Natural history is the research and study of organisms including plants or animals in their environment. Explore the world's natural history in drawings, specimens and collections from European cultural heritage institutions.
Explore Natural History editorial
Highlighting a selection of endangered and threatened plants and animals from across the world.
Maria Sibylla Merian (1647–1717) was a naturalist and scientific illustrator, and one of the first naturalists to observe insects directly.
In 2019, global awareness of the human impact on the environment is at an all-time high. No matter where you turn, you cannot escape it.
Australian artist Andy Thomas specializes in creating ‘audio life forms’: beautiful abstract shapes that react to sounds.
A gallery of beautiful parrots from Europeana - in paintings, sculpture and photography.
Openly licensed images of plants from the Medicinal Garden of the Royal College of Physicians, London.
Explore these cultural cats from collections across Europe - these drawings, photographs and paintings show the finest of feline forms.