As the year draws to a close, it’s time to take a look back at some of the best, cutest and funniest animal photographs from the last twelve months.
It’s been quite a year for animal photos, with all sorts of cute little critters vying for our attention. From adorable little mice getting stuck in bird feeders, to wheelbarrows full of gorgeous little baby orangutans, it’s been a year overflowing with animal goodness.
Here are fifteen of the best animal photos from the last year. We hope you enjoy them as much as we have. Who knows what incredible animal pictures next year will bring, but if there anything like this lot, we can’t wait to see them!
This adorable little dormouse was spotted by park ranger James Robbins as he did his rounds at the Cotehele National Trust estate in Cornwall, England. The dormouse was found in a bird nesting box in a torpid state, settling down for its winter hibernation. James took this gorgeous photo of the dormouse before moving it to a better location.
This charming photograph of Tatau the orangutan peeking out of a hole in a hessian sack was taken by a zookeeper at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park in Devon, England. The three year old orangutan is a star attraction at the zoo, delighting visitors after being born there in 2013.
Here’s Rupert enjoying a spot of tennis in the sizzling summer time. The four-year-old whippet dressed up specially in his tennis whites to celebrate the victory of world number one Andy Murray at this year’s Wimbledon, and doesn’t he look the part!