Updated 4:42 AM EDT, Fri November 3, 2023
The overall winner of the European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2023 competition, Javier Aznar González de Rueda captures a mother stink bug protecting her eggs in Ecuador's Yasuní National Park.
The competition had more than 18,000 entries. In this picture, taken in southern France, Jonathan Lhoir shows a pink flamingo searching for food in a muddy pond.
On the hunt, a female puma comes face-to-face with her prey in Chile, a moment captured by Bernd Nill.
Marjan Artnak won the Other Animals category with this dragonfly dancing on water.
Roberto Bueno found this abandoned place setting in Portugal, winning him the Plants and Fungi category.
In Iceland, Joel Delmas came across these "volcanic swirls" that won the Landscapes category.
They may look like clouds in the sky, but Angel Fitor captured this underwater shot of waves breaking in Spain.
Catherine Holmes photographed these young Munk's devil rays feeding on plankton at night.
Felix Heintzenberg found these sparrows peeking out of an old Russian tank at a war memorial in Berlin.
Bruno D'Amicis waited hours to photograph this monk seal in the shallows of the Mediterranean sea.
For the 14 years and under category, Alberto Román Gómez captured a western yellow wagtail hopping between stalks in this Spanish field.
Anton Trexler caught this chamois taking in the views in Italy.
Franco Banfi found a group of Mayan cichlid fish gliding through water lilies in Mexico.
In Zimbabwe, a lion wrestles with a buffalo separated from the herd, photographed by Jens Cullmann.