NPL has extensive coverage on both the causes and effects of climate change. Our photographers have documented melting ice sheets, thawing permafrost, bleaching corals and receding glaciers, as well as extreme weather events and their impact on both wildlife and people.
David Gallan / Bushfire in spotted gum (Corymbia maculata) forest on the far south coast of New South Wales, Australia. January 2020.
Roy Mangersnes / Waterfalls from the enormous glacier front Austfonna, in evening light, Svalbard, Norway, July.
Sergio Hanquet / Forest fire in Canary Island pine (Pinus canariensis) forest. Ifonche, Tenerife, Canary Islands, 2012.
Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals / A mother Eastern grey kangaroo (Macropus giganteus) and her joey, surrounded by burnt trees. Survivors of a bushfire in Mallacoota, Australia, January 2020. COP26 Countdown Photo Competition 2021 Fina...
Roy Mangersnes / Melting ice sheet with massive waterfalls running off the Austfonna glacier, the third largest glacier in the world covering most of Nordaustlandet island, eastern Svalbard, Norway. ~Winner of True...
Ashley Cooper / Thermometer taking the air temperature as part of a study to measure the speed of the Russell Glacier near Kangerlussuaq Greenland. July 2008.
Ole Jorgen Liodden / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) on drifting ice floe. Svalbard, Norway.
Ashley Cooper / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) starved to death as a consequence of climate change. Svalbard, Norway, July 2013
Michel Roggo / Gornerglacier (or Gornergletscher) near Zermatt, at an altitude of about 2,500 meters at the glacier terminus. This lower part of the glacier will melt away in a few years. Since 2007, the glacier has...
Juergen Freund / Split level of shallow bleaching corals and island, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, June 2010
Doug Perrine / Antler coral (Pocillopora grandis) showing bleaching with pastel green fluorescence. This is believed to result from pigments produced by coral acting as sunscreen in an attempt to survive bleaching....
Martin Gabriel / Danube flooding with Weltenburg Monastery protected by flood control measures, Weltenburger Enge Nature Reserve, Kelheim county, Bavaria, Germany, June 2013