In the Still Picture Branch, we aim to cultivate a habitat that promotes access to the unique images in our custody. Today, I’m highlighting series 22-DP: Photographs from the National Digital Library, ca. 1998 – 2011, a collection of born-digital images and digital reproductions of analog photographs, brought to us by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Conservation Training Center. It contains over 11,000 images, all found in our catalog, depicting animals, vegetation, scenic views, and wildlife refuges, as well as U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees, facilities, and outreach activities.
As is customary for my blog posts of late, I cherry-picked some of my favorite wildlife images for you.
And while I was content with just posting animals in this blog, I was captivated by the next photographs, as they sparked my curiosity and led me to learn some new things.
According to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, young whooping cranes were trained to follow ultra-light aircraft as part of an effort to restore the endangered whooping crane population in the East.
According to Wikipedia’s Glossary of nautical terms, ‘listing,’ or ‘list,’ is “a vessel’s angle of lean or tilt to one side, in the direction called roll.”
There are thousands more photos just like these that highlight the beauty of nature, and will surely pique your curiosity like they did mine. In order to access these images, follow the link in the first paragraph of this blog, and under the Details section, find Includes, and click 11426 item(s) described in the catalog link.
2 thoughts on “Into the Wild”
The link to the images is BOGUS and results in a blank screen even though the message that is at the top states there are details below
Secondly what are the resolutions of the images? Are they TIFF format and large enough for print publishers or are they just for screen viewing ?
Hi John Michael,
22-DP is a born-digital series. According to the series description “the images are in the Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) and Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) formats, with file sizes ranging from approximately 9 kilobytes to 102.22 megabytes. Resolutions range from approximately 219 x 231 pixels to 9000 x 7230 pixels.” Since the photographs were transferred from the agency to NARA as digital images, we do not have any control of the format or file size. All of the images have been added to the catalog here: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/7890537
Kaitlyn Crain Enriquez
National Archives & Records Administration
Still Picture Branch
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