Flamingo adults guarding chicks, Mexico
© Claudio Contreras / naturepl.com
Canning Dock, Liverpool, UK
© Norma Brazendale / naturepl.com
Yacht sails during the Panerai Classic Yacht Challenge, Italy
© Sea & See / naturepl.com
Spotted eagle ray digging for food, Cayman Islands
© Alex Mustard / naturepl.com
Bryde's whale and common dolphins chasing small fish, Azores
© Jordi Chias / naturepl.com
Rain showers over sagebrush, Sawtooth Mountains, Idaho, USA
© Gerrit Vyn / naturepl.com
Blind grey seal in convalescence pool, Cornish Seal Sanctuary, UK
© Nick Upton / naturepl.com
Yellowmask surgeonfish caught in fishing net, Indonesia
© Brandon Cole / naturepl.com
Texas indigo snake, USA
© Claudio Contreras / naturepl.com
Black-throated diver displaying, Finland
© Danny Green / naturepl.com
Leopard hunting springbok, Namibia
© Wim van den Heever / naturepl.com
African elephants with calves drinking at waterhole, Botswana
© Klein & Hubert / naturepl.com
Wire-haired dachshund in lavender field, France
© Klein & Hubert / naturepl.com
Wild boar with Milky Way in the background, Hungary
© Bence Mate / naturepl.com
High angle view of cat and its shadow, Japan
© Aflo / naturepl.com
Low angle image of Ural owl at night, Estonia
© Sven Zacek / naturepl.com
Sunrise over a frozen bog pool, Estonia
© Sven Zacek / naturepl.com
Cowslips in flower, UK
© Ernie Janes / naturepl.com
Gascon domestic pigs, France
© Klein & Hubert / naturepl.com
Little egret and grey herons reflected in lake at night, Hungary
© Bence Mate / naturepl.com

What's new

Titan arum (Amorphophallus titanum), in flower, cultivated specimen in botanic garden, native to Sumatra. Kew Gardens, London, UK. 23 April 2016

World’s largest and smelliest flower blooms at Kew

NPL photographer Michael Hutchinson captured the blooming of the Titan arum this week at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. This is the world’s largest inflorescence and also the smelliest. To view a larger selection of images, click here.

Rwandan students arrange solar lamps on a Kigali rooftop as part of Earth Day 2014, April 2015.

Earth Day 2016

April 22nd is recognised each year as Earth Day, when billions of people worldwide unite in actions and campaigns aimed at protecting our planet, creating a more sustainable future and fighting climate change.
To find out more about Earth Day visit www.earthday.org and to view our Earth Day gallery click here. To celebrate Earth Day 2016, all print sales of NPL images via art.com or allposters.com during April will include an extra contribution to our current conservation charity.

Male African lion (Panthera leo) entering tent, captive, USA (non-ex)

See you at Fotofringe!

Come and meet the Nature Picture Library team at Fotofringe on Wednesday 20th April.
Click here for registration details. We look forward to seeing you there!

Sydney Harbour with Opera House and skyscrapers at night, Sydney, Australia.

Turn off the Lights for Earth Hour!

Saturday 19th March marks Earth Hour, when people all over the world will turn off their lights between 8.30pm and 9.30pm UK time to help protect the planet and fight climate change.
To view our Earth Hour gallery, click here.


Fotofringe glamping competition

Visit the NPL table BB14 at Fotofringe on 20th April and enter our competition to win a £300 glamping holiday voucher, in association with Sawday’s Canopy and Stars.
Registration is free for picture buyers if you click here.

Verreaux's sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi) female carrying baby, Berenty Private Reserve, Madagascar. Endangered species.

Nature’s Mothers

It’s Mother’s Day in the UK on Sunday March 6th. View our new gallery of Nature’s Mothers and see how animal mothers take care of their young and how strong the bond between mother and child can be!

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Featured Story

European hares boxingRaising Hares

The spirited springtime antics of the European hare mark the end of winter in the minds of many. View our gallery and discover the true meaning of ‘Mad as a March hare’ in our latest Story of the Month.

Latest Highlights

Black grouse in snowBest of April 2016!

Check out our April highlights gallery to see our pick of new images, including gamebirds in action, dramatic sharks and Komodo dragons, mountain hares at night, African wildlife and a range of gorgeous wilderness 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 the work of the Cornish Seal Sanctuary. We also offer discounted reproduction fees to conservation organisations. Visit our conservation page to find out more.

Photographer of the month

Laurent Geslin with wild lynx cubsLaurent Geslin

Laurent Geslin's portfolio includes in-depth coverage on the European lynx, urban wildlife, honeybees and the behaviour of foxes, jackals and Ethiopian wolves.

Book of the month

Silhouette of stag beetleThe Life of the Oak Tree

Solvin Zankl’s latest book Wildnis Eiche documents the rich and varied oak tree ecosystem through the seasons. View our gallery on the Life of the Oak Tree.


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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.