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

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.

Mountain hares (Lepus timidus) fighting in snow at night, Vauldalen, Norway. Joint overall winner of the GDT  European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017. Highly commended in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards (WPOY) competition 2017.  Winner of the Mammals category of the MontPhoto International Competition of Nature Photography 2017. Winner of the Animal Behaviour Category of the Golden Turtle Awards 2017.

Erlend Haarberg is GDT Competition Winner

Congratulations to Erlend Haarberg who was named joint winner of the main prize in the GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition 2017 with his dynamic black and white nocturnal image of Mountain hares fighting.

Large aggregation of Sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) engaged in social activity. Note the abundance of sloughed off skin in the water, resulting from tactile contact among the whales, with cloud of faeces in the background. Indian Ocean, March.

Celebrating Tony Wu

Congratulations to Nature Picture Library’s Tony Wu, who won the Mammal Behaviour category of the prestigious 2017 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition with this amazing image of socialising sperm whales.


Frankfurt Book Fair in progress

A great start to Frankfurt Book Fair 2017 so far – Rachelle and Tim are busy meeting lots of clients and photographers!

NaturePL stand at FBF 2016.

NPL at Frankfurt Book Fair

We will be exhibiting at Frankfurt Book Fair from 11 to 15 October 2017 on stand 6.1 B95.
Please contact us if you’d like to arrange a meeting!

Mini Yuan Zi and mother Huan Huan, giant pandas at ZooParc Beauval

Exclusive images of Mini Yuan Zi

Eric Baccega was privileged to witness the birth of twin babies to ZooParc Beauval’s Giant panda Huan Huan on August 4th. Sadly the first baby was too weak to survive, but the second cub Mini Yuan Zi is thriving.
Contact us to see more images or to license this unique material.

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Featured Story

Spotted nutcracker with hazelnutThe Nutcracker

The Nutcracker has one of the most remarkable memories in the animal kingdom – and also happens to share its name with the traditional German Christmas dolls, and the famous Russian ballet that begins on Christmas Eve. View our gallery here and our PDF story here.

Latest Highlights

Bengal tigers drinkingBest of November 2017!

Stand out new coverage in our November highlights gallery includes Bengal tigers, baby Giant pandas, rescued hedgehogs, rare penguins and some gorgeous landscapes and insect close-ups.

Supporting Conservation

Pine martenBy 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 the Vincent Wildlife Trust. We also offer discounted reproduction fees to conservation organisations. Visit our conservation page to find out more.

Photographer of the month

Duke of Burgundy butterflyAndy Sands

Andy Sands has spent 25 years studying Britain’s smaller creatures and capturing their character and behaviour in revealing close-up. Explore his new expanded gallery.

Book of the month

Book imageHidden in Nature - the Art of Animal Camouflage

This second original collaboration between Nature Picture Library and White Star is published this autumn in English, French and Italian editions. View our gallery of bookplate images showing the beauty and diversity of animal camouflage.


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