Animals and birds across Europe are being forced to fight for survival as temperatures plunge across most of the continent.

Take a look at our slideshow to see how they cope when the mercury plummets.

Dog wears jumper on streets of StrasbourgReuters
Duck waddles across fresh blanket of snow in Vertou, FranceReuters
Robin perches on tree branch during snow storm in village of Collsupina, near BarcelonaReuters
Swan sits on partially frozen section of Rhine in Strasbourg harbourReuters
Flock of ducks rest on ice over Lake Sauvabelin in LausanneReuters
Two stags lock antlers in snow in Richmond Park, southwest LondonReuters
Birds congregate on Black Sea in port town of Ilyichevsk, Odessa, UkraineReuters
Flock of seagulls fly over frozen canal in BrusselsReuters
Host of sparrows in snow of BucharestReuters
Two stray dogs run through snow at deserted railway station in BucharestReuters