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Behavioural Collection

"Captivating Behavioural Moments in the Animal Kingdom

Background imageBehavioural Collection: African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) juveniles playing with the leg of an impala, trying

African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) juveniles playing with the leg of an impala, trying to drag it in three different directions. Mkuze, South Africa

Background imageBehavioural Collection: Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) breaching, near Hout Bay, South Africa

Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) breaching, near Hout Bay, South Africa

Background imageBehavioural Collection: Australasian crested grebe pair (Podiceps cristatus australis) in courtship display

Australasian crested grebe pair (Podiceps cristatus australis) in courtship display. Ashburton Lakes, Canterbury, New Zealand. August

Background imageBehavioural Collection: Barn owl (Tyto alba) in flight, hunting, Hampshire, England, UK. Captive

Barn owl (Tyto alba) in flight, hunting, Hampshire, England, UK. Captive

Background imageBehavioural Collection: Jay (Garrulus glandarius), two fighting in mid-air with another observing. Norway. October

Jay (Garrulus glandarius), two fighting in mid-air with another observing. Norway. October

Background imageBehavioural Collection: Killer whale (Orcinus orca) male named Mel attacking young South American sea lion

Killer whale (Orcinus orca) male named Mel attacking young South American sea lion (Otaria flavescens) on beach, Punta Norte, Peninsula Valdes, Argentina

Background imageBehavioural Collection: Blue-footed booby (Sula nebouxii) courting pair, South coast, Santa Cruz Island

Blue-footed booby (Sula nebouxii) courting pair, South coast, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos

Background imageBehavioural Collection: Dugong (Dugong dugon) male feeding on a seagrass meadow (Halophila stipulacea)

Dugong (Dugong dugon) male feeding on a seagrass meadow (Halophila stipulacea), accompanied by a young Golden trevally (Gnathanodon speciosus). Marsa Nabaa, Marsa Alam, Egypt. Red Sea

Background imageBehavioural Collection: Leaf cutter ants (Atta sp) carrying colourful plant matter, reflected in water, Laguna del Lagarto

Leaf cutter ants (Atta sp) carrying colourful plant matter, reflected in water, Laguna del Lagarto, Santa Rita, Costa Rica

Background imageBehavioural Collection: Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) chick under the wing of protective parent

Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) chick under the wing of protective parent, breeding colony, Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Background imageBehavioural Collection: Gannets (Morus bassanus) diving to feed on discarded fish, Shetland, Scotland, UK, April

Gannets (Morus bassanus) diving to feed on discarded fish, Shetland, Scotland, UK, April

Background imageBehavioural Collection: European starling flock

European starling flock. Flock of european starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) being chased by a hawk. The formation of large wheeling flocks, which can contain thousands of individuals

Background imageBehavioural Collection: Gray wolf

Gray wolf
Gray wolves (Canis lupus) at the Wolf Science Center, Austria. This research laboratory explores the similarities and links between wolves, dogs and humans

Background imageBehavioural Collection: European starling flock

European starling flock
European starling (Sturnus vulgaris) flock. These dense flocks of European starlings, which can contain thousands of individuals, are most often seen at twilight. Photographed in Rome, Italy

Background imageBehavioural Collection: European starling flock

European starling flock (Sturnus vulgaris). These birds gather together in large flocks at dusk to roost. Photographed in Sedgemoor, Somerset, England, UK, in December

Background imageBehavioural Collection: Andalusian horsea, two stallions coming together in arena one dappled grey

Andalusian horsea, two stallions coming together in arena one dappled grey and one pure white. Spain

Background imageBehavioural Collection: Portrait of a Golden snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus roxellana) screaming and showing its teeth

Portrait of a Golden snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus roxellana) screaming and showing its teeth, Foping Nature Reserve, Shaanxi, China. Endangered species

Background imageBehavioural Collection: Playful tortoiseshell kitten

Playful tortoiseshell kitten

Background imageBehavioural Collection: Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) in flight catching a fish, Finland, July

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) in flight catching a fish, Finland, July

Background imageBehavioural Collection: White-vented storm petrel (Oceanites gracilis galapagoensis) running across water

White-vented storm petrel (Oceanites gracilis galapagoensis) running across water, offshore Cape Berkeley, Isabela island, Galapagos

Background imageBehavioural Collection: Great frigatebird (Fregata minor) in tree with pair of Nazca boobies (Sula granti

Great frigatebird (Fregata minor) in tree with pair of Nazca boobies (Sula granti) showing mating behaviour, Genovesa Island, Galapagos

Background imageBehavioural Collection: Great spotted woodpecker (Dendrocopos major), male feeding juvenile in nest, Finland

Great spotted woodpecker (Dendrocopos major), male feeding juvenile in nest, Finland, June

Background imageBehavioural Collection: Common eider duck (Somateria mollissima) female defending her nest from arctic fox

Common eider duck (Somateria mollissima) female defending her nest from arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus). Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen. June

Background imageBehavioural Collection: Scottish wildcat (Felis silvestris grampia) captive, endemic to Scotland. September

Scottish wildcat (Felis silvestris grampia) captive, endemic to Scotland. September

Background imageBehavioural Collection: Great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus) performing their weed dance during courtship

Great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus) performing their weed dance during courtship. Den Oever, The Netherlands. July

Background imageBehavioural Collection: Veined octopus (Amphioctopus marginatus) resting on top of the two halves of an old

Veined octopus (Amphioctopus marginatus) resting on top of the two halves of an old clam shell on the sandy seabed. These octopus regularly carry pieces of shell so they can use them as protective

Background imageBehavioural Collection: Grayling (Thymallus) migrating to spawning in the Temnik River, Lake Baikal, Baikalsky Reserve

Grayling (Thymallus) migrating to spawning in the Temnik River, Lake Baikal, Baikalsky Reserve, Siberia, Russia. May

Background imageBehavioural Collection: Brown bear (Ursus arctos) portrait in the Ozernaya River, Kuril Lake, South Kamchatka Sanctuary

Brown bear (Ursus arctos) portrait in the Ozernaya River, Kuril Lake, South Kamchatka Sanctuary, Russia

Background imageBehavioural Collection: Murmuration of Common starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) with Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus)

Murmuration of Common starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) with Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) hunting them, The Netherlands, November

Background imageBehavioural Collection: Killer whale (Orcinus orca) pod hunting together in herring baitball (Clupea harengus)

Killer whale (Orcinus orca) pod hunting together in herring baitball (Clupea harengus), Andenes, Andoya island, North Atlantic Ocean, Norway, April

Background imageBehavioural Collection: Mountain gorilla (Gorilla gorilla beringei) silverback Gihishamwotsi displaying, non group dominant

Mountain gorilla (Gorilla gorilla beringei) silverback Gihishamwotsi displaying, non group dominant, Sabyinyo Group, Volcanoes National Park, Virunga Mountains, Rwanda

Background imageBehavioural Collection: Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) at water surface with mouth open showing baleen plates

Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) at water surface with mouth open showing baleen plates, San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico

Background imageBehavioural Collection: Great Bustard (Otis tarda) males displaying, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, UK, April

Great Bustard (Otis tarda) males displaying, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, UK, April

Background imageBehavioural Collection: Grizzly bear (Ursus arctos) catching a fish, Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park

Grizzly bear (Ursus arctos) catching a fish, Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park, Alaska, USA, July

Background imageBehavioural Collection: Lions (Panthera leo) - two brothers patrolling territorial boundary, affectionate behaviour

Lions (Panthera leo) - two brothers patrolling territorial boundary, affectionate behaviour, border of Serengeti / Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) near Ndutu, Tanzania

Background imageBehavioural Collection: Andean cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola peruvianus), male displaying at lek in tree. Manu

Andean cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola peruvianus), male displaying at lek in tree. Manu Biosphere Reserve, Amazonia, Peru

Background imageBehavioural Collection: Spotted-tailed quoll (Dasyurus maculatus) scent marking in Monga National Park, New South Wales

Spotted-tailed quoll (Dasyurus maculatus) scent marking in Monga National Park, New South Wales, Australia. Remote camera, triggered by movement

Background imageBehavioural Collection: Brown hare, (Lepus europaeus), group of animals in field, Islay, Scotland, UK. March

Brown hare, (Lepus europaeus), group of animals in field, Islay, Scotland, UK. March

Background imageBehavioural Collection: Mating pair of chalkhill blue butterflies (Lysandra coridon) with wings closed resting

Mating pair of chalkhill blue butterflies (Lysandra coridon) with wings closed resting on Devils-bit scabious (Succisa pratensis), Hatch Hill, Somerset, UK. August

Background imageBehavioural Collection: Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) brooding three chicks with a fourth approaching

Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) brooding three chicks with a fourth approaching, northern Massachusetts, USA.June. Endangered species

Background imageBehavioural Collection: Great egret (Ardea alba) two fighting in flight, Lake Csaj, Kiskunsagi National Park

Great egret (Ardea alba) two fighting in flight, Lake Csaj, Kiskunsagi National Park, Pusztaszer, Hungary. January

Background imageBehavioural Collection: Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) pair flying with claws linked during courtship flight

Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) pair flying with claws linked during courtship flight, Homer, Alaska, USA, March

Background imageBehavioural Collection: Tabby kitten, 6 weeks, lying with head up and raised paw

Tabby kitten, 6 weeks, lying with head up and raised paw

Background imageBehavioural Collection: Leopard (Panthera pardus) female fighting off male after he tries to mate with her

Leopard (Panthera pardus) female fighting off male after he tries to mate with her. Londolozi Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa

Background imageBehavioural Collection: Patterns made in sand by Mint-sauce worms (Symsagittifera roscoffensis / Convoluta

Patterns made in sand by Mint-sauce worms (Symsagittifera roscoffensis / Convoluta roscoffensis) sunbathing at low tide to allow the symbiotic algae to photosynthesise

Background imageBehavioural Collection: Badger (Meles meles) adult, backlit at sunset, scratching its ears, Derbyshire, UK, May

Badger (Meles meles) adult, backlit at sunset, scratching its ears, Derbyshire, UK, May. Winner of the Animal Behaviour category of the British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) Competition 2017

Background imageBehavioural Collection: Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) tail fluke above water as it dives below a rainbow

Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) tail fluke above water as it dives below a rainbow, Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean, Vulnerable species. Digital composite

Background imageBehavioural Collection: Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes) singing, early morning in spring, Broxwater, Cornwall, UK. April

Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes) singing, early morning in spring, Broxwater, Cornwall, UK. April



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"Captivating Behavioural Moments in the Animal Kingdom: From Playful African Wild Dogs to Protective Flamingo Parents" African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) juveniles playfully tugging on the leg of an impala, showcasing their energetic and social nature. Witness the mesmerizing courtship dance of a Blue-footed booby (Sula nebouxii) pair on South coast, Santa Cruz Island, as they display their vibrant blue feet to attract a mate. A Dugong (Dugong dugon) male gracefully feeds on a seagrass meadow (Halophila stipulacea), highlighting its gentle and herbivorous behavior in underwater habitats. In Norway's wilderness, two Jays (Garrulus glandarius) engage in mid-air combat while another keenly observes, revealing their territorial instincts and complex social dynamics. Marvel at the agility of a Barn owl (Tyto alba) in flight as it hunts with precision over Hampshire's landscapes, showcasing its nocturnal hunting skills. Witness the raw power of a Killer whale named Mel as he attacks a young South American sea lion, illustrating both predator-prey interactions and the intelligence of these marine mammals. Gannets (Morus bassanus) dive fearlessly into Shetland's waters to feed on discarded fish, demonstrating their remarkable diving abilities and efficient foraging techniques. Experience heartwarming moments as you observe a Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) chick seeking shelter under its protective parent's wing—a testament to parental care within this flamboyant species. Unleash your inner wolf enthusiast by observing Gray wolves' intricate pack dynamics—howling together under moonlit skies or working collaboratively during hunts—showcasing their strong social bonds and cooperative behaviors.