Cowslips growing on organic farm, UK
© Ernie Janes /
Blue tit in flowering apple tree, UK
© David Tipling /
Common toad tadpoles swimming, Belgium
© Bert Willaert /
California sea lions swimming in kelp forest, California
© Pascal Kobeh /
Man looking through transparent ice, Lake Baikal, Russia
© Olga Kamenskaya /
Young Baikal seal at ice hole, Russia
© Olga Kamenskaya /
Feral domestic rabbit, Japan
© Yukihiro Fukuda /
Bengal tiger female carrying cub, India
© Andy Rouse /
Mbuti pygmy boys in traditional body paint and straw skirts, Africa
© Steve O. Taylor /
Dune valley with camel thorn trees, Namibia
© Hougaard Malan /
Pair of blesbok galloping, South Africa
© Neil Aldridge /
Eastern chimpanzee mother and baby, Tanzania
© Anup Shah /
Baobab trees under night sky, Botswana
© Hougaard Malan /
Herons at night, Hungary
© Bence Mate /
Ring-necked parakeets on way to roost, UK
© Sam Hobson /
Pine marten on garden fence, France
© Eric Medard /
Pied wagtail roost, Heathrow Airport, UK
© David Tipling /
Golden damselfish amongst red whip coral, Indonesia
© Alex Mustard /
Blood pheasant drinking from stream, China
© Dong Lei /
Deer mouse on giant puffball watches mosquito, USA
© Alexander Badyaev /


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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.

What's new

Meadow buttercup (Ranunculus acris) and Poet's daffodil (Narcissus poeticus) on the Piano Grande, Monti Sibillini National Park, Italy, May.

Sandra Bartocha

Sandra Bartocha is our latest featured photographer of the month. Her creative plant and landscape images have been successful in many international photography competitions and she was one of the photographic team on the pan-European Wild Wonders of Europe initiative. To find out more about Sandra’s work and to view her portfolio, click here.

Blue shark (Prionace glauca) close up, Azores, Portugal.

New BBC series: Shark

The BBC are launching their first major wildlife series devoted to one of the most fascinating groups of fish in the sea – sharks. With coverage of over thirty different shark species they explore their hunting methods, their intricate social lives, courtship, growing up and the threats they face. Explore our shark gallery, including work by Chris Fallows who was an advisor on the series.

Adelie penguins jumping off ice shelf.

Meet us at Footage Marketplace

We will be at Footage Marketplace on Wednesday 20th May at 195 Piccadilly (the home of BAFTA). We will be on Table 6, ready to tell you all about our footage collection, with clips now available to play and download from our website. To find out more or to register to attend, please visit We look forward to seeing you there!

Mark Elliott, project manager of the Beaver project, and Julia Coats of the Animal and Plant Health agency releasing Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber) back to the River Otter. 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. Model released.

Return of the Beaver

Beavers have officially made a return to England, after being hunted to extinction centuries ago. Nick Upton has documented the work of the Devon Wildlife Trust as they performed health checks and then released the group of European beavers back into the River Otter. Contact us if you want to see related video clips.

Ivory gull (Pagophila eburnea) behind Polar bear (Ursus maritimus), Svalbard, Norway, July.

Svalbard Exposed

Roy Mangersnes and Ole Jorgen Liodden have published a new book celebrating the unique landscapes and wildlife of Svalbard. Explore our Svalbard Exposed gallery, which includes many of the book images, to find out more…

Hawaiian monk seal caught in fishing tackle off Kure Atoll, Pacific Ocean

NPL supports the Monk Seal Foundation

This quarter we are supporting the work of the Monk Seal Foundation to protect the critically endangered Hawaiian monk seal.
To find out more about this species and endangered seals in general, check out our Seal Conservation gallery.

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Featured Story

Greater Bird of Paradise (Paradisaea apoda) displaying on canopy lek display site, Badigaki Forest, Wokam Island in the Aru Islands, Indonesia.Chasing Paradise

Tim Laman is the first photographer to capture images of all 39 species of bird of paradise. He spent 8 years with ornithologist Ed Scholes studying this fascinating and spectacular group of birds in the most inaccessible regions of New Guinea and its neighbouring islands. Click here for the full story and gallery

Latest Highlights

Adelie penguins wide angle portraitBest of February 2015!

Check out new birds from Markus Varesvuo, penguins from Fred Oliver, creative plant shots from Sandra Bartocha, African wildlife from the Denis-Huots and a range of worldwide landscapes by David Noton, Jack Dykinga and others.

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 Devon Wildlife Trust. We also offer discounted reproduction fees to conservation organisations. Visit our conservation page to find out more.

Photographer of the month

Lemon shark (Negaprion brevirostris) at the surface, split level. Little Bahama Bank, Bahamas. West Atlantic Ocean.Alex Mustard

Alex Mustard is our first featured photographer of the month. He has won many awards and was named GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year in 2013. His latest book, Reefs Revealed, won the International Grand Prize for the best book of underwater photographs. View Alex’s portfolio here.


Book of the month

Animal Architecture book cover imageAnimal Architecture

Ingo Arndt travelled the globe for two years to capture graphic images of animal architecture, from six-foot-high ant hills to the colourfully decorated courtship arenas of bowerbirds, now showcased in a beautiful book published in English and German language editions. Find out more and view a gallery of the highlights here.