Mute swan flock on snow, Netherlands
© Edwin Giesbers /
Domestic cat in snow, France
© Klein & Hubert /
First rays of golden sunshine hit giant sequoias, USA
© Floris van Breugel /
Domestic reindeer herd, Norway
© Pal Hermansen /
Bobcat in deep snow, USA
© Nick Garbutt /
Sunbeam at sunrise, Grand Canyon, USA
© Nick Garbutt /
Atlantic salmon leaping upstream, UK
© Ann & Steve Toon /
Northern fulmar in flight with wind farm in background, UK
© Ernie Janes /
Prisoner raising endangered Oregon spotted frog, USA
© Cyril Ruoso /
Whale shark and freediving fisherman, Indonesia
© Pete Oxford /
Blue whale swimming, Indian Ocean
© Tony Wu /
Great hammerhead shark portrait, Bahamas
© Alex Mustard /
Young California sea lion plays amidst giant kelp, USA
© Alex Mustard /
Aerial view of Belas Knap long barrow, UK
© Nick Turner /
Spotted hyaena group, Zambia
© Will Burrard-Lucas /
Lion in rain, smelling the air, Kenya
© Wim van den Heever /
Great crested grebe swimming, UK
© Andy Rouse /
Nudibranch on kelp with star trails, Norway
© Alex Mustard /
Kingfisher emerging from pool with fish, UK
© Andy Rouse /
Newly emerged mosquito on water surface, Germany
© Solvin Zankl /

What's new

Fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) tethered in LED illuminated chamber which stimulates moving visual patterns. Behind the fly is a camera, which is used to record its wing beat amplitude – a rough measure of whether it is trying to turn to the left or right. At the top of the image is the microscope objective, which focuses bright blue light onto the fly. The blue light excites fluorescent proteins in the fly’s muscles, which emit green light. The green fluorescence is picked up by the same microscope optics, through a special filter which blocks the blue light.  California Institute of Technology, USA, December 2016.

Fruit fly flight secrets revealed

A new Caltech study reveals insights into the aerial acrobatics of fruit flies. To view Floris van Breugel’s images click here or contact us for more information.

Red-shanked Douc langur (Pygathrix nemaeus) adult male and female, Vietnam

Primates in Danger!

A new report shows that more than half of all primate species are threatened with extinction. Our new endangered primates gallery shows more than 100 species which are in special need of protection, including all the great apes and 87% of Madagascar’s endemic primates.


2016 Highlights Showreel

We’ve compiled a new showreel featuring the highlights of new video added in the last year.

Great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus) swimming, backlit with morning light forming  a bokeh affect on the water, Wales, UK, February. Highly commended in the Habitat Category of the BWPA (British Wildlife Photography Awards) 2016.

NPL Winners!

Congratulations to our photographers on their success in the major nature photography competitions of 2016. We hope you enjoy our new Winners Gallery, which includes the winning and commended images and portfolios.


SCOTLAND: The Big Picture Showreel

Check out our showreel from SCOTLAND: The Big Picture, a new multimedia project founded by Peter Cairns and Mark Hamblin, focusing on the benefits that rewilding and a nature-based economy can bring to the landscapes of Scotland.

Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber) entering the River Otter after release. 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.

“Support Devon Beavers” campaign

Devon Wildlife Trust have launched a crowd funding campaign (backed by Chris Packham) to support the newly established Devon beaver population, and ensure they can remain in the wild. You can see more at

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Featured Story

Black dragonfish close upAliens of the Deep

Taking up 95% of the Earth’s living space, the deep sea is the most mysterious habitat on our planet. Its inhabitants are so bizarre they seem almost like aliens. Photographer Solvin Zankl accompanied a scientific expedition to the Cape Verde Islands with a mission to document the strange creatures living out of reach of the sun. View our gallery, including PDF link.

Latest Highlights

African elephants fightingBest of February 2017!

Check out our February highlights gallery with great new images on Scotland, urban wildlife, wild budgerigars, dramatic sharks, worldwide bird coverage and classic landscapes.

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 Wild Shots Outreach. We also offer discounted reproduction fees to conservation organisations. Visit our conservation page to find out more.

Photographer of the month

Golden eagle pouncingMarkus Varesvuo

One of the world’s leading bird photographers, Markus is based in Finland and his atmospheric and dramatic bird photography has won him many awards. He has published 3 books of bird photography, with a fourth due out in Spring 2017. To find out more, explore our new expanded gallery.

Book of the month

Puffins greeting each other by billingSeabirds of the World

David Tipling’s latest book, published by New Holland, celebrates the variety and beauty of the seabirds of the world, from the tropics to the polar regions. Check out our new gallery of David’s images from the book and his varied seabird material.


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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.