Lewis Jefferies / Close up shot of Pulsating xenid (Heteroxenia fuscescens) feeding , Red Sea, Egypt
Lewis Jefferies / Common octopus (Octopus vulgaris) changing colour as a threat display, Maldives, Indian Ocean.
Joel Sartore / Photo Ark / Screaming hairy armadillo (Chaetophractus vellerosus) sniffing while looking at camera before approaching it, Parque de Las Leyendas in Lima, Peru. Captive.
Joel Sartore / Photo Ark / Mentanani scops owl (Otus mantananensis rombloni) juvenile looking towards camera, Semirara Island Aviary. Captive.
Michael W. Richards / Little owl (Athene noctua) pair perched on beam inside barn, mutual preening before one adult flies away, Brompton Ralph, Somerset, UK, February.
Terry Whittaker / Two Arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus) cubs playing together near den, Hornvik, Hornstrandir Nature reserve, Iceland, July.
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 / Female American mink (Neogale vison) entering a Kingfisher (Alcedo atthias) nest and taking a chick, Stour River, Dorset, UK, 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 / Pale burrower mayfly (Ephoron virgo), swarming in the millions on street at night, appearing like snow. Mayflies recently hatched. Tudela, La Ribera de Navarra, Navarre, Spain, August.
Eduardo Blanco / Tree silhouetted against volcanic eruption, Cumbre Vieja Volcano, La Palma, Canary Islands, September 2021.
Eduardo Blanco / Ash cloud, Cumbre Vieja Volcano. La Palma, Canary Islands, September 2021.
Terry Whittaker / White-throated dipper (Cinclus cinclus) singing on old bicycle wheel, River Mersey, Greater Manchester, UK.
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 / Song thrush (Turdus philomelos) cracking a Garden snail (Cornu aspersum) on stone 'anvil', Surrey, UK, June.
Kim Taylor / Two Freshwater copepods (Cyclops sp) swimming through pond debris, Surrey, UK, May.
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.
Kim Taylor / Male Cockchafer beetle (Melolontha melolontha) unfolding its wings before taking off to fly away, Surrey, UK, May.
Richard Hopkins / Slow motion shot of Short-eared owl (Asio flameus) taking off from the ground and flying out of frame, Gloucestershire, UK, March.
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.
Richard Hopkins / Close up shot of Female European otter (Lutra lutra) eating fish surrounded by seaweed, Shetland, UK, December.
Richard Hopkins / Female European otter (Lutra lutra) looking directly at camera as her male cub suckles before she turns away from him; he pesters her to feed him again. Shetland, UK, September.
Richard Hopkins / Slow motion shot of Short-eared owl (Asio flameus) flying over grassland searching for prey, before it dives into the grass and then flies away, Gloucestershire, UK, March.
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 / Aerial tilt up shot moving from a view of Boiling Lake to surrounding tropical forest and areas of deforestation, Dominica, West Indies, 2020.
Derek Galon / Drone shot revealing a view of Syndicate waterfall, Dominica, Eastern Caribbean, 2020.
Marie Read / Common redpoll (Acanthis flammea) flock feeding on seeds in the snow, New York, USA, January.
David Weiller / Atta leaf-cutter ants (Genus atta) harvesting leaves and pink flower petals, Ecuador, February.
Nick Upton / Heath sand wasp (Ammophila pubescens) excavating a nest burrow in a bare sandy patch of heathland, flying back and forth, carrying away balls of sand between its mandibles and its raised front legs, D...
Eric Baccega / Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) female baby aged four days in incubator. Beauval Zoo, France. 5 August 2021
Neil Aldridge / Slow motion shot of Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) diving for and flying off with fish, Rothiemurchus, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, UK, July.
Marie Read / Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger) excavating nest scrape on beach by squatting and kicking backwards using its feet, Long Island, New York, USA, August.
Marie Read / Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger) brooding small chick in nest on beach, Long Island, New York, USA, August.
Marie Read / Black Skimmers (Rynchops niger) nesting, one adult feeds a fish to a small chick that emerges from underneath second adult, Long Island, New York USA, August.
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.
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.
Carlos Zorrilla / Male Andean cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola peruvianus) displaying at lek in tree, Ecuador
Carlos Zorrilla / Common potoo (Nyctibious griseus) sleeping as chick yawns next to it, Ecuador, March.
Carlos Zorrilla / Male Orchid bee (Euglossini sp.) on an orchid (Lycomormium ecuadorense) flower trying to remove pollinia attached to its back, Ecuador, April.
Pal Hermansen / Pygmy owl (Glaucidium passerinum) looking directly at camera as it peers out of nest hole in dead tree trunk, Viken, Norway.
Neil Aldridge / Timelapse of the sun rising over the Okavango Delta in northern Botswana.
Neil Aldridge / Tracking shot over a river, Dartmoor, Devon, England, UK, November.
John Chan / Calliope hummingbird (Stellula calliope) chasing insects before returning to its perch, Southern California, USA, April.
John Chan / Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) taking flight from a Pride of madeira (Echium candicans) after contact with a Honey bee (Apis mellifera), Southern California, USA, April.