Animals use many and varied means in their courtship and mating rituals. Birds of paradise, for instance, have evolved extremely complex displays and colourful plumes, while bowerbirds focus on eleaborately decorated display grounds. Some animals present nuptial gifts, others engage in aggressive or defensive biting and punching, and many species employ loud vocalisations and bright colours.~
~Explore our gallery of courtship behaviour, from chilled out seals to affectionate owls and ecstatic newts!~
Animals in Snow
The world has an amazing range of cats from jungle prowling tigers to our proud little pets and companions. From little to large they all show an amazing behaviour, curiosity, playfulness and not to mention hunting prowess. So we've put together a gallery of some our favourite images of cat behaviour from both domestic cats and wild species around the world.
Creatures of the Night
Many creatures are adapted for a totally or partially nocturnal existence. Here we profile examples familiar and unfamiliar!
Jump into the Leap Year!
To celebrate the Leap Year, we've compiled a gallery of great images of animals jumping.~Long Jumpers~The African sharp-nosed frog holds the record and can jump 100 times its body length, while jumping spiders can jump 50 times and grasshoppers 20 times their body length. Kangaroos can jump 13.5 metres, impalas 10 metres and snow leopards 15 metres.~High Jumpers~The cat flea holds the record and can jump 150 times its body height. Froghoppers can jump 115 times their body height and klipspringers 10 times their height. Pumas and dolphins can jump 5 metres, salmon 4.5 metres and springbok 4 metres.
To celebrate Mother's Day, we've updated our gallery on animal mothers, showing the many ways in which they care for their young and demonstrating the powerful bond that exists in many species between mothers and their offspring.
With the summer holiday season on the horizon, here's a gallery of fun images of young animals at play, with or without parental supervision, which might get you in the mood for some summer recreation.
Here we showcase some of our extensive collection of sequential images. Some show seasonal sequences, others behvioural sequences, illustrated using a single frame or a series of separate images. We have much more coverage of this type, so just contact us for further details.
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