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

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.

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.

Pupils during residential photography course organised by Wild Shots Outreach. Kruger National Park, South Africa, June 2017.

Pictures from Wild Shots Outreach course

NPL sponsored a weekend residential course organised by Wild Shots Outreach to engage South African state school pupils with wildlife and conservation through photography. View our gallery of images showing students putting into practice the skills they have learned.

A family of otters rest on the intertidal seaweed. European river otter (Lutra lutra) Shetland, Scotland, UK, July.

Introducing SCOTLAND: The Big Picture

We are delighted to represent the multi-photographer project making the case for a wilder Scotland through great images and inspiring story-telling. Explore the new dedicated gallery section or view the SCOTLAND: The Big Picture showreel.

Focal Awards 2017

The FOCAL 2017 Awards

NPL was delighted to sponsor the award for Best Use of Footage about the Natural World at the FOCAL International 2017 Awards. Tim Harris presented the award to Anuschka Schofield of the BBC Natural History Unit, producer and director of Zoo Quest in Colour. Congratulations to the BBC NHU on this award!
(c) Tim Anderson, FOCAL International Ltd

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Featured Story

Song thrush (Turdus philomelos) with grub prey on the dashboard of an abandoned car in 'car graveyard', SwedenReclamation Yard

Most of the human visitors to the Båstnäs car graveyard in Sweden come to see or photograph the hundreds of old and classic cars abandoned to a slow, rusty disintegration. But when Norwegian photographer Pål Hermansen visited, he saw something more: an unusual nature reserve, established over decades. View our gallery here and our PDF story here

Latest Highlights

Mountain hares fightingBest of December 2017!

Our new gallery of editor’s choices includes African wildlife, the newly discovered Tapanuli orangutan, primate behaviour, swift conservation, saffron cultivation, pine beetle damage, graphic autumn foliage and a range of pets and farm animals.

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

Short-finned pilot whaleMark Carwardine

Writer, broadcaster and conservationist Mark Carwardine has visited almost every country on Earth. Although best known for his whale and dolphin pictures, his work covers a huge range of subjects - from great white sharks and Northern white rhinos to 'spirit' bears and kakapos. Explore his new portfolio, including his latest whale images and video clips.

Book of the month

Book cover imageWhale Watching in North America

Mark Carwardine’s latest book is an indispensable guide to whale-watching in the USA, Canada and Mexico, covering the main whale-watching destinations and including a comprehensive field guide. View our gallery of bookplate images.


2020 vision    Met your neighbours    Wild wonders of Europe    
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.