Now it’s time for us to take a look back at the past year in the PicsArt community. Because ours is a global community, the images that are shared on PicsArt give us a peek into the lives of users all over the world. This global perspective is what makes our community so rich, and nowhere is that more apparent than in the variety of different wildlife photographs shared on PicsArt.

Today, we’ve rounded up another series of images for you to draw inspiration from, this time focusing on the fierce, majestic animal kingdom. Capturing evocative pictures of animals can be challenging because they are an unpredictable subject. However, the artists who shared these images have succeeded in capturing tenderness, playfulness, joy, and the wild nature of animals.

Browse this photo gallery of PicsArt’s best animal shots of 2014 to get in touch with your wild side.