This page links to content from scientific public and national/governmental bodies and organisations. 


Biodiversity Heritage Library photostream on Flickr with over 250,000 natural history images is specially curated by book, subject, and contributor to make it easier to find images related to specific research needs. The BHL improves research methodology by collaboratively making biodiversity literature openly available to the world. All images are in the Public Domain.

EOL Encyclopaedia of Life; open access knowledge resource about the many life-forms on Earth - of animals, plants, fungi, protists and bacteria. EOL content providers have made content available for re-use under one of the Creative Commons licenses

JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) is part  of NASA national research facility that carries out robotic space and Earth science missions. It has some excellent images of space exploration and also some unique materials such as these Visions of the Future’ posters. Unless otherwise noted, images and video on JPL public web sites may be used for any purpose without prior permission

NASA definitive portal for authentic Space, and Astronomy. Includes high quality images and video from space missions, the Hubble telescope and more. NASA images and media are not subject to Copyright.

National Archives UK on Flickr, images from the National Archives including maps, photographs and artwork. The National Archives work with Government to ensure the survival of today´s information and data for the future. No Known Copyright Restrictions.

Natural History Museum. The museum’s Data Portal allows you to explore and download images and data including images from the museum’s 4.7 million records under a Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 licence. Entomology features butterfly and beetle specimens and other categories include Zoo-ology, Palaeontology, Mineralogy and Botany.

NOAA Photo library includes thousands of weather and space images,  shores and coastal seas, and thousands of marine species images ranging from whales to the most minute plankton. All images in the Public Domain.

Science Museum Group from the UK have over 100,000 science and technology images available to download under a Creative Commons CC BY NC SA licence

Science Image is a free Australian image library specialising in conveniently categorised science and nature images available with a CC BY licence. It is presented by CSIRO, Australia's major science research organisation. 

Smart Servier Medical Images over 3000 detailed medical illustrations available in vector or png or as PowerPoint files. Most suitable for upper secondary and HE/FE. CC BY licence.

Wellcome Collection freely licensed digital books, artworks, photos and images of historical library materials and museum objects relating to medicine, science, health and society available to view and download under a Creative Commons CC BY NC licence

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