Sam Hobson / Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) vixen in front of Clifton Suspension Bridge at night. Avon Gorge, Bristol, UK. March 2016.
Markus Varesvuo / Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) swallowing perch prey, Hungary, January
Markus Varesvuo / Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) with caught fish in beak, Hungary January
Tony Wu / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) female with a single young cub, only a few months old, northern Svalbard, Norway, June
Markus Varesvuo / Golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) juvenile flying, Norway November
Markus Varesvuo / Great grey owl (Strix nebulosa) close up of face, Kuusamo, Finland, March
Markus Varesvuo / Great grey owl (Strix nebulosa) head portrait, Kuusamo, Finland, March
Markus Varesvuo / Great white egret (Egretta alba) head portrait, Hungary January
Markus Varesvuo / Hawk owl (Surnia ulula) takingn off from powder snow, possibly with prey in talons, Kuusamo Finland February
Markus Varesvuo / Hoopoe (Upupa epops) male giving mating gift to female, Hungary May
Markus Varesvuo / Japanese / Red-crowned crane (Grus japonicus) two calling and dancing, part of bonding and courtship display, Hokkaido Japan February
Markus Varesvuo / Japanese / Red-crowned crane (Grus japonicus) two calling, part of bonding and courtship display, Hokkaido Japan February
Markus Varesvuo / Snowy owl (Bubo scandiaca) female face close up, Canada February
Markus Varesvuo / Steller's sea eagle (Haliaeetus pelagicus) fighting over food with White-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) Hokkaido Japan February
Markus Varesvuo / Whooper swans (Cygnus cygnus) three coming into land, Hokkaido, Japan, February
David Tipling / Bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) adult swallowing leg bone along with hoof, Spanish Pyrenees, July. This bird swallowed five of these leg bones whole, they have the ability to dissolve the bone in...
David Tipling / Southern elephant seal (Mirounga leonina) female asleep on beach, close up of head, St Andrews Bay, South Georgia January
David Tipling / Wandering albatross (Diomedea exulans) pair displaying at dusk in ritual bonding behaviour, Albatross Island in Bay of Isles, South Georgia January
David Tipling / King penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus) pair interacting, part of courtship, Gold Harbour South Georgia, January
Yashpal Rathore / Deccan ground gecko (Cyrtodactylus albofasciatus) , backlit on leaf. Amboli, Maharashtra, India. Endemic to Western Ghats.
Yashpal Rathore / Jayarami Bush frog (Raorchestes jayarami), inflating vocal sac, calling to attract mate, Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary, India. Endemic to Western Ghats.
Benjamin Barthelemy / Domestic cat kittens, age 3 weeks, playing in garden, France
Benjamin Barthelemy / Mute swan (Cygnus olor) cygnets on water, Lac de Saint Point, Franche Comte, France, May
Tony Wu / Banggai cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni) with hatchlings in mout, one of only two known fish species whose babies return to the parents at night, Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Tony Wu / Atlantic walruses (Odobenus rosmarus rosmarus) wide angle view of large colony hauled up on a sandy beach area to rest, Svalbard, Norway, June
Tony Wu / Atlantic walrus (Odobenus rosmarus rosmarus) young animal swimming underwater, Svalbard, Norway, June
Tony Wu / Atlantic walruses (Odobenus rosmarus rosmarus) hanging out in shallow water in Svalbard,, Norway, June
Mark Carwardine / Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus)~Aerial - with whale watching boat - Endangered Species~Skjalfandi Bay, northern Iceland
Mark Carwardine / Munk's mobula ray / devilray (Mobula munkiana) leaping out of the water, Sea of Cortez, Gulf of California, Baja California, Mexico, Pacific Ocean, April
Mark Carwardine / Southern elephant seal (Mirounga leonina) close up portrait of pup with snotty nose resting in shallow water, Gold Harbour, South Georgia, November
John Abbott / Glorious scarab (Chrysina gloriosa) flying, Brewster County, Texas, USA. Controlled conditions. August
John Abbott / Paper wasp (Polistes metricus) flying from flower, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, USA Controlled conditions. September
Anup Shah / African elephant (Loxodonta africana) sensing with it's trunk - remote camera perspective. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya.
Claudio Contreras / American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) extreme close up with jaws open, Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve, Caribbean region, Mexico
Claudio Contreras / Common spiny-tailed iguana (Ctenosaura similis) climbing Green iguana (Iguana iguana), Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve, Caribbean region, Mexico
Claudio Contreras / American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) portrait over seagrass bed in shallow ater, Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve, Caribbean region, Mexico, May.
Claudio Contreras / American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) rear view of animal swimming away over seagrass bed, Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve, Caribbean region, Mexico
Solvin Zankl / Juvenile deep-sea pelagic snail (Limacina helicoides) captive specimen from off the coast of Cape Verde
Tony Heald / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) female head portrait, Bandhavgarh National Park India.
David Pattyn / Alpine ibex (Capra ibex) male in deep snow on a ridge during heavy snowfall, Gran Paradiso National Park, the Alps, Italy. January Highly commended in the Portfolio category of the Terre Sauvage Natur...
David Pattyn / Alpine chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra rupicapra) in winter landscape with snow covered trees, Valsavarenche, Gran Paradiso National Park, Italy. January