Red fox in front of suspension bridge, Bristol
© Sam Hobson / naturepl.com
View across Sound of Taransay, Scotland
© SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / naturepl.com
Gannets diving to feed on discarded fish, Scotland
© SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / naturepl.com
River otter cubs play fighting, Scotland
© SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / naturepl.com
Killer whale stalking school of herring, Norway
© Tony Wu / naturepl.com
Atlantic walruses in shallow water, Svalbard
© Tony Wu / naturepl.com
Wandering albatross pair displaying, South Georgia
© David Tipling / naturepl.com
Dwarf minke whale, Australia
© Tony Wu / naturepl.com
River otter with Atlantic puffin, Scotland
© SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / naturepl.com
American crocodile swimming over seagrass, Mexico
© Claudio Contreras / naturepl.com
Kottigehara dancing frog, India
© Yashpal Rathore / naturepl.com
Red fox at night in snow, Switzerland
© Laurent Geslin / naturepl.com
Luna moths on tree, Canada
© Nick Hawkins / naturepl.com
European beech forest with path, Germany
© Sandra Bartocha / naturepl.com
Glorious scarab beetle in flight, USA
© John Abbott / naturepl.com
Buff tailed bumblebee in front of European parliament building, Strasbourg
© Laurent Geslin / naturepl.com
Robin in urban park, Bristol
© Sam Hobson / naturepl.com
Beaver on urban riverbank at night, France
© Laurent Geslin / naturepl.com
African elephants fighting, South Africa
© Bence Mate / naturepl.com
Malachite sunbird feeding on aloe flower, Tanzania
© Nick Garbutt / naturepl.com

What's new

Lupan Point, looking west into sunset. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA, August.

Jack Dykinga wins NANPA Lifetime Achievement Award

Jack Dykinga recently received the North American Nature Photography Association’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. To celebrate Jack’s award, we’ve updated his photographer portfolio with some great new images, including some of the plates from his new book A Photographer’s Life.

Great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus) swimming, backlit with morning light forming  a bokeh affect on the water, Wales, UK, February. Highly commended in the Habitat Category of the BWPA (British Wildlife Photography Awards) 2016.

NPL Winners!

Congratulations to our photographers on their success in the major nature photography competitions of 2016. We hope you enjoy our new Winners Gallery, which includes the winning and commended images and portfolios.

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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture Showreel

Check out our showreel from SCOTLAND: The Big Picture, a new multimedia project founded by Peter Cairns and Mark Hamblin, focusing on the benefits that rewilding and a nature-based economy can bring to the landscapes of Scotland.

Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber) entering the River Otter after release. Part of escaped population re-released to the wild following veterinary check ups. Taken on the second day of Beaver releases after release of two adults and a young beaver on Monday 23rd March. Project managed by  Devon Wildlife Trust, Devon, 24th March 2015.

“Support Devon Beavers” campaign

Devon Wildlife Trust have launched a crowd funding campaign (backed by Chris Packham) to support the newly established Devon beaver population, and ensure they can remain in the wild. You can see more at www.supportdevonsbeavers.org.

An endangered young male Bornean Orangutan climbs over 30 meters up a tree deep in the rain forest of Gunung Palung National Park, West Kalimantan, Indonesia (Island of Borneo).

Tim Laman wins top award

Tim Laman won the main prize in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition 2016 with his striking orangutan image. For more details of this year’s winners, visit the competition website. Tim also won the Nature Stories award in the 2016 World Press Photo competition. To explore his extraordinary body of work, view our new expanded gallery .

Temminck's ground pangolin, Botswana

CITES conservation victories!

A recent global wildlife summit results in new protections for pangolins, thresher sharks, rosewood trees and more! Check out our gallery for more on the conservation victories of CITES CoP17.

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Featured Story

Rabbit islandRabbit Island

Few islands have inhabitants that are as cute those that live on Okunoshima. Better known as Usaga Jima or ‘Rabbit Island’, this island is situated in the Inland Sea of Japan and is teeming with wild rabbits... View our gallery, including PDF link.

Latest Highlights

Red fox vixen in front of Clifton Suspension BridgeBest of March 2017!

View our new highlights gallery including dramatic crocodiles underwater, brilliant new birds from David Tipling and Markus Varesvuo, whales and walruses in action, insects and bats in flight, birds of paradise, and urban wildlife in our home city of Bristol.

Supporting Conservation

 By 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 Reptile and Amphibian Group for Somerset. We also offer discounted reproduction fees to conservation organisations. Visit our conservation page to find out more.

Photographer of the month

Aerial view of spring wildflowersFloris van Breugel

Floris van Breugel strives to capture the peace and quiet that can only be found in true wilderness. His scientific mindset influences his photography, and he is keenly interested in discovering and sharing interesting phenomenon through unique and curiosity-inspiring imagery. To find out more, browse our new expanded gallery of his work.

Book of the month

Topi grazing on grasslandGrasart

Ingo Arndt's lastest book Grasart explores grassland habitats worldwide, focusing on their varied fauna and through exquisite close-ups showing the beauty of the grass family. To find out more, browse our new gallery of the bookplate images.

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