Guide to Finding Images Online

Always read and follow any copyright restrictions on images before using them. If copyright restrictions apply, contact the image owner to obtain permission. Images "in the public domain" are copyright free, and may be used without getting specific copyright permission.

DNR Photo Bank
A collection of images for DNR employees - to use - or to contribute to.

IAN Image and Video Library
A collection of images for use in science communication with a focus on Chesapeake Bay and its watershed. From the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.

NOAA Photo Library
Over 32,000 digitized images.  Most are public domain with no copyright restrictions.

National Image Library
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's online digital media library.

National Park Service Digital Image Archives
Collection of public domain images, organized by park and by subject.

USDA Plants Image Gallery
Emphasizes photos and line drawings of U.S. plants but also contains many cultivated or foreign taxa.

CalPhotos
A collection of over 130,000 images of plants, animals, fossils, people, and landscapes. From the University of Berkeley.

Forestry Images
Forest health, natural resources, and silviculture images. A joint project of the University of Georgia and the USDA Forest Service.

Insect Images
The source for entomology photos. A joint project of the University of Georgia and the USDA Forest Service.

Invasive.org
Information and images of invasive and exotic species. A joint project of The University of Georgia's Bugwood Network, USDA Forest Service and USDA APHIS PPQ.

American Environmental Photographs 1891-1936
This collection consists of approximately 4,500 photographs documenting natural environments, ecologies, and plant communities in the United States at the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth century. From the Library of Congress, American Memory Project.

U.S. Government Photos and Multimedia
Directory of photos available on U.S. Government sites, organized by topic.

Freshwater and Marine Image Bank
Collection of digitized images related to freshwater and marine topics.  From the University of Wisconsin Libraries.

 

 

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