The Biodiversity Heritage Library made 2 million images free for public browsing.

Amyluv's bookmarks 2017-11-21


"There are thought to be about 10 million distinct species of plants and animals on Earth. That number is incomprehensibly large, not least because most species are still undiscovered. But now the Biodiversity Heritage Library, an open-access repository for some of the most stunning images collected of life on Earth, is helping to make these ecological wonders all the more real: It’s made more than 2 million images of our planet’s biodiversity available online for free. Anyone can explore the expansive collections, study the digitized materials, and even download the images for whatever scientific—or artistic—project you have in mind.

Many of the figures in the library’s collection inspire delight, like this assortment of real-life Harry Potter creatures:"


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Date tagged:

11/21/2017, 13:10

Date published:

11/21/2017, 08:10