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Scientific stock photography library

Scientific stock photography library

The Science Photo Library is a for-profit organization that sells images. This particular site contains the photography from Dennis Kunkel, a microscopist, known for unique photography taken with light and electron microscopes.

There are 5,000 light microscopy and electron microscopy images of Algae, Arachnids, Archaea, Bacteria, Fungi, Insects, Invertebrates, Medical, Plants, Protozoa, Vertebrates, and Viruses. Every image is available for sale and a license fee is required for use.

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Teresa Wolfe
Teresa Wolfe (Faculty)
1 year ago

This site is a for-profit organization that sells high quality images. While the images and videos are nice to look at, they are not free to use. A watermark is placed prominently across all materials and the fine print indicates a user license fee is required. This is not OER, but if you need a high quality image and have the money to spend.. then this site may be useful to you.

Judith Kandel
Judith Kandel (Faculty)
17 years ago
The most valuable link on the homepage is to an image gallery and catalog of
several hundred breathtaking, colorized electron micrographs of organisms or
their structures. A small view of each image can be accessed by clicking the
category in the left frame. A selected image will be displayed in a large view
in the right frame. Images can also be accessed through a search feature or
through the catalog link, which presents a full screen version of the image with
a brief description. Any of these images can be used with permission of Denis
Kunkel. The javascript SEM link on the homepage suggests that it is a virtual
SEM, however it actually connects to a site that contains minimal instruction
on SEM but where the user can zoom in on selected specimens. Detailed views of
selected organisms, as well as explanatory text, can also be accessed through
the Most Wanted Bugs link and the Zoom In link. There is also a link to a very brief
introduction to microscopy.

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