A humpback whale mother swims with her calf, appearing to give her baby a tender kiss on the head. Professional photographer Jon Cornforth captured the touching moment off the coast of Tonga in the Southern Pacific Ocean. Picture: Jon Cornforth / Barcroft Media
Four bear cubs climb up a tree for safety as an alpha male approaches them. Fearing for her cub’s lives the mother bear urged them to scramble up the nearest tree trunk while she kept watch on the ground. The scene was captured by photographer Lauri Tammik in woods in north Finland. Picture: Lauri Tammik/Rex Features
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