Ever looked a rhinoceros, a tiger or an iguana in the eye? We put together a gallery of our favourite animal close-ups from our photo archive, capturing the intense stare of an owl, the aggressive growl of a young wolf and the sad expressions of pink-faced Japanese macaques that seem to carry the world on their shoulders.

Bengal tiger, (Panthera tigris tigris), Bandhavgarh, Madhya Pradesh, India
Thorsten Milse/Robert Harding

Bengal tiger, (Panthera tigris tigris), Bandhavgarh, Madhya Pradesh, India

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age fotostock/Robert Harding

A Japanese macaque or snow monkey

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age fotostock/Robert Harding

Great gray owl

A portrait of a Grand Cayman blue iguana from the Sedgwick County Zoo, Wichita, Kansas, United States of America
National Geographic/R Harding

Grand Cayman blue iguana

Kea, Arthur's Pass, South Island, New Zealand, Pacific
Jochen Schlenker/Robert Harding

Kea, Arthur’s Pass, South Island, New Zealand

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age fotostock/Robert Harding

Chameleon (Chamaleo dilepsis), Masai Mara, Kenya.

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age fotostock/Robert Harding

Sonoran Desert Toad

European Bison Bison bonasus close-up portrait of female UK Highland Wildlife Park
age fotostock/Robert Harding

European Bison female, Highland Wildlife Park

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age fotostock/Robert Harding

Wolf (Canis lupus), captive, cubs, Germany

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age fotostock/Robert Harding

Black Rhinoceros, Masai Mara, Kenya

Yellowbillled Hornbill Tockus flavirostris, Mabuasehube, Kalahari desert, Botswana
Gaston Piccinetti/Robert Harding

Yellowbilled hornbill, Kalahari Desert, Botswana

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