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.

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.

Child gathering marine pollution from beach, Troms, Norway, May 2017. Winner of the Threatened Nature category of the Nordic Nature Photo Contest (NNPC) 2018.

Earth Day April 22nd 2018

The theme of this year’s Earth Day is ending plastic pollution. Click here to find out more about Earth Day events. You can also view our new expanded Earth Day gallery of environmental issues and our latest feature story The Plastic Problem.

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. 
July.

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.

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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

Golden pheasantBest of September 2018

New material added to the site includes wildlife and landscapes from Wild Wonders of China, landscapes of the Siberian wilderness, bioluminescent squid, shoebill storks and urban hyenas, plus brown bears and wolves in the wild, charismatic owls, and a range of great marine life. Take a look at our September highlights gallery to find out more.

Supporting Conservation

Urban gardenBy 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 Bristol Schools Nature Reserve. We also offer discounted reproduction fees to conservation organisations. Visit our conservation page to find out more.

Photographer of the month

Female Welwitschia plant, NamibiaJen Guyton

Jen Guyton is a photographer and ecologist who has spent ten years travelling and working on wildlife and conservation projects in Africa. She recently won the Plants and Fungi category of Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018. View her new gallery here.

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.