Polar bear with young walks along ice edge, Alaska
© Steven Kazlowski / naturepl.com
Barn owl hunting, UK
© John Waters / naturepl.com
Muddy African elephant male, Kenya
© Denis-Huot / naturepl.com
Great white egret splashing, Hungary
© Markus Varesvuo / naturepl.com
Yacare caiman gaping, with attendant hoverflies, Brazil
© Nick Garbutt / naturepl.com
Walrus underwater view, Svalbard
© Ole Jorgen Liodden / naturepl.com
Juvenile green turtle swimming, French Polynesia
© Jordi Chias / naturepl.com
Peacock tail anemone shrimp in anemone, Indonesia
© Constantinos Petrinos / naturepl.com
Gentoo penguin jumping onto beach, Falkland Islands
© Andy Rouse / naturepl.com
Great crested grebe mother with chicks, Netherlands
© David Pattyn / naturepl.com
Grizzly bear female with cub on back, Alaska
© Oliver Scholey / naturepl.com
Cyclists beside river at dawn, Laos
© David Noton / naturepl.com
Nyiragongo volcano lava lake, Democratic Republic of Congo
© Tom Gilks / naturepl.com
Inner city bee-attracting flowers, Bristol
© David Woodfall / naturepl.com
Bearded pig foraging at night, Borneo
© Alex Hyde / naturepl.com
Crowned crane with chicks, Tanzania
© Hermann Brehm / naturepl.com
Meadow buttercup and poet's daffodil, Italy
© Wild Wonders of Europe / Bartocha / naturepl.com
White waterlily in bog lake, Holland
© Willem Kolvoort / naturepl.com
Rhesus macaque group on dome, India
© Roland Seitre / naturepl.com
Creac'h Lighthouse at night, France
© Christophe Courteau / naturepl.com

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Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) female 'Noor T39' with cubs in water. Ranthambore National Park, India.

World Tiger Day

29th July is World Tiger Day, which aims to raise awareness about tigers and the vital need for their conservation. Check out our new tiger gallery, with lots of dramatic action and coverage on 5 of the 6 living tiger sub-species.

Blue shark (Prionace glauca) close up, Azores, Portugal.

New BBC series: Shark

The BBC are launching their first major wildlife series devoted to one of the most fascinating groups of fish in the sea – sharks. With coverage of over thirty different shark species they explore their hunting methods, their intricate social lives, courtship, growing up and the threats they face. Explore our shark gallery, including work by Chris Fallows who was an advisor on the series.

Mark Elliott, project manager of the Beaver project, and Julia Coats of the Animal and Plant Health agency releasing Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber) back to the River Otter. Part of escaped population re-released to the wild following veterinary check ups. Taken on the second day of Beaver releases after release of two adults and a young beaver on Monday 23rd March. Project managed by Devon Wildlife Trust, Devon, 24th March 2015. Model released.

Return of the Beaver

Beavers have officially made a return to England, after being hunted to extinction centuries ago. Nick Upton has documented the work of the Devon Wildlife Trust as they performed health checks and then released the group of European beavers back into the River Otter. Contact us if you want to see related video clips.

Ivory gull (Pagophila eburnea) behind Polar bear (Ursus maritimus), Svalbard, Norway, July.

Svalbard Exposed

Roy Mangersnes and Ole Jorgen Liodden have published a new book celebrating the unique landscapes and wildlife of Svalbard. Explore our Svalbard Exposed gallery, which includes many of the book images, to find out more…

Hawaiian monk seal caught in fishing tackle off Kure Atoll, Pacific Ocean

NPL supports the Monk Seal Foundation

This quarter we are supporting the work of the Monk Seal Foundation to protect the critically endangered Hawaiian monk seal.
To find out more about this species and endangered seals in general, check out our Seal Conservation gallery.

Cotswolds Lion rare breed sheep (Ovis aries) and the village of Naunton at sunset, Gloucestershire, UK, June 2001.

Year of the Sheep

19th February marks the start of the Year of the Sheep, according to the Chinese zodiac, so we’re celebrating our coverage on sheep and goats, both wild and domesticated. Amongst the earliest of all domesticated animals, there are now 2 billion sheep and goats worldwide. View our gallery and find out more about these surprising animals…

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Featured Story

African jacana (Actophilornis africana) chick, one day old, standing on leaf, Chobe River, Botswana, April.Tales from Chobe

Photographer Lou Coetzer has been visiting Chobe for over two decades, capturing rare animal behaviour with technical flair. View our gallery and download the pdf here.

Latest Highlights

Great white egret splashingBest of April 2015!

Check out tigers in action, African wildlife, rare penguins, dramatic bird photography, wild Mongolian horses, and cute koalas, plus wildflower meadows, adventure travel and much more...

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 work of the Devon Wildlife Trust. We also offer discounted reproduction fees to conservation organisations. Visit our conservation page to find out more.

Photographer of the month

Saguaro cactus (Carnegiea gigantea) with twisted arms at sunset, with Ajo Mountains in the background, Arizona, USA.Jack Dykinga

Pulitzer-Prize-winning photographer Jack Dykinga blends large-format landscape art photography with documentary photojournalism. Jack lives in Arizona and has a special interest in the desert landscapes and plants of the South West USA.

Book of the month

Green turtle hatchling swimmingWildlife Under The Waves

For ‪‎World Oceans Day (8th of June 2015)‬ we're promoting the beautiful new book Wildlife Under the Waves by Jürgen and Stella Freund. Find out more and view a gallery of the highlights here.