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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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Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) walking at night, with monsoon clouds and lightning. Kanha National Park, Central India. Dominant male (T29) - Yashpal Rathore
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Yashpal Rathore / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) walking at night, with monsoon clouds and lightning. Kanha National Park, Central India. Dominant male (T29)
Sphinx hawk moth (Hemeroplanes triptolemus) caterpillar, snake mimic species, Amarakaeri Communal Reserve, Maijuna, Rio Napo, Peru - Mark  Bowler
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Mark Bowler / Sphinx hawk moth (Hemeroplanes triptolemus) caterpillar, snake mimic species, Amarakaeri Communal Reserve, Maijuna, Rio Napo, Peru
Lemon shark pup (Negaprion brevirostris) in mangrove forest which acts as a nursery for juveniles of this species. Eleuthera, Bahamas. - Shane Gross
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Shane Gross / Lemon shark pup (Negaprion brevirostris) in mangrove forest which acts as a nursery for juveniles of this species. Eleuthera, Bahamas.
Lemon shark pup (Negaprion brevirostris) in mangrove forest which acts as a nursery for juveniles of this species. Eleuthera, Bahamas. - Shane Gross
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Shane Gross / Lemon shark pup (Negaprion brevirostris) in mangrove forest which acts as a nursery for juveniles of this species. Eleuthera, Bahamas.
Munk's pygmy devil ray / Munk's mobula (Mobula munkiana) large school from the air with one leaping out of the water, Baja California, Mexico - Mark Carwardine
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Mark Carwardine / Munk's pygmy devil ray / Munk's mobula (Mobula munkiana) large school from the air with one leaping out of the water, Baja California, Mexico
Peruvian Tarantula (Pamphobeteus sp.) adult, walking over Humming Frog (Chiasmocleis royi) without preying on it. Los Amigos Biological Station, Madre de Dios, Amazonia, Peru. These species have a com... - Emanuele Biggi
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Emanuele Biggi / Peruvian Tarantula (Pamphobeteus sp.) adult, walking over Humming Frog (Chiasmocleis royi) without preying on it. Los Amigos Biological Station, Madre de Dios, Amazonia, Peru. These species have a com...
Long-eared jerboa (Euchoreutes naso) digging, South Gobi Desert, Mongolia. June. Did you know that the Long-eared jerboa is the mammal with the largest ears in proportion to its body size? - Valeriy Maleev
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Valeriy Maleev / Long-eared jerboa (Euchoreutes naso) digging, South Gobi Desert, Mongolia. June. Did you know that the Long-eared jerboa is the mammal with the largest ears in proportion to its body size?
Long-eared jerboa (Euchoreutes naso) South Gobi Desert, Mongolia. June. Did you know that the Long-eared jerboa is the mammal with the largest ears in proportion to its body size? - Valeriy Maleev
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Valeriy Maleev / Long-eared jerboa (Euchoreutes naso) South Gobi Desert, Mongolia. June. Did you know that the Long-eared jerboa is the mammal with the largest ears in proportion to its body size?
School of young Striped catfish (Plotosus lineatus). Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Lembeh Strait, Molucca Sea. - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / School of young Striped catfish (Plotosus lineatus). Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Lembeh Strait, Molucca Sea.
Frozen bog pool system, aerial view. Endla Nature Reserve, Jogevamaa, Central Estonia. December 2016. - Sven  Zacek
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Sven Zacek / Frozen bog pool system, aerial view. Endla Nature Reserve, Jogevamaa, Central Estonia. December 2016.
Hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) hoglets curled up in a ball, age 10 days, one uncurling from ball. France. - Klein & Hubert
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Klein & Hubert / Hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) hoglets curled up in a ball, age 10 days, one uncurling from ball. France.
Bush cricket or katydid (Tettigoniidae) with spines, camouflaged amongst moss. Forest interior of mid-altitude montane rainforest, Manu Biosphere Reserve, Peru. - Nick Garbutt
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Nick Garbutt / Bush cricket or katydid (Tettigoniidae) with spines, camouflaged amongst moss. Forest interior of mid-altitude montane rainforest, Manu Biosphere Reserve, Peru.
Adelie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) aggressive interaction with Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) and chick, Atka Bay, Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. - Stefan Christmann
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Stefan Christmann / Adelie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) aggressive interaction with Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) and chick, Atka Bay, Queen Maud Land, Antarctica.
Leaf miner in an oak leaf, New England, USA, October. - Paul Williams
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Paul Williams / Leaf miner in an oak leaf, New England, USA, October.
Scientist using dye tracing techniques as part of a study to measure the speed of the Russell Glacier, near Kangerlussuag Greenland. July 2008 - Ashley Cooper
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Ashley Cooper / Scientist using dye tracing techniques as part of a study to measure the speed of the Russell Glacier, near Kangerlussuag Greenland. July 2008
Man at mouth of an ice cave beneath Vatnajokull Glacier, Iceland. March 2018 - Guy Edwardes
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Guy Edwardes / Man at mouth of an ice cave beneath Vatnajokull Glacier, Iceland. March 2018
Jaguar (Panthera onca) male, hunting Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris). The capybara jumping away has cut the nose of the Jaguar with its toenail. Cuiaba River, Pantanal Matogrossense National Park... - Jeff Foott
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Jeff Foott / Jaguar (Panthera onca) male, hunting Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris). The capybara jumping away has cut the nose of the Jaguar with its toenail. Cuiaba River, Pantanal Matogrossense National Park...
Seaweed in tide pool, Mangurstadh Beach, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, October. Highly commended in the Creative Visions category of Wildlife photographer of the year Awards (WPOY) Competition 2018. - Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Seaweed in tide pool, Mangurstadh Beach, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, October. Highly commended in the Creative Visions category of Wildlife photographer of the year Awards (WPOY) Competition 2018.
Moon jellyfish (Aurelia aurita) in aquarium with purple lighting. - Stephane Granzotto
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Stephane Granzotto / Moon jellyfish (Aurelia aurita) in aquarium with purple lighting.
Bonnet macaque (Macaca radiata) female descending a rocky crevasse . Hampi, Karnataka, India. - Fiona Rogers
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Fiona Rogers / Bonnet macaque (Macaca radiata) female descending a rocky crevasse . Hampi, Karnataka, India.
Lava lizard (Microlophus peruvianus) juvenile peering out of eye of dead sea lion. Paracas National Reserve, Peru. Highly commended in the Animals in their Environment Category of Wildlife Photographe... - Emanuele Biggi
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Emanuele Biggi / Lava lizard (Microlophus peruvianus) juvenile peering out of eye of dead sea lion. Paracas National Reserve, Peru. Highly commended in the Animals in their Environment Category of Wildlife Photographe...
Great blue spotted mudskipper (Boleophthalmus pectinirostris), two males in territorial fight. On mud at low tide, Kyushu Island, Japan. August. - Remi Masson
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Remi Masson / Great blue spotted mudskipper (Boleophthalmus pectinirostris), two males in territorial fight. On mud at low tide, Kyushu Island, Japan. August.
Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) breeding colony, males huddling on sea ice during polar night, incubating eggs, ice shelf in background. Atka Bay, Antarctica. July 2017. - Stefan Christmann
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Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) breeding colony, males huddling on sea ice during polar night, incubating eggs, ice shelf in background. Atka Bay, Antarctica. July 2017.
Common toads (Bufo bufo) mating surrounded by strings of toadspawn. Ain, Alps, France. First prize in the  category ^The Underwater World, GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 competiti... - Remi Masson
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Remi Masson / Common toads (Bufo bufo) mating surrounded by strings of toadspawn. Ain, Alps, France. First prize in the category ^The Underwater World, GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 competiti...
Beautiful demoiselle damselfly (Calopteryx virgo) male, Peerdsbos, Brasschaat, Belgium. July - Bernard Castelein
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Bernard Castelein / Beautiful demoiselle damselfly (Calopteryx virgo) male, Peerdsbos, Brasschaat, Belgium. July
Giant mottled eel (Anguilla marmorata) in river with villagers washing clothes in background. Ambon, Maluku Archipelago, Indonesia. Banda Sea, tropical west Pacific Ocean. - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Giant mottled eel (Anguilla marmorata) in river with villagers washing clothes in background. Ambon, Maluku Archipelago, Indonesia. Banda Sea, tropical west Pacific Ocean.
Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) walking along fallen trunk of old Beech (Fagus sylvatica) tree, Coppo del Principe old-growth beech forest in autumn. Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park / Parco Nazionale... - Bruno D'Amicis
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Bruno D'Amicis / Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) walking along fallen trunk of old Beech (Fagus sylvatica) tree, Coppo del Principe old-growth beech forest in autumn. Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park / Parco Nazionale...
Long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis) living in disused building, Thailand. - Cyril Ruoso
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Cyril Ruoso / Long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis) living in disused building, Thailand.
Flower tree soft corals (Umbellulifera sp.), Triton Bay, near Kaimana, West Papua, Indonesia - Linda Pitkin
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Linda Pitkin / Flower tree soft corals (Umbellulifera sp.), Triton Bay, near Kaimana, West Papua, Indonesia
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) close up of juvenile in flight, Flatanger, Norway, October. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) close up of juvenile in flight, Flatanger, Norway, October.
Honey bee (Apis mellifera), two frozen on pond ice after flying out too early. Valgamaa, Southern Estonia. March. - Sven  Zacek
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Sven Zacek / Honey bee (Apis mellifera), two frozen on pond ice after flying out too early. Valgamaa, Southern Estonia. March.
Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) eye, Magdalena Bay, Baja California, Mexico, February. Winner in the Ocean Views category of the 2018 Nature's Best Winland Smith Rice Awards. - Claudio  Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) eye, Magdalena Bay, Baja California, Mexico, February. Winner in the Ocean Views category of the 2018 Nature's Best Winland Smith Rice Awards.
Traditional Baining Fire Dance. Performed by men from the Baining tribe who enter a trance like state and dance around and through the fire in masks thought to resemble insects to contact the spirit w... - Nick Garbutt
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Nick Garbutt / Traditional Baining Fire Dance. Performed by men from the Baining tribe who enter a trance like state and dance around and through the fire in masks thought to resemble insects to contact the spirit w...
Traditional Baining Fire Dance. Performed by men from the Baining tribe who enter a trance like state and dance around and through the fire in masks thought to resemble insects to contact the spirit w... - Nick Garbutt
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Nick Garbutt / Traditional Baining Fire Dance. Performed by men from the Baining tribe who enter a trance like state and dance around and through the fire in masks thought to resemble insects to contact the spirit w...
Landscape in Fjallabak Nature Reserve, with circular patterns on the ground, Iceland, September 2017. Highly commended in the Landscape category of the GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year A... - Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Landscape in Fjallabak Nature Reserve, with circular patterns on the ground, Iceland, September 2017. Highly commended in the Landscape category of the GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year A...
Marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus), starved to death due to the El Nino effect, Cape Douglas, Fernandina Island, Galapagos - Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus), starved to death due to the El Nino effect, Cape Douglas, Fernandina Island, Galapagos
Marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) starved to death due to El Nino effect, Puerto Ayora / Academy Bay, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos - Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) starved to death due to El Nino effect, Puerto Ayora / Academy Bay, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos
Marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) dead due to starvation caused by El Nino effect, Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island, Galapagos - Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) dead due to starvation caused by El Nino effect, Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island, Galapagos
Wels catfish (Silurus glanis) catching Feral pigeon (Columba livia) by lunging on the riverbank, Tarn River, France August - Cyril Ruoso
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Cyril Ruoso / Wels catfish (Silurus glanis) catching Feral pigeon (Columba livia) by lunging on the riverbank, Tarn River, France August
Ayla Kaltenecker releases an African fish eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) that was captured in a leg-hold trap to be studied by raptor biologists. The researchers took measurements and a blood sample befor... - Jen Guyton
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Jen Guyton / Ayla Kaltenecker releases an African fish eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) that was captured in a leg-hold trap to be studied by raptor biologists. The researchers took measurements and a blood sample befor...
Close view of a Green anaconda, (Eunectes murinus) underwater, Formoso River, Bonito, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil - Franco  Banfi
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Franco Banfi / Close view of a Green anaconda, (Eunectes murinus) underwater, Formoso River, Bonito, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
Local fisherman feeding wild Amazon river dolphin (Inia geoffrensis) Rio Negro, Amazonas, Brazil. - Sylvain Cordier
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Sylvain Cordier / Local fisherman feeding wild Amazon river dolphin (Inia geoffrensis) Rio Negro, Amazonas, Brazil.
RF - Amazon river dolphin (Inia geoffrensis) leaping out of water. Rio Negro, Amazonas, Brazil. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.) - Sylvain Cordier
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Sylvain Cordier / RF - Amazon river dolphin (Inia geoffrensis) leaping out of water. Rio Negro, Amazonas, Brazil. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Cracked and melted ice on lake following the first snowfall of winter. Akershus, Norway. December. - Pal Hermansen
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Pal Hermansen / Cracked and melted ice on lake following the first snowfall of winter. Akershus, Norway. December.
Aurora Borealis over Sycamore Gap, Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland, England. February 2014 - Guy Edwardes
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Guy Edwardes / Aurora Borealis over Sycamore Gap, Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland, England. February 2014
Great white egret (Ardea alba) group of three in winter, Kiskunsag National Park, Hungary. Winner of the Bird Category of Nature Photographer of the Year Awards 2018. - Bence Mate
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Bence Mate / Great white egret (Ardea alba) group of three in winter, Kiskunsag National Park, Hungary. Winner of the Bird Category of Nature Photographer of the Year Awards 2018.