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The Natural World Collection

Background imageThe Natural World Collection: Greek mythology - Leda and the Swan

Greek mythology - Leda and the Swan
Vintage engraving of Leda and the Swan by Charles Sellier, 19th Century. Leda and the Swan is a story and subject in art from Greek mythology in which the god Zeus, in the form of a swan, seduces Leda

Background imageThe Natural World Collection: The Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls
circa 1961: A view of The Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River at Bulawayo discovered by David Livingstone in 1855. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageThe Natural World Collection: Rowan Tree, Co Donegal, Ireland

Rowan Tree, Co Donegal, Ireland

Background imageThe Natural World Collection: Race At St Moritz

Race At St Moritz
1908: Skeleton competitors with their toboggans at the start of the Cresta Run, St Moritz. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageThe Natural World Collection: Storm Clouds

Storm Clouds
1929: The British airship R-100 flies through a thick layer of cloud. She was scrapped after the crash of her sistership, the R-101, in 1930. (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageThe Natural World Collection: Natural History - Birds - Eurasian sparrowhawk

Natural History - Birds - Eurasian sparrowhawk
Vintage print of a Eurasian sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus), also known as the northern sparrowhawk or simply the sparrowhawk, is a small bird of prey in the family Accipitridae

Background imageThe Natural World Collection: Natural History - Birds - Grey heron

Natural History - Birds - Grey heron
Vintage engraving of a Grey heron, (Ardea cinerea) is a long-legged predatory wading bird of the heron family, Ardeidae. Familiar Wild Birds by W Swaysland

Background imageThe Natural World Collection: Bunclody, Co Wexford, Ireland

Bunclody, Co Wexford, Ireland

Background imageThe Natural World Collection: Milky Way behind tree, South Island, New Zealand

Milky Way behind tree, South Island, New Zealand
Milky Way over New Zealands Southern Alps at Mount Cook National Park

Background imageThe Natural World Collection: Red gerbera daisy with black background

Red gerbera daisy with black background

Background imageThe Natural World Collection: La Fontaines Fables - Wolves and the Sheep

La Fontaines Fables - Wolves and the Sheep
Vintage engraving from La Fontaines Fables, Illustraed by Gustave Dore. The Wolves and the Sheep

Background imageThe Natural World Collection: Natural History - Birds - Carrion Crow

Natural History - Birds - Carrion Crow
Vintage print of a Carrion Crow (Corvus corone), a passerine bird of the family Corvidae and the genus Corvus which is native to western Europe and eastern Asia. Familiar Wild Birds by W Swaysland

Background imageThe Natural World Collection: Birds - Shore lark - Eremophila alpestris

Birds - Shore lark - Eremophila alpestris
Vintage colour engraving of a Shore lark, (or Horned lark), Eremophila alpestris, a species of bird in the genus Eremophila. Morriss British Birds, 1853

Background imageThe Natural World Collection: Natural History - Birds - Blue Tit

Natural History - Birds - Blue Tit
Vintage engraving of a Eurasian blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) is a small passerine bird in the tit family Paridae.. Familiar Wild Birds by W Swaysland

Background imageThe Natural World Collection: Saunders Roe A1; jet flying boat is towed to Westminster

Saunders Roe A1; jet flying boat is towed to Westminster
Looking down on the lower Thames Reaches as the Saunders Roe A1 jet flying boat is towed to Westminster and moored off the South Bank. (Photo by Edward Miller/Getty Images)

Background imageThe Natural World Collection: In Berth; Dutch ship Lingestroom covered in snow at Hays Wharf in the Pool of London

In Berth; Dutch ship Lingestroom covered in snow at Hays Wharf in the Pool of London
18th February 1955: Dutch ship Lingestroom covered in snow at Hays Wharf in the Pool of London during a blizzard. (Photo by Harry Todd/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageThe Natural World Collection: St Pauls Bomb Damage

St Pauls Bomb Damage
20th October 1940: St Pauls Cathedral after a direct hit during the blitz in London. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageThe Natural World Collection: Natural History - Fish - Plectognathi

Natural History - Fish - Plectognathi
Vintage engraving of a Filefish, Coffer Fish, Hedgehog fish (Porcupinefish) and Oblong Sun-fish

Background imageThe Natural World Collection: Joseph and Mary seeking lodging at Bethlehem

Joseph and Mary seeking lodging at Bethlehem
Vintage engraving of Joseph and Mary seeking lodging at Bethlehem, by J. James Tissot

Background imageThe Natural World Collection: Lapwing

Lapwing
Vintage lithograph from 1883 of a Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus), also known as the Peewit, Green Plover or (in the British Isles) just Lapwing, is a bird in the plover family

Background imageThe Natural World Collection: Cold Blackfriars Southern Railway Station

Cold Blackfriars Southern Railway Station
18th December 1946: Platform at Blackfriars Southern Railway station covered in thick white frost. (Photo by William Vanderson/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageThe Natural World Collection: Bus Splash

Bus Splash
26th April 1934: A London bus splashes along flooded Shooters Hill Road in Blackheath following heavy rain. (Photo by Reg Speller/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageThe Natural World Collection: Bluebird

Bluebird
16th May 1963: Donald Campbells racing car Bluebird in which he eventually won the land speed record. The car is silhouetted against the sun on the salt flats of Lake Eyre in Australia

Background imageThe Natural World Collection: Winter Sheep

Winter Sheep
12th March 1955: A herd of Glencoe sheep, driven from the hills by the harsh Scottish winter, gather around fodder provided for them at the farm in the valley

Background imageThe Natural World Collection: Wolf and the Seven Young Kids

Wolf and the Seven Young Kids
Vintage colour engraving of the Wolf and the Seven Young Kids, a fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm. A mother goat leaves her seven children at home while she ventures into the forest to find

Background imageThe Natural World Collection: Ichthyosaurus and Plesiosaurus

Ichthyosaurus and Plesiosaurus
Vintage engraving of an Ichthyosaurus and Plesiosaurus. The Ichthyosaurus is a genus of ichthyosaurs from the early Jurassic

Background imageThe Natural World Collection: La Fontaines Fables - Fox and the Goat

La Fontaines Fables - Fox and the Goat
Vintage engraving from La Fontaines Fables, Illustraed by Gustave Dore. The Fox and the Goat

Background imageThe Natural World Collection: Eurasian Teal - Anas crecca

Eurasian Teal - Anas crecca
Vintage lithograph from 1883 of a Eurasian Teal Common Teal (Anas crecca), a common and widespread duck which breeds in temperate Eurasia and migrates south in winter

Background imageThe Natural World Collection: Natural History - Birds - Crested lark

Natural History - Birds - Crested lark
Vintage colour engraving of a Crested lark, (Galerida cristata) is a species of lark distinguished from the other 81 species of lark by the crest of feathers that rise up in territorial or courtship

Background imageThe Natural World Collection: Natural history - Birds - Kiwi bird

Natural history - Birds - Kiwi bird
Vintage engraving of a Kiwi or kiwis are flightless birds native to New Zealand, in the genus Apteryx and family Apterygidae

Background imageThe Natural World Collection: Red crassula (Crassula coccinea)

Red crassula (Crassula coccinea)
Illustration of a Red crassula (Crassula coccinea)

Background imageThe Natural World Collection: Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus)

Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus)

Background imageThe Natural World Collection: Mount Vesuvius

Mount Vesuvius
circa 1935: Smoke emissions from the Italian volcano Mount Vesuvius, near the Bay of Naples. (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageThe Natural World Collection: Globefish and Sunfish

Globefish and Sunfish
Vintage engraving showing a Globefish and Sunfish, 1878

Background imageThe Natural World Collection: Blackbird - Turdus merula

Blackbird - Turdus merula
Vintage lithograph from 1883 of a Blackbird (Turdus merula), a species of true thrush. It is also called Eurasian Blackbird

Background imageThe Natural World Collection: Natural history - Birds - Chaffinch

Natural history - Birds - Chaffinch
Vintage engraving of a Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs), a common and widespread small passerine bird in the finch family

Background imageThe Natural World Collection: Post Office

Post Office
25th January 1963: The Post Office at Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire. (Photo by Reg Speller/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageThe Natural World Collection: Littleport Skaters

Littleport Skaters
1st January 1907: Children enjoying themselves on the ice at Littleport, near Ely. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageThe Natural World Collection: Deeside Valley

Deeside Valley
15th September 1952: The River Dee flowing through the valley at Ballater, in the Scottish Highlands. (Photo by Monty Fresco/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageThe Natural World Collection: London Smog

London Smog
November 1922: Fog at Ludgate Circus, London. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageThe Natural World Collection: Table Rock

Table Rock
1859: The spiral staircase leading down from Table Rock, on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. The Canadian or Horseshoe Falls cascade down to the left

Background imageThe Natural World Collection: Urtica dioica, often called common nettle, stinging nettle or nettle leaf

Urtica dioica, often called common nettle, stinging nettle or nettle leaf
Illustration of a Urtica dioica, often called common nettle, stinging nettle or nettle leaf

Background imageThe Natural World Collection: Locomotive Steam Train in Infrared, Pretoria, Gauteng

Locomotive Steam Train in Infrared, Pretoria, Gauteng
A South African Locomotive Steam Train in Infrared in the Railroad Station in Pretoria, Gauteng Province, South Africa. In South Africa, as elsewhere in the world

Background imageThe Natural World Collection: Cuckoo in the nest

Cuckoo in the nest
Victorian vintage engraving of a cuckoo chick in another birds nest, France, 1875

Background imageThe Natural World Collection: Wild Birds Eggs

Wild Birds Eggs
Vintage lithograph from 1883 of wild birds eggs. Nuthatch, Sea Gull, Woodpecker, Kingfisher, Moorhen, Nightingale, Lapwing, Barn Owl, Crossbill

Background imageThe Natural World Collection: Wild Birds Eggs

Wild Birds Eggs
Vintage lithograph from 1883 of wild birds eggs. Golden created Wren, Whitethroat, Siskin, Thrush, Greenfinch, Redstart, Great Tit, Teal and Blackbird

Background imageThe Natural World Collection: Common Kestrel - Falco tinnunculus

Common Kestrel - Falco tinnunculus
Vintage engraving from 1883 of a male Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus), a bird of prey species belonging to the kestrel group of the falcon family Falconidae

Background imageThe Natural World Collection: Ring Dove - Streptopelia risoria

Ring Dove - Streptopelia risoria
Vintage lithograph from 1883 of a Ring Dove. The Ringneck Dove, Ring Dove, or Barbary Dove, Streptopelia risoria, is a domestic member of the dove family (Columbidae)



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