Toco toucan portrait
© Angelo Gandolfi / naturepl.com
Impala herd at sunset, Tanzania
© Juan Carlos Munoz / naturepl.com
Jungle crow with rainbow, Tibet
© Dong Lei / naturepl.com
Giant anteater with domestic cow, Brazil
© Angelo Gandolfi / naturepl.com
Domestic elephants with their keepers, Nepal
© Enrique Lopez-Tapia / naturepl.com
Howler monkeys calling, Netherlands
© Juan Carlos Munoz / naturepl.com
Harvest mice, UK
© Ann & Steve Toon / naturepl.com
Male club-winged manakin attracting mate, Ecuador
© Tim Laman / naturepl.com
Speckled wood butterfly, Finland
© Jussi Murtosaari / naturepl.com
Western gorilla skull with butterfly, Republic of Congo
© Jabruson / naturepl.com
Sword-billed hummingbird, Ecuador
© Guy Edwardes / naturepl.com
Lion-tailed macaque juveniles, India
© Anup Shah / naturepl.com
Common zebra herd crossing river, Kenya
© Anup Shah / naturepl.com
Apennine chamois male, Italy
© Bruno D'Amicis / naturepl.com
Clear ice pane, Lake Baikal
© Olga Kamenskaya / naturepl.com
Stoat in winter coat with fish, Norway
© Erlend Haarberg / naturepl.com
Grey seal 'waving', UK
© Andy Trowbridge / naturepl.com
Common dolphins, South Africa
© Chris & Monique Fallows / naturepl.com
Indo Pacific sailfish feeding on sardines, Mexico
© Chris & Monique Fallows / naturepl.com
European sturgeon, Romania
© Wild Wonders of Europe / Lundgren / naturepl.com

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Guildford town centre, flooded by River Wey at night, during Christmas flooding 2013. Surrey, England, UK, 25th December 2013.

The Winter of Storms and Floods

Our photographers braved the weather to capture great images of the storms and floods that afflicted the UK and France in the winter of 2013-2014. Take a look at our dramatic pictures from the Somerset Levels, Severn and Thames valleys, plus Sussex, Norfolk and Brittany coasts.

Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) being cleaned by yellow tangs (Zebrasoma flavescens) at a cleaning station where the turtles are groomed by the fish in a mutualistic, symbiotic relationship, Puako, Kona, Hawaii, USA, November

Celebrate the first World Wildlife Day!

3rd March 2014 has been designated by the UN as the first World Wildlife Day. Explore our new gallery of the amazingly diverse wildlife and plants with which we are privileged to share the planet.

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) at surface of a loch after diving for a fish, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, UK, July.

New Cairngorms ebook by Peter Cairns

Peter Cairns has published a new ebook showcasing some of his favourite images of Britain’s wildest National Park. View our gallery of highlights and find out how to order a copy.

Reticulated Glass Frog (Hyalinobatrachium valerioi) male guarding egg clutch on leaf, Costa Rica.

Latest and greatest images!

We’ve added some fantastic new images to the site over the last 2 months, including dramatic sharks, European lynx and wolves, sifakas leaping, beautiful British landscapes, Californian condors, colourful marine life and Costa Rican frogs and turtles. Explore our chosen highlights here

Valentine's Day competition winners

Valentine’s Day competition winners

Congratulations to our Valentine’s Day caption competition winners! We loved them so much we thought we’d share them with you!

Little owls courtship {Athene noctua} Spain

Explore Romance in the Animal World

To celebrate St Valentine’s Day, we’ve created an animal courtship gallery, including chilled out seals, affectionate owls and ecstatic newts!

Wild Chincoteague (Equus caballus) two breeding stallions greeting one another, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, Chincoteague Island, Virginia, USA, June

Welcome to the Year of the Horse

According to the Chinese calendar, 31st January 2014 marks the start of the Year of the Horse. People born in the Year of the Horse are thought to be energetic, intelligent and to enjoy the limelight. We’d like to share with you our gallery of beautiful and charismatic horse images, and we wish you happiness, health and success in the Year of the Horse.

Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) on snow-covered branch in pine forest, Glenfeshie Estate, Cairngorms NP, Highlands, Scotland, UK, January

2020VISION heads to Moscow!

From 25 January to 23 February 2014 a Russian exhibition featuring images from 2020VISION will be shown at the “House of Artists” in Moscow, as part of the Russian Year of Culture 2014. Check out our gallery for the images appearing and more information about the exhibition.

Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica) in field of daisies, Heimeay, Iceland, July

New Year Highlights

We’ve started the New Year by adding lots of great new images to the site – penguins and polar bears in action, Scandinavian wildlife, tropical birds, colourful frogs and great insect close-ups, plus creative work by new guy Theo Bosboom. Explore the gallery here

Maasai Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi) silhouetted by beams of light from setting sun, Maasai Mara, Kenya, Africa. Winner of the African section of the Nature’s Best Windland Smith Rice International Photography Awards Competition 2013

More Nature Picture Library Winners

Our photographers have enjoyed great success in this year’s major international photography competitions, including Nature’s Best, Wildlife Photographer of the Year, GDT and Melvita. View our new expanded gallery of winning and commended images.