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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,...
Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) swimming amongst kelp, Farne Islands, Northumberland, England, UK, August. 2020VISION Book Plate. Did you know? The 1914 Grey Seal Protection Act ensured this species?su...
Gil Wizen / Female Wandering spider (Phoneutria fera) guarding her swarm of offspring under a bed in a research station, Jatun Sacha Biological Station, Napo province, Amazon basin, Ecuador. Winner of Urban Wildl...
Simon Littlejohn / Eurasian griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus) in nest with a one-week-old chick nestled under its breast plumage moving round, Casares, Andalusia, Spain, March.
Matt Roseveare / Caddisfly larva (Trichoptera) building armoured casing / case with pebbles on riverbed, Cornwall, UK, April. Controlled conditions.
Lewis Jefferies / Blackfinned anemonefish (Amphiprion nigripes) family seeks shelter in safety of Anemone's stinging tentacles, South Ari Atoll, Maldives, Indian Ocean.
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,...
Michael W. Richards / Domestic hen (Gallus gallus domesticus) preening while brooding her chicks in farmyard, when she pecks at ground chicks appear from underneath her, Somerset, UK, September.
Claudio Contreras / Caribbean flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) chick peering from under the wing of protective parent, breeding colony, Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, June. Bookplate.
Edwin Giesbers / Grey Wolf (Canis lupus), snarling protectively over carcass, Biotoppark Anholt, Germany, May. Captive.
Tim Laman / Canada goose (Branta canadensis) with gosling, a few days old. Massachusetts, USA. April.
Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals / Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) female and her joey who survived a bushfire cross a road in Mallacoota, Australia, January 2020