"Lounging Leopard" by Skye Meaker of South Africa shows a perfectly content leopard resting on a tree branch at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Contest winners at the Ford Education Center at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak, Michigan on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. Daniel Mears, The Detroit News
"Ahead in the Game" by Nicholas Dyer of the United Kingdom shows several pups from a pack of African wild dogs playing a macabre game with the remains of their baboon breakfast. Daniel Mears, The Detroit News
"Glass-House Guard" by Wayne Jones of Australia shows a yellow pygmy goby floating inside its human-made home, a discarded bottle lying on the seabed. Daniel Mears, The Detroit News
"Home on the Range" by Karine Aigner of the United States shows a bobcat who raised her kittens beneath the decking of a remote ranch house over several months. Daniel Mears, The Detroit News
"The Catch" by Robert Irwin of Australia shows a huntsman spider dangling in mid-air, clutching a dead frog. Robert Irwin
A killer whale feeding in the light beam from a fishing boat during the polar night outside Tromsø in Northern Norway Audun Rikardsen
A bengal tiger shot in biological corridor 8 at 3546m of altitude, forest of Bhutan. Emmanuel Rondeau
Wideangle DSLR phototrap image of a young European brown bear in perfect morning light in a central European forest.
No bait was used, camera was mounted on a beech tree for 14 months in a row along a bear corridor.
Location: Notranjska Regional Park, Slovenia Marc Graf
A sun bear behind bars at an Indonesian zoo. Marc Graf
"Cool Cat" by Isak Pretorius of South Africa shows a lioness that wondered off from the pride to drink at a waterhole. Daniel Mears, The Detroit News
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