"It's the last thing a lot of critters would see after being attacked," wildlife photographer Rodney Fischer said.
"[It] kind of looked like an old glove," the photographer Molly Thomas told Newsweek. "The paw had a strong odor."
At first the picture appears to show nothing, apart from a few rocks, until you look closer.
"It [was] humbling, awe-inspiring, empowering and exhilarating all at once," Bryan Leist told Newsweek.
The U.K-based competition was set up as a way to promote positive awareness of animal welfare issues and celebrate the contribution pets have on our lives.
"It was just utterly spectacular and horrific for anyone standing in their way," said a producer of a docuseries on the 2020 event.
Nature enthusiast John McCombie said the encounter with the snake will "go down in the history books."
"I have never seen so many dolphins riding one wave together like that," Jessica Blacklow told Newsweek.
"I honestly couldn't believe what I was seeing," Justin Crapps told Newsweek. "You could literally see him glowing under the water."
"To spot a crocodile this large...is a rare and extraordinary find," a Florida photographer said.
"I just stood as still as I could. He always kept his eyes on me," photographer Barbara D'Angelo told Newsweek.
"It feels sad but, in the end, it's nature's rule," photographer Loukik Thakre told Newsweek. "Sometimes nature is not fair to everyone."
Wildlife photographer Mario Paul told Newsweek: "After all was done, we just sat there in utter disbelief of what just unfolded in front of us!"
"I just want people to learn that all snakes have a purpose and are critical to our ecosystem, venomous or not," said the photographer.
The deer, thought to be a Seneca White Deer, was spotted 100 miles from it's normal range in West Seneca.
Penguins can communicate, mostly using calls, but occasionally they use gestures as well.
Alex Dawson's image of minke whale bones was one of the winners of the Scuba Diving's 2022 Underwater Photo Contest.
A motion sensor camera snapped a picture of the two animals squaring up in the Desert National Wildlife Refuge, Nevada.
The "incredible" footage was taken on the road to the Snow Lodge at Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park.
Exaud Marandu of Utopia Safaris said it is only the second time in 20 years he has seen such a large collection of one of Africa's iconic animals.
This year's finalists include a prairie dog attempting to fight off a bald eagle, a giggling seal, and a portrait of a moody Pied starling.
The elephant was shot dead following the incident, and people have been urged not to get close to the animals in the Zimbabwe park.
When Simon Dell noticed a mouse wandering around his garden, he quickly gave him a name and a home. Now, the mouse and his family live in an intricate village in Dell's garden, built by Dell himself.
I was in the Alaskan Peninsula, shooting photos on the opposite river bank to my guide. There was a mom with one cub and a fairly big male bear nearby and all of a sudden, all three bears are going bananas and I'm literally triangulated right in the middle of them.
Wildlife photographer Euan Rannachan spoke to Newsweek about his underwater adventures with the apex predators.
The photo, captured in China, shows the predator eyeing her prey, who appears to gasp in shock.