Following is a list of freeware that provides photographs, clipart, and cards of environmental interest. Before you access any software or apps, please read our disclaimer and permissions page if you haven't already done so.

Animal Planet Panda Cams
By Discovery Channel Online. Watch Giant Pandas at the National Zoo.

ARS Image Gallery
By US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. Want a picture of a fruit fly? How about a picture of a riparian buffer zone? This site provides high-quality images available for direct download in three sizes: thumbnail, in-line size, and full screen. Image categories include crops, insects, plants, animals, education, fruits/veggies, illustrations, lab research, and field research (soil/water).

Bob Atkins Photography Nature and Wildlife Images
By Bob Atkins Photography. Awesome nature and wildlife images (copyright Bob Atkins). Permission to use normally granted by Bob Atkins for non-commercial use without charge in exchange for a photo credit and a link back to his info page.

Business and Safety Cartoons
By Ted Goff. Business and Safety Cartoons are online to look at for free. Available for use for a small fee.

Capital Safety Digital Library
By Capital Safety. An online library of downloadable safety images.

Clip Art Libraries
By Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Clip art libraries of materials for recycling.

Common Game Fish of the Mountain-Prairie Region
By US Fish and Wildlife Service. Photos of common game fish of the mountain-prairie region of the US

By World Wildlife Fund. E-Cards are the "postcards of the Internet". You may send an E-Card to anyone with Web access and an e-mail account. Every E-Card you send enables us to contribute to the World Wildlife Fund.

Ecological Art Galleries
By Nohra Corredor. Art with an ecological theme.

eNature Field Guides
By Guide to over 5,500 North American plants and animals, with detailed descriptions and photographs. Includes amphibians, birds, butterflies, fishes, insects, mammals, reptiles, seashells, seashore creatures, spiders, trees, and wildflowers. Also includes a habitat gallery and create your own backyard wildlife habitat.

eNature Screensavers
By Add screensavers to your computer (for PCs and Macs).

Encyclopedia of Life
By Encyclopedia of Life Partners. The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) is an ambitious project to organize and make available via the Internet virtually all information about life present on Earth. At its heart lies a series of Web sites—one for each of the approximately 1.8 million known species. Each site is constantly evolving and features dynamically synthesized content ranging from historical literature and biological descriptions to stunning images, videos and distribution maps.

Endangered Means There's Still Time Slide Show Images
By US Fish and Wildlife Service. Slide program with cool photos on endangered species in their natural surroundings.

ENTRI Remote Sensing Image Gallery
By Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN). An on-line gallery of images with descriptive information and links to relevant environmental treaties.

EPA Newsroom Image Gallery
By US Environmental Protection Agency. Several collections of photographs and other images, including ones relating to Superfund, oil spills, agriculture, and emergency response.

Exploring Our Parks
By National Parks Conservation Association. Tour US national parks. Intended to inspire you to visit the park and to join in protecting them for today and tomorrow.

Fire Wars
By NOVA Online. Video: How much do forest fires contribute to global warming?

Flora of Europe
By A. Voswinkel. A photographic herbarium. More than 600 photos of flora in Europe (photos are copyrighted).

Green TV
By United Nations Environment Programme. is the broadband TV channel for environmental films. is the first website to bring together films from a whole range of environmental organisations and independent filmmakers and make them available to anyone anywhere.

Greenpeace Fun and Games
By Greenpeace. Games and wallpapers with a Greenpeace flavor.

Hazard Font
By Aubrey Blumsohn. A TrueType font with lots of hazard symbols.

By INaturalist LLC. Record what you see in nature, meet other nature lovers, and learn about the natural world. If enough people recorded their observations, it would be like a living record of life on Earth that scientists and land managers could use to monitor changes in biodiversity, and that anyone could use to learn more about nature. Available for iPhone, Android and on the web.

Journey North Online
By Annenberg Learner. Journey North is an Internet-based program that explores the interrelated aspects of seasonal change. Through interrelated investigations, students discover that sunlight drives all living systems and they learn about the dynamic ecosystem that surrounds and connects them. Find migration maps, images, standards-based lesson plans, activities and information to help students make local observations and fit them into a global context.

Marine Geology and Geophysics Images
By National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Data Centers, NGDC. Images of marine geology and geophysics (some free, some not)

MyEnvironment App
By Australian Government, Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities. Anyone with an Apple iPhone, iPad or iPod touch can download MyEnvironment and use it to search for information about heritage sites, wetlands, national parks and protected plants and animals in any Australian location.

Napo's Films: Safety with a Smile
By Via Storia and Napo Consortium. The Napo series of films are produced in computer graphics. They feature characters in the world of work, faced with safety issues. The main character, Napo, and his partners express themselves in wordless language. It is this blend of education, cultural neutrality and humour set in a cartoon style.

Nature Near You App
By The Nature Conservancy. Interact with the world around you by exploring photos and nature preserves near you. Photograph your experience and share it with your social networks. Enjoy the Photo of the Day, Nature News and downloadable wallpaper.

Nature's Notebook Online
By USA National Phenology Network. A national plant and animal phenology observation program. You can join thousands of other individuals who are providing valuable observations that scientists, educators, policy makers, and resource managers are using to understand how plants and animals are responding to climate change and other environmental changes. Search for photos and other information on plants and animals.

NOAA Photo Collection
By US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). More than 10,000 downloadable photos and images of oceans, the atmosphere, and the history of the pioneers who began the study of the environment in the United States.

NRCS Photo Gallery
By US Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service. Contains natural resource and conservation related photos from across the USA.

Off the Mark
By Mark Parisi. You'll chuckle out loud when you read these amusing cartoons. Includes cartoons on the environment, health care, aging, alternative medicine, birth, computers, workplace, pregnancy, psychology and much more. Cartoons are free to look at, and may be reprinted for a fee for use in presentations, newsletters, flyers, websites, and more.

Planet Ark Environmental News Pictures
By Planet Ark. Nothing beats the power of a good photograph. Reading about rainforest deforestation doesn't have the same impact as a picture of native indians walking through recently burnt rainforest. Thanks to sponsorship from Reuter's News Agency, Planet Ark is very proud to bring you the latest environmental news pictures.

Planet Ark Environmental News Videos
By Planet Ark. Planet Ark is very proud to bring you the latest environmental news videos.

Plants Image Gallery
By US Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service. Lots and lots of great photos of plants

Project Noah
By Networked Organisms. Project Noah is a tool to explore and document wildlife and a platform to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere. Download the iPhone app and help build an active community where users can view submissions, help identify species, choose their favorite photos, follow their favorite contributors and discuss their encounters. Users can also make submissions directly from the web.

Response and Restoration Photo Gallery
By National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of Response and Restoration. Photographs taken by NOAA OR&R scientists, spill response experts, and colleagues.

Safety Graphics
By Vermont Safety Information Resources Inc. (SIRI). Check out hundreds of environmental health and safety clipart.

Scaffolding Gallery
By Scaffold Training Institute. Photos of scaffolds

Snap-Shot Wallpaper
By Snap-Shot Wallpaper. Enhance your computer's desktop with a photo from a gallery of more than 3,000 images. Images include travel and city landscapes, animals and wildlife, landscapes and scenic, flowers and plants, sharks and ocean animals, transportation and aviation, and other images.

Soil Photo Gallery
By US Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service. A collection of images relating to soils by state.

US National Campground Guide
By Fred and Suzi Dow. Find a campground by state and activity.

USDA Photography Services
By US Department of Agriculture. View or download more than 20,000 images. Photo tags include beef, conservation, food safety, forestry, farms, and many more.

Used Oil Graphics
By California Integrated Waste Management Board. Recycling oil clip art.

USFWS National Digital Library
By US Fish and Wildlife Service. A searchable collection of selected images, historical artifacts, audio clips, publications, and video and that are in the public domain. Includes cool photos of wildlife, fish, plants, refuges, hatcheries and habitats (and even some shots of Fish and Wildlife personnel for your scrapbook)

Video Tours on Google Earth
By Discovery Channel Online. Watch video clips of places all over the world using the Google Earth interface and Discovery Channel videos. See parks, cities, landmarks, and more.

Virtual Parks
By Erik Goetze. View over 700+ panoramic photos and see what it's like to be at the superlative parks of California (and Utah). Uses Quick Time by Apple (available free via download).

Waste Prevention Clip Art
By California Integrated Waste Management Board. Waste prevention clip art for noncommercial use.

WWF Together App
By World Wildlife Fund. This interactive experience in this iPhone/iPad app brings you closer to the stories of elephants, whales, rhinos and other fascinating species. Discover their lives and the work of WWF in a way you’ve never seen before. Try out “tiger vision,” stay as still as the polar bear during a hunt, and chop the panda’s bamboo. New species stories — which you can fold and share with the world — are added regularly.

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