Vishal Jadhav / Spotted owlet (Athene brama) female looking out of nest in rocks, males appears then flies off, Maharashtra, India, January.
Bruce Thomson / Crucifix toad / Holy cross frog (Notaden bennetti) sitting in shallow water after heavy summer rain, Westmar, Queensland, Australia.
David Fleetham / Endangered Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) stretches neck to be cleaned by Yellow tangs (Zebrasoma flavescens) and Goldring tangs (Ctenochaetus strigosus), North Pacific, Hawaii, USA.
Doug Gimesy / Portrait of Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae).
Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia.
Franco Banfi / Atlantic spotted dolphins, (Stenella frontalis), Formigas Islet dive site, Santa Maria Island, Azores, Portugal, Atlantic Ocean
Shane Gross / Portrait of an Atlantic spotted dolphin (Stenella frontalis) reflected at surface, off Bimini, Bahamas.
Alex Mustard / RF - Pod of Spinner dolphins (Stenella longirostris) cruise in formation over the sand of a lagoon while sleeping. Egypt. Red Sea (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Dave Bevan / Slow motion clip of a Great spotted woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) returning to nest hole, attacked by a Nuthatch (Sitta europaea), Carmarthenshire, Wales, UK, April.
David Gallan / Bushfire in spotted gum (Corymbia maculata) forest on the far south coast of New South Wales, Australia. January 2020.
Shane Gross / Spotted eagle rays (Aetobatus narinari) through a large window on the wreck of the former mine sweeper C-56 Juan Escutia. Cancun, Mexico.
Alex Mustard / Spinner dolphin (Stenella longirostris) pod socialising close to surface. Fury Shoal, Sataya Reef, Marsa Alam, Egypt.
Oliver Wright / Four-spotted chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata) resting on stem, covered in early morning dew. Skipwith Common National Nature Reserve, North Yorkshire, England, UK. May. Focus stacked image.
Alex Mustard / Two female Common seahorses (Hippocampus kuda) fighting over territory on the seabed. The brief fight was preceeded by a ritualised, synchronised parade. Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Lembeh Stra...
Alex Mustard / Common seahorse (Hippocampus kuda) female wrapping her prehensile tail around piece of wood on the seabed. Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Lembeh Strait, Molucca Sea.
Yashpal Rathore / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) tigress (T32) feeding on Spotted deer / Chital (Axis axis) killed by her earlier that day while her young cub watches. Kanha National Park, Central India. Camera...
Bernard Castelein / Spotted owlet ( Athena brama), Keoladeo NP, Bharatpur, India
David Pattyn / Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) adult male feeding young, Oisterwijk, The Netherlands, June
David Gallan / Spotted-tailed quoll (Dasyurus maculatus) scent marking in Monga National Park, New South Wales, Australia. Remote camera, triggered by movement. Highly Commended 2018 Wildlife Photographer Of The Yea...
Robert Thompson / Jewel beetle (Anthaxia hungarica) on aster flower, South of Casteil, French Pyrenees, France. May
Ann & Steve Toon / Spotted eagle owl (Bubo africanus) subadult at nigh by water, Zimanga private game reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, September
Alex Mustard / Large Whale shark (Rhincodon typus) swimming over a reef. Wolf Island, Galapagos National Park, Galapagos Islands. East Pacific Ocean.
Nick Garbutt / Jaguar (Panthera onca palustris), male hunting amongst tree roots at edge of the Cuiaba River. Three Brothers, Porto Jofre, northern Pantanal, Mato Grosso, Brazil. August 2017.
Dave Bevan / Male Great spotted woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) descending down a wooden electricity pole, Carmarthenshire, Wales, UK, June.
Dave Bevan / Male Great spotted woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) flying to a nest hole in an electricty pole and feeding chick, Carmarthenshire, Wales, UK, June.
David Fleetham / Day / Big blue octopus (Octopus cyanea) with diver in background. Hawaii. September 2012.
David Fleetham / Whale shark (Rhincodon typus), a commercial encounter for tourists with feeder above on canoe. Oslob, Cebu, Philippines. April 2017.