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

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Pebbles reflected in the water surface at mouth of Sheryldy river, Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia.  September

3H2O exhibition – May 19th

The 3H2O exhibition opens on May 19th as part of the ArtDialog Festival at the Residenz au Lac gallery in Biel, Switzerland. The exhibition features the unique freshwater photography of Olga Kamenskaya and Michel Roggo, plus paintings by Franz Bruelhart, and runs until 6th June. To find our more, visit www.festival.artdialog.ch/de/.

Piles of African elephant ivory set on fire by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). This burn included over 105 tons of elephant ivory, worth over $150 million. Nairobi National Park, Kenya, 30th April 2016.

Biggest Ivory Burn Ever

On 30th April 2016 the biggest ivory burn in history took place, in Nairobi National Park, Kenya. More than 105 tons of elephant ivory and 1 ton of rhino horn were burned by the Kenya Wildlife Service. To find out more, view our gallery here.

Jabruson elephant footage

Meet us at Footage Marketplace

We will be at Footage Marketplace on Wednesday 25th May at 195 Piccadilly London W1. There’s still time for footage buyers to register. We look forward to seeing you there and showing you our latest showreels and growing collection of clips.

Sir David Attenborough with Argus monitor (Varanus panoptes rubidus) standing on its hind legs when approached, Western Australia. November 2006, on location filming for BBC NHU series 'Life in Cold Blood'

Happy 90th Birthday Sir David!

We celebrate the approaching 90th birthday of ground-breaking broadcaster Sir David Attenborough with a new gallery showing him at work on iconic BBC series over five decades.

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.

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Featured Story

Ground squirrels interactingSocial Squirrel

While on safari in Southern Africa, photographers Ann & Steve Toon were captivated by the little creatures that slept under their tent at night - Cape ground squirrels. View our gallery or download our full story PDF, including text.

Latest Highlights

European lynx kittensBest of May 2016!

Check out our May highlights gallery to see our pick of new images, featuring unusual Hanuman langur behaviour, weird cave creatures, wild European lynx, brown bear cubs learning to fish, atmospheric Spanish material by a new contributor, great coverage on European birds and lots of cute kittens!

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

Common poppies and corn marigold, UKGary Smith

Norfolk-based photographer Gary Smith specialises in the landscapes, fauna and flora of East Anglia, and his varied portfolio also covers gardening and farming activities through the seasons.

Book of the month

Arctic fox with snow goose eggWrangel Island

Russian photographer Sergey Gorshkov has spent several years documenting the natural riches of Wrangel Island in the Russian Far East, including polar bears, arctic foxes, walruses, snow geese and snowy owls. View our gallery here.


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