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

Eastern chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes schweinfurtheii) alpha male 'Ferdinand' aged 20 years, females Nuru' aged 22 years and 'Nasa' aged 24 years calling. Gombe National Park, Tanzania. June 2012.

Meet Nature Picture Library at Fotofringe

We will be at Fotofringe in London on Tuesday April 17th. Don’t miss the picture buying event of the year! Register now to attend at www.fotofringelondon.com and if you would like to fix a time to talk with us, just send us an email.

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.

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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


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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.