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.
Stephen Dalton / Black witch moth (Ascalapha odorata) in flight, Venezuela. This large moth has a 7 inch wingspan. Wingscales being shed during flight.
Markus Varesvuo / Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa) flying directly overhead, Kuhmo Finland February.
Guy Edwardes / Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus) landing on Lake Kerkini, Greece
Guy Edwardes / Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo) flying near Teasel plants (Dipsacus fullonum) Captive.
Markus Varesvuo / Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa) hunting over snow, Kuhmo Finland, March.
Markus Varesvuo / Black Woodpecker (Dryocopus martius) male in flight, Finland, February.
Espen Bergersen / Common Loon (Gavia immer) flapping wings in water, Iceland, May.
Guy Edwardes / Barn owl (Tyto alba) in flight about to land on post in morning light, Hampshire, England, UK. July. Controlled conditions.
George Sanker / Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica) landing, wings outstretched. Machias Seal Island, off the coast of Maine, USA. July. This island is disputed between USA and Canada.
George Sanker / Arctic tern (Sterna paradisaea), two fighting in mid-air. Machias Seal Island, New Brunswick / Maine, Canada / USA. July.
Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) chicks aged 20-24 weeks stretching wings, in moult whilst parents fish at sea. Atka Bay, Antarctica. January.
Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) chick aged six to eight weeks stretching whilst on brooding parent's feet. Adult looking down at chick. Atka Bay, Antarctica. September.
Paul Hobson / Marsh fritillary (Euphydryas aurinia), group feeding on Marsh thistle (Cirsium palustre). Lincolnshire, England, UK.
Markus Varesvuo / Blue tit (Parus caeruleus) perched on tree trunk, looking at camera with wing stretched. Haukipudas, Finland. January.
Tui De Roy / Flightless cormorant (Phalacrocorax harrisi) silhouetted, Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island, Galapagos
Ross Hoddinott / Small pearl-bordered fritillary butterfly (Boloria selene), Marsland mouth, Cornwall, UK. JUne 2016.
David Kjaer / Griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus) coming in to land, Spain, July
Fred Olivier / Pair of Blue footed boobies (Sula nebouxii) courting, with the male picking up and offering grass, Isla Lobos de Terra, Peru.
Michel Poinsignon / Grey heron (Ardea cinerea) landing on lake, Pusztaszer, Hungary, April
Bence Mate / Grey herons (Ardea cinerea) fighting, Lake Csaj, Kiskunsagi National Park, Pusztaszer, Hungary. June.
Bence Mate / Grey herons (Ardea cinerea) fighting in flight, Lake Csaj, Kiskunsagi National Park, Pusztaszer, Hungary.
Wim van den Heever / Toco toucan (Ramphastos toco) in flight, Pantanal, Brazil.
Wim van den Heever / White-fronted bee-eaters (Merops bullockoides) perched near to nesting holes Chobe National Park, Botswana.
Wim van den Heever / Black heron (Egretta ardesiaca) fishing and using wings to create an area of shade to attract fish, on the banks of the Chobe River, Botswana.
Wim van den Heever / White tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) caught in a fight. Hokkaido Japan, March.
Wim van den Heever / White tailed sea eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) group of three fighting, Hokkaido Japan, March.
Wim van den Heever / White tailed sea eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) flying looking over shoulder, Hokkaido Japan.
Wim van den Heever / Japanese crane (Grus japonensis) jumping in the air, Hokkaido, Japan, March.
Wim van den Heever / Whooper swan (Cygnus cygnus) mid flight over the frozen lake, Kussharo, Hokkaido, Japan.
Markus Varesvuo / Black grouse (Tetrao / Lyrurus tetrix) flock flying in snow, Suomussalmi, Finland, January.
Brent Stephenson / Australasian gannet (Morus serrator) flying with waves breaking below, Muriwai, Auckland, New Zealand, October.
Jussi Murtosaari / Garden warbler (Sylvia borin), catching flies in willow tree, Korpoo, Uto, Finland, May.
Robert Thompson / Four spotted chaser (Libellula quardrimaculata) Montiaghs Moss NNR, Aghalee, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, June.
Danny Green / Black-throated diver (Gavia arctica) displaying, Finland, June.
Wim van den Heever / Red-and-green macaw (Ara chloropterus) in flight, Pantanal, Brazil. August.
Juergen Freund / Tolga Bat Hospital volunteer handing Little red flying fox (Pteropus scapulatus) baby as it flaps her wings, Tolga Bat Hospital, Atherton Tablelands, Queensland, Australia. May 2015. Second Place in t...
Bence Mate / Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) in flight with nesting material, Hungary, July. Nominated in the Telephoto category of the Terre Sauvage Nature Images Awards competition 2015.
Neil Aldridge / Southern yellow-billed hornbill (Tockus leucomelas) displays while calling in winter, Kruger National Park, South Africa.
Sven Zacek / Low angle shot of Ural owl (Strix uralensis) female returning to its nest at night. Southern Estonia, May.
Marie Read / Horned puffins (Fratercula corniculata), one landing with outspread wings, to join its mate on cliff ledge, St. Paul Island, Pribilofs, Alaska, USA, July.
Sven Zacek / White-tailed sea eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) in flight, against a clear blue sky, Norway, July.
Sven Zacek / White-tailed sea eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) flying, and hunting over sea, Norway, July.