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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.
Common wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) crossing river on migration, Masai Mara, Kenya - Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Common wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) crossing river on migration, Masai Mara, Kenya
Male Little bustard (Tetrax tetrax) displaying, Catalonia, Spain, May. - Inaki Relanzon,Inaki  Relanzon
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Inaki Relanzon,Inaki Relanzon / Male Little bustard (Tetrax tetrax) displaying, Catalonia, Spain, May.
Moose (Alces alces) jumping a fence, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, USA, October - George Sanker
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George Sanker / Moose (Alces alces) jumping a fence, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, USA, October
Verreaux Sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi) jumping ('dancing') across ground, Madagascar - Andy  Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Verreaux Sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi) jumping ('dancing') across ground, Madagascar
Two European Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) young playing, leaping in air. UK, August. - Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Two European Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) young playing, leaping in air. UK, August.
Greater kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) jumping over a stream, Okavango Delta, Botswana, November. - Roy Mangersnes
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Roy Mangersnes / Greater kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) jumping over a stream, Okavango Delta, Botswana, November.
Chinook / King salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) jumping at Brooks River falls, Katmai National Park, Alaska, July. - Mark MacEwen
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Mark MacEwen / Chinook / King salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) jumping at Brooks River falls, Katmai National Park, Alaska, July.
Common / European tree frog (Hyla arborea) jumping from leaf, controlled conditions - Stephen Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Common / European tree frog (Hyla arborea) jumping from leaf, controlled conditions
Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) jumping out of the sea, Cuverville Island, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica. Highly commended in the Single Species Portfolio of the Terre Sauvage Nature Images Awards... - Ben Cranke,Ben  Cranke
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Ben Cranke,Ben Cranke / Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) jumping out of the sea, Cuverville Island, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica. Highly commended in the Single Species Portfolio of the Terre Sauvage Nature Images Awards...
underside view of Tabby kitten (age 2 and a half months) leaping / jumping on to hay bale, France. - Klein & Hubert
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Klein & Hubert / underside view of Tabby kitten (age 2 and a half months) leaping / jumping on to hay bale, France.
Juvenile Rocky Mountain Goats (Oreamnos americanus) playing on the top of a rocky outcrop. Rocky Mountain national Park, Colorado, USA - Charlie Summers
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Charlie Summers / Juvenile Rocky Mountain Goats (Oreamnos americanus) playing on the top of a rocky outcrop. Rocky Mountain national Park, Colorado, USA
ic-04105 Border collie dog leaping for frisbee - Aflo
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Aflo / ic-04105 Border collie dog leaping for frisbee
Impala (Aepyceros melampus) male jumping during rut. Masai Mara, Kenya, Africa. - Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Impala (Aepyceros melampus) male jumping during rut. Masai Mara, Kenya, Africa.
Cat flea {Ctenocephalides felis} leaping sequence, multiflash image - Stephen Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Cat flea {Ctenocephalides felis} leaping sequence, multiflash image
Red-banded / Rhododendron leafhopper {Graphocephala coccinea} pre-flight jump, UK - Stephen Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Red-banded / Rhododendron leafhopper {Graphocephala coccinea} pre-flight jump, UK
African sharp-nosed frog {Rana mascareniensis}  jumping, underside view, controlled conditions, from Africa - Stephen Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / African sharp-nosed frog {Rana mascareniensis} jumping, underside view, controlled conditions, from Africa
Archer fish {Toxotes chatareus} leaping for spider. Captive. - Kim Taylor
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Kim Taylor / Archer fish {Toxotes chatareus} leaping for spider. Captive.
Grey squirrel {Sciurus carolinensis} jumping, UK. - Laurent Geslin
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Laurent Geslin / Grey squirrel {Sciurus carolinensis} jumping, UK.
Silver tabby Domestic cat {Felis catus} leaping, UK - Jane Burton
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Jane Burton / Silver tabby Domestic cat {Felis catus} leaping, UK
Silhouette of Jacques Vincent jumping on board ORMA 60 trimaran ^Brossard^, during training for the two-handed Transat Jacques Vabre (TJV) 2007. For EDITORIAL use only - Yvan Zedda
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Yvan Zedda / Silhouette of Jacques Vincent jumping on board ORMA 60 trimaran ^Brossard^, during training for the two-handed Transat Jacques Vabre (TJV) 2007. For EDITORIAL use only
Common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) breaching with two Suckerfish / Remora attached, Baja California, Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California), Mexico - Mark Carwardine
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Mark Carwardine / Common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) breaching with two Suckerfish / Remora attached, Baja California, Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California), Mexico
Eastern grey kangaroo (Macropus giganteus) jumping, Queensland, Australia - Jouan & Rius
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Jouan & Rius / Eastern grey kangaroo (Macropus giganteus) jumping, Queensland, Australia
Zanzibar / Kirks Red Colobus monkey (Procolobus kirkii) leaping from tree canopy, Jozani Chwaka Bay NP, Zanzibar, Tanzania - Bernard Castelein
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Bernard Castelein / Zanzibar / Kirks Red Colobus monkey (Procolobus kirkii) leaping from tree canopy, Jozani Chwaka Bay NP, Zanzibar, Tanzania
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, puppy, 14 weeks, ruby, running on beach, jumping - Petra Wegner
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Petra Wegner / Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, puppy, 14 weeks, ruby, running on beach, jumping
Domestic cat, British blue cat leaping into the air, UK - Stephen Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Domestic cat, British blue cat leaping into the air, UK
Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula) male jumping down moss covered branch, Wales, UK, January - Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula) male jumping down moss covered branch, Wales, UK, January
Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) jumping, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, March 2012. - Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) jumping, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, March 2012.
Norway lemming (Lemmus lemmus) jumping aggressively, during the lemming population explosion, Vauldalen, Norway, May, 2011. - Erlend Haarberg
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Erlend Haarberg / Norway lemming (Lemmus lemmus) jumping aggressively, during the lemming population explosion, Vauldalen, Norway, May, 2011.
Red lechwe pair running & jumping in swamp {Kobus leche}. Khwai river, Moremi GR, Botswana - Christophe Courteau
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Christophe Courteau / Red lechwe pair running & jumping in swamp {Kobus leche}. Khwai river, Moremi GR, Botswana
Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) female leaping in snow, Southern Norway, March. - Andy  Trowbridge
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Andy Trowbridge / Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) female leaping in snow, Southern Norway, March.
Boy jumping off sand dune, Wester Ross, Scotland, UK. - Pete Cairns
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Pete Cairns / Boy jumping off sand dune, Wester Ross, Scotland, UK.
Pantropical jumping spider (Plexippus paykulli) jumping, upside-down, Costa Rica - Stephen Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Pantropical jumping spider (Plexippus paykulli) jumping, upside-down, Costa Rica
Meadow grasshopper (Chorthippus parallelus) leaping, UK - Stephen Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Meadow grasshopper (Chorthippus parallelus) leaping, UK
Cat flea {Ctenocephalides felis} jumping from cat fur, UK - Stephen Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Cat flea {Ctenocephalides felis} jumping from cat fur, UK
Klipspringer (Oreotragus oreotragus) in mid leap, Karoo, South Africa, February - Ben Hall
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Ben Hall / Klipspringer (Oreotragus oreotragus) in mid leap, Karoo, South Africa, February
Wallace's flying frog (Rhacophorus nigropalmatus) leaping, controlled conditions, from Asia - Stephen Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Wallace's flying frog (Rhacophorus nigropalmatus) leaping, controlled conditions, from Asia
Cougar / Puma (Felis concolor) running, controlled conditions, USA - ARCO
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ARCO / Cougar / Puma (Felis concolor) running, controlled conditions, USA
Domestic cat {Felis catus}  leaping sequence, multiflash image - Stephen Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Domestic cat {Felis catus} leaping sequence, multiflash image
Springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis) jumping / pronking,  Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa - ARCO
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ARCO / Springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis) jumping / pronking, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa
Black and red froghopper (Cercopis vulnerata) in mid-hop. England, UK - Stephen Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Black and red froghopper (Cercopis vulnerata) in mid-hop. England, UK
African leopard (Panthera pardus) leaping over water, Masai Mara GR, Kenya, January - Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / African leopard (Panthera pardus) leaping over water, Masai Mara GR, Kenya, January
Zebra jumping spider (Salticus scenicus) leaping - Stephen Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Zebra jumping spider (Salticus scenicus) leaping
Snowboarder leaping into the air, Quechee Ski Hill, Quechee, Vermont, USA. February 2007 - Jerry Monkman
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Jerry Monkman / Snowboarder leaping into the air, Quechee Ski Hill, Quechee, Vermont, USA. February 2007
Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) leaping up a small waterfall in order to reach breeding grounds further upstream, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, UK, October. - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) leaping up a small waterfall in order to reach breeding grounds further upstream, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, UK, October.
Rocky Mountain Bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) female jumping barbed wire fence, Montana, USA - Charlie Summers
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Charlie Summers / Rocky Mountain Bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) female jumping barbed wire fence, Montana, USA
Eastern grey kangaroo (Macropus giganteus) bounding, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, September - Dave Watts
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Dave Watts / Eastern grey kangaroo (Macropus giganteus) bounding, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, September
Cane Toad / Marine Toad / Giant Toad (Bufo marinus) adult jumping in Dogweed (Dyssodia pentachaeta) field. Laredo, Webb County, South Texas, USA, April. - Rolf Nussbaumer
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Rolf Nussbaumer / Cane Toad / Marine Toad / Giant Toad (Bufo marinus) adult jumping in Dogweed (Dyssodia pentachaeta) field. Laredo, Webb County, South Texas, USA, April.
Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) doe jumping stock fence, Scotland, UK, November 2011 Sequence 4/6 - Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION
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Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION / Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) doe jumping stock fence, Scotland, UK, November 2011 Sequence 4/6
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