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Chukchi children at reindeer festival, Siberia
© Bryan and Cherry Alexander / naturepl.com
Horse and rider jumping through fire, Luminarias festival, Spain
© Kristel Richard / naturepl.com
Baby long-tailed macaque, Borneo
© Fiona Rogers / naturepl.com
Arctic fox with snow goose egg, Far Eastern Russia
© Sergey Gorshkov / naturepl.com
Polar bear and cubs walking across snow, Far Eastern Russia
© Sergey Gorshkov / naturepl.com
Walrus, Wrangel Island, Far Eastern Russia
© Sergey Gorshkov / naturepl.com
Snow in Bastnas car graveyard, Sweden
© Pal Hermansen / naturepl.com
Spruce trees bent under weight of snow, Finland
© Erlend Haarberg / naturepl.com
Badger amongst ragwort, UK
© Andy Parkinson / naturepl.com
Brunnich's guillemot diving, Norway
© Roy Mangersnes / naturepl.com
Paddle-flap scorpionfish, Indonesia
© Alex Mustard / naturepl.com
Honeybees pollinating cornflowers in 'Bee World', UK
© Kim Taylor / naturepl.com
Kakapo "Sinbad" amongst bushes, New Zealand
© Brent Stephenson / naturepl.com
Emperor penguin chick, Antarctica
© Fred OIivier / naturepl.com
Little owl young outside nest, UK
© Andy Rouse / naturepl.com
Bengal tiger female and cubs, India
© Andy Rouse / naturepl.com
Blue sharks in the English Channel, UK
© Alex Mustard / naturepl.com
Brown hare running, UK
© David Tipling / naturepl.com
Kamchatka brown bear paw fishing underwater, Russia
© Michel Roggo / naturepl.com
Water hyacinth and red Ludwigia underwater, Pantanal, Brazil
© Michel Roggo / naturepl.com

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Giant manta rays (Manta birostris) feeding on plankton North Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia, Pacific Ocean [size of single organism: 7 m] | Riesenmanta (Manta birostris) Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesien, Pazifischer Ozean

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.

Photographer, Tim Laman, in the canopy of an emergent mahogany tree with canopy level view of the rainforest of the Gran Caldera Volcanica de Luba and surrounding walls of the caldera, Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea, Rapid Assessment Visual Expedition, International League of Conservation Photographers, January 2008. Model released

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.

Blue sharks (Prionace glauca) cruise beneath the surface of the English Channel. Penzance, Cornwall, England, British Isles. North East Atlantic Ocean, August. Winner of the Coast and Marine category of the BWPA Competition 2014

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.

First sunset in Arctic since the spring, in Spitsbergen, Svalbard Archipelago, Norway, 23 August 2014.

End of the Arctic Summer

We’ve just received this lovely image by Christophe Courteau of the first sunset of the season in Svalbard, signalling the end of the perpetual daylight of the Arctic Summer.

Meerkat (Suricata suricatta) group of babies, Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana.

Best of the last 3 months!

Check out our highlights gallery to view our edited selection of new images, including African wildlife, orcas and sharks in action, dramatic ibex, a newly discovered species, and really cute pets…

Honeybee (Apis mellifera) in flight amongst Rudbeckia flowers, UK

NPL helps to create Bee Worlds

Friends of the Earth’s Bee Worlds campaign is the latest conservation cause we are supporting. To find out more about the project, view our new bee gallery, which celebrates the beauty, diversity and industry of these remarkable insects.

Three banded armadillo {Tolypeutes tricinctus} in defensive ball. Captive, UK

Discover the Wild Side of Brazil!

While the world’s eyes are on Brazil, we share with you some beautiful images and fascinating facts about the country’s wild side. Check out our Brazil gallery to find out more about the fantastic fauna, flora and landscapes of the world’s fifth largest country.

Black howler monkeys (Alouatta caraya) male and two females calling from tree, captive, Apenheul Park, Netherlands.

3 Months of Highlights

Check out our highlights gallery of images uploaded to the site in the last 3 months, including butterflies in flight, cute giant pandas, big cat portraits, lion-tailed macaques, Brazilian wildlife and landscapes from Lake Baikal.

Mobile Education Unit in action

NaturePL Helps Elephant Conservation

Last quarter we donated more than £1800 to Save the Elephants which funded their Mobile Education Unit bringing film and interactive education to primary school children in the Samburu area of Kenya.

Arty view looking up at skyscrapers and trees in downtown Los Angeles, California, USA, July 2011

Celebrate Earth Day 2014!

April 22nd 2014 marks the 44th anniversary of Earth Day. Millions of people around the world will take part in activities to raise awareness about the environment. This year the focus is on Green Cities. To find out more, visit www.earthday.org and to view our Earth Day gallery, click here!