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.
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…
NPL supports 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.
Welcome to the Year of the Sheep
19th February marks the start of the Year of the Sheep, according to the Chinese zodiac, so we’re celebrating our coverage on sheep and goats, both wild and domesticated. Amongst the earliest of all domesticated animals, there are now 2 billion sheep and goats worldwide. View our gallery and find out more about these surprising animals…
Discover Rabbit Island!
Find out why Okunojima in Japan is known as Rabbit Island – through Yukihiro Fukuda’s cute and surprising images!
Jenny Maclean – Volunteer of the Year
Congratulations to Jenny Maclean, President of the Tolga Bat Hospital, who won first place in the Heritage Bank Volunteer of the Year awards.
Check out our gallery on her work in rescuing and rehabilitating Spectacled flying foxes.
Lake Baikal – Icy Wonderland
Discover the world’s oldest, deepest and largest lake through Olga Kamenskaya’s amazing images. View the gallery or download a pdf to read the full story.
Comet Lovejoy in January Skies
NPL photographer Charlie Summers captured this image of Comet Lovejoy from Colorado, USA on January 10th. This spectacular comet will remain on view in the northern hemisphere, in the Triangulum constellation, until the end of January. At its closest point to Earth on January 7th, it was a mere 43 million miles away and its next visitation here is expected in 8000 years!
Three Months of Highlights
We’ve got 3 new galleries of monthly highlights to share with you. November 2014 includes primates, okapis and Chinese material, December 2014 contains Lake Baikal and new African landscapes and conservation, while January 2015 has urban wildlife and the world’s rarest dolphin.
The flight of the bar-headed goose revealed
A new tracking study has revealed the secrets of the world’s highest bird migration – the Himalayan flight of the bar-headed goose. It has been discovered that rather than reaching a high altitude and staying there they hug the mountainous terrain in order to save energy. View our lightbox of bar-headed geese images here .