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wtmcwilliams ADMIN May 21, 2010
Note:The photos above may not be reproduced without the permission of the photographer. Photos are used here with permission as per the group rules.

Group Description

Welcome to “Let’s Go Outside”! You're invited to share your experiences in the great outdoors by uploading images of you, your family and your friends enjoying nature.

But don't stop with just sharing your images! Use the Map function to identify where your photos were taken and to see all the places where group members experienced nature. Be sure to describe the place where the image was taken and what the experience was like -- what were you doing, thinking and feeling?

Blog about your photos and your experiences in nature--why do you love being in the outdoors? And be sure to check out our Discussion board -- you can post info on your favorite places to go and things to do in nature, and find out where others love to go connect with nature. You can also share your tips and hints for nature photography.

Come back to "Let's Go Outside" often to see all of the great photos people have posted. and to find out more about how you and your family can connect with your natural world -- in your backyard or at a national wildlife refuge -- visit

The 2011 federal lands "Share the Experience" photo contest has ended and winners have been selected. Visit to see the photos and find out who won.

Also, be sure to visit our friends at Nature Rocks,

Group Rules

By submitting photos to this Flickr Group, you give the U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service ("Service") permission to use them for non-profit governmental purposes, including but not limited to environmental education and awareness. This permission includes, but is not limited to, publication by the Service in printed materials, television broadcasts, Web sites, or our intranet. You will not be compensated for such use. However, where reasonable, we will give you credit for the photos.


A signed release is required from Non-Service subjects appearing and requiring identification in all photographs and videos taken by Federal Employees or their agents. In the case of minors, the parent or guardian must sign the release. Completed forms are maintained at the originating office and copies are sent to the Regional External Affairs Office prior to use in any Service Product.

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Photograph and Video Copyright Release

I hereby grant permission to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (“Service”) to make visual and/or audio recordings and still images of myself and/or any minor under my control at the time of the recording. I also grant permission to the Service to use my photographic, video graphic, and/or audio image and/or likeness and/or any minor’s photographic, video graphic, and/or audio image and/or likeness, who is under my control at the time of the recording, in official Service publications, displays, on the Internet and its World Wide Web Site without any consideration. These images are for public domain use unless specific restrictions are noted below. I also understand that a computer user in or out of the Service can download the images, photographs, video recordings, and/or audio recordings. The image will be credited to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service unless otherwise noted below.

Therefore, I agree to indemnify and hold harmless from any claims the following:

• U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

• U.S. Department of the Interior

• All employees or agents of the Department of the Interior

Additional Info

  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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