Nature Picture Library offers the best nature photographs and footage from the world's finest photographers, to license for commercial and creative use. More than 700,000 images and video clips online, from tigers to turtles and elephants to sharks.
Lukas Schaefer / Close up of water droplets creating a rainbow in the spray from a waterfall, Ahrntal Valley, Alps, South Tyrol, Italy, June.
Andres M. Dominguez / Holm oak (Quercus ilex) in the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, Benaocaz, southern Spain, November.
Gabriel Rojo / Southern right whale (Eubalaena australis) diving, with tail fluke splash. Monumento Natural Ballena Franca Austral, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Valdes Peninsula, Patagonia, Argentina.
Oliver Wright / Four-spotted chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata) resting on stem, covered in early morning dew. Skipwith Common National Nature Reserve, North Yorkshire, England, UK. May. Focus stacked image.
Guy Edwardes / Green elf-cup / wood-cup (Chlorosplenium aeruginascens), New Forest National Park, Hampshire, England, UK. October.
Steve Downer / Newly hatched slug (Gastropoda) approaching a water droplet on a leaf before bursting it and retracting its eyestalks, Birmingham, England, UK. Controlled conditions.