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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Bence Mate / European rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) fighting each other, Kiskunsag National Park, Hungary. June. Winner, 2019 Cadiz Photo Nature Competition.
Magnus Lundgren / Pelagic blanket octopus (Tremoctopus gracilis) female in full display, off Anilao, Batangas Philippines, Pacific Ocean. Magnus
Alex Hyde / Harvestman (Opiliones) fluorescing under ultraviolet light at night. Cloud forest, Manu Biosphere Reserve, Peru. November.
David Hall / Compound ascidian (Ascidiacea sp possibly Botryllus sp). Pantar, Alor Archipelago, Indonesia.
Ann & Steve Toon / Common waxbills (Estrilda astrild) at water, Zimanga private game reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Tony Wu / Male Korean seahorse (Hippocampus haema) giving birth. Some of the babies are still curled up inside their egg membranes. Kumamoto Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan.
Ingo Arndt / Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) group killing European Hornet (Vespa crabro) by surrounding it and overheating it, Germany, sequence 6 of 7
Chase Dekker / Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) accidentally traps California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus) in mouth while gulp feeding, Monterey Bay, California, sequence 1 of 4
Nick Garbutt / RF - Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) foraging in snow covered valley. Hayden Valley, Yellowstone National Park, USA. February 2019. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Danny Green / Whooper Swans (Cygnus cygnus) in snow. Japan, February.
Magnus Lundgren / Wild Wonders of China / Flying fish (Cypselurus sp) juvenile surrounded by jellyfish, Longdong, Northeast, Taiwan. ~Minimum fees apply.
Sergio Hanquet / Face mask, used as PPE during Covid-19, improperly disposed of in the sea, Tenerife, Canary Islands