Comet Lovejoy in January Skies
NPL photographer Charlie Summers captured this image of Comet Lovejoy from Colorado, USA on January 10th. This spectacular comet will remain on view in the northern hemisphere, in the Triangulum constellation, until the end of January. At its closest point to Earth on January 7th, it was a mere 43 million miles away and its next visitation here is expected in 8000 years!
Three Months of Highlights
We’ve got 3 new galleries of monthly highlights to share with you. November 2014 includes primates, okapis and Chinese material, December 2014 contains Lake Baikal and new African landscapes and conservation, while January 2015 has urban wildlife and the world’s rarest dolphin.
The flight of the bar-headed goose revealed
A new tracking study has revealed the secrets of the world’s highest bird migration – the Himalayan flight of the bar-headed goose. It has been discovered that rather than reaching a high altitude and staying there they hug the mountainous terrain in order to save energy. View our lightbox of bar-headed geese images here .
Nature Picture Library Winners 2014
We’re celebrating the New Year 2015 with a round-up of NPL photographers’ awards in the major European photography competitions of last year. Check out our gallery of 2014 winning and commended images.
India – Land of Tigers and Temples
To celebrate the UK publication of Axel Gomille’s latest book, we have created a gallery of his Indian photography, which is showcased in India – Land of Tigers and Temples, just published by John Beaufoy Publishing.
Dramatic New Cloud Formation Named
Undulatus asperatus was first proposed as a new type of cloud in 2009, and if formally recognized will be the first cloud formation named in 60 years.
This image was taken at Qaanaaq in Northwest Greenland. To find out more, view our lightbox.
Two Months of Highlights
Check out our galleries of great new images added to the site! The September gallery includes emperor penguins, Arctic Russia, brown bears underwater and dramatic owls and ospreys. The October gallery has Bengal tigers, long-tailed macaques, colourful marine life, Lake Titicaca Frogs and European mammals.
European Nature Photographer of the Year 2014
Congratulations to Neil Aldridge, who was recently named European Nature Photographer of the Year 2014 in the Prestigious GDT competition! Click here to view the winning image of galloping blesbok and here to view the competition results.
The largest penguin that ever lived!
Recently discovered fossils reveal that the Mega Penguin was the largest and heaviest penguin ever, reaching 2 metres in height. Our illustration shows this species with Emperor penguin and human for scale. Click here to find out more…
Biodiversity Hotspots – Wonders of the World Exhibition
The IUCN World Parks Congress in Sydney, Australia runs from 12 to 19 November, and includes an exhibition on the 35 Wonders of the World, featuring more than 100 great images from Nature Picture Library, documenting the world’s Biodiversity Hotspots. To celebrate this, we’ve created a gallery of images from the exhibition.