Best Nature Pictures

Best Nature Pictures

Clip of the week Female Eurasian beaver and kits feeding on Willow, Devon by Nick Upton Click here to play this clip. Or click here to see our footage showreel gallery. Nature Picture Library brings you the very best nature and wildlife imagery – both stills and footage – for use in all print and digital media. Our collection covers wild animals, plants, pets, people, environmental issues and landscapes. Click here to see a video showcasing our collection. Register now to access hi-res files, and receive regular updates on our latest pictures. Picture of the day Emerald damselflies resting on a reed, UK, by Ross Hoddinott QuizTix Animal Pics Download FREE the new animal quiz app featuring great images from NPL Bluegreen Pictures Bluegreen Pictures is now part of Nature Picture Library Explore our brand new Bluegreen Pictures gallery section. Quality print service Order a print of your favourite image – and choose from a range of great options!
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Best Nature Pictures

Nature Picture Library brings you the very best nature and wildlife imagery – both stills and footage – for use in all print and digital media. Our collection covers wild animals, plants, pets, people, environmental issues and landscapes. Click here to see a video showcasing our collection. Register now to access hi-res files, and receive regular updates on our latest pictures.
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Best Nature Pictures

The 2016 World Press Photo Contest announced the best photos of last year on February 18, 2016, which included images of a cloud tsunami, whale whisperers, and ivory wars in the nature categories for press photography.The winning images are selected from both single entries as well as story ones, which consist of 2 to 10 photos, in the 59th annual prestigious competition honoring photojournalism and documentary photography. Entries have been taken across the globe by 5,775 professional photographers from 128 different countries.Nature, 1st prize singles “Storm Front” by Rohan KellyA massive ‘cloud tsunami’ looms over Sydney as a sunbather reads, oblivious to the approaching shelf cloud on Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia on 06 November 2015. The enormous shelf cloud rolled in from the sea, turning the sky almost black and bringing violent thunderstorms in its wake. The phenomena is a spectacular weather event seen only a few times a year.
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Best Nature Pictures

Nature, 3rd prize singles – “The Power of Nature” bySergio Velasco GarciaColima Volcano in Mexico shows a powerful night explosion with lightning, ballistic projectiles and some incandescent rockfalls, December 13, 2015 in the state of Colima. Colima volcano had a period of enormous activity in July 2015; at least 700 inhabitants were evacuated from their settlements.The volcano created three to six explosions per day with frequent lightning. This particular lightning is more than 600 meters long, so the big light made clear some details of the south portion of volcano. It’s an 8 second shot, time enough to catch the explosion and the lightning.
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Best Nature Pictures

What’s new Discover our new RF collection We have a new premium Royalty Free collection with more than 2000 images. Come and meet the NPL team at Fotofringe London on 27th April to find out more! Jack Dykinga wins NANPA Lifetime Achievement Award Jack Dykinga recently received the North American Nature Photography Association’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. To celebrate Jack’s award, we’ve updated his photographer portfolio with some great new images, including some of the plates from his new book A Photographer’s Life. Eyecatchers! Nature Picture Library has added a lot of fresh content in recent months, and some of our top picks are featured in our latest PDF, Eyecatchers. Filled with fantastic new images from the natural world, each one is accompanied by the photographers’ stories from behind the lens. You can also see the image gallery here. Fruit fly flight secrets revealed A new Caltech study reveals insights into the aerial acrobatics of fruit flies. To view Floris van Breugel’s images click here or contact us for more information. Primates in Danger! A new report shows that more than half of all primate species are threatened with extinction. Our new endangered primates gallery shows more than 100 species which are in special need of protection, including all the great apes and 87% of Madagascar’s endemic primates. 2016 Highlights Showreel We’ve compiled a new showreel featuring the highlights of new video added in the last year. « More older entries Open older entries
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Best Nature Pictures

Daniel joined Nature in 2007. He reports on chemistry, nanoscience, materials, business and anything else his editors need covering. Before working for Nature he worked for the general practitioners’ newspaper Pulse and the UK science-policy publication Research Fortnight. He has degrees in chemistr…
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Best Nature Pictures

Jack Dykinga wins NANPA Lifetime Achievement Award Jack Dykinga recently received the North American Nature Photography Association’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. To celebrate Jack’s award, we’ve updated his photographer portfolio with some great new images, including some of the plates from his new book A Photographer’s Life. Eyecatchers! Nature Picture Library has added a lot of fresh content in recent months, and some of our top picks are featured in our latest PDF, Eyecatchers. Filled with fantastic new images from the natural world, each one is accompanied by the photographers’ stories from behind the lens. You can also see the image gallery here. Fruit fly flight secrets revealed A new Caltech study reveals insights into the aerial acrobatics of fruit flies. To view Floris van Breugel’s images click here or contact us for more information. Primates in Danger! A new report shows that more than half of all primate species are threatened with extinction. Our new endangered primates gallery shows more than 100 species which are in special need of protection, including all the great apes and 87% of Madagascar’s endemic primates. 2016 Highlights Showreel We’ve compiled a new showreel featuring the highlights of new video added in the last year. « More older entries
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Best Nature Pictures

Category: Nature, 1st prize stories – “Tough Times for Orangutans” by Tim LamanThe lives of wild orangutans are brought to light in Laman’s winning photo essay. Threats to these orangutans from fires, the illegal animal trade and loss of habitat due to deforestation have resulted in many orphan orangutans ending up at rehabilitation centers.A adult male Sumatran orangutan threatens another nearby male in the Batang Toru Forest, North Sumatra Province, Indonesia, March 17, 2014.
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Category: Nature, 2nd prize stories – “Ivory Wars” by Brent Stirton/Getty Images for National GeographicThis photo essay portrays the armed groups that profit most from the illegal ivory trade and the people at the frontline of the war against them, as well as others who are affected.Rangers from a horse patrol group exhibit their riding skills as they return to base at Zakouma National Park, Chad after weeks on elephant patrol. The horse patrols are the old guard of Zakouma’s rangers and have seen a good deal of conflict in their time in the park. Zakouma lost nearly 75% of its elephants in the decade before 2011 due to raids by Janajaweed and Sudanese poachers, many of them from the Sudanese military. The president of Chad, Idris Deby, is a big supporter of Zakouma and of its elephants. The herds in Zakouma until recently used to be as large as 1000 animals all moving together. Severe poaching over the last decade saw that number decimated and now only around 10% of the number remains.Since 2011 however there has been control over poaching so that only 3 elephants have been poached in the last 2 years. The credit for that lies with these rangers and the new management of the park, including nomad groups who are a vital part of intelligence gathering for Zakouma.
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Category: Nature, 3rd prize stories – “Chameleon Under Pressure” by Christian Ziegler for National GeographicMadagascar holds more than half of the world’s chameleon species; however, as a result of deforestation causing habitat loss, 50 percent of the chameleon species is endangered.Two male Panther chameleons, Furcifer pardalis, fight in Madagascar Exotique, Madagascar, November 11, 2015.
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Nature Picture Library has added a lot of fresh content in recent months, and some of our top picks are featured in our latest PDF, Eyecatchers. Filled with fantastic new images from the natural world, each one is accompanied by the photographers’ stories from behind the lens. You can also see the image gallery here.
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Eyecatchers! Nature Picture Library has added a lot of fresh content in recent months, and some of our top picks are featured in our latest PDF, Eyecatchers. Filled with fantastic new images from the natural world, each one is accompanied by the photographers’ stories from behind the lens. You can also see the image gallery here.