Morley Read / Slow motion clip of a Mute swan (Cygnus olor) with three cygnets, Cornwall, England, UK, May.
Morley Read / Slow motion clip of a group of male Mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) competing violently to mate with a single female, Cornwall, England, UK, May 2018.
Diane McAllister / Polar bears (Ursus maritimus) fighting in water. Beaufort Sea , Kaktovik Alaska. USA. Highly commended in the Polar Passion category of the Nature's Best Photography Competition 2019.
Sven Zacek / Aerial view of a small forest lake in Karula National Park, Valgamaa county, Southern Estonia. Highly commended in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards 2019.
Morley Read / Aerial shot tracking over a cattle farm cut out of the Amazon rainforest, the farm has fish ponds for raising Tilapia and is surrounded by primary rainforest, Napo Province, Ecuador, 2017.
Alex Mustard / Yellowtail tang (Zebrasoma xanthurum) male and female turn belly to belly during spawning to ensure fertilization. Temple, Ras Umm Sid, Sharm El Sheikh, Sinai, Egypt. Red Sea. This action is very fast...
Morley Read / Aerial shot ascending over rainforest canopy at dawn, with the Rio Napo in background, a tributary of the Amazon, Napo Province, Ecuador, 2017.
Morley Read / Aerial tracking shot of a waterfall flowing over an old andesitic lava flow, Rio Pita Valley north of Cotopaxi Volcano, Ecuadorian Andes, 2018.
Claudio Contreras / Californian sea lion (Zalophus californianus) swimming in Southern sea palm (Eisenia arborea) and Giant Kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera) forest, San Benitos Islands, Baja California Pacific Islands Biosphe...
Michel Roggo / Watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum) with some stems supporting clusters of Zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) Lake Neuchatel, Switzerland. Highly commended in the Plants category of the Wildlife Pho...
Juergen & Christine Sohns / African Lion (Panthera leo) male drinking at waterhole, Tswalu Game Reserve, South Africa
Nick Garbutt / Black-browed albatross (Thalassarche melanophris) flying over South Atlantic. Cooper Bay, South Georgia. November.
John Cancalosi / Sonoran desert toad (Incilius alvarius) pair mating, with trail of spawn in water. Arizona, USA.
Tony Wu / Bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus), group socialising in shallow water, aerial view. Part of larger group of more than 50 whales congregating, Sea of Okhotsk sub-population, Russia.
Tony Wu / Humphead parrotfish (Bolbometopon muricatum) shoal spawning in early morning, part of mass aggregation of thousands of fish. Caroline Islands, Palau.
Oliver Wright / Four-spotted chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata) resting on stem, covered in early morning dew. Skipwith Common National Nature Reserve, North Yorkshire, England, UK. May. Focus stacked image.
Alex Mustard / Southern stingray (Dasyatis americana) two swimming over sand bar, under stormy sky. Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. British West Indies.
Guy Edwardes / Dalmatian pelican (Pelecanus crispus), portrait. Lake Kerkini, Sintik, Greece. January.
Tony Wu / Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae australis) female with suckling calf. Vava'u Islands, Tonga.
Tony Wu / Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae australis) male calf playing at ocean surface after coming up to breathe. Vava'u Islands, Tonga.
Tony Wu / Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus), ten swimming together in gathering of more than 50 individuals. Whales with flatulence and defecating. Sri Lanka.
Ingo Arndt / Sun rising over ice formations on Lake Baikal. Siberia, Russia. February 2019.
Shane Gross / Caribbean reef shark (Carcharhinus perezi), two from below, one close up. Caribbean Sea off Gardens of the Queen National Park, Cuba.
Shane Gross / American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) with open mouth amongst Seagrass (Alismatales). Gardens of the Queen National Park, Cuba.
Doug Gimesy / Little blue penguin (Eudyptula minor), two standing on rocks at night, silhouetted against Melbourne city lights. St Kilda breakwater, Victoria, Australia. December 2016.
Theo Bosboom / Rocks and sea stacks in the surf at Playa del Silencio in Asturias on the Northwest coast of Spain. May 2015
Doug Gimesy / Little penguin (Eudyptula minor) on rocks of St Kilda breakwater, Melbourne city lights in background. Victoria, Australia. January 2017.
George Sanker / Great egret (Ardea alba) with prey in beak, in evening light. Myakka River State Park, Florida, USA, March. Sequence 2/2.
George Sanker / Great egret (Ardea alba) diving head into water to catch prey, in evening light. Myakka River State Park, Florida, USA, March. Sequence 1/2.
Theo Bosboom / Aerial of patterns of receding waves, Playa del Silencio, Asturias, Spain. April 2018
Theo Bosboom / Crashing waves at large basalt wall, Arnarstapi, Snaefellsnes, Iceland. May 2013
Theo Bosboom / Common limpets (Patella vulgata) hit by a big wave from the Atlantic ocean at the coast of Crohy head, Donegal, Ireland. November 2017
Theo Bosboom / Sea stacks consisting of flysch rock battered by the incoming tide, playa de Gueirua, Asturias, Northwest Spain. October 2015
Theo Bosboom / Winter landscape at Luskentyre beach, Isle of Lewis, Scotland, North Harris in the background. February 2018.
Theo Bosboom / Powerful waves rolling in at the Atlantic coast of Iceland near Dyrholey during a powerful winter storm. February 2016
Theo Bosboom / Sun rays through stormy clouds, and snow covered beach, Varanger Peninsula, Norway. March.
Theo Bosboom / Wave breaking in front of the two famous sea stacks Risin and Kellingin on the Faroe Islands. March 2018.
Theo Bosboom / Sand patterns at sunrise, Praia da Adraga, Sintra, Portugal. December 2016
Theo Bosboom / Blue hour before sunrise at the dunes of Seilebost beach, Lewis and Harris, Scotland. February 2018.
Theo Bosboom / Patterns on Carrickfinn beach with sand and water mixed with tannin dyed water from peat stream. Donegal, Ireland, November.
Theo Bosboom / Winter sunsrise at Seilebost beach, Isle of Harris, Scotland. February 2018
Theo Bosboom / Patterns of algae on a limestone rock with sand, White sands beach, Causeway coast, Northern Ireland. April 2016.
Theo Bosboom / Star shaped sand pattern as photographed at low tide at Luskentyre beach, Lewis and Harris, Scotland, UK, October.
Theo Bosboom / Sand patterns created by receding waves, Quiberon, Brittany, France. August 2017
Bence Mate / Dying Common frogs (Rana temporaria) with their legs removed for food, left to die in their breeding pool surrounded by frogspawn. Covasna, Romania. Highly commended in the Wildlife Photojournalism Ca...
Staffan Widstrand / RF - Pied kingfisher (Ceryle rudis) group of three perched on branch, squabbling, Zimanga Private Nature Reserve, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Staffan Widstrand / RF - African bush elephant, (Loxodonta africana) at night, reflected in waterhole, South Africa
Oscar Dewhurst / Hoatzin (Ophisthocomus hoazin) perched on wooden bar overlooking oxbow lake. Manu National Park, Madre de Dios, Peru. September
Pascal Kobeh / False clown anemonefish (Amphiprion ocellaris) in a magnificent sea anemone (Heteractis magnifica), Sulu sea, Philippines
Heather Angel / Man using pole to propel bamboo raft on Lijang / Li River, Karst peaks beyond. At dawn, Lijiang River Scenic Zone, Yangshuo county, Guangxi, China.
Doug Gimesy / Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) in a Eucalyptus tree after recent bushfires, just before having a visual inspection for its health. If it is determined that a closer examination is required to determin...
Doug Gimesy / Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) in a Eucalyptus tree after recent bushfires, just before having a visual inspection. If it is determined that a closer examination is required to determine its health, i...
Doug Gimesy / Forest and wildlife officer (assisted by members of the Australian Defence Force) transfers a Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) that has been captured for a health check following bush fires in the area,...
David Gallan / DUPLICATE-BG DELETE-BG The photographer's house at noon (mid-summer) captured under night time conditions as ash and smoke from the Badja Fire north of the Bega River darkened the sky. A steel buc...
David Gallan / Desperately thirsty eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus) drink from a bird bath following a bushfire in Tathra, New South Wales, Australia. Water holes had dried up due to drought and food was...
Doug Gimesy / Platypus researcher holding a platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) which was captured as part of a Melbourne Water study to monitor the local population. Chum Creek, Healsville, Victoria, Australia. Ma...
Doug Gimesy / Two researchers examining an anaesthetised platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) and starting to glue a temporary radio transponder to its tail, allowing researchers to track its movements. Snowy River...
Doug Gimesy / Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) researchers placing gill nets in the Snowy river. Mitta Mitta River, Dartmouth, Victoria, Australia. May, 2018. Model released.
Doug Gimesy / Scientist about to bang star picket stakes into rivers to which a fyke net will be secured. This net will then used to try and capture Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) Mitta Mitta River, Dartmouth,...
Doug Gimesy / Platypus researchers taking bill measurements from a Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus).Warburton, Victoria, Australia. October, 2018. Model released.
Doug Gimesy / Gill nets placed in the Snowy river to capture, examine, take measurements and place tracking devices on Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) Snowy River, Jindabyne, NSW, Australia. September, 2017.
Doug Gimesy / The high flow water release event from Jindabyne dam. Jindabyne, NSW, Australia. October, 2017.
Doug Gimesy / Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) researcher setting platypus catching fyke nets in the late afternoon in the Little Yarra River, Yarra Junction, Victoria, Australia
Doug Gimesy / Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) researcher setting platypus catching Fyke nets in the late afternoon in the Little Yarra River, Yarra Junction, Victoria, Australia. April, 2018. Model released
Doug Gimesy / Scientist examining river water to tests for platypus DNA. Cesar Research Laboratory, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. June, 2017.Model released.
Doug Gimesy / Researcher examining the spur of a platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) that was captured as part of a Melbourne Water study into their distribution. Spurs can help a researchers age a male platypus. W...
Doug Gimesy / Young Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) just released onto a log in McMahons Creek, Yarra Ranges, Victoria, Australia. Photographed under controlled conditions. September 2017.
Doug Gimesy / Researcher examining the spur of a Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) that was captured as part of a Melbourne Water study into their distribution. Spurs can help a researchers age a male platypus. W...