Charlie Hamilton James / Kingfisher (Alcedo atthias) adult male diving into water, Halcyon River, Gloucestershire, England.
Chien Lee / Minden / Black-headed Cat Snake (Boiga nigriceps) swallowing alive Harlequin Flying Tree Frog (Rhacophorus pardalis) prey, Kubah National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia, sequence 1 of 4
Guy Edwardes / Brown tent-making bats (Uroderma magnirostrum) roosting under a palm leaf, lowland rainforest, Costa Rica. November.
David Hall / Split level of a Lion's mane Jellyfish (Cyanea capillata) and Feather-boa kelp (Egregia menziesii), Seven-tree Island, Browning Pass, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September.
Shane Gross / Red lionfish (Pterois volitans) swimming under a coral ledge, Palau.
Fred Olivier / Two Black flying foxes (Pteropus alecto) venting in a tree, Ord river, Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia.
Suzi Eszterhas / Hyacinth Macaw (Anadorhynchus hyacinthinus) two playing whilst hanging upside down, Pantanal, Brazil
Espen Bergersen / Aerial shot of a Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) swimming showing belly, Troms, Norway, January.
Espen Bergersen / Aerial shot of a Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) showing belly and blowing, Troms, Norway, January.
David Pattyn / Great white egret (Egretta Alba) preening its feathers, Valkenhorst Nature Reserve, Valkenswaard, The Netherlands, July
Sven Zacek / Honey bee (Apis mellifera), two frozen on pond ice after flying out too early. Valgamaa, Southern Estonia. March.
Nick Garbutt / Toco toucan (Ramphastos toco) acrobatically perched , feeding in forest canopy. Northern Pantanal, Cuiaba River, Mato Grosso, Brazil.
Lucas Bustamante / Brush footed butterfly (Lycorea sp.) caterpillar with parasitic wasp cocoons on silk threads, Yasuni National Park, Orellana, Ecuador.
Neil Aldridge / Lesser masked weaver (Ploceus intermedius) male hanging upside down from the entrance, Northern Tuli Game Reserve, Botswana.
Bence Mate / Montezuma oropendola (Psarocolius montezuma) hanging upside down as part of a courtship display. Costa Rica.
Alex Hyde / Lesser horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus hipposideros) roosting in cave. Croatia. November.
Georgette Douwma / Upside down jellyfish (Cassiopeia andromeda) Lembeh, Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Wim van den Heever / African elephant (Loxodonta africana) grazing in an open field with a full moon rising near Baobab tree (Adansonia digitata). With tourists on safari under the tree. Savuti Marsh, Botswana, May 2014.
Alex Hyde / Sheetweb weaving spider (Linyphiidae) in web at sunset. The silk is refracting the light into a rainbow of coloured bands. Slovenia, July.
Juergen Freund / Little red flying fox (Pteropus scapulatus) roosting with baby, Atherton Tablelands, Queensland, Australia. May. Second Place in the Man and Nature portfolio category of the Terre Sauvage Nature Image...
Juergen Freund / Spectacled flying fox (Pteropus conspicillatus) feeding on nectar from flowers of the Golden penda (Xanthostemon chrysanthus), Atherton Tablelands, Queensland, Australia. June. Second Place in the Man...
Alex Mustard / Galapagos sea lions (Zalophus wollebaeki) young playing in shallow water. Floreana Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. East Pacific Ocean
Wim van den Heever / Large pod of Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) porpoising over waves during annual sardine run, Port St Johns, South Africa. Runner up in the Animals in their Environment Category of the Wildl...
Cyril Ruoso / African elephant (Loxodonta africana) hanging upside down, during translocation by Kenya Wildlife Service, due to over population, Mwaluganje Reserve, Kenya. October 2006.
Yukihiro Fukuda / Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata fuscata) mother carrying rare white furred baby on belly, Jigokudani Valley, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. June.
Ross Hoddinott / Marbled white butterfly (Melanargia galathea) resting on grass head, backlit against black background, Dunsdon, Devon, UK. July 2014
Espen Bergersen / Common raven (Corvus corax) pair in courtship display, flying upsidedown and calling, Hornoya bird cliff, Norway. March.
Alex Hyde / European cave spider (Meta menardi) on ceiling of cellar. Worcestershire, UK. April.
Roland Seitre / Kinkajou (Potos flavus) hanging upside down from branch. Captive in Ocean Park, Hong-Kong. Occurs in South and Central Asia.
Ole Jorgen Liodden / Great grey owl (Strix nebulosa lapponica) hunting in flight, Lapland, Finland, March.
Dong Lei / Mrs Gould's sunbird (Aethopyga gouldiae dabryii) male hanging upside down and feeding from Chinese wild peach (Prunus davidiana) male blossom, Kawakarpo Mountain, Meri Snow Mountain National Park, Yun...
Kevin Schafer / Guatemalan Black Howler Monkey (Alouatta pigra) climbing, Community Baboon Sanctuary, Belize, Central America. Endangered species.
Floris van Breugel / Black and white photograph of humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) tail slapping at surface, Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, USA, August 2014.
Denis-Huot / Village weaver bird (Ploceus cucullatus) male building a nest after the rains, Masai-Mara Game Reserve, Kenya. February.
Franco Banfi / California sea lion (Zalophus californianus), Los Islotes, Sea of Cortez, Baja California peninsula, Mexico, East Pacific Ocean.
Nick Garbutt / Malachite Butterfly (Siproeta stelenes) hanging upside down on leaf, forest near Napo River, Amazonia, Ecuador, South America.
Nick Garbutt / Male Anole Lizards (Anolis sp) in territorial display to each other. Rainforest canopy, Rio Claro Reserve, Magdalena Valley, Colombia, South America.
Richard Robinson / William Trubridge diving - a world champion free diver who is campaigning to protect the Critically Endangered Maui's dolphin (Cephalorhynchus hectori maui) endemic to New Zealand. January 2008. Edi...
Olga Kamenskaya / Snails (Baicalia turriformis) Lake Baikal, Russia, August.
Roy Mangersnes / Brunnich's guillemot (Uria lomvia) diving into sea, Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Norway, July.
Bence Mate / Great egret (Ardea alba) feeding on fish, Pusztaszer, Hungary, June.
Brandon Cole / Common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) breaching, upside down in mid-air, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, California, USA, August.
Jabruson / Vehicle carrying several different duiker carcasses for commercial bushmeat trade including: Blue Duiker (Cephalophus monticola), Bay Duiker (Cephalophus dorsalis), Peter's Duiker (Cephalophus callipy...