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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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Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) two silhouetted at sunset, South Africa, captive. - Klein & Hubert
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Klein & Hubert / Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) two silhouetted at sunset, South Africa, captive.
Fireflies (Luciola parvula himebotaru) flashing at night for courtship and reproduction.  Gifu, Japan. Composite image - Tony Wu
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Tony Wu / Fireflies (Luciola parvula himebotaru) flashing at night for courtship and reproduction. Gifu, Japan. Composite image
Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) pair flying with claws linked during courtship flight, Homer, Alaska, USA, March. - Sylvain Cordier
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Sylvain Cordier / Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) pair flying with claws linked during courtship flight, Homer, Alaska, USA, March.
Sequence of forest ants (unknown species) dismembering a dead tarantula (unknown species). Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo. Staged sequence using a spider that was already dead. No animal was harmed for t... - Nick Garbutt
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Nick Garbutt / Sequence of forest ants (unknown species) dismembering a dead tarantula (unknown species). Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo. Staged sequence using a spider that was already dead. No animal was harmed for t...
European Greenfinch (Chloris chloris) flying at dawn. When backlit the tiny transparent barbs that make up the feather act like a prism revealing vivid colours in the early light. Monmouthshire, Wales... - Phil Savoie
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Phil Savoie / European Greenfinch (Chloris chloris) flying at dawn. When backlit the tiny transparent barbs that make up the feather act like a prism revealing vivid colours in the early light. Monmouthshire, Wales...
Hanuman langurs (Semnopithecus entellus) grooming dog Mandore Garden, Jodhpur, India. - Mark MacEwen
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Mark MacEwen / Hanuman langurs (Semnopithecus entellus) grooming dog Mandore Garden, Jodhpur, India.
Jewel beetles (Julodimorpha bakewelli) males attempting to mate with a discarded beer bottle. Females of this species are flightless and considerably larger than the males, hence the attraction what t... - Jiri Lochman
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Jiri Lochman / Jewel beetles (Julodimorpha bakewelli) males attempting to mate with a discarded beer bottle. Females of this species are flightless and considerably larger than the males, hence the attraction what t...
Lion (Panthera leo) male, feeding on a giraffe carcass Little Kwara Botswana June - Hermann Brehm
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Hermann Brehm / Lion (Panthera leo) male, feeding on a giraffe carcass Little Kwara Botswana June
An unauthorized hiker in a restricted zone venturing out onto an unstable sea cliff over a lava tube where hot lava from the 61G flow from Kilauea Volcano enters the ocean from the open end of a lava... - Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / An unauthorized hiker in a restricted zone venturing out onto an unstable sea cliff over a lava tube where hot lava from the 61G flow from Kilauea Volcano enters the ocean from the open end of a lava...
Elephants (Loxodonta africana) at waterhole drinking at night. One spraying water from trunk, Zimanga Private Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. - Ann  & Steve Toon
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Ann & Steve Toon / Elephants (Loxodonta africana) at waterhole drinking at night. One spraying water from trunk, Zimanga Private Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Plains zebra (Equus quagga) drinking at waterhole at night, Zimanga private game reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, September - Ann  & Steve Toon
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Ann & Steve Toon / Plains zebra (Equus quagga) drinking at waterhole at night, Zimanga private game reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, September
White rhino (Ceratotherium simum) at waterhole  at night, Zimanga Private Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. - Ann  & Steve Toon
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Ann & Steve Toon / White rhino (Ceratotherium simum) at waterhole at night, Zimanga Private Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
RF - Common wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) drinking at night, Zimanga private game reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, September. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty... - Ann  & Steve Toon
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Ann & Steve Toon / RF - Common wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) drinking at night, Zimanga private game reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, September. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty...
Cape buffalo (Syncerus caffer) drinking at waterhole at night, Zimanga private game reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, September - Ann  & Steve Toon
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Ann & Steve Toon / Cape buffalo (Syncerus caffer) drinking at waterhole at night, Zimanga private game reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, September
Giant ground gecko (Chondrodactylus angulifer), standing beneath the Milky Way near Swakopmund, Namibia. - Jen Guyton
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Jen Guyton / Giant ground gecko (Chondrodactylus angulifer), standing beneath the Milky Way near Swakopmund, Namibia.
Guianan cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola rupicola), two males fighting during lek, Guianan Shield, Suriname - Sylvain Cordier
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Sylvain Cordier / Guianan cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola rupicola), two males fighting during lek, Guianan Shield, Suriname
Chacma baboon (Papio ursinus) climbing into flats and stealing a teddy bear, Cape Peninsula, South Africa - Cyril Ruoso
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Cyril Ruoso / Chacma baboon (Papio ursinus) climbing into flats and stealing a teddy bear, Cape Peninsula, South Africa
Chacma baboons (Papio ursinus) grooming teddy bear which it has stolen from a flat, Cape Peninsula, South Africa - Cyril Ruoso
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Cyril Ruoso / Chacma baboons (Papio ursinus) grooming teddy bear which it has stolen from a flat, Cape Peninsula, South Africa
Mosquito biting a Enyalius lizard, Parque do Zizo Private Reserve, Sao Paulo, Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves UNESCO World Heritage Site, Brazil. - Joao Burini
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Joao Burini / Mosquito biting a Enyalius lizard, Parque do Zizo Private Reserve, Sao Paulo, Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves UNESCO World Heritage Site, Brazil.
Three Sea otters (Enhydra lutris) resting on ice, Alaska, June - Danny Green
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Danny Green / Three Sea otters (Enhydra lutris) resting on ice, Alaska, June
Patterns made in sand  by Mint-sauce worms (Symsagittifera roscoffensis / Convoluta roscoffensis) sunbathing at low tide to allow the symbiotic algae to photosynthesise.  Costa de Caparica beach, Port... - Luis  Quinta
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Luis Quinta / Patterns made in sand by Mint-sauce worms (Symsagittifera roscoffensis / Convoluta roscoffensis) sunbathing at low tide to allow the symbiotic algae to photosynthesise. Costa de Caparica beach, Port...
Mint-sauce worms (Symsagittifera roscoffensis / Convoluta roscoffensis) sunbathing on sand at low tide to allow the symbiotic algae to photosynthesise.  Costa de Caparica beach, Portugal. April 2017. - Luis  Quinta
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Luis Quinta / Mint-sauce worms (Symsagittifera roscoffensis / Convoluta roscoffensis) sunbathing on sand at low tide to allow the symbiotic algae to photosynthesise. Costa de Caparica beach, Portugal. April 2017.
Killer whale (Orcinus orca) male named Mel attacking young South American sea lion (Otaria flavescens) on beach, Punta Norte, Peninsula Valdes, Argentina - Sylvain Cordier
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Sylvain Cordier / Killer whale (Orcinus orca) male named Mel attacking young South American sea lion (Otaria flavescens) on beach, Punta Norte, Peninsula Valdes, Argentina
Spinner dolphin (Stenella longirostris) leaping exceptionally high into the air, Sri Lanka. - Tony Wu
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Tony Wu / Spinner dolphin (Stenella longirostris) leaping exceptionally high into the air, Sri Lanka.
Spinner dolphin (Stenella longirostris) engaged in  spinning manoeuvre, Sri Lanka. Composite sequence of images. - Tony Wu
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Tony Wu / Spinner dolphin (Stenella longirostris) engaged in spinning manoeuvre, Sri Lanka. Composite sequence of images.
Day octopus (Octopus cyanea) eye, Yap, Micronesia. - David  Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Day octopus (Octopus cyanea) eye, Yap, Micronesia.
Three adult Meerkats (Suricata suricatta)  rear view standing and looking in same direction, and a juvenile,  Kalahari Desert, South Africa - Klein & Hubert
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Klein & Hubert / Three adult Meerkats (Suricata suricatta) rear view standing and looking in same direction, and a juvenile, Kalahari Desert, South Africa
Grass snake(Natrix natrix) coiled round eggs, Alsace, France - Sylvain Cordier
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Sylvain Cordier / Grass snake(Natrix natrix) coiled round eggs, Alsace, France
High Altiplano with tussock grass called Paja brava (Festuca orthophylla) showing clonal growth spread. Bolivia. December 2016. - Mark Taylor
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Mark Taylor / High Altiplano with tussock grass called Paja brava (Festuca orthophylla) showing clonal growth spread. Bolivia. December 2016.
Gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus) Scammons Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico - Doc White
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Doc White / Gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus) Scammons Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico
Red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris), two squabbling on stump, Scotland, UK, April. - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris), two squabbling on stump, Scotland, UK, April.
Mute swan (Cygnus olor) feeding along riverbed,  viewed underwater, Burgundy, France. November. - Cyril Ruoso
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Cyril Ruoso / Mute swan (Cygnus olor) feeding along riverbed, viewed underwater, Burgundy, France. November.
Mute swan (Cygnus olor) feeding underwater, Burgundy, France, November. - Cyril Ruoso
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Cyril Ruoso / Mute swan (Cygnus olor) feeding underwater, Burgundy, France, November.
Caracal (Caracal caracal) jumping, South Africa. Captive. Sequence 1 of 4 - Klein & Hubert
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Klein & Hubert / Caracal (Caracal caracal) jumping, South Africa. Captive. Sequence 1 of 4
Caracal (Caracal caracal) catching female in courtship chase, South Africa. Captive. Sequence 1 of 3 - Klein & Hubert
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Klein & Hubert / Caracal (Caracal caracal) catching female in courtship chase, South Africa. Captive. Sequence 1 of 3
Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) adult female in foreground, with her male calf and their escort behind her. Vava'u, Tonga, South Pacific. - Tony Wu
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Tony Wu / Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) adult female in foreground, with her male calf and their escort behind her. Vava'u, Tonga, South Pacific.
Northern red-bellied turtles (Pseudemys rubriventris) basking, Maryland, USA, April. - John Cancalosi
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John Cancalosi / Northern red-bellied turtles (Pseudemys rubriventris) basking, Maryland, USA, April.
Hooded seal (Cystophora cristata), with inflated nasal sac during courtship display, Magdalen Islands, Canada - Sylvain Cordier
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Sylvain Cordier / Hooded seal (Cystophora cristata), with inflated nasal sac during courtship display, Magdalen Islands, Canada
Hooded seals (Cystophora cristata), males with inflated nasal sac during courtship display, Magdalen Islands, Canada - Sylvain Cordier
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Sylvain Cordier / Hooded seals (Cystophora cristata), males with inflated nasal sac during courtship display, Magdalen Islands, Canada
Hanuman langurs (Semnopithecus entellus) in flowering Bougainvillea  tree. Mandore Garden, Jodhpur, India. - Mark MacEwen
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Mark MacEwen / Hanuman langurs (Semnopithecus entellus) in flowering Bougainvillea tree. Mandore Garden, Jodhpur, India.
Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) eating ice, Antarctica - Klein & Hubert
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Klein & Hubert / Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) eating ice, Antarctica
Spotted Lake, a saline endorheic alkali lake, a medicine lake for the Okanagan Syilx people, British Columbia, Canada, July. - Phil Savoie
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Phil Savoie / Spotted Lake, a saline endorheic alkali lake, a medicine lake for the Okanagan Syilx people, British Columbia, Canada, July.
Spotted Lake, a saline endorheic alkali lake, a medicine lake for the Okanagan Syilx people, British Columbia, Canada, July. - Phil Savoie
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Phil Savoie / Spotted Lake, a saline endorheic alkali lake, a medicine lake for the Okanagan Syilx people, British Columbia, Canada, July.
Domestic goats (Capra aegagrus hircus) climbing in Argan tree to feed on leaves, Essaouira, Morocco - Dave Watts
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Dave Watts / Domestic goats (Capra aegagrus hircus) climbing in Argan tree to feed on leaves, Essaouira, Morocco
Diver  exploring a freshwater cenote (or limestone sinkhole) swimming through beams of light filtered through the forest above. Garden Of Eden Cenote, Puerto Aventuras, Quintana Roo, Yucatan, Mexico. - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Diver exploring a freshwater cenote (or limestone sinkhole) swimming through beams of light filtered through the forest above. Garden Of Eden Cenote, Puerto Aventuras, Quintana Roo, Yucatan, Mexico.
Honey bees (Apis mellifera) forming living bridge,  Kiel, Germany, June. - Solvin Zankl
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Solvin Zankl / Honey bees (Apis mellifera) forming living bridge, Kiel, Germany, June.
Honey bees (Apis mellifera) forming living bridge,  Kiel, Germany, June. - Solvin Zankl
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Solvin Zankl / Honey bees (Apis mellifera) forming living bridge, Kiel, Germany, June.
Honey bee (Apis mellifera) swarm. Kiel Germany, June - Solvin Zankl
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Solvin Zankl / Honey bee (Apis mellifera) swarm. Kiel Germany, June
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