Wildlife & Nature Photography

Small pearl-bordered fritillary by Ross Hoddinott

Pro photographer Ross Hoddinott explains how he got his best butterfly shot – and shares his top photography tips.

Green shieldbug perched on a flower

Leon Baas has a unique way of using macro-photography to reveal the wonderful world of insects in their natural habitat – from a ladybird about to lift off to a green-veined white butterfly hidden in the undergrowth.  

Sea otter mother and her four-day-old pup, Monterey Bay, California.

The spectacular return of sea otters along the west coast of North America has led to the rebirth of kelp forests. Suzi Eszterhas visited Monterey Bay and Elkhorn Slough to photograph these adorable mammals. 

Michelle Clement inspects the teeth and gums of Jenga.

What happens when a sick and injured grey seal is found on a Cornish beach? Nick Upton reports on the efforts to save a pup. 

A female and her yearling.

Wildlife photographer Yuzuru Masuda visited Israel’s Ein Gedi nature reserve to reveal how Nubian ibex survive in a rocky-desert habitat. 

The Iberian lynx is the smallest species of lynx.

Captive breeding and translocation are key to the ongoing effort to conserve the Iberian lynx, and have brought the species back from the brink of extinction. Photographer Laurent Geslin reports.

Bluebells in woodland.

Wildlife photographer Ross Hoddinott shares his expert tips for photographing beautiful bluebells. 

A female cave spider protects her egg sac.

Emanuele Biggi and Francesco Tomasinelli went subterranean last summer to get these amazing photos of species inhabiting the spectacular cave systems of Borneo.  

Pine marten

Breathtaking images of Scotland’s wildlife throughout the seasons by Laurie Campbell. 

Female polar bear, Svalbard by Joshua Holko

A selection of stunning wildlife images from Outdoor Photographer of the Year: Portfolio 1

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