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

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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

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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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.

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Featured Story

Penguin about to be released into the wildSOS Seabirds

The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds is a world leader in seabird rehabilitation. Every year it treats around 1,500 oiled, ill, injured or abandoned African penguins as well as other threatened seabirds - an operation that depends upon a wealth of willing hands and hearts. View our gallery or story PDF, complete with full text.

Latest Highlights

Swimming hedgehog!Best of June 2017!

We hope you enjoy our June highlights gallery - we’ve added some strong urban wildlife images including peregrines in Chicago, leopards in Mumbai and otters in Singapore, plus meerkats, shoebill storks, cute pigs and misbehaving monkeys, not to mention Lake Baikal underwater, the Chernobyl exclusion zone, the idyllic Seychelles and the lost cities of Iraq.

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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