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The items below highlight our latest and noteworthy curated image collections. Select an image below to view the full set for each collection.

Maria Sibylla Merian
Maria Sibylla Merian

Paintings by the celebrated 17th and 18th century German artist and entomologist

Women Artists of Nature
Women Artists of Nature

Specially selected artworks by women from the seventeenth century to the present day.

A History of Life in Fossils
A History of Life in Fossils

Remarkable fossils that illustrate the evolution of life on Earth

Hintze Hall - The Big Reveal
Hintze Hall - The Big Reveal

The newly refurbished Hintze Hall, and all the wonders it contains

First Fleet
First Fleet

Celebrating the 230th anniversary of the First Fleet's departure from England, bound for Australia, on 13th May 1787. The art of Thomas Watling, George Raper, and the Port Jackson Painter

Whales
Whales

Celebrating whales at the Natural History Museum. From the opening of the new Whale Hall in the 1930s, to the new exhibition, Whales: Beneath the Surface, opening this month in Hintze Hall..

Wildlife Photographer of the Year finalists
Wildlife Photographer of the Year finalists

Award-winning photography from Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

Treasures of the Natural World
Treasures of the Natural World

A celebration of the best of the museum's collection, including the rare, the beautiful and the unusual

Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin

The life and work of the world renowned naturalist

Butterflies
Butterflies

A selection of our beautiful butterflies, from specimens to paintings

Images from our Archives
Images from our Archives

Life in the early days of the Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum
Natural History Museum

The art and architecture of Alfred Waterhouse's iconic building

Mary Anning
Mary Anning

Celebrating the famous fossil hunter's 218th birthday

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