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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Markus Varesvuo / Golden Eagle adult (Aquila chrysaetos) silhouetted in tree after sunset, Kuusamo, Finland, January.
Guy Edwardes / Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus) landing on Lake Kerkini, Greece
Ingo Arndt / Honey bees (Apis mellifera) attacking a hornet (Vespa crabro). Honeybees survive a 1 degree Celsius higher body temperature than hornets. When they attack the hornet, they cover it, heat their own bod...
Sergey Gorshkov / Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) female territorial marking by rubbing cheek against ancient Manchurian fir tree, Land of the Leopard National Park, Far East Russia, November. Taken with remo...
Tony Wu / Long-tailed tit (Aegithalos caudatus) feeding on icicle formed from sap of Painted maple tree (Acer pictum). Hokkaido, Japan. February.
Ole Jorgen Liodden / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) walking on drifting sea ice. Svalbard, Norway.
Andy Sands / Slime mould (Physarum robustum), in mature reproductive phase. Close-up of erupted fruiting bodies (sporangia), bearing thousands of spores. UK. The much smaller fruiting bodies in the bottom of the f...
Jen Guyton / A white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), habituated after being fed by locals and tourists, sticks its head into the photographer's car in New Brunswick, Canada.
Sandra Bartocha / Multiple exposure of a cherry tree (Prunus sp) in blossom. Potsdam, Germany. April. Created using 10 exposures.
Shane Gross / Waves crashing on beach and carrying sediments back out to sea, aerial view. The Bahamas.
Markus Varesvuo / White-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) with backlit wings, and water spray, Norway, October
Alex Mustard / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) female probably heavily pregnant, resting/bottling at the surface in shallow water, head above water, Farne Islands, Northumberland, UK