Water lilies underwater, France
© Remi Masson / naturepl.com
Lesser marbled fritillaries, France
© Lorraine Bennery / naturepl.com
Zanzibar red colobus baby, Tanzania
© Fiona Rogers / naturepl.com
African buffalo feeding on water lilies, Botswana
© Tony Heald / naturepl.com
Jaguar killing spectacled caiman, Brazil
© Luiz Claudio Marigo / naturepl.com
Red panda in montane forest, China
© Staffan Widstrand / naturepl.com
Brown bear cubs play-fighting, Finland
© Danny Green / naturepl.com
Deserta Grande wolf spider, Madeira
© Emanuele Biggi / naturepl.com
Hedgehog foraging on a suburban lawn, UK
© Nick Upton / naturepl.com
Black woodpecker excavating nest hole, Estonia
© Sven Zacek / naturepl.com
Wild Apennine wolf, Italy
© Bruno D'Amicis / naturepl.com
Broad-nosed weevil about to take off, Ecuador
© Lucas Bustamante / naturepl.com
Common eider duck in fishing harbour, Norway
© Pal Hermansen / naturepl.com
Two Pallas's cats sitting side by side, China
© Staffan Widstrand / naturepl.com
Ouled Rachid tribeswoman with baby and domestic donkeys, Chad
© Jabruson / naturepl.com
Girl and her family preparing rice, Madagascar
© Lucas Bustamante / naturepl.com
Ferrandaise cow portrait, France
© Klein & Hubert / naturepl.com
Dendritic water pattern, Namibia
© Hougaard Malan / naturepl.com
American crocodile reflected in water surface, Cuba
© Alex Mustard / naturepl.com
Striped mackerel with mouths open, filter feeding, Egypt
© Alex Mustard / naturepl.com

What's new

Golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) juvenile flying, Norway November

Nature Picture Library launches new print site

NPL now has a new print site selling a variety of attractive print products, including framed art prints. In addition to the images displayed in our print galleries, many other photos from the main NPL site are also available to purchase for print use. Just email us to find out more.

Alex Mustard MBE

Congratulations to Alex Mustard on his MBE!

We are proud to announce that Alex Mustard has been awarded the MBE for services to underwater photography in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
Explore our new expanded gallery of Alex’s amazing work…

Common swift (Apus apus) screaming as they fly in formation over cottage roofs at dusk, Lacock, Wiltshire, UK, June 2018.

Swift Awareness Week starts 16th June

The UK’s first Swift Awareness Week starts on Saturday 16th June, aiming to focus attention on this iconic bird of summer skies, its declining numbers and conservation needs. To find out more, view our Helping Swifts gallery.

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NPL at Footage Marketplace

We will be at Footage Marketplace in London on Wednesday 13th June. There is still time to register if you’d like to meet us there and find out more about our growing footage collection. We’ve compiled a showreel of our most popular clips, to give you a taster of video from NPL!

Cape pangolin or Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)  looking for ants at night, Kalahari, South Africa

Pangolins under threat

Pangolins are now the world’s most trafficked mammal – all 8 species are either threatened or endangered. View our new gallery of pangolin stills and clips to find out more.

Common swifts (Apus apus) flying overhead, Wiltshire, UK, June.  Digital composite image.

The Swifts are Back!

The warm May weather has brought swifts back to the UK from their African wintering grounds. Check out our new Helping Swifts gallery, featuring the photography of Nick Upton, to find out more about why this iconic bird needs our help.

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Featured Story

Group of meerkat babiesMeet the Meerkats!

British photographer Will Burrard-Lucas travelled to the Makgadikgadi Pans region of Botswana to photograph some of the most charismatic (and cutest) creatures in Africa – meerkats! Download our full story PDF, including text, here.

Latest Highlights

Long eared jerboaBest of November 2018

We have added some great new material to our site - highlights include atmospheric landscapes, rare Russian wildlife, cute meerkats and harp seal pups, emperor penguins from Sue Flood's new book, primate behaviour, animal and plant portraits, and new pets and farm animals from Klein & Hubert. Browse our new gallery here.

Supporting Conservation

Urban gardenBy 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 Bristol Schools Nature Reserve. We also offer discounted reproduction fees to conservation organisations. Visit our conservation page to find out more.

Photographer of the month

Female Welwitschia plant, NamibiaJen Guyton

Jen Guyton is a photographer and ecologist who has spent ten years travelling and working on wildlife and conservation projects in Africa. She recently won the Plants and Fungi category of Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018. View her new gallery here.

Book of the month

Book cover imageWild India

Wild India by Axel Gomille, published by Papadakis, explores the landscapes and wildlife of India, focusing on the country’s biodiversity and endemic animals, including the Bengal tiger, sloth bear, nilgai and Asiatic wild ass. View our gallery of bookplate images here.

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