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

Tapanuli orangutan (Pongo tapanuliensis) portrait, Batang Toru, North Sumatra, Indonesia. This is a newly identified species of orangutan, limited to the Batang Toru forests in North Sumatra is with a population of about 800 individuals.

New species of orangutan discovered

We have just received rare images of the Tapanuli orangutan, a new species recently discovered in the remote rainforest of northern Sumatra. View our gallery showing this rare primate in its natural habitat.

Mountain hares (Lepus timidus) fighting in snow at night, Vauldalen, Norway. Joint overall winner of the GDT  European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017. Highly commended in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards (WPOY) competition 2017.  Winner of the Mammals category of the MontPhoto International Competition of Nature Photography 2017. Winner of the Animal Behaviour Category of the Golden Turtle Awards 2017.

Erlend Haarberg is GDT Competition Winner

Congratulations to Erlend Haarberg who was named joint winner of the main prize in the GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition 2017 with his dynamic black and white nocturnal image of Mountain hares fighting.

Large aggregation of Sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) engaged in social activity. Note the abundance of sloughed off skin in the water, resulting from tactile contact among the whales, with cloud of faeces in the background. Indian Ocean, March.

Celebrating Tony Wu

Congratulations to Nature Picture Library’s Tony Wu, who won the Mammal Behaviour category of the prestigious 2017 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition with this amazing image of socialising sperm whales.

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Frankfurt Book Fair in progress

A great start to Frankfurt Book Fair 2017 so far – Rachelle and Tim are busy meeting lots of clients and photographers!

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!

Mini Yuan Zi and mother Huan Huan, giant pandas at ZooParc Beauval

Exclusive images of Mini Yuan Zi

Eric Baccega was privileged to witness the birth of twin babies to ZooParc Beauval’s Giant panda Huan Huan on August 4th. Sadly the first baby was too weak to survive, but the second cub Mini Yuan Zi is thriving.
Contact us to see more images or to license this unique material.

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Featured Story

Spectacled flying fox babies wrapped in clothBat Hospital

The world-class Tolga Bat Hospital rescues hundreds of fruit bats from the Atherton Tablelands of Queensland, Australia, each year. The bats - victims of tick-borne disease and paralysis - are lovingly nursed back to health by volunteers and foster parents, before being given a new lease of life back in the wild.
View our gallery or story PDF, complete with full text.

Latest Highlights

Mute swan under waterBest of October 2017!

Check out our new highlights gallery where you can explore and enjoy UNESCO World Heritage Sites, mute swans underwater, big cats in action, honeybees, endangered primates and much, much more….

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 imageHidden in Nature - the Art of Animal Camouflage

This second original collaboration between Nature Picture Library and White Star is published this autumn in English, French and Italian editions. View our gallery of bookplate images showing the beauty and diversity of animal camouflage.

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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.