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Pal Hermansen / Arctic skuas (Stercorarius parasiticus) in flight, ready to attack anyone walking too close to their nest nearbyHotellneset, Svalbard archipelago. July.
Andy Rouse / African lioness (Panthera leo) walking towards camera at sunset, Amboseli National Park, Kenya
Lucas Bustamante / Andean bear / Spectacled bear (Tremarctos ornatus) looking down from a branch in the cloudforest, Maquipucuna, Pichincha, Ecuador.
Franco Banfi / Free diver gliding below a thick ice platform, in water temperature minus 2 degrees Celsius, White Sea, northern Russia. April. Ocean Photographer of the Year Competition 2022 - Adventure category - F...
Franco Banfi / Leopard grouper (Mycteroperca rosacea) and Dentex (Dentex dentex) hunting a huge school of Sardines (Sardina pilchardus) in shallow water, Espiritu Santo archipelago, Sea of Cortez, Mexico. Ocean Pho...
Wim van den Heever / African elephant (Loxodonta africana), one of only a few 'super tuskers', with tusks weighing more than 100lb each. Known as Craig, this 50 year old bull is one of the most famous and most photographe...
Maxime Aliaga / Dominant male Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii), haning from tree, Suaq Balimbing Field Station, Gunung Leuser National Park, north west Sumatra, Indonesia
Jussi Murtosaari / Swallowtail butterfly (Papilio machaon) in flight, Finland, June.
Guy Edwardes / Ramsons (Allium ursinum) in bloom in broadleaf woodland with sun rays through the trees, near Milton Abbas, Dorset, England, UK. May.
Hans & Judy Beste/ Lochman Agency / Squirrel glider (Petaurus norfolcensis) female gliding at night, showing pouch, Queensland, Australia. Photo Hans & Judy Beste / Lochman Agency.
Edwin Giesbers / Portrait of Konik wild horse (Equus ferus caballus), Meinerswijk nature reserve, near Arnhem, the Netherlands. June.
Alex Hyde / Porcelain fungus (Oudemansiella mucida) growing on fallen European beech (Fagus sylvatica). Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. November.