The 15 Most Amazing Animal Photos From 2019
Prepare your heart: These incredible images of birds, reptiles, primates and more will restore your wonder in the world.
Animals are amazing
Humans may be the top of the food chain, but we'd be nothing without our animals. They make our worlds an easier and better place to live in, giving us reason to pause and smile and — in some cases — serving as true companions and friends. To honor the fluffy, bumpy, lumpy, long, short, tall, and stout, we're featuring 15 of the most amazing animal photos taken in 2019. Make time to check out the most amazing animal photos of 2018.
Endangered orangutan and its baby
In June 2019, an endangered orangutan from Kalimantan, Indonesia was successfully bred at a zoo in Yogyakarta. Here the orangutan was photographed, by Savira Aryati Batubara, with its wild-haired baby. For more uplifting news, check out these 11 endangered animals making a comeback.
Survival of the fittest
Photographer Ondrej Prosicky was quick and talented enough to capture this image of a black caiman just as its ferocious jaws clamped down on an unfortunate piranha. The image was taken in Pantanal, Brazil where the caiman is one of 17 animals found only in the Amazon rain forest.
Huskie sled duo
A duo of blue-eyed huskies — one at ease and the other alert — prepare to pull a sled at sunset in Finland, Inari. If dogs at work make you happy, you'll be delighted by these 12 adorable pictures of dogs dressed for work.
A surprising bed
A young boy rests atop a herd of at-ease buffalo in Syukor Khamis Kampung, Malaysia. This photograph was taken by photographer Azami Adiputera.
This photographer caught two entwined snails making love in a dewy garden. It's not exactly a sexy scene, but this shot offers an incredibly fascinating view into their low-to-the-earth world. Don't miss these 20 most incredible underwater photos ever taken.
Nature humored by nature
Look closely and you'll see what this Sri Lankan leopard has its eye on: a fluttering monarch butterfly. The image was captured by photographer Ayesh Perera during a safari trip at the national sanctuary of Wilpatthu. Don't miss these delightful facts about butterflies.
A man and his eagle
An older Mongolian hunter poses with his open-mouthed Golden Eagle while wearing traditional garb with the Gobi Desert in the background. Eagles have incredible eyesight and are trained to become excellent hunters.
Mama lion love
This photo taken by Thomas Retterath captures a lioness and her young cub getting cuddly in Kruger National Park, South Africa. You can see their calm herd in the background. Your heart will also pitter-patter over these 17 adorable pictures of baby animals.