Here you'll find an assortment of animal images, including dogs, cats, birds, and even insects! You can download any of the images here for free.
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Free Animal Images
Ant On Leaves 4
Close-up of tiny black ant travelling across rose leaves. YouTube slideshow size, 1280 x 720px.
Butterfly On Tree 1
A tiny, delicate orange-and-black butterfly pauses on the rough brown bark of a forest giant. Quarter-page size 1650 x 1275px (300ppi); prints at 5.5 X 4.25".
Circling Crows 3.
A flock of crows circles ominously overhead against a rapidly-clouding sky. Feeling of suspense. YouTube Slideshow size, 1280 x 720px.
Flock Of Starlings 4
A flock of starlings streams along, showing black against a grey autumn sky. Half-Page size 2550 x 1650px (300ppi), prints at 8.5 x 5.5".
Grey Cat Resting 1.
Side view of long-haired grey cat, resting on a garden wall. The relaxed calmness of the cat contrasts with the rough, tangled-looking fur. Quarter page size 1650 x 1275px (300ppi); prints at 5.5 x 4.25"
Quick pencil sketch of a black border-collie cross lying with her head on her paws. Rather abstract image in silhouette. Original is pencil on paper. Quarter Page size 1650 x 1275px (300ppi). Prints at 5.5 x 4.25".
A small hummingbird hovers over pink and red flowers. Quarter-Page size, 1650 x 1275px (300ppi); prints at 5.5 x 4.25".
red flowers on a porch attract a small hummingbird. Quarter-Page size, 1650 x 1275px (300ppi); prints at 5.5 x 4.25".
Labrador Retriever Standing 2
A female black labrador retriever, standing on a patch of sandy ground. Half-page size, 2550 x 1650px (300ppi); prints at 8.5 x 5.5.
Labrador Retriever Standing 3
A yellow labrador retriever sniffing around on rocks. Half-page size, 2550 x 1650px (300ppi); prints at 8.5 x 5.5.
Snapping Turtle 2.
A snapping turtle slowly makes progress across a grassy field. Half-page size 2550 x 1650px (300ppi); prints at 8.5 x 5.5".
Snapping Turtle 4
The snapping turtle keeps on forging ahead at top turtle speed. Half-page size 2550 x 1650px (300ppi); prints at 8.5 x 5.5".
Watching Crow 3
A single crow is perched overhead in the bare branches of a tree against a blue sky. Feeling of watching - slightly ominous. YouTube slideshow size 1280 x 720px.
Nigerian Lizard 2
Quick pen sketch of a small lizard from Nigeria, seen from the back. Original is pen on paper. Quarter Page size 1275 x 1650px (300ppi). Prints at 4.25 x 5.5".
Ladybug On Fern
Closeup of black-spotted red ladybug on brown-spotted golden bracken fern fronds. Strong pattern with diagonal lines. Image size 1275 x 1650px (300ppi); prints at 4.25 x 5.5.
Free images are available under a Creative Commons BY License: this allows you, the user, to copy, use, re-work, distribute, sell, or display the free images on this page, PROVIDED that you “attribute” the image - that is, you state somewhere on the item that the image is from Dustwood Media. You can use the images for business, commercial, non-profit, or personal purposes. Find out more on the Copyright page.
Each image description includes an image size in pixels and a "printed" size in inches. You’ll find more sources for free stock images on the Other Resources page.