Over the last 4 years, Nature Picture Library have been building up a new and unique image collection called Meet Your Neighbours. This project was the brainchild of NPL photographers Niall Benvie and Clay Bolt, and now has a team of more than 70 contributors across the world documenting the animals and plants they find close to their own home. Meet Your Neighbours images have an instantly recognisable look, as each subject is photographed on location in a field studio, according to a precise and consistent technical brief. A brilliantly-lit white background removes the context, encouraging appreciation of the subject as an individual rather than a species.

© MYN / Niall Benvie / naturepl.com

© MYN / Niall Benvie / naturepl.com

NPL hope you enjoy the new gallery of Meet Your Neighbours highlights. You can also browse more than 5000 images from this collection if you enter “MYN” in the quick search box on our site. The crisp colours, brilliant detail and plain background mean that the Meet Your Neighbours images can be combined in all kinds of ways to reveal the richness and beauty of our natural neighbours.

To find out more about the project, go to the Meet Your Neighbours site.

New unique NPL collection – Meet Your Neighbours