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

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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.

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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 www.supportdevonsbeavers.org.

An endangered young male Bornean Orangutan climbs over 30 meters up a tree deep in the rain forest of Gunung Palung National Park, West Kalimantan, Indonesia (Island of Borneo).

Tim Laman wins top award

Tim Laman won the main prize in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition 2016 with his striking orangutan image. For more details of this year’s winners, visit the competition website. Tim also won the Nature Stories award in the 2016 World Press Photo competition. To explore his extraordinary body of work, view our new expanded gallery .

Temminck's ground pangolin, Botswana

CITES conservation victories!

A recent global wildlife summit results in new protections for pangolins, thresher sharks, rosewood trees and more! Check out our gallery for more on the conservation victories of CITES CoP17.

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Featured Story

Pine marten leapingAfter Hours

Eric Médard has spent 25 years developing soundproofed infra-red camera equipment, allowing him to photograph wildlife at night. Working mostly in his native France, his images offer rare glimpses of creatures too shy to see during the day. View our gallery, where you can also download a full PDF story with text.

Latest Highlights

African elephants fightingBest of January 2017!

Our first highlights gallery of the year is rich and varied - urban wildlife, gannet rescue, primates, birds in action, dramatic whales, Australian bats and insects, UK mammal behaviour, Lake Baikal underwater, harvesting eider down, new images from Bence Mate and much 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 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

Sable antelope chargingFace to Face with Wild Africa

Neil Aldridge’s new book celebrates the wildlife of Africa and shares the intimate moments he has experienced with the continent’s wildest creatures. Conservation lies at the heart of Neil's work and sales revenue from this book will contribute towards rhino conservation in southern Africa. Explore our gallery of book images.

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