conditions.
Alex Hyde / Commuity of mosses predominately red Sphagnum Moss (Sphagnum sp.), with Reindeer Lichen (Cladonia sp.) growing alongside, in blanket bog. Glen Affric, Scotland, UK. October. Focus stacked image.
Alex Hyde / Common Lizard (Zootoca vivipara) basking on lichen-covered tree stump. Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. August.
Carlos Zorrilla / Male Andean cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola peruvianus) displaying at lek in tree, Ecuador
Carlos Zorrilla / Male Orchid bee (Euglossini sp.) on an orchid (Lycomormium ecuadorense) flower trying to remove pollinia attached to its back, Ecuador, April.
Milan Radisics / Female Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) walking along tree trunk in heavy fog at night. Light source behind the subject creates dramatic volumetric lighting. Vertes Mountains, Hungary.
Neil Aldridge / Timelapse of the sun rising over the Okavango Delta in northern Botswana.
Nick Upton / Common carder bumblebee (Bombus pascuorum) nectaring on a Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) flowerhead among many Common daisies (Bellis perennis) on a lawn left unmown to allow wild flowers to bloom t...
John Chan / Calliope hummingbird (Stellula calliope) chasing insects before returning to its perch, Southern California, USA, April.