Is it lunchtime yet? From peckish primates to snacking snakes, these photos of critters chowing down will make you say, “Yum!”
Some species of butterflies, moths, and bees drink the tears of other animals, like those of the caiman pictured here.
Photograph by Frank Krahmer, Masterfile, Corbis
Not all bats eat bugs. The spectacled flying fox is a fruit eater that feeds mostly on rain forest fruits, eucalyptus nectar, and pollen.
Photograph by Martin Harvey, Corbis
Giant anteaters use their two-foot-long (nearly one meter) tongues, which are covered in sticky saliva, to easily gather up their tiny insect snacks.
Photograph by Tom Brakefield, CORBIS
This great egret might have some trouble swallowing—to defend themselves from predators, pufferfish can inflate themselves to several times their normal size.
Photograph by Arthur Morris, Corbis
Orangutans have opposable big toes that are similar to thumbs, letting them hang from trees while they enjoy a meal.
Photograph by Tim Fitzharris, Minden Pictures
Parrot snakes typically hunt lizards, frogs, and birds, but will happily gobble up easier prey like these red-eyed tree frog tadpoles.
Photograph by Christian Ziegler, Minden Pictures
This male nursery web spider is bringing his mate a silk-wrapped insect present to snack on.
Photograph by Premaphotos, Nature Picture Library
To catch insects, chameleons can shoot their tongue out at over 13 miles (20 kilometers) an hour, accelerating five times faster than a fighter jet!
Photograph by Cathy Keifer, Shutterstock
Newly hatched caecilians—amphibians without arms or legs—feed on their mother's skin, which regrows every few days.
Photograph by Hilary Jeffkins, Nature Picture Library
Rather than fishing like other seabirds do, the Antarctic’s brown skuas snatch penguin eggs to eat instead.
Photograph by DAVID TIPLING, Nature Picture Library
Click the full-screen arrows in the upper right to read the captions!