Chien Lee / Minden / White-footed Sportive Lemur (Lepilemur leucopus) in cavity, Madagascar
Mark Raycroft / Minden / White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) buck in snowfall, North America
Lukas Schaefer / Alpine ibex (Capra ibex) male walking up a mountain in the snow, Gran Paradiso, Italy, December.
Joel Sartore / Photo Ark / Painted stork (Mycteria leucocephala) snapping towards the camera, Tracy Aviary. Captive.
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.
Bence Mate / Two Great white egret (Ardea alba) in winter, Kiskunsag National Park, Hungary. December.
Konrad Wothe / Stoat (Mustela erminea) in white winter coat standing upright in snow, Upper Bavaria, Germany, Europe. February.
David Pattyn / Common starling (Sturnus vulgaris) murmuration in between high voltage powerlines and electricity pylons, The Netherlands, Europe. February.
Will Burrard-Lucas / Leopard (Panthera pardus) male on moonlit night, Laikipia, Kenya. Taken using camera trap with a long exposure time to expose the stars and a flash to expose the foreground, creating a ghostly effect....
Lewis Jefferies / Close up shot of Pulsating xenid (Heteroxenia fuscescens) feeding , Red Sea, Egypt
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.
Joel Sartore / Photo Ark / Collared Scops Owl (Otus lettia) looking around, Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity, Cambodia. Captive.
Joel Sartore / Photo Ark / Common Bay Owl (Phodilus badius) looking around, Penang Bird Park, Seberang Perai, Pulau Pinang. Captive.
David Pattyn / Great white egret (Ardea alba) fishing in shallow pond, with Grey heron (Ardea cinerea) and other Great white egrets in background, Valkenhorst Nature Reserve, The Netherlands, August.
Graham Eaton / Barn owl (Tyto alba) flying at night over track between trees, Pwllheli, Wales, UK. April. Runner-up in Nature and Wildlife category of Monivisions Photography Awards 2021.
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.
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.
Uri Golman / Harp seal (Pagophilus groenlandicus) pup swimming in a hole in the ice, Magdalen Islands, Canada. March.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Neil Aldridge / Slow motion shot of Soprano pipistrelle bat (Pipistrellus pygmaeus) crawling out of roost in barn roof and flying away, Devon, UK.
Ashley Cooper / Zoom out of Station W, a former British scientific research station, left as it was after researchers evacuated in 1959, Detaille Island, Graham Land, Antarctica, 2020.
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...
John Chan / American white pelicans (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) foraging in tidal basin at sunset, Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, Southern California, USA, September.
Pal Hermansen / Flock of domestic geese moving together in a field, Vestfold, Norway.
Andy Rouse / European Robin (Erithacus rubecula) in snowy garden, Wales, UK, January.
Hermann Brehm / Spoonbill ( Platalea leucorodia) wading with yellow Water-lily flowers, Hungary
Karine Aigner / A white cat peeks out a blue door. Chefchaouen, Morocco.
Alex Mustard / School of Oriental sweetlips (Plectorhinchus vittatus) gather tightly together as they rest during the day, with a Clown triggerfish (Balistoides conspicillum) and Midnight snappers (Macolor macularis...
Ernie Janes / Small white butterfly (Pieris rapae) and Small tortoiseshell butterfly (Aglais urticae) in flight, Norfolk, England, UK, June.
Erlend Haarberg / White wagtail (Motacilla alba) reflected in water. Pasvik, Norway. May.
Andres M. Dominguez / Crab spider (Thomisus onustus) on white flowerhead, Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, southern Spain, May.
Neil Aldridge / A lesser horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus hipposideros) flying over grassland habitat at night. Devon, UK.
Jack Dykinga / Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest with twisted limbs of Bristlecone pine (Pinus longaeva) at dawn on the White Mountains, Inyo National Forest, California, USA.
Oliver Wright / Marbled white butterfly (Melanargia galathea) photographed in early morning light. Ledston, Yorkshire, June. Focus stacked image.
Markus Varesvuo / Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa) flying directly overhead, Kuhmo Finland February.
Edwin Giesbers / RF - White-legged damselfly (Platycnemis pennipes) peering over Oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) flower. The Netherlands. August. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free...
Edwin Giesbers / Common red soldier beetle (Rhagonycha fulva) pair mating amongst flowers. The Netherlands. July.
Staffan Widstrand / Great white egret (Egretta / Ardea alba) Pusztaszer protected landscape, Kiskunsagi, Hungary, May
Wayne Wu Ying / Wild Wonders of China / Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin (Sousa chinensis) Tai O, western side of Lantau Island, Hong Kong, China
Alex Mustard / Saddleback anemonefish (Amphiprion polymnus) barks a warning as it guards a clutch of developing eggs (beneath it) laid on a small stone, below a fold in its home, a Haddon's sea anemone (Stichoda...