Biodiversity Heritage Library
Biodiversity Heritage Library
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Due to staffing changes, our Flickr account is now on hiatus. While we will not be uploading new images to or monitoring this account, our existing collection in Flickr will remain available for use. We welcome you to continue exploring and tagging our images. Visit our About site to learn more about the BHL program and collections. Explore the entire BHL collection at biodiversitylibrary.org.
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.
Please read BHL’s Acknowledgment of Harmful Content.
Help us add MACHINE TAGS to improve the discoverability of 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. Learn how to search our Flickr for specific species or subjects.
The images in the BHL Flickr are made freely available. View our copyright and reuse page to learn more about reusing images you find in the BHL Flickr. Visit out About site to learn how to download images via Flickr and how to download high resolution copies of images found in Flickr.
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.
Profile Image: Naturgeschichte der Amphibien. Bd. 2 (1800). Taf. 6. Contributed in BHL from Harvard University, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Ernst Mayr Library.
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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 … Read more
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. Regards, Luis Miguel ConstantinoRead less
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.