Lukas Schaefer / Sunrise timelapse of clouds sweeping over the Dolomites mountain range at dawn, Fanes Sennes Braies National Park, Italy, May.
Loic Poidevin / Waves breaking against port wall with lighthouse during storm, Vendee, France. December.
Jack Dykinga / Yellow-headed blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus) murmurations as flock returns to roost at sunset, Whitewater Draw Preserve, Arizona, USA.
Tui De Roy / Maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus) setting out to hunt in grassland at dusk. Serra da Canastra National Park, Brazil.
Guy Edwardes / St. Catherine's Chapel under the Milky Way, Abbotsbury, Dorset, UK, July.
Jack Dykinga / Rainbows over the Santa Catalina Mountains at sunset following a powerful monsoon storm, Sonoran Desert, Arizona, USA.
Oriol Alamany / Strombolian eruption of Cumbre Vieja volcano, La Palma, Canary Islands, September 2021.
David Noton / Rainbow over Mupe Bay on Christmas Eve, Jurassic Coast, Dorset, England, UK. December 2019.
David Noton / The super blue moon rising over Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England, UK. January 2018.
Inaki Relanzon / Aurora borealis, Jokulsarlon glacier lake, Iceland
John Cancalosi / Gila Woodpecker (Melanerpes uropygialis) bringing food to nest in Saguaro cactus (Carnegiea gigantea) before leaving, Sonoran Desert, Arizona, USA.
Jack Dykinga / Sandhill cranes (Antigone candensis), in flight against the setting full moon at dawn. Whitwater Draw, Arizona Game and Fish Wildlife area, Arizona, USA.
Carlos Zorrilla / Common potoo (Nyctibious griseus) sleeping as chick yawns next to it, Ecuador, March.
Neil Aldridge / Timelapse of the sun rising over the Okavango Delta in northern Botswana.
John Chan / Great blue heron (Ardea herodias) resting, perched prior to returning to nest site with nesting material, Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, Southern California, USA, February.
Kim Taylor / Barn swallow (Hirundo rustica), flying over a cattle trough, descending vertically to come in low over the water and drink. Slow motion. The rapid passing of the swallow causes Water boatmen / Backswi...
Guy Edwardes / Corfe Castle at dawn, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, England, UK. September 2013
Guy Edwardes / Kimmeridge Bay, Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, England, UK. December 2020
Ashley Cooper / Ironbridge, the world's first cast iron bridge. The River Severn in flood conditions following Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis, the wettest February recorded in the UK. Shropshire, England, UK, February...
Ashley Cooper / Panning shot of Lake Pehoe, a glacier-fed lake with woodland destroyed by forest fires on shore, Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile, January.
Doug Gimesy / White-capped mollymawk / albatross (Thalassarche cauta) in flight, Foveaux Strait, Stewart Island, New Zealand. Winner of Animal Portrait category in the Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of...
Denis-Huot / Aerial view of African elephants (Loxodonta africana) drinking and landscape, Samburu Game Reserve, Kenya
Will Burrard-Lucas / Male melanistic leopard (Panthera pardus) at night, under a starry sky. Laikipia Wilderness Camp, Kenya. Communication Arts Annual 62 Competition 2021 Winner Book Category; Sony World Photographer Awa...
Will Burrard-Lucas / Male melanistic leopard (Panthera pardus) at night, under a starry sky. Laikipia Wilderness Camp, Kenya. Photographed with a camera trap. Nature Photographer of the Year Competition 2021 Winner - Anim...
Jack Dykinga / Desert lilies (Hesperocallis undulata) flowering in spring on dunes at dawn. Mohawk Dunes, Barry M. Goldwater Range, Sonoran Desert, Arizona, USA.
David Pattyn / Common starling (Sturnus vulgaris) murmuration, flock gathering above trees before landing at winter roost, blurred motion. The Netherlands. February.
Edwin Giesbers / Dalmatian pelican (Pelicanus crispus) group squabbling over fish, Lake Kerkini, Greece.
Oliver Wright / Aurora over lone pine tree in Abisko National Park, Abisko, North Sweden. February 2020.
Neil Aldridge / A lesser horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus hipposideros) flying over grassland habitat at night. Devon, UK.
Ben Hall / Mountain hare (Lepus timidus) on snow covered moorland at last light, Derbyshire, UK.
Lucas Bustamante / Monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) flying during a warm morning. When the overwintering period draws to an end large numbers become active. Michoacan, Mexico, February.
Juergen Freund / Firefly (Lampyridae) trails on beach at night, Palm tree silhouetted against milky way. Oak Beach, Port Douglas, Far North Queensland, Australia. 2016.
Morley Read / Mist blowing through cloudforest, Mindo, Ecuador, 2019.
Tui De Roy / Three White rhinoceroses (Ceratotherium simum), Solio Game Reserve, Laikipia, Kenya. September.
John Shaw / Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) landing at its nest in a Bald cypress tree (Taxodium distichum) draped with epiphytic Spanish moss (Tillandsia usneoides). Blue Cypress Lake, Florida, USA. April.
Ross Hoddinott / Broad-bodied chaser (Libellula depressa) dragonfly resting on an uncurling fern, Broxwater, Cornwall, UK. April.
Tui De Roy / Alcedo giant tortoise (Chelonoidis vandenburghi), Alcedo Volcano, Isabela Island. This is where the largest extant population exists, acting as ecosystem engineers by maintaining open meadows and digg...
Orsolya Haarberg / Reindeer herders moving a large flock of semi-domesticated Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus), with the help of snowmobiles, to the reindeer calving areas in the Jotunheimen National Park, Norway. Here, the...
David Hall / Split-level of Cormorants (Phalacrocorax sp.) standing on rocks with Sea lettuce (Ulva sp.) seen underwater, Hussar Bay, Nigei Island, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September.
David Hall / Fried Egg Jellyfish (Phacellophora camtschatica) viewed from below; Browning Pass, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September.
Danny Green / Starling murmuration, hundreds of thousands of starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) gather in the skies near their night time roost. Gretna Green, Scotland, January. Black and White Category Winner, Wildlife...
John Shaw / Barn and wheat field in the Palouse farming area of southeastern Washington, USA, August
Guy Edwardes / Limestone Sea Stack at Portland Bill on the Isle of Portland, Jurassic Coast, Dorset, England, UK.
Guy Edwardes / Coastline at Land's End towards Enys Dodnan and Armoured Knight, Cornwall, England, UK, October 2007.
Guy Edwardes / Ardnamurchan Lighthouse, Ardnamurchan Peninsula,
Scotland, UK. October 2006.
Shane Gross / Galapagos Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus wollebacki) resting on rocks at sunset on North Seymour Island, Galapagos, Ecuador. December.
John Shaw / Grey wolf in snow (Canis lupus), Minnesota, USA. January. Controlled situation.
Alex Mustard / Split level image of a Southern stingray (Dasyatis americana) swimming over a sand bar. Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. British West Indies. Caribbean Sea.