Don’t Bear with Me!

1185 Dont Bear with Me!

Photographer Ronald Wittek watched from close range as a bear cleans himself in a pool before falling asleep under a tree in the Bavarian Forest, Germany. (Ronald Wittek/Arco Images/Solent News)

Portrait of Two

1184 Portrait of Two

Photographer Daniel Botelho photographed this oceanic white tip shark swimming past a diver off the coast of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. (Daniel Botelho / Barcroft Media)

Old as Hell

1183 Old as Hell

A house from 1562 waits to be restored in a pears tree field outside San Felice sul Panaro a year after the Emilia Romagna earthquake. Reconstruction efforts in Emilia Romagna in Italy are proceeding slowly a year after two powerful earthquakes wrecked homes and businesses in this rich farming and medical industry region. (Olivier Morin/AFP)

Hop! Meow.

1182 Hop! Meow.

Vladimir Kouklatchev performs with a cat during a show at the Moscow Cat Theatre. The theatre was founded by his father, famous Russian clown Yuri Kouklatchev, shortly before the fall of the USSR. (YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Give Me Your Hand

1180 Give Me Your Hand

Stuntwoman Leigh-Anne Vizer is held by a 4.5 metre King Kong hand 300 metres above the city of Melbourne during a photoshoot at the Eureka Skydeck, the tallest building in the southern hemisphere, in Melbourne, Australia. The King Kong show is set to open in June in Melbourne. (Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Two Baby Opossums

1149 Two Baby Opossums

Two baby opossums play on a branch, with one using its tail to cling on, while photographer Ronald Wittek took this photo while visiting a farm in Minnesota, USA. (Ronald Wittek/Arco Images/Solent News)

Wildlife

1144 Wildlife

A silhouette of short-eared owl (Asio flammeus) in flight at dusk, Worlaby Carrs, Lincolnshire. This image is part of a new outdoor street-gallery exhibition that has been launched on the South Bank of the River Thames in London, documenting the best of the 2020VISION wildlife project. (REX FEATURES)

Dancing with the Sharks

1138 Dancing with the Sharks

Photographer Rainer Schimpf photographing sharks off the coast of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. (Rainer Schimpf / Barcroft Me)

Skydiving over the Mt. Everest

1108 Skydiving over the Mt. Everest

A group of skydivers hurtle towards Earth after jumping out of a plane near Mount Everest, Nepal. The thrill seekers are equipped with specialised military and parachute equipment, including oxygen masks to keep them alive during the high altitude adventure. Starting at a dizzying height of 18,000 ft above sea level only 30 brave divers a year will soar over the mountains before floating back down to Earth at the drop zone located 12,350ft above sea level. (Caters)

Kissing Turtles

1100 Kissing Turtles

Two green turtles look as if they are kissing while swimming off the coast of Tenerife, Spain. (Montse Grillo / Barcroft Media)

The Hunting

196 The Hunting

A lion stalks a zebra against the crimson dawn skies of the Masai Mara, Kenya. (Paul Goldstein/Rex Features)

Start Trails in the Sky

176 Start Trails in the Sky

Photographer Richard Gottardo waited patiently for three months in freezing temperatures to capture in a time-lapse photo star trails above the Rocky Mountains. (RICHARD GOTTARDO / CATERS NEWS)

Kids

160 Kids

Tiny one-year-old Kayla and her brother, three-year-old Malan, have formed an extraordinary bond with the two creatures after growing up cheetahs, Wakuu and Skyla, in their home in South Africa. (CATERS)

Fake Chicken Run

157 Fake Chicken Run

Travelling at a top speed of 70mph, this cheetah chased and caught a fake chicken as staff at the Mukuni Big 5 safari in Livingstone, Zambia, prepared it for its life back in the wild. (Barcroft)

Go be a Leopard somewhere else

146 Go be a Leopard somewhere else

An elephant showers a leopard with water to protect the herd. The leopard had been stalking the herd of around 15 elephants when one decided to frighten it off. The picture was taken by Mark Muller in Etosha National Park of Namibia at the Kalkeuwel waterhole. (MARK VINCENT MULLER / CATERS NEWS)