Giant panda female holding one month old baby, France
© Eric Baccega /
Mosquito biting Enyalius lizard, Brazil
© Joao Burini /
Guianan cock-of-the-rock males fighting during lek, Suriname
© Sylvain Cordier /
Hippopotamus at waterhole, South Africa
© Bence Mate /
Dark sleeper female protecting eggs, Japan
© Tony Wu /
Fireflies displaying at night, Japan
© Tony Wu /
Border wall between Arizona and Sonora, Mexico
© Jack Dykinga /
Whooper swan on river, Finland
© Jussi Murtosaari /
Underwater view of autumn leaves in stream current, Belgium
© Theo Bosboom /
Red squirrel in autumnal woodland, Scotland
© SCOTLAND: The Big Picture /
Blackbird feeding on cotoneaster berries, Wales
© Phil Savoie /
Male indri reaching for leaves, Madagascar
© Nick Garbutt /
Urban red fox walking past wall with fox graffiti, London
© Matthew Maran /
Bottlenose dolphin leaping out of waves, South Africa
© Tony Wu /
Five month old baby swimming underwater, Cayman Islands
© Alex Mustard /
Nurse sharks over seagrass at night, Bahamas
© Alex Mustard /
Peringuey's desert adder hidden in sand, Namibia
© Emanuele Biggi /
Hanuman langurs grooming dog, India
© Mark MacEwen /
Tapanuli organgutan male, newly identified species, Indonesia
© Andrew Walmsley /
Honeybee flying to white clover flower, Wales
© Phil Savoie /

What's new

Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis) walking through a mountain meadow, Manning Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada. 

New Canada lynx images

We are excited to have just received new images from Connor Stefanison which show the elusive Canada lynx in the wild.

'World’s Loneliest Tree' a Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis) which is over 200km from nearest tree (Auckland Islands) Campbell Island New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands UNESCO World Heritage Site, March 2014. Recently this tree has been discovered to record the start of the Anthropocene geological era. Scientists have discovered jump in radioactive traces in rings dating to 1965, due to increased nuclear bomb testing in the 1950-1960s.

World’s loneliest tree records new geological era

Scientists from UCL and University of New South Wales have dated the start of the current Anthropocene era to 1965 through carbon dating a single remote Sitka spruce found on Campbell Island in the Southern Ocean. Find out more.


Nat Geo cover!

We’re thrilled to have our image by Brent Stephenson on the cover of the January issue of National Geographic, which is on sale NOW!

Eider duck (Somateria mollissima) under water, diving for food, Trondelag, Norway. March. Blurred motion in image. Winner of Artists on Wings (Birds) category of Glaenzlichter Awards 2017

NPL Winners of 2017

Enjoy our new gallery of award-winning images and portfolios from the world’s major nature photography competitions of 2017. Congratulations to all the winning and commended NPL photographers!

Three Sea otters (Enhydra lutris) resting on ice, Alaska, June

Season’s Greetings from NPL!

Happy Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year 2018 to all our customers, photographers, subagents and suppliers!
Click here to view our latest selection of stand-alone Eyecatcher images.

Tapanuli orangutan (Pongo tapanuliensis) portrait, Batang Toru, North Sumatra, Indonesia. This is a newly identified species of orangutan, limited to the Batang Toru forests in North Sumatra is with a population of about 800 individuals.

New species of orangutan discovered

We have just received rare images of the Tapanuli orangutan, a new species recently discovered in the remote rainforest of northern Sumatra. View our gallery showing this rare primate in its natural habitat.

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Featured Story

Young hedgehog in human handsA Heart for Hedgehogs

Photographers Marie-Luce Hubert and Jean-Louis Klein came across four hungry baby hedgehogs, abandoned by their mother. They did the only thing they could do: rescue the hoglets, and become foster parents to the prickly youngsters themselves. Find out more in our PDF story or visit our image gallery.

Latest Highlights

Pallas's cat, ChinaBest of March 2018!

In our March highlights gallery discover Pallas’s cats from China, wild wolves from Italy, and endangered crocodiles from Cuba, plus a fantastic range of rainforest wildlife, marine and freshwater life.

Supporting Conservation

Red squirrelBy 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 Trees for Life’s The Reds Return Project. We also offer discounted reproduction fees to conservation organisations. Visit our conservation page to find out more.

Photographer of the month

James's flamingoBernard Castelein

Belgian photographer Bernard Castelein believes passionately in photographing nature close to home, but has also travelled extensively in many regions of the world, and has great coverage on the wildlife, landscapes and peoples of the Andes and Himalayas, India and Madagascar. View our new expanded gallery to find out more…

Book of the month

Book cover imageClose-up and Macro Photography

Robert Thompson's latest book Close-up and Macro Photography is an in-depth guide to the art and field techniques of macro and close-up nature photography. To find out more, check out our gallery of bookplate images


2020 vision    Met your neighbours    Wild wonders of Europe    
We are proud to represent 2020VISION, Meet Your Neighbours and Wild Wonders of Europe. Click on the logos to find out more about these special collections.