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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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Banded demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens) males resting on grass, Netherlands, August. - Edwin Giesbers
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Edwin Giesbers / Banded demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens) males resting on grass, Netherlands, August.
Curious Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) peering at camera from garden fence, Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, UK, September 2016. Highly commended in the Animal Portraits category of the... - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Curious Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) peering at camera from garden fence, Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, UK, September 2016. Highly commended in the Animal Portraits category of the...
Aerial photo of a school of Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus) in shallow waters with both Humpback whales (Megaptera novaenliae) and Killer whales (Orcinus orca) feeding, coast of Kvaloya, Norway Jan... - Espen Bergersen
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Espen Bergersen / Aerial photo of a school of Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus) in shallow waters with both Humpback whales (Megaptera novaenliae) and Killer whales (Orcinus orca) feeding, coast of Kvaloya, Norway Jan...
Sugar crystals viewed by polarised light. - Kim Taylor
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Kim Taylor / Sugar crystals viewed by polarised light.
Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) on drifting ice, Svalbard, Norway September - Ole  Jorgen Liodden
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Ole Jorgen Liodden / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) on drifting ice, Svalbard, Norway September
Glorious scarab (Chrysina gloriosa) flying, Brewster County, Texas, USA. Controlled conditions. August - John Abbott
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John Abbott / Glorious scarab (Chrysina gloriosa) flying, Brewster County, Texas, USA. Controlled conditions. August
Peringuey's desert adder (Bitis peringueyi) camouflaged in desert sand,  Namibia - Emanuele Biggi
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Emanuele Biggi / Peringuey's desert adder (Bitis peringueyi) camouflaged in desert sand, Namibia
Peringuey's desert adder (Bitis peringueyi) hidden in sand, Namibia. - Emanuele Biggi
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Emanuele Biggi / Peringuey's desert adder (Bitis peringueyi) hidden in sand, Namibia.
Urban Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) walking past wall with  red fox mural / graffiti . North London, England, UK, April. - Matthew Maran
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Matthew Maran / Urban Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) walking past wall with red fox mural / graffiti . North London, England, UK, April.
American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) extreme close up with jaws open, Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve, Caribbean region, Mexico - Claudio  Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) extreme close up with jaws open, Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve, Caribbean region, Mexico
Water fleas (Daphnia sp.) and a green algae (Volvox aureus) in water from a garden pond. Derbyshire, UK. September. Digital composite. - Alex  Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Water fleas (Daphnia sp.) and a green algae (Volvox aureus) in water from a garden pond. Derbyshire, UK. September. Digital composite.
Aerial view of African elephants (Loxodonta africana) looking for the shade under trees on a very hot day , Northern Botswana. - Christophe Courteau
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Christophe Courteau / Aerial view of African elephants (Loxodonta africana) looking for the shade under trees on a very hot day , Northern Botswana.
Kottigehara dancing frog (Micrixalus kottigeharensis ), 'dancing frog' name given because of foot flagging behavior between competing males. Endemic to Western Ghats. Agumbe, Karnataka, India. Critica... - Yashpal Rathore
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Yashpal Rathore / Kottigehara dancing frog (Micrixalus kottigeharensis ), 'dancing frog' name given because of foot flagging behavior between competing males. Endemic to Western Ghats. Agumbe, Karnataka, India. Critica...
Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) female at nest on balcony, Chicago, USA - Luke Massey
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Luke Massey / Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) female at nest on balcony, Chicago, USA
Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) feeding chicks at nest with male flying by, Chicago, USA - Luke Massey
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Luke Massey / Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) feeding chicks at nest with male flying by, Chicago, USA
RF - Banded darter (Sympetrum pedemontanum) group of five resting, Netherlands, September. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.) - Edwin  Giesbers
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Edwin Giesbers / RF - Banded darter (Sympetrum pedemontanum) group of five resting, Netherlands, September. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Leopard (Panthera pardus fusca) walking in alley between houses. Aarey Milk Colony in unofficial buffer zone of Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai, India. January 2016. - Nayan Khanolkar
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Nayan Khanolkar / Leopard (Panthera pardus fusca) walking in alley between houses. Aarey Milk Colony in unofficial buffer zone of Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai, India. January 2016.
Large circular nest created by White-spotted pufferfish (Torquigener albomaculosus) male on sand  seabed  to attract females. Amami Oshima, Kagoshima, Japan - Nature Production
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Nature Production / Large circular nest created by White-spotted pufferfish (Torquigener albomaculosus) male on sand seabed to attract females. Amami Oshima, Kagoshima, Japan
White-spotted pufferfish (Torquigener albomaculosus) male taking care of eggs Amami Oshima, Kagoshima, Japan - Nature Production
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Nature Production / White-spotted pufferfish (Torquigener albomaculosus) male taking care of eggs Amami Oshima, Kagoshima, Japan
RF - Two Mountain hares (Lepus timidus) fighting / boxing.  Vauldalen, Norway. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.) - Erlend Haarberg
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Erlend Haarberg / RF - Two Mountain hares (Lepus timidus) fighting / boxing. Vauldalen, Norway. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Soft coral (Siphonogorgia sp) close up details of feeding polyps, Great Barrier Reef, Australia, Pacific Ocean. - Brandon Cole
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Brandon Cole / Soft coral (Siphonogorgia sp) close up details of feeding polyps, Great Barrier Reef, Australia, Pacific Ocean.
Snowy owl (Bubo scandiaca) female face close up, Canada February - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Snowy owl (Bubo scandiaca) female face close up, Canada February
Snowy owl (Bubo scandiaca) female in flight, Canada. February. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Snowy owl (Bubo scandiaca) female in flight, Canada. February.
Armored cricket (Cosmoderus sp.) viewed from above, Cameroon. Meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Gil Wizen
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MYN / Gil Wizen / Armored cricket (Cosmoderus sp.) viewed from above, Cameroon. Meetyourneighbours.net project
Red Grouse (Lagopus lagopus scoticus) male on rock in swirling spindrift of snow, Scotland, UK, February. Highly commended in the Habitat category of the BWPA (British Wildlife Photography Awards 2016... - Mark Hamblin
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Mark Hamblin / Red Grouse (Lagopus lagopus scoticus) male on rock in swirling spindrift of snow, Scotland, UK, February. Highly commended in the Habitat category of the BWPA (British Wildlife Photography Awards 2016...
Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) female breaching together with her male calf. The calf had a large wound on his left peduncle area, one that appeared to be the result of a large bite, Vava'u,... - Tony Wu
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Tony Wu / Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) female breaching together with her male calf. The calf had a large wound on his left peduncle area, one that appeared to be the result of a large bite, Vava'u,...
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) male flying with talons outstretched, Glenfeshie, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, UK, May. - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) male flying with talons outstretched, Glenfeshie, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, UK, May.
RF - Young grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) swimming at surface beneath cliffs of Lundy Island, Devon, England, United Kingdom. British Isles. Bristol Channel. North East Altantic Ocean. (This image may... - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / RF - Young grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) swimming at surface beneath cliffs of Lundy Island, Devon, England, United Kingdom. British Isles. Bristol Channel. North East Altantic Ocean. (This image may...
Tree pipit (Anthus trivialis) mobbing Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus), UK. May. Sequence 1 of 3 - Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Tree pipit (Anthus trivialis) mobbing Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus), UK. May. Sequence 1 of 3
Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) male landing, UK. - Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) male landing, UK.
Land snail (Polymita picta) collection of  shells showing variation in patterning, Cuba. Endemic species. - Ingo Arndt
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Ingo Arndt / Land snail (Polymita picta) collection of shells showing variation in patterning, Cuba. Endemic species.
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis), adult male perched on icy branch of Possum Haw Holly (Ilex decidua) with berries, Hill Country, Texas, USA. February - Rolf Nussbaumer
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Rolf Nussbaumer / Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis), adult male perched on icy branch of Possum Haw Holly (Ilex decidua) with berries, Hill Country, Texas, USA. February
Aerial view of eroded hillsides caused by deforestation, central Madagascar. - Inaki  Relanzon
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Inaki Relanzon / Aerial view of eroded hillsides caused by deforestation, central Madagascar.
African giant bullfrog (Pyxicephalus adspersus) males fighting over female, Central Kalahari Game Reserve. Botswana. - Chris & Monique Fallows
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Chris & Monique Fallows / African giant bullfrog (Pyxicephalus adspersus) males fighting over female, Central Kalahari Game Reserve. Botswana.
RF - Common ghost goby (Pleurosicya mossambica) on orange sponge. Aqaba, Jordan. Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.) - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / RF - Common ghost goby (Pleurosicya mossambica) on orange sponge. Aqaba, Jordan. Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Hardyhead silversides (Atherinomorus lacunosus) swarming around the coral-encrusted remains of a portion of the jetty at Samarai Island in Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea - Tony Wu
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Tony Wu / Hardyhead silversides (Atherinomorus lacunosus) swarming around the coral-encrusted remains of a portion of the jetty at Samarai Island in Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea
Hardyhead silversides (Atherinomorus lacunosus) swarming under the jetty at Samarai Island in Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea. - Tony Wu
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Tony Wu / Hardyhead silversides (Atherinomorus lacunosus) swarming under the jetty at Samarai Island in Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea.
European otter (Lutra lutra) with snow ball, Bavarian Forest National Park, Germany, January. Captive. - Franco  Banfi
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Franco Banfi / European otter (Lutra lutra) with snow ball, Bavarian Forest National Park, Germany, January. Captive.
Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) gnawing red deer antler for minerals, Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, UK, June. - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) gnawing red deer antler for minerals, Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, UK, June.
Japanese / Red-crowned crane (Grus japonicus) one coming into land, Hokkaido Japan February - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Japanese / Red-crowned crane (Grus japonicus) one coming into land, Hokkaido Japan February
Visitors looking at a female Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) through a tank window, captive in Zoo Parc de Beauval, France. Occurs in sub-Saharan Africa. - Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Visitors looking at a female Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) through a tank window, captive in Zoo Parc de Beauval, France. Occurs in sub-Saharan Africa.
Glowworm beetle (Phengodes sp.) male flying, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, USA Controlled conditions. July - John Abbott
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John Abbott / Glowworm beetle (Phengodes sp.) male flying, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, USA Controlled conditions. July
Painted forest, Oma Valley, Urdaibai, Bizkaia, Basque Country, Spain, July 2015. Photo was taken at The Painted Forest, a visual performance created by Agustin Ibarrola artist at a pine grove located... - Juan  Carlos Munoz
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Juan Carlos Munoz / Painted forest, Oma Valley, Urdaibai, Bizkaia, Basque Country, Spain, July 2015. Photo was taken at The Painted Forest, a visual performance created by Agustin Ibarrola artist at a pine grove located...
Painted forest, Oma Valley, Urdaibai, Bizkaia, Basque Country, Spain, July 2015. Photo was taken at The Painted Forest, a visual performance created by Agustin Ibarrola artist at a pine grove located... - Juan  Carlos Munoz
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Juan Carlos Munoz / Painted forest, Oma Valley, Urdaibai, Bizkaia, Basque Country, Spain, July 2015. Photo was taken at The Painted Forest, a visual performance created by Agustin Ibarrola artist at a pine grove located...
California sea otter (Enhydra lutris) feeding on Northern kelp crab, Monterey Bay, California, USA, Eastern Pacific Ocean, May - Doc White
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Doc White / California sea otter (Enhydra lutris) feeding on Northern kelp crab, Monterey Bay, California, USA, Eastern Pacific Ocean, May
Very strong wind blowing sand from summit of dune 45, Namib Desert, Namib - Nauckluft National Park. Namibia. - Christophe Courteau
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Christophe Courteau / Very strong wind blowing sand from summit of dune 45, Namib Desert, Namib - Nauckluft National Park. Namibia.
King cobra (Ophiophagus hannah), low wide angle perspective  Agumbe, Karnataka, Western Ghats, India. Vulnerable species - Yashpal Rathore
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Yashpal Rathore / King cobra (Ophiophagus hannah), low wide angle perspective Agumbe, Karnataka, Western Ghats, India. Vulnerable species
Silhouette of reef fish, including a Blue triggerfish (Pseudobalistes fuscus) and many Scalefin anthias (Pseudanthias squamipinnis). Ras Mohammed Marine Park, Sinai, Egypt. Red Sea. - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Silhouette of reef fish, including a Blue triggerfish (Pseudobalistes fuscus) and many Scalefin anthias (Pseudanthias squamipinnis). Ras Mohammed Marine Park, Sinai, Egypt. Red Sea.
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