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

Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus) in profile, calling. The Netherlands. June.

Discover our new RF collection

We have a new premium Royalty Free collection with more than 2000 images.

Come and meet the NPL team at Fotofringe London on 27th April to find out more!

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2016 Highlights Showreel

We’ve compiled a new showreel featuring the highlights of new video added in the last year.

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 .

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Featured Story

Captive fennec foxSpirit of the Sahara

Fennecs are the world’s smallest fox species, living in the world’s largest desert. Bruno D’Amicis spent two years working in southern Tunisia, battling political instability, frequent sandstorms and illegal trade, to document their lives and the ways fennecs are exploited by humans. View our gallery or story PDF, complete with full text.

Latest Highlights

Swimming hedgehog!Best of May 2017!

Latest highlights include Mediterranean whales, swimming hedgehogs, misbehaving baboons, and rare illustrations of extinct birds, plus material from Bolivia, India and new Canadian contributor Connor Stefanison. View our new gallery to find out more…

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

Jumping spider among flower petalsAlex Hyde

Alex has established himself as an expert in macro photography. By understanding the behaviour of his subjects, he is able to capture intimate portraits of spiders, insects and other invertebrates in their natural habitats. Explore our new expanded and updated gallery.

Book of the month

Book cover imageBirds in Pictures

Birds in Pictures represents Markus Varesvuo's finest ever collection of bird images, the result of 40 years of patient observation and creative photography. The book will be published by New Holland in June 2016. Browse our gallery to see some of our favourite images from the book.

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