Animal pictures compilation

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Here's a compilation of some of my best or most original animal pictures. Click on the images to head to the pages to see them in context, usually with heaps more similar images.

Antarctic animals


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Baby Weddell seal scared off by the camera.

Left: Baby Weddell seal scared off by the camera.


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Skua chick resting on ice.

Right: Skua chick resting on ice. Image available as a free wallpaperPurchase this image on a royalty-free CD archive compilation


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Antarctic Fulmar cleaning the snow off its nest in spring.

Left: Antarctic Fulmar cleaning the snow off its nest in spring. Purchase this image on a royalty-free CD archive compilation


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Emperor penguins and their chicks.

Right: Emperor penguins and their chicks. Image available as a free wallpaperPurchase this image on a royalty-free CD archive compilationPurchase the large-sized poster of this image


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Adelie penguin egg hatching.

Left: Adelie penguin egg hatching.


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Adelie penguin moulting in autumn.

Right: Adelie penguin moulting in autumn.



Europe


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Cow and calf in Appenines, central italy.

Left: Cow and calf in Appenines, central italy. Image available as a free wallpaperPurchase this image on a royalty-free CD archive compilation


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Strange crowd on a Via Ferrata at Roche Robert. Those goats look friendly and harmless enough, but the problem is that sometimes they drop rocks on you while walking carelessly above the cliffs. Well, it can always get worse, I've had friends who had a cow crash-land a few meters away from a hundred meters up !

Right: Strange crowd on a Via Ferrata at Roche Robert. Those goats look friendly and harmless enough, but the problem is that sometimes they drop rocks on you while walking carelessly above the cliffs. Well, it can always get worse, I've had friends who had a cow crash-land a few meters away from a hundred meters up !


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Gentle fox hanging around our campfire in Val d'Orco.

Left: Gentle fox hanging around our campfire in Val d'Orco. Image available as a free wallpaperPurchase this image on a royalty-free CD archive compilation


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Wild pigs and piglets in the Corsican forest.

Right: Wild pigs and piglets in the Corsican forest.


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Hawk-moth hovering above its lunch.

Left: Hawk-moth hovering above its lunch. Image available as a free wallpaperPurchase this image on a royalty-free CD archive compilation


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Sleepy marmot getting out of its hole.

Right: Sleepy marmot getting out of its hole.


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Wasp drunk on sap.

Left: Wasp drunk on sap. Image available as a free wallpaperPurchase this image on a royalty-free CD archive compilation

Updated

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Strange insect (a tiny rock lobster ?) crawling on the rock.

Right: Strange insect (a tiny rock lobster ?) crawling on the rock.


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Kissing snails.

Left: Kissing snails. Image available as a free wallpaper


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Spider in Vanoise.

Right: Spider in Vanoise.


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A toad trying to warm up in the morning sun on an alpine trail in the Bargy range, northern Alps.

Left: A toad trying to warm up in the morning sun on an alpine trail in the Bargy range, northern Alps. Image available as a free wallpaper



World


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Praying Mantis in Australia.

Left: Praying Mantis in Australia. Image available as a free wallpaperPurchase this image on a royalty-free CD archive compilation


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A spiny echidna, a cousin of the platypus. Those strange animals form the monotreme class and they lay eggs while still being considered mammals.

Right: A spiny echidna, a cousin of the platypus. Those strange animals form the monotreme class and they lay eggs while still being considered mammals. Purchase this image on a royalty-free CD archive compilation


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A vulture in the tibetan sky.

Left: A vulture in the tibetan sky. Image available as a free wallpaperPurchase this image on a royalty-free CD archive compilation


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A mighty condor above Ecuador.

Right: A mighty condor above Ecuador. Purchase this image on a royalty-free CD archive compilation


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Young grizzly bear seen in Alaska.

Left: Young grizzly bear seen in Alaska.


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A hungry possum looking at our meal preparation inside a hut in the Darren mountains, NZ.

Right: A hungry possum looking at our meal preparation inside a hut in the Darren mountains, NZ.


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Tawney Frogmouth and its weird expressive face.

Left: Tawney Frogmouth and its weird expressive face. Image available as a free wallpaper


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A gentle wombat from Tasmania.

Right: A gentle wombat from Tasmania. Purchase this image on a royalty-free CD archive compilation


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Cowboy about to receive a headache during a Wyoming rodeo.

Left: Cowboy about to receive a headache during a Wyoming rodeo. Image available as a free wallpaperPurchase this image on a royalty-free CD archive compilation


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A kea, a green carnivorous parrot local to New Zealand.

Right: A kea, a green carnivorous parrot local to New Zealand. Purchase this image on a royalty-free CD archive compilation


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Grey squirrel on the summit of Half Dome, Yosemite.

Left: Grey squirrel on the summit of Half Dome, Yosemite. Image available as a free wallpaperPurchase this image on a royalty-free CD archive compilation


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Yaks used to carry loads up Himalayan mountains.

Right: Yaks used to carry loads up Himalayan mountains. Purchase this image on a royalty-free CD archive compilation


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A coyote wandering through camp.

Left: A coyote wandering through camp. Purchase this image on a royalty-free CD archive compilation


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A blue shark seen from the relative safety of a shark cage in NZ.

Right: A blue shark seen from the relative safety of a shark cage in NZ.


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Crocodile waiting immobile in the water, Madagascar.

Right: Crocodile waiting immobile in the water, Madagascar. Image available as a free wallpaper


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Catta lemur below the imposing walls of the Tsaranoro, Madagascar.

Left: Catta lemur below the imposing walls of the Tsaranoro, Madagascar.


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Horned chameleon on a branch, Madagascar.

Right: Horned chameleon on a branch, Madagascar. Image available as a free wallpaper


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A tiny and bright green gecko, Madagascar.

Left: A tiny and bright green gecko, Madagascar.