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Here you’ll find an assortment of free animal images, including dogs, cats, birds and even insects!  

All images are available under a Creative Commons BY license.  I retain copyright in all images, but you are licensed to use these images for business, commercial, non-profit or personal purposes, as long as you include a statement that the image is from Dustwood Media.

Each image description includes an image size in pixels (with the resolution in PPI – pixels per inch) and, where applicable, the actual printed size in inches when printed with a resolution of 300ppi.

TO VIEW A LARGER IMAGE, click on the thumbnail.
TO SAVE THE FULL IMAGE, right-click the full image and and select the appropriate command for your browser (“Save Picture As” for Internet Explorer, “Save Image As” for Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari).

Photo of small black ant on green leaf.
Ant On Leaves 1.
Close-up photo of a tiny black ant close to the edge of a green rose leaf. YouTube slideshow size, 1280 x 720px (72ppi).
Hummingbird 1
A small hummingbird hovers over pink and red flowers in front of a weathered porch railing. Colour photo. Quarter-Page size, 1650 x 1275px (300ppi). Actual print size 5.5 x 4.25″.
Quick sketch or black shepherd-type dog lying down.
Gypsy 2: Quick sketch of a black border-collie cross lying with her head on her paws. Rather abstract image in silhouette. Original is pencil on paper, from life. Quarter Page size 1650 x 1275px (300ppi). Actual print size 5.5 x 4.25″.
Small black ant on green leaves.
Ant On Leaves 4
Close-up photo of a tiny black ant travelling across green rose leaves. YouTube slideshow size, 1280 x 720px (72ppi).
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). Actual print size 5.5 x 4.25″
Color photo of black Labrador retriever, standing.
Labrador Retreiver Standing 2:
A female black labrador retriever with a typical happy face is standing on a patch of sandy ground. Colour photo. Half-page size, 2550 x 1650px (300ppi). Actual print size 8.5 x 5.5.
Flock of crows circling up in the air against grey clouds.
Circling Crows 3.
A flock of crows circles ominously overhead against a rapidly-clouding sky. Feeling of suspense. YouTube Slideshow size, 1280 x 720px (72ppi).
Snapping turtle crawling across a lawn.
Snapping Turtle 4
A snapping turtle keeps on forging ahead at top turtle speed across a lawn. Half-page size 2550 x 1650px (300ppi). Actual print size 8.5 x 5.5″.
Quick sketch of small lizard.
Nigerian Lizard 2:
Quick sketch of a small lizard from Nigeria, seen from the back. Lizard legs look odd! The original is pen on paper. Quarter Page size 1275 x 1650px (300ppi). Actual print 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.  

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