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'Eyecatchers' are show-stopping and surprising standalone images from the natural world. This gallery is a great place to look for those special one-off images, suitable for double-page spreads or simply for inspiration and ideas.

Dalmatian pelican (Pelecanus crispus) low angle perspective of open bill, Lake Kerkini, Greece, February. Winner, Eric Hosking award, 2011 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition  -  Bence Mate
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Bence Mate / Dalmatian pelican (Pelecanus crispus) low angle perspective of open bill, Lake Kerkini, Greece, February. Winner, Eric Hosking award, 2011 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition
Bornean Orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus wurmbii) mature male 'Doyok' sitting on bench made for tourists - wide angle perspective. Pondok Tanggui, Tanjung Puting National Park, Central Kalimantan, Borneo, In...  -  Anup Shah
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Anup Shah / Bornean Orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus wurmbii) mature male 'Doyok' sitting on bench made for tourists - wide angle perspective. Pondok Tanggui, Tanjung Puting National Park, Central Kalimantan, Borneo, In...
Green / Double-crested basilisk (Basiliscus plumifrons) running across water surface, Santa Rita, Costa Rica. Did you know? This amazing lizard is colloquially known as the 'Jesus Christ lizard' for i...  -  Bence Mate
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Bence Mate / Green / Double-crested basilisk (Basiliscus plumifrons) running across water surface, Santa Rita, Costa Rica. Did you know? This amazing lizard is colloquially known as the 'Jesus Christ lizard' for i...
Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) trying to bite window of a tundra buggy, with paws against the glass, 1002 coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, October 2005  -  Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) trying to bite window of a tundra buggy, with paws against the glass, 1002 coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, October 2005
Gold-specs jawfish (Opistognathus sp.), male, mouth brooding eggs, Mabul Island, Malaysia.  -  David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Gold-specs jawfish (Opistognathus sp.), male, mouth brooding eggs, Mabul Island, Malaysia.
RF- Domestic pig (Sus domestica) swimming in sea. Exuma Cays, Bahamas. Tropical West Atlantic Ocean. This family of pigs live on this beach in the Bahamas and enjoy swimming in the sea. (This image ma...  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / RF- Domestic pig (Sus domestica) swimming in sea. Exuma Cays, Bahamas. Tropical West Atlantic Ocean. This family of pigs live on this beach in the Bahamas and enjoy swimming in the sea. (This image ma...
African bullfrog  / Giant bullfrog /Pixie frog (Pyxicephalus adspersus) male digs canal to rescue tadpoles from drying puddle, South-Africa. Second prize winner in this Wildlife Photographer of the Ye...  -  Mark Payne-Gill
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Mark Payne-Gill / African bullfrog / Giant bullfrog /Pixie frog (Pyxicephalus adspersus) male digs canal to rescue tadpoles from drying puddle, South-Africa. Second prize winner in this Wildlife Photographer of the Ye...
Deepsea marine larva of decapod crustacean {Sergestes sp} Atlantic ocean. Second place in Underwater categroy of the GDT 2011 competition  -  Solvin Zankl
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Solvin Zankl / Deepsea marine larva of decapod crustacean {Sergestes sp} Atlantic ocean. Second place in Underwater categroy of the GDT 2011 competition
Giant Pacific octopus squirting ink at diver, British Columbia Canada  -  Jeff Rotman
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Jeff Rotman / Giant Pacific octopus squirting ink at diver, British Columbia Canada
Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) chasing Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) during migration crossing, Masai Mara, Kenya, Africa  -  Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) chasing Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) during migration crossing, Masai Mara, Kenya, Africa
Monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) flying in warmth of midday sun, overwintering colony in Michoacan, Mexico  -  Ingo Arndt
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Ingo Arndt / Monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) flying in warmth of midday sun, overwintering colony in Michoacan, Mexico
Edwards Atlas Moth (Attacus edwardsii) defensive display. Bhutan, June.  -  Sandesh Kadur
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Sandesh Kadur / Edwards Atlas Moth (Attacus edwardsii) defensive display. Bhutan, June.
White-tailed Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) being attacked by a Common Gull (Larus canus) in flight. Norway, July. Magic Moments book plate, page 51.  -  Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / White-tailed Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) being attacked by a Common Gull (Larus canus) in flight. Norway, July. Magic Moments book plate, page 51.
Schooling Silverside fish (Antherinidae) split level with karst limestone walls, West Papuan fisherman in boat, North Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia, February 2002.  -  Jurgen Freund
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Jurgen Freund / Schooling Silverside fish (Antherinidae) split level with karst limestone walls, West Papuan fisherman in boat, North Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia, February 2002.
American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) with mouth open, split level, Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida Everglades, USA  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) with mouth open, split level, Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida Everglades, USA
Leafcutter ants (Atta sp) colony harvesting a banana leaf, Costa Rica. OVERALL WINNER: Wildlife Photoghrapher of the Year 2010 from Eric Hosking Award portfolio image 2/6  -  Bence Mate
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Bence Mate / Leafcutter ants (Atta sp) colony harvesting a banana leaf, Costa Rica. OVERALL WINNER: Wildlife Photoghrapher of the Year 2010 from Eric Hosking Award portfolio image 2/6
Blue-spotted Sea Urchin (Astropyga radiata) expelling waste from the sac in the center of it's body. Maui, Hawaii.  -  David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Blue-spotted Sea Urchin (Astropyga radiata) expelling waste from the sac in the center of it's body. Maui, Hawaii.
Galapagos Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus wollebacki) framed by a school of Black Striped Salema (Xenocys jessiae). Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos Islands, Equador.  -  David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Galapagos Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus wollebacki) framed by a school of Black Striped Salema (Xenocys jessiae). Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos Islands, Equador.
Brown Long-eared bat (Plecotus auritus) drinking from a lily pond , Surrey, UK. Overall WINNER of the Audubon Society of Greater Denver  Share the View competition 2011  -  Kim Taylor
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Kim Taylor / Brown Long-eared bat (Plecotus auritus) drinking from a lily pond , Surrey, UK. Overall WINNER of the Audubon Society of Greater Denver Share the View competition 2011
Mallard {Anas platyrhynchos} looking down from the water surface, view from underwater, Wales, UK, 2006  -  Graham Eaton
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Graham Eaton / Mallard {Anas platyrhynchos} looking down from the water surface, view from underwater, Wales, UK, 2006
Flower hat jelly / jellyfish (Olindias formosa) captive, a rare hydromedusa with fluorescent tentacle tips, found off Brazil, Argentina, and southern Japan  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Flower hat jelly / jellyfish (Olindias formosa) captive, a rare hydromedusa with fluorescent tentacle tips, found off Brazil, Argentina, and southern Japan
African elephant (Loxodonta africana) with double rainbow in background, Masai Mara GR, Kenya, January  -  Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / African elephant (Loxodonta africana) with double rainbow in background, Masai Mara GR, Kenya, January
Two Grey herons (Ardea cinerea) fighting in flight, Lake Csaj, Kiskunsagi National Park, Hungary  -  Bence Mate
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Bence Mate / Two Grey herons (Ardea cinerea) fighting in flight, Lake Csaj, Kiskunsagi National Park, Hungary
Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) running, Kenya (non-ex)  -  Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) running, Kenya (non-ex)
Northern lights and the Strokkur Geyser, Iceland, March 2011  -  Erlend Haarberg
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Erlend Haarberg / Northern lights and the Strokkur Geyser, Iceland, March 2011
Person standing silhouetted in lava formation with northern lights above, Dimmuborgir, Myvatn, Iceland, March 2011  -  Erlend Haarberg
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Erlend Haarberg / Person standing silhouetted in lava formation with northern lights above, Dimmuborgir, Myvatn, Iceland, March 2011
RF- Boulder star coral (Montastrea annularis) showing fluorescent green coloration, photographed under blue light at night, to excite fluorescent pigments in the coral, East End, Grand Cayman, Cayman...  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / RF- Boulder star coral (Montastrea annularis) showing fluorescent green coloration, photographed under blue light at night, to excite fluorescent pigments in the coral, East End, Grand Cayman, Cayman...
Coral fluorescence photographed at night under blue light to excite the fluorescence, this image is probably a colony of knobby star coral (Solenastea hyades), Little Cayman, Cayman Islands. British W...  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Coral fluorescence photographed at night under blue light to excite the fluorescence, this image is probably a colony of knobby star coral (Solenastea hyades), Little Cayman, Cayman Islands. British W...
Close up of ant (Harpegnathos venator) head from Asia. Specimen photographed using digital focus stacking  -  Solvin Zankl
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Solvin Zankl / Close up of ant (Harpegnathos venator) head from Asia. Specimen photographed using digital focus stacking
Common european toad {Bufo bufo} two males attempting to mate with one female, the Netherlands  -  Edwin Giesbers
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Edwin Giesbers / Common european toad {Bufo bufo} two males attempting to mate with one female, the Netherlands
Sea ice crystals. Fine piece of an ice core collected on an ice floe photographed under polarized light. Crystals grown under turbulent water conditions. Weddell Sea, Antarctica FOR SALE ONLY IN UK  -  Ingo Arndt
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Ingo Arndt / Sea ice crystals. Fine piece of an ice core collected on an ice floe photographed under polarized light. Crystals grown under turbulent water conditions. Weddell Sea, Antarctica FOR SALE ONLY IN UK
Sea ice crystals. Fine piece of an ice core collected on an ice floe photographed under polarized light. Crystals grown under calm water conditions. Vertical section. Weddell Sea, Antarctica FOR SALE...  -  Ingo Arndt
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Ingo Arndt / Sea ice crystals. Fine piece of an ice core collected on an ice floe photographed under polarized light. Crystals grown under calm water conditions. Vertical section. Weddell Sea, Antarctica FOR SALE...
Cauliflower Fungus (Sparassis crispa) showing pattern of spore dispersal over 42 hour period on black card  -  Yves Lanceau
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Yves Lanceau / Cauliflower Fungus (Sparassis crispa) showing pattern of spore dispersal over 42 hour period on black card
Brown Roll rim fungus (Paxillus involutus) showing spore dispersal pattern over 24 hours on black card  -  Yves Lanceau
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Yves Lanceau / Brown Roll rim fungus (Paxillus involutus) showing spore dispersal pattern over 24 hours on black card
Grass snake (Natrix natrix) drawing breath while feigning death, Hertfordshire, England. UK  -  Andy Sands
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Andy Sands / Grass snake (Natrix natrix) drawing breath while feigning death, Hertfordshire, England. UK
African elephant (Loxodonta africana) investigating with its trunk, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. March  -  Anup Shah
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Anup Shah / African elephant (Loxodonta africana) investigating with its trunk, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. March
Common / Plains Zebra (Equus quagga burchellii) adult leaping as herd runs away from the Mara River - wide angle perspective, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. September  -  Anup Shah
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Anup Shah / Common / Plains Zebra (Equus quagga burchellii) adult leaping as herd runs away from the Mara River - wide angle perspective, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. September
European polecat (Mustela putorius) hunting rabbit which is jumping to escape, Veluwezoom National Park, Netherlands  -  Edwin Giesbers
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Edwin Giesbers / European polecat (Mustela putorius) hunting rabbit which is jumping to escape, Veluwezoom National Park, Netherlands
Two European Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) young playing and jumping. UK, August.  -  Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Two European Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) young playing and jumping. UK, August.
Little Owl (Athene noctua) adult pulling a worm from the ground. Wales, UK, June. (non-ex).  -  Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Little Owl (Athene noctua) adult pulling a worm from the ground. Wales, UK, June. (non-ex).
Night shot of Laciola species fireflies in their thousands flying about within a single wild almond or coastal catappa tree ^Talisay^ (Terminalia catappa) Camarines Sur, Luzon, Philippines 2008. Final...  -  Jurgen Freund
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Jurgen Freund / Night shot of Laciola species fireflies in their thousands flying about within a single wild almond or coastal catappa tree ^Talisay^ (Terminalia catappa) Camarines Sur, Luzon, Philippines 2008. Final...
Bioluminescence from glowing plankton in sea tide line on beach, with stars above and ship lights on horizon, Vaadhoo Island, Raa Atoll, Maldives, Indian Ocean, October 2010  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Bioluminescence from glowing plankton in sea tide line on beach, with stars above and ship lights on horizon, Vaadhoo Island, Raa Atoll, Maldives, Indian Ocean, October 2010
Close-up view of the upward-looking giant dorsal compound eyes of the St Marks fly (Bibio marci) used to detect female flies flying above. Like many insects the eyes are ^hairy^. Feltwell, Norfolk, UK...  -  David Maitland
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David Maitland / Close-up view of the upward-looking giant dorsal compound eyes of the St Marks fly (Bibio marci) used to detect female flies flying above. Like many insects the eyes are ^hairy^. Feltwell, Norfolk, UK...
Close-up of compound eyes of unidentified fly {Diptera}. Masoala Peninsula National Park, north east Madagascar.  -  Alex Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Close-up of compound eyes of unidentified fly {Diptera}. Masoala Peninsula National Park, north east Madagascar.
Mass of Jersey tiger moths (Euplagia quadripunctaria) on tree trunk, Rhodes, Greece  -  Ingo Arndt
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Ingo Arndt / Mass of Jersey tiger moths (Euplagia quadripunctaria) on tree trunk, Rhodes, Greece
Jersey tiger moth (Euplagia quadripunctaria) large numbers flying to and resting on trunks of Sweetgum trees (Liquidambar orientalis) in the Petaloudes Valley, Rhodes island, Greece, August 2011  -  Juan Carlos Munoz
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Juan Carlos Munoz / Jersey tiger moth (Euplagia quadripunctaria) large numbers flying to and resting on trunks of Sweetgum trees (Liquidambar orientalis) in the Petaloudes Valley, Rhodes island, Greece, August 2011
Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) rear view of bird hanging in air over steep cliffs, Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK. ~HIGHLY COMMENDED - Animals in their environment -  Wildlife Photographer of the Year co...  -  Andrew Parkinson
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Andrew Parkinson / Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) rear view of bird hanging in air over steep cliffs, Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK. ~HIGHLY COMMENDED - Animals in their environment - Wildlife Photographer of the Year co...
Imperial moth (Eacles sp) camouflaged in leaf litter,  Mindo Cloud forest. Ecuador  -  Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Imperial moth (Eacles sp) camouflaged in leaf litter, Mindo Cloud forest. Ecuador
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