Ardea Picture Library's Crazy Christmas Cats

Christmas Pudding Cat - Exotic short-haired tortoiseshell

Ardea Picture Library are always being asked to come up with something a little bit different for Christmas. It’s easy enough to put a Santa Hat on a kitty, but their designers wanted to take things a little bit further as you can see. To see more of these and a whole host of festive…

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Mary Evans Picture Library collection: Sefton Samuels

Bingo, Rawtenstall, Lancashire © Sefton Samuels / Mary Evans Picture Library

Sefton Samuels is one of Britain’s best photographers, with a career spanning six decades and more than 100 images held in national photographic collections, including the V&A and National Portrait Gallery. His book, Northerners: Portrait of a no-nonsense people was published in 2011, and contains photos of the people and places that Sefton, who was…

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4Corners Images collection: Dia de los Muertos

Calavera Catrina, Morelia by Jordan Banks

In Mexico, Hallowe’en or All Saints Day is celebrated as the Day of the Dead, Dia de los Muertos. No longer an exclusively Mexican celebration, today’s vibrant Dia de los Muertos was born when European Christianity met indigenous Mexican customs of ancestor veneration. A joyous celebration of lives past, Day of the Dead festivities are…

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Eyecatchers from Nature Picture Library

Image number 01562369 - Banded demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens) males resting on grass, Netherlands, August.© Edwin Giesbers /

Nature Picture Library has added a lot of striking new images to its collection in recent months, and some of their favourites are featured in their latest PDF, Eyecatchers. This features fantastic new images from the natural world, each one accompanied by the photographer’s stories from behind the lens. If you are interested in show-stopping…

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Mary Evans Picture Library collection of the week: Thomas Cook

With most of us in the midst of summer holidays, it seems apt to focus our attention this week on the archive of Thomas Cook, a historic name synonymous with travel and tourism. Thomas Cook possesses a unique collection of archive material covering all aspects of the company’s history, which dates back to the founder’s…

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July Highlights from Nature Picture Library

Over the last month Nature Picture Library have added a great variety of new images to their site, from many parts of the globe. You will find marine material from Franco Banfi, David Fleetham and Linda Pitkin, dramatic images from Svalbard by Ole Jorgen Liodden, new landscapes from David Noton, wild red pandas, and the…

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New at 4Corners Images: Thailand's Golden Kingdom

Thailand Thailand Central Gulf of Siam, Gulf of Thailand Bangkok Lumpini Park Performers getting ready for the Chinese New Year festival in Lumpini Park

4Corners presents new images from Richard Taylor’s travels through Thailand. The Kingdom of Thailand offers travellers tropical beaches, glittering temples, a fascinating culture and an exciting tongue-tingling cuisine. No wonder then, that photographer Richard Taylor has a long-standing love for Thailand that shines through in his latest pictures. Come and see all of Taylor’s Thailand…

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