Dramatic New Cloud Formation Named
Undulatus asperatus was first proposed as a new type of cloud in 2009, and if formally recognized will be the first cloud formation named in 60 years.
This image was taken at Qaanaaq in Northwest Greenland. To find out more, view our lightbox.
Two Months of Highlights
Check out our galleries of great new images added to the site! The September gallery includes emperor penguins, Arctic Russia, brown bears underwater and dramatic owls and ospreys. The October gallery has Bengal tigers, long-tailed macaques, colourful marine life, Lake Titicaca Frogs and European mammals.
European Nature Photographer of the Year 2014
Congratulations to Neil Aldridge, who was recently named European Nature Photographer of the Year 2014 in the Prestigious GDT competition! Click here to view the winning image of galloping blesbok and here to view the competition results.
The largest penguin that ever lived!
Recently discovered fossils reveal that the Mega Penguin was the largest and heaviest penguin ever, reaching 2 metres in height. Our illustration shows this species with Emperor penguin and human for scale. Click here to find out more…
Biodiversity Hotspots – Wonders of the World Exhibition
The IUCN World Parks Congress in Sydney, Australia runs from 12 to 19 November, and includes an exhibition on the 35 Wonders of the World, featuring more than 100 great images from Nature Picture Library, documenting the world’s Biodiversity Hotspots. To celebrate this, we’ve created a gallery of images from the exhibition.
WPOY 2014 Winners Announced
Congratulations to NPL photographers Bence Mate, Tim Laman, Sam Hobson, Ingo Arndt, Jurgen Freund, Alex Mustard, Will Burrard-Lucas, Alex Badyaev, Bruno D’Amicis and Charlie Hamilton James on their success in the Wildlife Photography of the Year awards. You can see a gallery of all the winning images here.
UN Climate Summit in New York
The United Nations has invited world leaders to the Climate Summit 2014 at their New York headquarters on 23rd September, in an attempt to galvanize climate action. To find out more, check out our new Climate Change Gallery focusing on the key issues.
Explore the Oceans with Solvin Zankl
Solvin Zankl’s latest book Ozeane explores the mysteries of the oceans, from the depths to the surface and from the tropics to the poles.
View our new gallery of Solvin’s dramatic images from the book.
Wildscreen Photography Festival 2014
Keynote speaker at the Wildscreen Photography Festival, to be held 24-26 October, is Tim Laman.
For more details or to buy tickets for this 3 day event, visit www.wildphotos.org.uk.
To explore Tim Laman’s amazing work on birds of paradise, view our feature gallery.
British Wildlife Photography Awards 2014 Success
We’d like to congratulate NPL photographers Pete Cairns, Alex Mustard, Andrew Parkinson and Nick Upton, who were all winners in this year’s British Wildlife Photography Awards.
View their winning images here.