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.