United Kingdom, England, East Sussex, Great Britain, English Channel, British Isles, Camber Sands, girls running towards the sea

The Staycation takes many forms from seaside walks, to country retreats and good old camping. The jury has yet to decide whether a staycation literally means holidaying at home or just not needing your passport, but whatever it decides, we’re sure that mild summers, fantastic countryside and a beautiful coastline makes the United Kingdom a…

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Oriental / Crested honey buzzard (Pernis ptilorhynchus) feeding on honeycomb surrounded by bees, Chayi, Taiwan

This month we’ve added an interesting mix of new images to our site, showing wildlife and marine life from destinations around the world. You’ll also find strong coverage on the polar regions, climate change and dramatic weather. Look out for great new photos of various owls, plus fascinating material from Wild Wonders of China, featuring…

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Phuket Vegetarian Festival ©ac productions / robertharding

The Phuket Vegetarian Festival is an annual event held on the 9th lunar month of the Chinese calendar, usually in September or October. The colourful festival celebrates the Chinese community’s belief that abstinence from meat and various stimulants will help them obtain good health and peace of mind. The festival is famous for its extreme…

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Young rebel fighter and hand grenade, Tubmanberg, Liberia. June 2003. Photograph by Tim Hetherington

IWM press release – 24 February, 2021. The IWM (Imperial War Museums) is pleased to announce that images from the award-winning conflict photographer Tim Hetherington (1970-2011) are now available to view and license on IWM Collections. The extensive archive comprises Hetherington’s seminal work from his embeds in Afghanistan (2007-2008), Liberia (2003-2006) and Libya (2011), reflecting…

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Getty Images press release – February 16, 2021 Getty Images’ expert motorsport photographers to capture imagery from F1’s global calendar of events Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications, today announced it has become the Official Photographic Agency of Formula 1®. From 2021, Getty Images will cover every F1, F2, F3 and Porsche Super Cup race…

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The waters around the British Isles are amongst the richest in the world. Our seas and coastline support a wealth of amazing wildlife, which is the focus of the latest book idea from Nature Picture Library. Find out more in our Britain’s Wild Seas blog, featuring images by leading underwater photographer Alex Mustard and other…

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Presentation sword (jian). Chinese, Ming Dynasty, probably Yongle period, 1402-24 The hilt is of gilt iron. The front panel is chiselled and fretted with a dragon surrounded by interlacing flames, with triple claws on each paw.

In celebration of the Chinese New Year The period from 12 to 26 February, also known as the Spring Festival, marks the beginning of the Chinese new year. Celebrations traditionally include family gatherings, lion and dragon dances, as well as fireworks and gift giving. The Royal Armouries has a fine collection of interesting objects originating…

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A female steel worker sat by a forge

Getty Images press release – 11 February, 2021. NatWest’s Female Focus (#BeTheRoleModel) campaign features female entrepreneurs from across UK, celebrating their stories and success An image gallery featuring real female entrepreneurs across diverse sectors will be available for licensing by brands and businesses globally The move is part of NatWest’s commitment to encourage and support more female start-ups, and…

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South African singers Albert Jonas and John Xiniwe, of The African Choir, 1891. The choir, drawn from seven different South African tribes, toured Britain from 1891 to 1893 to raise funds for a technical college in their home country. (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Getty Images press release – 11 February 2021. Getty Images to launch content donation initiative in 2021 that will see thousands of photographs of Black history made available for non-commercial use Creative powerhouse FKA twigs and Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications, announced today they are collaborating to empower Black storytellers, educators and content…

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crocodile eye closeup

Have you seen our new Showreel? Watch our brand new Picture It showreel – and discover the range of time-lapse, slow motion, macro and drone footage we have available. You can also explore each of the individual clips in more detail here. Nature Picture Library newsletter – 11 February, 2021. Picture credit: ©Morley Read /…

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