John Waters / Golden plover (Pluvialis apricaria) flock taking off and flying over saltmarsh, Steart Marshes WWT Reserve, Somerset, UK, November.
Oscar Dewhurst / European robin (Erithacus rubecula) perched on snow-covered branch, Richmond Park, London, UK. January.
Robert Thompson / A fallen Sweet chestnut fruit (Castanea sativa) lying on the woodland floor, with a tree trunk covered in Textured lungwort (Lobaria scrobiculata) lichen, UK. October.
Nick Upton / Jackdaw (Corvus monedula) hovering above a nest box it wants to nest in which a Grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) and its mate have occupied, with the squirrel threatening the bird, Wiltshire, UK,...
Lewis Jefferies / Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) feeding on the ground in the Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, UK, June.
Lewis Jefferies / Motion timelpase of river and sun setting through trees at Kennall Vale nature reserve, Ponsanooth, Cornwall, UK, January.
Lewis Jefferies / Motion timelpase looking down on waterfall in Glenfeshie, Cairngorms, Scotland, UK, June.
Matt Roseveare / Blackfly larva (Simulium spp.) feeding on particlate on riverbed, Cornwall, UK, April. Controlled conditions.
Matt Roseveare / Caddisfly larva (Trichoptera) building armoured casing / case with pebbles on riverbed, Cornwall, UK, April. Controlled conditions.
Matt Roseveare / White-throated dipper (Cinclus cinclus) de-shelling caddisfly larva (Trichoptera) then eating it, River Kennal, Cornwall, UK, February.
Oliver Wright / Marbled white butterfly (Melanargia galathea) sequence showing landing and taking off from a Greater knapweed (Centaurea scabiosa) flower. Yorkshire, UK. Digital composite.
Oliver Wright / A female kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) fishing through an ice hole in winter, emerging with prey in beak. Leeds, Yorkshire, UK. January.
Oliver Wright / A female kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) fishing / diving into an ice hole in winter. Leeds, Yorkshire, UK. January.
Oscar Dewhurst / Red knot (Calidris canutus) flock at high tide roost. Snettisham, Norfolk, UK. October.
Oscar Dewhurst / Mandarin duck (Aix galericulata) drake swimming on pond, backlit by rising sun and bokeh effect, Richmond Park, London, UK. February.
Brian Bevan / Yellowhammer (Emberiza citronella) male singing from bramble then flies away, Bedfordshire, UK, June.
Brian Bevan / Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) male dives then catches loach fish, Bedfordshire, UK, April.
Brian Bevan / Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) male fishing from blackthorn branch, catches then eats fish, Bedfordshire, UK, April.
Brian Bevan / Hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) walking through Autumn leaves, Bedfordshire, UK, November.
Brian Bevan / Great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus) courtship weed dance, Bedfordshire, UK, April.
Guy Edwardes / Ancient Roman bridge and autumn leaves, Allt da Ghob Waterfall, Glen Lyon, Perthshire, Scotland, UK. October.
Guy Edwardes / Clustered bonnet fungi (Mycena inclinata) in broadleaved woodland, New Forest National Park, Hampshire, England, UK. Focus stacked image. November.
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.
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,...
Guy Edwardes / St. Catherine's Chapel under the Milky Way, Abbotsbury, Dorset, UK, July.
Guy Edwardes / Sunrise from Monmouth Beach, Lyme Regis, Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, Dorset, UK, April.
Guy Edwardes / Ammonite Fossil, Ammonite Graveyard, Monmouth Beach, Lyme Regis, Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, Dorset, UK, April.
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.
Oscar Dewhurst / Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna) landing on water. Gloucestershire, England, UK. March
Oscar Dewhurst / Mute swan (Cygnus olor) swimming through ice. Richmond Park, London, England, UK. December
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...
David Noton / Dog walker on Vartenham Hill on a frosty New Year's Day, Milborne Port, Somerset, England. January 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.
David Noton / Wind farm at Sibster Burn, near Halkirk, Caithness, Scotland. October 2020.