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

What's new

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Meet us at Frankfurt Book Fair!

We will be exhibiting at Frankfurt Book Fair from 19-23 October on Stand 6.1 B95, with lots of great new book ideas to present.
If you’d like to know more or arrange a meeting, please email us.

Harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) clinging to a Common hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium) flowerhead with its feet and tail after release, Moulton, Northampton, UK, June.

Nick Upton wins award at BWPA

We are delighted to announce that Nick Upton has won the Documentary Series in the 2016 British Wildlife Photography Awards with his engaging series on monitoring harvest mice.

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.

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Featured Story

African lion approaching with curiosityPrivate Eye

For many years, photographer Anup Shah has been using hidden cameras to capture the individual personalities of wild animals in East Africa’s Serengeti-Mara ecosystem. "A fuller range of emotions opens up when you enter the world of a wild animal in its private space,” says Shah. View our gallery, where you can also download a full PDF story with text.

Latest Highlights

Humpback whale mother and calfBest of September 2016!

Check out our new gallery of images uploaded in the last month. You’ll find humpback whales, sharks, tigers, swans, pets and farm animals and some great landscapes and feature ideas.

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

Deepsea cirrate octopodDavid Shale

After working at the Institute of Oceanographic Science, David Shale has worked for more than 25 years as a freelance photographer and film-maker, specialising in the macro-photography of deep sea creatures.

Book of the month

Book cover imageSecrets of the Seas

Featuring the remarkable photography of Alex Mustard and published on 22nd September by Bloomsbury, Secrets of the Seas is a visual journey into the heart of the oceans, revealing in amazing detail their diverse inhabitants, from enormous whale sharks to tiny plankton. Explore our new gallery of book images.

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We are proud to represent 2020VISION, Meet Your Neighbours and Wild Wonders of Europe. Click on the logos to find out more about these special collections.