Blue-Banded Morpho Butterfly Top

Various beautiful butterflies, including Monarchs, Morphos, Swallowtails, Brush-footed Butterflies and Longwing Butterflies. This category also includes moths.

Baby Animals
Tree-Hugging Baby Tiger

Free pictures of cute baby animals, with a treehugging baby tiger. We have lots of cute pictures of baby tigers, along with baby sea lions, baby orangutans, baby giraffes, baby koalas, and various other baby animals.

Farm Animals
Chestnut Running

Pictures of animals generally classified as farm animals or domesticated livestock. The sheep are actually bighorn sheep in a zoo, not domesticated sheep, but sheep are normally classified as farm animals. The buffalo are actually domesticated.

Big Cats
Bengal Tiger Snarling

Pictures of big cats: lions, leopards, cheetahs, tigers, and servals. Most of these magnificent cats are native to Africa, though of course Bengal Tigers are from southern Asia.

Blue Heron

Pictures of birds, including peacocks, pelicans, seagulls, flamingos, owls, hawks, and various other birds.

African Animals
Reticulated Giraffe with Neck Bent

Pictures of animals (other than big cats) native to Africa, including elephants, giraffes, gorillas, hyenas, and zebras.

Australian Animals
Aussie Roo 11

Pictures of animals from Australia: kangaroos and koalas. These were taken mostly at the Australia Zoo, which was founded by the legendary Steve Irwin.

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Forest Animals
Young Buck 4

Pictures of animals normally found in a forest environment, such as bears, foxes, rabbits, deer and so forth. Many of these animals are native to North America.

Honeybee Flying

Pictures of insects including bees, beetles, and dragonflies.

Mexican Redknee Tarantula Close up

Pictures of arachnids, including trantulas and spiders. We have pictures of trantulas photographed at the Denver Butterfly Pavilion, spiders from australia, and common web-spinning spiders.

Marine Animals
Whale Blowing

Pictures of animals that live in the sea, including dolphins, whales, fish (even sharks), octopi, and even anemones, which are actually animals though they look somewhat plant-like.

Black Lizard Closeup 1

Pictures of reptiles and amphibians such as crocodiles, frogs, snakes, lizards and turtles. Some of these are native to Australia, others to North America.

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Free Nature Pictures is pleased to bring you this collection of animal photos. Most of our wildlife photos come from the wilderness of California. Our animal photo gallery includes pictures of lizards from Death Valley, pictures of frogs, deer photographs from the northern California forest, various pictures of birds, and a variety of insect pics, including a great collection of closeup bee pictures. And we've recently added animal images from New Mexico and Queensland, Australia, including pictures of koalas, kangaroos, tigers, and other exotic animals. We expect to be adding to this collection of wildlife photography extensively in the future, as there are lots of different kinds of animals we have yet to photograph.

Our animal images collection is distributed under a free license, allowing you to use these free animal pictures in whatever manner you choose, provided you give us credit for the picture. If you use any of these pics in a website, please provide a link to our site. Otherwise, you may use these animal images in any way you like, including websites, blogs, projects, books, desktop wallpaper, and you may modify them for use in graphics design. If you have comments, questions or requests, contact us at webmaster@freenaturepictures.com.


Free Animal Pictures - high-resolution photos of a wide variety of animals. Our pics are free to download and use for any purpose.

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