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

Beech (Fagus sylvatica) woodland in spring, at dawn, Peak District National Park, Cheshire, UK, May.

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

Great Barrier Reef aerial imageAnimal Architecture

From birds' nests and termite mounds, to beaver dams and coral reefs, journey through the fascinating world of animal architecture. Photographer Ingo Arndt documents these marvels of natural engineering in beautiful detail, both in the wild and in the studio. To view our full story PDF, including text, click here.

Latest Highlights

Humpback whales courtingBest of August 2018!

Our new August highlights gallery includes a great mix of marine life, wild black panthers, Indian birds, Russian wildlife and landscapes, birds in action from Markus Varesvuo, and a range of environmental coverage from Ashley Cooper.

Supporting Conservation

Swifts in flightBy 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 Action for Swifts and Swift Conservation. We also offer discounted reproduction fees to conservation organisations. Visit our conservation page to find out more.

Photographer of the month

Brown bear in Autumnal forest, FinlandDanny Green

Danny is a multiple award-winning wildlife photographer, based in the UK. Our new gallery of his work showcases his beautifully lit animal portraits and action shots covering many iconic European, Asian and North American birds and mammals, including his in-depth coverage of the Atlantic puffin and his recent Arctic fox and polar bear material.

Book of the month

Book cover imageLife on Earth

4th October will see publication by William Collins of the 40th Anniversary Edition of David Attenborough’s groundbreaking Life on Earth. We are delighted to have supplied more than 100 images for the book View our gallery of bookplate images, many of which are also available to order as prints.

Partners

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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.