Eyecatchers are show-stopping and surprising standalone images from the natural world, accompanied by the photographers’ stories from behind the lens. 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.
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Danny Green / Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) in flight, Alaska, USA, February
Lucas Bustamante / Toque macaques (Macaca sinica) close to a Buddha statue. Polonnaruwa, Central Province, Sri Lanka
Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals / A mother Eastern grey kangaroo (Macropus giganteus) and her joey, surrounded by burnt trees. Survivors of a bushfire in Mallacoota, Australia, January 2020. COP26 Countdown Photo Competition 2021 Fina...
Doug Gimesy / During an extreme heat-stress event at Melbourne's Yarra Bend Grey-headed Flying-fox (Pteropus poliocephalus) colony, where temperatures exceeded 43??in a desperate search for somewhere cooler and les...
Ingo Arndt / Mountain Lion (Puma concolor) hunting Guanaco (Lama guanicoe) male, Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile, sequence 3 of 12. Joint winner of the Mammal Behaviour Category of the Wildlife Ph...
Alex Mustard / Free swimming mimic octopus (Thaumoctopus mimicus). Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Lembeh Strait, Molucca Sea.
Tony Wu / Two male Zoarchias major eelpouts (Zoarchias major) engaged in a mouth-to-mouth confrontation. Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan, Pacific Ocean.
Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) pair practising incubating with a snowball. Atka Bay, Antarctica. May. Winner of the Polar Passion Category of the Nature's Best Photography Competition 2019.
Eduardo Blanco / Pale burrower mayfly (Ephoron virgo), swarming in the millions on street at night, appearing like snow. Mayflies recently hatched. Tudela, La Ribera de Navarra, Navarre, Spain. August 2019. Finalist i...
Eduardo Blanco / European mantis (Mantis religiosa) hunting swarming Pale burrower mayfly (Ephoron virgo), mayflies recently hatched. Tudela, La Ribera de Navarra, Navarre, Spain. August.
Anup Shah / African elephant (Loxodonta africana) close up of leag approaching - remote camera. Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. August 2015.
Neil Anderson / Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris), two curled up asleep in drey inside nest box. Nest of lichen and Pine needles. Highlands, Scotland, UK. Medium repro only.