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.
Pen sketch of an Aoudad (also known as a Barbary Sheep or wild goat), lying down. Drawn from life. Quarter Page size 1650 x 1275px (300ppi). Actual image size 5.5 x 4.25".
Butterfly On Tree 1
A tiny, delicate orange-and-black butterfly pauses on the rough brown bark of a forest giant. Colour photo. Quarter-page size 1650 x 1275px (300ppi). Actual image size 5.5 X 4.25".
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. Colour photo. Quarter page size 1650 x 1275px (300ppi). Actual image size 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). Actual image size 5.5 x 4.25".
Coloured pencil drawing of the head of Nanatoo, a Landseer Newfoundland, having her head scratched. Quarter Page size 1650 x 1275px (300ppi). Actual image size 5.5 x 4.25".
Labrador Retriever Standing 3
A yellow Labrador retriever sniffing around on rocks. Half-page size, 2550 x 1650px (300ppi). Actual image size 8.5 x 5.5.
Max Asleep 2
Loose line and wash drawing of Max the long-haired cat, curled up asleep. Quarter Page size, 1650 x 1275px (300ppi). Actual image size 5.5 x 4.25".
Pencil drawing of the head of my sleeping Irish setter puppy, Shawna. Quarter Page size, 1650 x 1275px (300ppi). Actual image size 55 x 4.25".
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). Actual image size 4.25 x 5.5".
Ladybug On Fern
Closeup colour photo of a black-spotted red ladybug on brown-spotted golden bracken fern fronds. Strong pattern with diagonal lines. One of my favourite photos. Image size 1275 x 1650px (300ppi). Actual image size 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.
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