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

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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Thank you from WildShots Outreach

One of the students who benefited from our sponsorship of WildShots Outreach was delighted to see his photos used in the leading German magazine GEOlino recently.

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Featured Story

Wild black pantherBlack Panther

They share their name with a superhero who broke box office records in 2018... Now meet the fascinating real-life felines that inspired the movie! Download our full story PDF, including text, here. Our new black panther gallery includes rare images of this elusive creature in the wild.

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

Pearl bordered fritillaryRoss Hoddinott

Ross lives in Cornwall, England, where he photographs insects, plants and coastal landscapes. All his images are taken in the UK. Check out our new gallery of Ross’s work.

Book of the month

Book cover imageAcadia Wildlife

George Sanker’s book Acadia Wildlife is a portfolio of his favourite images of the wildlife and landscapes of the Acadia National Park, where he has lived for 5 years next to a small beaver pond on the edge of the forest.

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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.