Doug Gimesy / Grey-headed flying-fox (Pteropus poliocephalus) aggressive mating behaviour (wrestling, biting) male eventually moves away, Yarra Bend Park, Victoria, Australia, April.
Neil Challis / Giant golden orb weaver spider (Nephila pilipes) focus pull from a small male to much larger female in the background, Western Thailand.
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.
Eric Baccega / Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) cub, Yuandudu, aged 8 months, with her mother, Huan Huan, Beauval ZooPark, France, April, 2022. Captive.
Joel Sartore / Photo Ark / Two African crowned cranes (Balearica regulorum regulorum) looking around, then one ruffles its feathers, Lincoln Children's Zoo. Captive.
Vishal Jadhav / Indian jackal (Canis aureus indicus) pair howling, Maharashtra, India, September.
Bence Mate / Two Great white egret (Ardea alba) in winter, Kiskunsag National Park, Hungary. December.
David Pattyn / Pair of Great crested grebes (Podiceps cristatus) performing courtship dance, The Netherlands, Europe. March.
David Pattyn / Pair of Great crested grebes (Podiceps cristatus) courtship dance display, The Netherlands, Europe. March.
Brian Bevan / Great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus) courtship weed dance, Bedfordshire, UK, April.
Mateusz Piesiak / Two Common snipe (Gallinago gallinago) foraging in mud in thick fog, Lower Silesia, Poland. Emotion'Ailes Photography Competition 2021, Category Winner - Bird in all its states.
Mateusz Piesiak / European bee-eater (Merops apiaster) two perched on branch, Lower Silesia, Poland.
Jack Dykinga / Female Burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia) with two chicks in farm fields, near Marana, Arizona, USA.
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.
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,...
Klein & Hubert / African lioness (Panthera leo) with her cub in savanna, Kenya, Africa.
Danny Green / Barn owls (Tyto alba) perched on tree branch, late evening. Northamptonshire, UK, May.
Kim Taylor / Two Freshwater copepods (Cyclops sp) swimming through pond debris, Surrey, UK, May.
Richard Hopkins / Two European badgers (Meles meles) foraging at the base of a tree, Gloucestershire, UK, July.
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.
Alex Mustard / RF - Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) relaxing in a bed of kelp (Laminaria digitata), with two seals in the background. Farne Islands, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom. British Isles. North Sea....
Alex Mustard / Portrait of a Red Sea anemonefish (Amphiprion bicinctus) above the tentacles of a Magnificent sea anemone (Heteractis magnifica) on a coral reef. Daedelus Reef. Egypt. Red Sea.
Ben Cranke / Southern elephant seals (Mirounga leonina) subadult males practice sparring. St Andrew's Bay, South Georgia Island
Carlos Zorrilla / Common potoo (Nyctibious griseus) sleeping as chick yawns next to it, Ecuador, March.
John Chan / Great blue herons (Ardea herodias) engaging in twig transfer during nest building, Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, Southern California, USA, February.
John Chan / Eurasian collared dove (Streptopelia decaocto) grooming its fledgling, Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, Southern California, USA, March.
Neil Aldridge / Slow motion shot of two Grey long eared bat (Plecotus austriacus) flying, leaving roost in barn to go hunting, Devon, UK. The Grey long eared bat is one of the UK's rarest mammals.
Rose Summers / Two Common kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) chicks sitting in entrance of nest hole in tree trunk, one chick begins flapping its wings to strengthen them, Devon, England, UK, June.
Markus Varesvuo / Two male Black grouse (Tetrao / Lyrurus tetrix) fighting at lek. Utajarvi, Finland, April.
Erlend Haarberg / Mountain hares (Lepus timidus) fighting in snow at night, Vauldalen, Norway, April.
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...
Richard Du Toit / Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus) Kruger National Park, Limpopo Province, South Africa.
Simon Littlejohn / Adult female European otter (Lutra lutra) standing with its pup (approximately 14 weeks old) on the edge of the river, the pup raises its front paws onto mum's neck and the female then heads into the...
Simon Littlejohn / Adult female European otter (Lutra lutra) guarding and grooming its pup on riverbank as it eats a fish, River Stour, Dorset, UK, September.
Simon Littlejohn / European otter (Lutra lutra) pup standing on small island of vegetation in the middle of the river, awaiting the return of its mother, the female appears behind the pup who then slips into the water t...
John Chan / American white pelicans (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) foraging in tidal basin at sunset, Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, Southern California, USA, September.
Brian Bevan / Wood pigeon (Columba palumbus) resting with chick in nest before catching a fly and eating it, Bedfordshire, UK, August.
Pal Hermansen / Two adult Emperor penguins (Aptenodytes forsteri) accompanying a small group of chicks walking towards camera, the chicks pause and the adults move past them, with one leaving the frame, Snow Hill Isl...
Will Burrard-Lucas / A mating pair of leopards (Panthera pardus) caught in front of a camera trap at night, Laikipia Wilderness Camp, Kenya. Communication Arts Annual 62 Competition 2021 Winner Book Category; Sony World P...