Otter emerging from Loch with fish meal, Isle of Mull, Scotland
Otter checking its surroundings after meal, Isle of Mull, Scotland
Mother otter and cub after a sleep on the rocks, Isle of Mull, Scotland
Sibling otters playing on the rocks, Isle of Mull, Scotland
Mother otter and her cubs running across the rocks, Isle of Mull, Scotland
Mother otter and cubs in bundle on the rocks, Isle of Mull, Scotland
Semi-tame Tawny Owl peering from its perch. British Wildlife Centre, Sussex.
Long-eared owl perched on fence post. British Wildlife Centre, Sussex.
Otter scanning the surface of the water. British Wildlife Centre, Sussex
Red Kite, diving. Dumphries and Galloway, Scotland.
Red Kite, soaring. Dumphries and Galloway, Scotland
Gannet on the sea at Bempton Cliffs, Yorkshire
Gannet diving for fish off Bempton Cliffs, Yorkshire
Gannets fighting over a fish caught off Bempton Cliffs, Yorkshire
Scottish Wildcat expressing characteristic dissatisfaction at onlookers. British Wildlife Centre, Sussex.
'Big Dave', the dominant stag of the deer herd at Dunstall Hall, Staffordshire, bellowing amongst his does.
Mountain hare in Autumn coat, breaking cover. Cairngorms, Scotland.
Red Squirrel grabbing a snack from underneath the birds' noses in the nut box outside a local café. Cairngorms, Scotland.
Prowling badger emerging from around a log. Cairngorms, Scotland.
Reindeer with resplendent antlers just starting to shed their velvet. Cairngorms, Scotland.
Puffin with beak full of sand eels. Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire.
Puffin arriving having just caught a mouthful of sand eels. Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire.
Hovering kestrel, Tenby, Pembrokeshire.
Stag on a frosty morning, Cannock Chase, Staffordshire
Dewy morning hare with the torn ear of a previous battle. Eyemouth, Scotland.
Hare frozen to the spot in an attempt to avoid the attention of passing eagles. Cairngorms, Scotland.
Highland cow grazing on the banks of the River Tweed, Berwickshire.
A gathering of colourful puffin faces. Farne Islands, Northumbria.
A group of Fallow Deer does, taken by surprise on an early frosty morning on Cannock Chase, Staffordshire.
Brown Hare sitting warily in an arable crop on a dewy morning. Shenstone, Staffs.
Grouse on the heather, calling for a mate. Cairngorms, Scotland
Overcome by curiosity, she had to come over and have a sniff! Wychnor, Staffordshire.
Brown hare lying low in the freshly fallen snow of Wychnor, Staffordshire.
Brown hare making a run for it over snowy field in Wychnor, Staffordshire.
Inquisitive fox pointing intently at potential prey. Fradley, Staffordshire.
A raft of ducklings paddling furiously to keep up with Mum on an early excursion. Alrewas, Staffordshire.
A colony of seals sleep on the beach of Blakeney Point, Norfolk.
Prancing pronking deer, heading for the safety of the woods. Eyemouth, Scotland.
A flock of swans take to the air from the River Tweed, Berwickshire.
A salmon embarks on the arduous task of heading upstream to spawn. River Tweed, Berwickshire.