It can be easy to forget exactly how amazing our animal neighbors are when we live very much removed from the wild. Every day, thousands of species live, breathe and die in nature, untouched by human beings. These pictures capture a range of extraordinary moments that we would otherwise never see.
#1. Flood in the wild? This frog has it covered with a homemade sailboat.
#2. The humble ant can lift 50 times its own body weight!
#3. Elephants mourn their dead loved ones.
#4. Perhaps you picked the wrong watering hole…
#5. These monkeys know how to huddle in groups to keep warm.
#6. The coconut octopus lights up like a string of Christmas lights!
#7. Stallions fighting for dominance in the wild.
#8. Close encounters of the fish kind.
#9. This tiny mouse’s final moments…
#10. Blue Half-Moon Betta fish: the peacocks of fish.
#11. These parrots know where to find that perfect spot.
#12. Even big kitties need a water break.
#13. Birds? No. This is shot entirely underwater!
#14. This lizard’s eyes are like two radiant onyx gemstones.
#15. Private time for a little smooch.
#16. A contest of dominance
#17. A leopard feasts on its just-killed prey.
#18. The most unlikely of friends…
#19. A rainbow colored Cuckoo Wasp.
#20. This ant is having a drink break on an entire droplet of water!
#21. I don’t think that’s an invitation to head over there…
#22. Just two bears within the universe.