We've collected some impressive animal photos that you probably never seen before.
1. "The End of the World"
A small group of emperor penguins gather near the sea ice edge. Ross Sea, Antarctica.
Photo and caption by Brian Stetson
2. "A mother's protection"
While passing time under the jungle canopy away from the searing midday heat, a single shaft of light illuminated the hand and tail of a baby langur monkey poking out from its mothers protective embrace. Natural light was all that was present. This image also was honoured as photo of the day with Earthshots.org in September and was exhibited at my August London exhibition.
Photo and caption by Joseph Anthony
3. "Back down, intruder."
Watching these Japanese Snow monkeys lounge around in the natural hot springs near Nagano, really made me think just how human-like these monkeys are, and how relaxed they seem about a dozen tourists standing about pointing and looking at them. That was until i shoved my 200mm into this guys space, and copped a firm 'back off' reaction. Apparently if they make eye contact with you, its a territorial threat, and will proceed to attack, a fact i found out after the shutter flutter. Respect space.
Photo and caption by jack archer
4. "Jump into the river"
The wildebeest is across the river
Photo and caption by li dike
Photographed during a night game drive at Sabi Sand Game Reserve South Africa. Magical moment.
Photo and caption by Corine Blok
Location: Huntingdon, Limpopo, South Africa
6. "Measure Me"
A large, inquisitive and almost dangerously playful female Humpback whale calf measures me with her pectoral fin. This image was captured on a very wide fisheye lens, which doesn’t quite show how close she really is. By measuring how close I am she can determine if her tail is going to come in contact with me as she swims past.
Photo and caption by Matthew Draper
Location: Neiafu, Vava'u, Tonga
7. "A Sandy Disguise"
A line of elephants had just crossed the Chobe River on a hot day. As they relaxed by flicking cool sand on their backs, they were very aware to hide the youngest in the center of their grouping. For one moment though, this little one disguised in sand got through to give us a quick hello.
Photo and caption by E. Kneler
Location: Maun, North West, Botswana
Life is way more interesting and captivating than any movie and video game combined. Unique things are right there in front of our eyes, and sometimes we don't even notice them. Look a little closer, and you'll be overwhelmed by the diversity and perfection of the world.