United Kingdom, England, Wiltshire, Castle Combe, Great Britain, Cotswolds, British Isles, Streets of the medieval village

The Cotswolds is one of the most quintessentially English regions of our   green and pleasant land and our largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Spread over six counties of England, the Cotswolds’ unspoiled market towns, charming villages and rolling hills exert a magnetic attraction over everyone searching for England’s rural idyll. Come and see all…

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Ural owl (Strix uralensis) hunting, Tartumaa county, Southern Estonia.

Nature Picture Library photographer Sven Začek was stalking moose in a frozen Estonian forest when he saw his first Ural owl. Looking into her black eyes was the beginning of an obsession which has lasted for nearly two decades. Sven’s extensive portfolio on the Ural owl reveals intimate insights into the behaviour of this charismatic…

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a selection of amulets and charms

Werner Forman Archive newsletter – 28 January, 2020. Werner Forman photographed all kinds of precious objects in his long career. Here the Archive shows off some jewellery and amulets from the collection. We particularly like the Thor’s Hammer which has Christian motifs as well – looks like the owner was hedging his bets as to…

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Wilson and Nelstrop asleep on a boat on Coniston, Lake District, or more likely pretending to sleep - another photograph giving the lie to Edwardian conformity. Date: circa 1907

Hidden away for over a century and never previously published, the Ernest Battersby Collection is a rare gem of a find, full of wonderful Edwardian photographs exclusively available through Mary Evans. Ernest Battersby was born in 1878 in Stockport, Cheshire, the ninth of eleven children, and went into the family business of hat manufacturing, for…

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Sri Lanka, Western Province, Colombo, Duruthu Perahera Full Moon Celebrations at Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara Buddhist Temple, Kelaniya

4Corners presents the colourful diversity of Sri Lanka in photography from Ben Pipe, Jeremy Flint and many more. From Jaffna to Galle, Negombo to Trincomalee, by rail and bicycle and 4WD, 4Corners photographers have captured the Spirit of Serendip, its smiles and scents, its beaches and temples and the noisy pageant that marks the January…

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hegehog wearing sunglasses

2019 was a bumper year for Ardea as we added more images than almost any other year to our website. To save you time looking through everything, we’ve put together a small selection of our favourites to show you what you may have missed. There’s a bit of everything, from stunning wildlife, natural history and…

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1944: BARRY FITZGERALD [Best Supporting Actor, GOING MY WAY], INGRID BERGMAN [Best Actress, GASLIGHT], BING CROSBY [Best Actor, GOING MY WAY], Grauman's Chinese Theater, 3/16/45 Date:

The New Year traditionally ushers in the awards ceremony season, so we thought for our first COTW of the year, we’d present our own mini-version, rounding up a selection of collections, which are not only consistently popular with our clients, but are also completely unique and exclusive to Mary Evans. If you’re a follower of…

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Mountain Lion (Puma concolor) hunting Guanaco (Lama guanicoe) male, Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile, sequence 3 of 12. Joint winner of the Mammal Behaviour Category of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards 2019. Winner of the Mammal Category of the GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards 2019.

Nature Picture Library’s photographers enjoyed great success in the major 2019 photography competitions. Ingo Arndt’s dramatic puma and guanaco image was a category winner in both Wildlife Photographer of the Year and GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the year, while Stefan Christmann won several awards with his unique emperor penguin coverage. Alex Mustard, Pal Hermansen,…

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RF - Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) foraging in snow covered valley. Hayden Valley, Yellowstone National Park, USA. February 2019. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)

Nature Picture Library have added a bumper crop of new images to their site over the last month, with more than 3500 fresh pictures. From these, they have selected some of the more unusual images and personal favourites for the December 2019 highlights gallery. You’ll find amusing burrowing owls, courting brown bears, a great range…

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Denmark, Faeroe Islands, Vágar, Scandinavia, Gasadalur, the iconic waterfall jumping from the cliff into the ocean

4Corners Images newsletter – 5 December, 2019 The Faeroes are a far North Atlantic archipelago, a magnet for photographers attracted to dramatic coastlines, jaw-dropping landscapes and villages magically transplanted from Middle Earth. For enchanting fairy tale drama in landscape photography, look North! Lose yourself in this Faeroe Islands Gallery or see all 4Corners images of…

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