13 February 2012
Archival Gold: U.S. Antarctic Program Photo Library
Posted by Jessica Ball
It’s finally decided to act wintry in Buffalo, so I decided to continue the theme with (finally!) another photo archive post. This one comes to you courtesy of the U. S. Antarctic Program (part of the NSF’s Office of Polar Programs). The U.S. Antarctic Program Photo Library is a collection of images from research expeditions to Antarctica (submitted by members of those expeditions). It includes photos focusing on science, research stations, wildlife (above and below the ice!), scenery, people, and images from historical expeditions. Properly credited photos are free for use for non-commercial purposes, and you can submit your own photos to the collection (although they become the property of the NSF if you do).
Here are a few of my favorites:
Thanks for the blog about our photo library.
The Antarctic Photo Library has nearly 6,000 photos in it. It is a great resource for teachers, textbook companies, and the media to illustrate the beauty of Antarctica and the science of the U.S. Antarctic Program!