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.
Stefan Christmann / Cameraman Lindsay McCrae filming Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) colony for BBC Dynasties Penguin programme. Chicks are on sea ice whilst parents fish at sea. Atka Bay, Antarctica. December 201...
Cyril Ruoso / Woman with baby collecting Madagascar periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus) flowers and leaves, used in herbal medicine, and containing molecules which are used in the treatment of leukemia cancer. Berenty...
Nick Upton / Julia Coats of the Animal and Plant Health Agency releasing Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber) back into River Otter. Part of escaped population re-released to the wild following veterinary check ups. Tak...
Jabruson Motion / Female African forest elephant (Loxodonta africana cyclotis) and calf kneeling and drinking from mineral pool, Zanga-Ndoki National Park, Sangha-Mbaere Prefecture, Central African Republic
Carol Walker / Mustang / wild horses, second year cremello colt Claro play fighting with bay, McCullough Peak herd, Wyoming, USA, July 2009
Chadden Hunter / Filming on the Antarctic sea-ice at the edge of a small hole. A cameraman gets a shock when a Killer whale (Orcinus orca) mother and calf explode out of the water in front of his face. Taken on locat...
Juergen Freund / Researcher Guido Westhoff handling a curl snake (Suta suta) caught earlier in Corella Dam. Queensland, Australia, February 2008. Model released.
Solvin Zankl / A Costa Rican researcher monitors the temperature in the developing sea turtle nests at Ostional beach, Costa Rica, November 2009. ^^^ Sea turtles have, like many other reptiles, temperature-dependent...
Inaki Relanzon / Young buddhist monk studying in a monastery, Taungoo, Central Myanmar (Burma). September 2009
Uri Golman / Portrait of photographer Uri Golman with Greenland husky sled dog, North East Greenland. March 2009. Model released
Inaki Relanzon / Boy washing outdoors during rains, Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar, Burma. August 2009
Juergen Freund / Charlotte Watson snorkels down to collect sand which may contain polychaete worms, Coral Reef census, Lizard Island, Queensland, Australia, April 2008. Model released