NPL is working with the Earth Project on the COP26 Countdown Photo Competition. 26 photographers have each selected an image that focuses attention on climate change and the threat it poses to biodiversity. This is the first of 3 galleries in the photo competition. This gallery is now closed for voting and gallery C is now open.
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...
Wild Shots Outreach / South Africa has the largest population of rhino in the world - however, there has been a catastrophic decline in their numbers due to poaching. Desperate times call for desperate measures and dehorni...
Ashley Cooper / Massive dump trucks queuing to load with tar sand in front of a toxic wasteland. Syncrude mine, Athabasca, Alberta, Canada, 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...
Peter Cairns / European beaver (Castor fiber) feeding at night, Knapdale Forest, Argyll, Scotland.
Yashpal Rathore / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) walking at night, with monsoon clouds and lightning. Kanha National Park, Central India. Dominant male (T29)
Jack Dykinga / Lightning started fire in steep craggy terrain, Pusch Ridge, Santa Catalina Mountains, Coronado National Forest, Arizona, USA. 6th June 2020.
Pal Hermansen / Cabin with lights on, in middle of clear-cut forest, Viken, Norway. 2021
Staffan Widstrand / Ancient pine forest in Muddus National Park, Sweden, with old dead trees lying on forest floor, slowly decomposing.
Nick Upton / Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber) placing a branch stripped of bark on its dam in woodland enclosure at night, Devon Beaver Project, run by Devon Wildlife Trust, Devon, UK, April. Taken by a remote camer...
Edwin Giesbers / Firefly (Lamprohiza splendidula) light trails in woodland at night, multiple exposure. The Netherlands. June.
Sandesh Kadur / Common peafowl (Pavo cristatus) perched on trees at dawn, Western Ghats, Southern India