Orange-chinned parakeets, Costa Rica
© Bence Mate / naturepl.com
Piles of African elephant ivory set on fire, Kenya
© Jabruson / naturepl.com
Porth Nanven at sunset, Cornwall, UK
© Guy Edwardes / naturepl.com
Hawthorn berries in poplar woodland, Spain
© Andres M. Dominguez / naturepl.com
Stag beetle male on oak tree, Germany
© Solvin Zankl / naturepl.com
Wild European lynx, Switzerland
© Laurent Geslin / naturepl.com
Butterfly on head of Yacare caiman, Brazil
© Wim van den Heever / naturepl.com
Western lowland gorilla twin babies resting, Central Africa
© Edwin Giesbers / naturepl.com
European lynx kittens in den, Switzerland
© Laurent Geslin / naturepl.com
Young polar bear walking across melting sea ice, Canadian Arctic
© Brent Stephenson / naturepl.com
Aggregation of sperm whales, Indian Ocean
© Tony Wu / naturepl.com
Pebbles reflected in water surface, Lake Baikal, Russia
© Olga Kamenskaya / naturepl.com
Himba woman shopping at the supermarket, Namibia
© Eric Baccega / naturepl.com
Bacteria causing iridescent patterns in river, Spain
© Andres M. Dominguez / naturepl.com
Keeled garlic flowers, Slovenia
© Alex Hyde / naturepl.com
Leaf cutter ants carrying colourful plant matter, reflected in water, Costa Rica
© Bence Mate / naturepl.com
Humpback whale blowing bubble stream, Hawaii
© Doug Perrine / naturepl.com
European otter group, Hungary
© Bence Mate / naturepl.com
Young brown bear playing with oil drum, Far East Russia
© Igor Shpilenok / naturepl.com
Alpine ibex on mountainside, Italy
© David Pattyn / naturepl.com

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Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber) mother suckling one of her five kits on the banks of the River Otter, Devon, UK, July. Part of Devon Wildlife Trust's Devon Beaver Trial.

Five Beaver Kits in Devon

The latest news on the beavers re-introduced to Devon is that one pair now has five young, an exceptionally large family. Check out our showreel on the story of the return of the beaver to England, or view our new expanded gallery.

Blind adult male Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) 'Marlin' waving a flipper at the edge of a convalescence pool where he is a long-term resident, Cornish Seal Sanctuary, Gweek, Cornwall, UK, January. Model released.

Donation to Cornish Seal Sanctuary

Last quarter we donated £750 towards the vital work of the Cornish Seal Sanctuary in rescuing and rehabilitating injured and abandoned seal pups. View our new gallery and download the pdf feature.

Mist over the Kasari river at sunrise, Kloostri, Matsalu National Park, Estonia, May 2009

Wild Wonders of the European Union

Following the surprise result of the recent UK referendum, we focus on the shared natural heritage of the 28 EU member states and the importance of EU environmental legislation.

Common tern (Sterna hirundo) in flight over water, Hampstead Heath, London, UK, August.

Hampstead Heath exhibition opens

A new exhibition featuring Matt Maran’s evocative images of Hampstead Heath opens on Saturday 11th June at the Catto Gallery, London NW3.
Matt will be signing copies of his new book Hampstead Heath, London’s Countryside. View our gallery of bookplates or visit the gallery site for exhibition opening times.

Pebbles reflected in the water surface at mouth of Sheryldy river, Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia.  September

3H2O exhibition – May 19th

The 3H2O exhibition opens on May 19th as part of the ArtDialog Festival at the Residenz au Lac gallery in Biel, Switzerland. The exhibition features the unique freshwater photography of Olga Kamenskaya and Michel Roggo, plus paintings by Franz Bruelhart, and runs until 6th June. To find our more, visit www.festival.artdialog.ch/de/.

Piles of African elephant ivory set on fire by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). This burn included over 105 tons of elephant ivory, worth over $150 million. Nairobi National Park, Kenya, 30th April 2016.

Biggest Ivory Burn Ever

On 30th April 2016 the biggest ivory burn in history took place, in Nairobi National Park, Kenya. More than 105 tons of elephant ivory and 1 ton of rhino horn were burned by the Kenya Wildlife Service. To find out more, view our gallery here.

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Featured Story

Cheetah runningAnimal Athletes

The Olympic games are an inspiring spectacle of talent, with the best athletes in the world setting benchmarks for human potential and physical endurance. But who are the champions of the animal kingdom? Find out by viewing our gallery, or you can download our full story PDF, including text, here.

Latest Highlights

Sandhill craneBest of July 2016!

Check out our new July highlights gallery, featuring grizzly bears, European hamsters, Dalmatian pelicans, plus graphic landscapes, African peoples and an eclectic mix of worldwide wildlife.

Supporting Conservation

 By licensing images, you can help!

We support conservation by making a quarterly donation from our sales revenue to a charity or specific project which is making a difference. This quarter we are supporting the Olympic Forest Appeal of World Land Trust. We also offer discounted reproduction fees to conservation organisations. Visit our conservation page to find out more.

Photographer of the month

Nenets herdsmanEric Baccega

Eric Baccega has travelled widely in wilderness areas, producing features on many subjects including bears, pandas, harp seals and various indigenous peoples.

Book of the month

Book cover imageCapercaillie and its Kin

Markus Varesuvo’s latest book, published in Finland by Docendo, is a beautifully illustrated study of northern gamebirds and their habitats, behaviour and interaction with man.
View our extensive gallery of bookplates and related images.

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