Wildlife & Nature Photography

Photograph of waxwing and berries

Showcasing photos both spectacular and intimate, featuring species ranging from swallows and robins to ospreys and great grey owls, Birds: Magic Moments, by wildlife photographer Markus Varesvuo, introduces the colourful, surprising world of birds.

Brown hare by Ron McCombe

The British Wildlife Photography Awards: Collection Two is a celebration of British wildlife as captured on camera by today’s best amateur and professional photographers. This stunning gallery is a selection of some of 2011's best images.

Polar bear mother nursing two cubs © BBC Frozen Planet

This photo gallery features highlights from the stunning second episode of Frozen Planet - Spring.

Snowflake in close-up detail - filmed with unique macro technology developed esp

This photo gallery features highlights from the stunning first episode of Frozen PlanetTo the Ends of the Earth.

Wandering albatrosses, Prion Island, by Chris Rose

Two internationally acclaimed wildlife artists, John Gale and Chris Rose, survived a hurricane to highlight the plight of albatrosses threatened with global extinction.

Submerged tree in Lake Wanaka

Kah Kit Yoong's unique photographic style takes in New Zealand's sweeping glaciers, tumbling waterfalls and other jaw-dropping landscapes and, by focusing on colour and movement, dramatically emphasises each image's sense of time and place.

Anemonefish and porcelain crab on pink anemone

Takako Uno's stunning underwater pictures feature marine life in all its multi-coloured glory, from anemonefish to fluorescent coral. 

Photo Masterclass part 16: Zoo photography spread

The best way to photograph exotic animals – without the expense or carbon emissions of a trip abroad – is to visit a zoo. But just because the animals are captive doesn’t mean a great photo is guaranteed. You need to capture a sense of the animal’s wild character.

 

A badger makes a dash for freedom after a successful vaccination

With a cull looming, BBC Wildlife sent James Fair and photojournalist Neil Aldridge out into the field to find out how vaccination against bovine tuberculosis may save Britain's badgers.

Mouth open in a snarl, the otter attacked its much larger foe.

Wildlife photographer Max Waugh was surprised to capture this rare encounter between a North American river otter and a coyote on camera. In a surprise attack, the otter chased off its larger foe, who seemed to be just as surprised as the cameraman.

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