If your order needs to be authorised, you will receive an email from us (usually within an hour) authorising download. You then need to go to Order History and click on the relevant job number, before clicking the download link. If your website session has timed out before you receive our approval, you will need to log back in first.
The quick search box is present at the top of the screen from all areas of the site. You can enter single or multiple search terms here, and also use the dropdown filter to search by one or more collections. More advanced search options are available if you click on the images/lightboxes link on the left of the main menu bar, and select the search results option. You can use a whole range of search filters here, for example by collection, date added, format, licence type or medium. You can also do a more advanced Boolean and/or/not search, in which case you enter the preferred options and click the go button below. Apart from Boolean searches, you just enter the search filters required in the advanced search window and then click the “apply below filters” button. If you wish to return to your original search, you can click the “reset filters” link, before choosing different filters.
To access your lightboxes, you must first click on the images/lightboxes link on the top left of the main menu bar, and then the lightbox option appears on the right of the menu bar next to your order and account details. When you click this, the lightbox window opens and you will find a dropdown list at the top left of the screen. Lightboxes can also be accessed by clicking on the lightbox link at the foot of the screen when you are in search mode. This will open your most recent lightbox, and others can be accessed by clicking on lightbox tools.
If you need any assistance at all in navigating or using the site, feel free to email us or call on +44 (0)117 911 4675.
Nature Picture Library is not actively seeking to recruit new photographers at the moment (2019). When we do take on new photographers, we only take on content of the highest quality, which fills gaps in our existing collection – for instance new locations, species or behaviour. We’re particularly interested in images that tell a story and in-depth coverage on a subject. For more information, please see our blog post here.