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Gripping Collection

"Gripping: A Fascinating Display of Strength and Tenacity" Panther chameleon on a branch, showcasing its impressive gripping abilities with precision

Background imageGripping Collection: Panther chameleon on a branch

Panther chameleon on a branch

Background imageGripping Collection: Top of mans head visible behind prison cell window as his hands grip metal bars, front view

Top of mans head visible behind prison cell window as his hands grip metal bars, front view

Background imageGripping Collection: Close-up of an osteodontornis gripping a fish (Osteodontornis orri)

Close-up of an osteodontornis gripping a fish (Osteodontornis orri)
Zoology: Birds - Prehistoric Birds - Cainozoic era - Osteodontornis orri. Art work

Background imageGripping Collection: Gecko

Gecko. Underside of the head and foot of a gecko (family Gekkonidae) walking on glass. Geckos are nocturnal lizards found in warm climates

Background imageGripping Collection: Frank 'Home Run' Baker's batting grip, c1912. Creator: Bain News Service

Frank "Home Run" Baker's batting grip, c1912. Creator: Bain News Service
Frank "Home Run" Baker's batting grip, c1912.

Background imageGripping Collection: Désir d'existence 1/5

Désir d'existence 1/5
Sebastien DEL GROSSO

Background imageGripping Collection: Un léger coup de vent, 19th century. Creator: Honore Daumier

Un léger coup de vent, 19th century. Creator: Honore Daumier
Un leger coup de vent, 19th century. A slight gust of wind

Background imageGripping Collection: Hunting dog catches a duck, 1754-1831. Creator: Wybrand Hendriks

Hunting dog catches a duck, 1754-1831. Creator: Wybrand Hendriks
Hunting dog catches a duck, 1754-1831

Background imageGripping Collection: Australian koala

Australian koala
A koala in a tree surrounded by gum leaves

Background imageGripping Collection: Hand of a statue holding the chakra disc, 800-1431 (stone)

Hand of a statue holding the chakra disc, 800-1431 (stone)
XCH383936 Hand of a statue holding the chakra disc, 800-1431 (stone) by Cambodian; Musee d Hist. Nat, d Archeologie et d Ethnographie

Background imageGripping Collection: Ulysses preparing to fight with Irus

Ulysses preparing to fight with Irus. From "Stories From Homer" by the Rev. Alfred J. Church, M.A.; illustrations from designs by John Flaxman

Background imageGripping Collection: Funerary Monument - Woman clinging to Cross

Funerary Monument - Woman clinging to Cross. circa 1900s

Background imageGripping Collection: Startling Stories - The Gods Hate Kansas

Startling Stories - The Gods Hate Kansas by Joseph J. Millard. A tentacled alien grips a man and woman in its clutches. The man tries to defeat the monster by attacking it with a taser

Background imageGripping Collection: See how they run

See how they run
"Three blind mice, Three blind mice, See how they run, See how they run..." from the nursery rhyme as depicted in "The Diverting History of Three Blind Mice" illustrated by Edmund

Background imageGripping Collection: An episode of the battle of the 27, an Alpine volunteer who surprises

An episode of the battle of the 27, an Alpine volunteer who surprises and takes an Arab prisoner... (colour litho)
2808459 An episode of the battle of the 27, an Alpine volunteer who surprises and takes an Arab prisoner... (colour litho) by Beltrame

Background imageGripping Collection: DDE-90024497

DDE-90024497
Painted Stork flying with nesting material, Keoladeo National Park, India. Date: 19/08/2005

Background imageGripping Collection: Handheld Light

Handheld Light
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Background imageGripping Collection: Bronze Mount from a Shawabty Bundle : Arm with Feather

Bronze Mount from a Shawabty Bundle : Arm with Feather
490720 Bronze Mount from a Shawabty Bundle : Arm with Feather, Late 18th to 19th Dynasty, c.1336-1256 BC (bronze) by Egyptian, New Kingdom (c.1567-1085 BC); 4.9 cm; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH

Background imageGripping Collection: A gigantic octopus, exposed in a tub on a beach near Toulon, has seized... (colour litho)

A gigantic octopus, exposed in a tub on a beach near Toulon, has seized... (colour litho)
2783584 A gigantic octopus, exposed in a tub on a beach near Toulon, has seized... (colour litho) by Beltrame, Achille (1871-1945); Private Collection; (add.info.: A gigantic octopus)

Background imageGripping Collection: A mountain railway in Switzerland (litho)

A mountain railway in Switzerland (litho)
6025920 A mountain railway in Switzerland (litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: A mountain railway in Switzerland)

Background imageGripping Collection: The dramas of the menagerie, an imprudent spectator bitten by an angry tiger

The dramas of the menagerie, an imprudent spectator bitten by an angry tiger, near Zurich (colour litho)
2815283 The dramas of the menagerie, an imprudent spectator bitten by an angry tiger, near Zurich (colour litho) by Beltrame

Background imageGripping Collection: Plate 509. Shoeing a Horse, 1872-85 (collotype on paper)

Plate 509. Shoeing a Horse, 1872-85 (collotype on paper)
3950105 Plate 509. Shoeing a Horse, 1872-85 (collotype on paper) by Muybridge, Eadweard (1830-1904); 23.7x31.4 cm; Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA

Background imageGripping Collection: A dog saving a woman from falling from a bridge (colour litho)

A dog saving a woman from falling from a bridge (colour litho)
2780025 A dog saving a woman from falling from a bridge (colour litho) by French School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: A dog saving a woman from falling from a bridge)

Background imageGripping Collection: St Jerome (oil on canvas)

St Jerome (oil on canvas)
3744205 St Jerome (oil on canvas) by Keyser, William de (c.1647-92) (after); 61x48.2 cm; Nottingham City Museums and Galleries (Nottingham Castle)

Background imageGripping Collection: Study for a lost painting of Hercules (pencil on paper)

Study for a lost painting of Hercules (pencil on paper)
710949 Study for a lost painting of Hercules (pencil on paper) by Strutt, William (1826-1915); Private Collection; Collection Michael Burden, New College, Oxford; British, out of copyright

Background imageGripping Collection: St George for Merrie England - Study of left Hand grasping a Bar, 1880 (black

St George for Merrie England - Study of left Hand grasping a Bar, 1880 (black
BIR189250 St George for Merrie England - Study of left Hand grasping a Bar, 1880 (black, red & white chalk on paper) by Sandys

Background imageGripping Collection: Un Travail D Hercule (engraving)

Un Travail D Hercule (engraving)
2789063 Un Travail D Hercule (engraving) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Un Travail D Hercule. Illustration for Journal Des Voyages, 4 January 1885)

Background imageGripping Collection: Portrait of a man (oil on panel)

Portrait of a man (oil on panel)
1202066 Portrait of a man (oil on panel) by Moor, Karel de (1656-1738); 31.2x23.5 cm; Private Collection; Photo eChristies Images; Dutch, out of copyright

Background imageGripping Collection: Bronze Mount from a Shawabty Bundle : Arm with Scribes Palette

Bronze Mount from a Shawabty Bundle : Arm with Scribes Palette
490721 Bronze Mount from a Shawabty Bundle : Arm with Scribes Palette, Late 18th to 19th Dynasty, c.1336-1256 BC (bronze) by Egyptian, New Kingdom (c.1567-1085 BC); 4.9 cm; Cleveland Museum of Art

Background imageGripping Collection: Montezumas Daughter (litho)

Montezumas Daughter (litho)
1062970 Montezumas Daughter (litho) by Lucas, John Seymour (1849-1923) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Montezumas Daughter)

Background imageGripping Collection: Pincers (chromolitho)

Pincers (chromolitho)
977717 Pincers (chromolitho) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Pincers. French educational card, late 19th/early 20th century.); © Look and Learn

Background imageGripping Collection: Taught by Ear (engraving)

Taught by Ear (engraving)
3626541 Taught by Ear (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Taught by Ear. Illustration from The Boys Own Paper, 1897.); © Look and Learn

Background imageGripping Collection: A Cape Dwarf Chameleon holding on to a branch, London Zoo, 1927 (b / w photo)

A Cape Dwarf Chameleon holding on to a branch, London Zoo, 1927 (b / w photo)
3500038 A Cape Dwarf Chameleon holding on to a branch, London Zoo, 1927 (b/w photo) by Bond, Frederick William (1887-1942); Zoological Society of London; eZoological Society of London; British

Background imageGripping Collection: The Monsters Embrace (Colour Litho)

The Monsters Embrace (Colour Litho)
2778301 The Monsters Embrace (Colour Litho) by Beltrame, Achille (1871-1945); Private Collection; (add.info.: The monsters embrace)

Background imageGripping Collection: Netsuke depicting a crow emerging from its egg, c. 1800-20 (softwood)

Netsuke depicting a crow emerging from its egg, c. 1800-20 (softwood)
PFR193817 Netsuke depicting a crow emerging from its egg, c.1800-20 (softwood) by Yuzan, (fl.1800-20); Private Collection; ePaul Freeman; Japanese, out of copyright

Background imageGripping Collection: Plate 508. Shoeing a Horse, 1872-85 (collotype on paper)

Plate 508. Shoeing a Horse, 1872-85 (collotype on paper)
3950104 Plate 508. Shoeing a Horse, 1872-85 (collotype on paper) by Muybridge, Eadweard (1830-1904); 21.6x32.7 cm; Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA

Background imageGripping Collection: Mans hand clutching wad of dollar bills

Mans hand clutching wad of dollar bills
UNITED STATES - CIRCA 1960s: Mans hand clutching wad of dollar bills

Background imageGripping Collection: Carnation, Washington State, USA. Gloucester Old Spot piglets nursing. (PR)

Carnation, Washington State, USA. Gloucester Old Spot piglets nursing. (PR)

Background imageGripping Collection: Golf grip, overlapping and interlocking

Golf grip, overlapping and interlocking

Background imageGripping Collection: Knickers

Knickers
Rows of brightly coloured knickers hanging on a washing line. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

Background imageGripping Collection: Australian green tree frog, litoria caerulea

Australian green tree frog, litoria caerulea
The green tree frog is larger than most Australian frogs, reaching 10 centimeters in length

Background imageGripping Collection: Male Jacksons Chameleon (Chamaeleo jacksoni) clinging to a plant leaf

Male Jacksons Chameleon (Chamaeleo jacksoni) clinging to a plant leaf. This species is native to Eastern Africa; Hawaii, United States of America

Background imageGripping Collection: Pan and the Nymph Syrinx, 17th century. Artist: Sebastien Bourdon

Pan and the Nymph Syrinx, 17th century. Artist: Sebastien Bourdon
Pan and the Nymph Syrinx, 17th century. Depiction of the story from Ovids Metamorphoses, where the nymph Syrinx was pursued by the amorous Pan

Background imageGripping Collection: Illustration of a rock climber hanging onto the edge of a rock with one hand

Illustration of a rock climber hanging onto the edge of a rock with one hand

Background imageGripping Collection: Illustration of Kon-Tiki crew gripping raft as huge wave from storm threatens to submerge them in

Illustration of Kon-Tiki crew gripping raft as huge wave from storm threatens to submerge them in water as man falls into sea

Background imageGripping Collection: White tailed Kite food exchange

White tailed Kite food exchange

Background imageGripping Collection: Father carrying his young son in his arms

Father carrying his young son in his arms

Background imageGripping Collection: Giant Spiny Stick Insect

Giant Spiny Stick Insect
Australian Giant Prickly Stick Insect (Extatosoma tiaratum)a.k.a. Giant Spiny Stick Insect, Spiny Leaf insect, Macleays Spectre or Australian Walking Stick




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"Gripping: A Fascinating Display of Strength and Tenacity" Panther chameleon on a branch, showcasing its impressive gripping abilities with precision. Behind the prison cell window, a glimpse of a man's head as his hands tightly grip the cold metal bars, revealing an unyielding determination for freedom. The gecko effortlessly clings to any surface, defying gravity with its remarkable gripping skills. Witness the intense close-up of an osteodontornis firmly gripping a fish in its sharp beak, capturing nature's raw power at play. A funerary monument depicts a woman clinging desperately to a cross, symbolizing unwavering faith and resilience in times of adversity. "Startling Stories - The Gods Hate Kansas" captivates readers with thrilling tales that keep them on the edge of their seats, gripped by suspense and excitement. Suspended in mid-air, acrobats showcase their incredible strength as they grip aerial apparatuses during breathtaking performances that leave audiences spellbound. "See how they run" captures the essence of fast-paced action where characters are gripped by urgency and must overcome obstacles to achieve their goals. An Australian koala holds onto branches with ease using its strong paws—a testament to adaptability and survival instincts in harsh environments. The hand of a statue delicately holds the ancient chakra disc from 800-1431 AD (stone), representing timeless wisdom passed down through generations via this firm grasp. Pan and the Nymph Syrinx immortalized in art; Pan's fingers gently yet possessively grip Syrinx's arm while she resists his advances—an eternal tale of desire entwined with resistance. In an episode from the battle of 27th Alpine volunteers surprise everyone by swiftly gripping an Arab prisoner—depicting courage amidst chaos and unexpected triumph.