Inspiring discovery through free access to biodiversity knowledge.
The Biodiversity Heritage Library improves research methodology by collaboratively making biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community.
Help us add MACHINE TAGS to our images to supplement Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) species pages with images from the BHL collection. Examples of machine tags include:
“taxonomy:binomial=Aegotheles savesi” (include quotations)
taxonomy:family=Fabaceae (all one word, no quotations necessary)
For more information about machine tagging, please see these instructions.
Machine tagging is the best-case scenario, but if you would rather simply tag our images with normal tags as you would any other Flickr image, please feel free. We encourage you to help us tag our images with taxonomic information, geographic information, color, etc.
The @BioDivLibrary Flickr collection is specially curated by book, subject, and contributor to make it easier for you to find images related to specific research needs.
In addition to this collection, over 2 million BHL images have been uploaded to the IA Book Images Flickr stream as part of the Art of Life project. These images are identified and uploaded in bulk using an algorithm. They offer a great opportunity for serendipitous discovery via browsing.
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- Reptiles & Amphibians 177,526 photos, 15,375 members
- Charles Darwin 6,051 photos, 596 members
- Encyclopedia of Life Images 338,839 photos, 4,139 members
- Biodiversity Heritage Library 1,477 photos, 22 members
"Thank you very much for sharing this valuable legacy for the new generations of biologists, taxonomists and naturalists interested in the study of biodiversity and conservation of fauna and flora around the world. Definitely this is the best collection of scientific art that I know and it is very helpful for us. Thank you very much again for sharing these magnificent works of great historical and scientific value.
Luis Miguel Constantino"
October 14th, 2018
"Thanks for providing this spectacular resource. If you are interested in the art of natural history, you will want to spend hours and hours browsing their photostream."
June 30th, 2017
- Biodiversity Heritage Library
- March 2011
- Biodiversity literature, online!