Red panda walking along tree branch, India
© Ben Cranke / naturepl.com
Great hammerhead shark swimming over sea bed, Bahamas
© Franco Banfi / naturepl.com
European hedgehog swimming in pond, France
© Klein & Hubert / naturepl.com
Cape buffalo drinking at night, South Africa
© Ann & Steve Toon / naturepl.com
Mountain gorillas drinking from stream, Uganda
© Eric Baccega / naturepl.com
Giant forest dragon and boy fishing, Sumatra
© Daniel Heuclin / naturepl.com
Meerkat pup and family amongst field of devilthorn flowers, South Africa
© Jen Guyton / naturepl.com
Land snail shell collection, Cuba
© Ingo Arndt / naturepl.com
Cones of a welwitschia plant, Namibia
© Jen Guyton / naturepl.com
Whipple Mountain foothills in bloom after rain, California
© Jack Dykinga / naturepl.com
Sandhill cranes and snow geese, New Mexico
© Jack Dykinga / naturepl.com
Brandt's cormorant hunting fish below oil rig, North Atlantic
© Alex Mustard / naturepl.com
Long exposure of yellow tube sponge on coral reef, Cayman Islands
© Alex Mustard / naturepl.com
Florida manatee mother and calf
© David Fleetham / naturepl.com
Burchell's zebras in dust, Botswana
© Christophe Courteau / naturepl.com
Peregrine falcon feeding chicks with male flying by, Chicago
© Luke Massey / naturepl.com
Leopard walking in alley between houses, Mumbai
© Nayan Khanolkar / naturepl.com
Drunk silverback mountain gorilla with photographers, Rwanda
© Christophe Courteau / naturepl.com
White rhinoceros charging, South Africa
© Christophe Courteau / naturepl.com
Spotted eagle owl looking out of tree trunk, South Africa
© Ann & Steve Toon / naturepl.com

What's new

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!

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!

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.

Gannets (Morus bassanus) diving to feed on discarded fish, Shetland, Scotland, UK, April.

Eyecatchers!

Nature Picture Library has added a lot of fresh content in recent months, and some of our top picks are featured in our latest PDF, Eyecatchers. Filled with fantastic new images from the natural world, each one is accompanied by the photographers’ stories from behind the lens. You can also see the image gallery here.

Fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) tethered in LED illuminated chamber which stimulates moving visual patterns. Behind the fly is a camera, which is used to record its wing beat amplitude – a rough measure of whether it is trying to turn to the left or right. At the top of the image is the microscope objective, which focuses bright blue light onto the fly. The blue light excites fluorescent proteins in the fly’s muscles, which emit green light. The green fluorescence is picked up by the same microscope optics, through a special filter which blocks the blue light.  California Institute of Technology, USA, December 2016.

Fruit fly flight secrets revealed

A new Caltech study reveals insights into the aerial acrobatics of fruit flies. To view Floris van Breugel’s images click here or contact us for more information.

Red-shanked Douc langur (Pygathrix nemaeus) adult male and female, Vietnam

Primates in Danger!

A new report shows that more than half of all primate species are threatened with extinction. Our new endangered primates gallery shows more than 100 species which are in special need of protection, including all the great apes and 87% of Madagascar’s endemic primates.

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Featured Story

European beewolf in flight with bee preyBeewolf

For most of the year, beewolves are peaceful creatures, living on pollen and nectar, but when they reproduce, they become mighty miners and ruthless killers. View our gallery or story PDF, complete with full text.

Latest Highlights

Giant panda with new-born babyBest of September 2017!

In our September highlights gallery you will find exclusive images of France’s first panda baby, endangered wildlife from Madagascar and Central America, dramatic whales and sharks, cute European hamsters and new material from our premium RF collection.

Supporting Conservation

Pine martenBy 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 the Vincent Wildlife Trust. We also offer discounted reproduction fees to conservation organisations. Visit our conservation page to find out more.

Photographer of the month

Aggregation of sperm whales, Indian OceanTony Wu

After a successful academic and business career, Tony Wu has spent the last 17 years focusing on his passion for underwater photography, with a special emphasis on various whale species and documenting unfamiliar aspects of their behaviour. To view his new expanded portfolio, click here.

Book of the month

Book imageMy Wood by Stephen Dalton

Published in September 2017, My Wood tells the story of a small Sussex woodland which Stephen bought 20 years ago and has managed for biodiversity.
Browse our gallery of more than 100 images from the book.

Partners

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.