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Animals of Polar Regions: Images

Various Birds Mammals Fish & Crustaceans

Various Animals

NOAA Photo Library: Antarctica

This collection of approximately 100 images of birds, mammals and fish from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/ Department of Commerce is an excellent source for images for multimedia presentations and posters. These images can be used freely by students and teachers as long as credit is given to NOAA.

ISTE Student Technology Standard 4: Uses technology communications tools


Hinterland Who's Who: Arctic

The Canadian Wildlife Service provides high quality images and video clips of several Arctic birds and mammals. Schools and libraries can order free of charge one complete series of fact sheets which include the images for use in the classroom. This group's publications may be reproduced without permission if you follow the rules outlined.

ISTE Student Technology Standard 2: Social, ethical and human issues related to technology (copyright)
ISTE Student Technology Standard 3: Uses technology productivity tools
Life Sciences Standard 6: Understands relationships among organisms and their physical environment
Geography Environment and Society Standard 16: Understands the changes that occur in the meaning, use, distribution and importance of resources.


The Antarctic Connection - Gallery

You can see photographs of birds, whales, and seals here. These can be sent as digital postcards to a collaborating classroom or to parents and grandparents who have an e-mail address. This site did not post a copyright policy for use of the images (at least I couldn't locate it) but since much of their material is for sale, you should inquire before using the images in any student projects.

ISTE Student Technology Standard 4: Uses technology communications tools


Cool Antarctica- Photographs

Super high-quality photographs of wildlife and scenery. The copyright statement indicates that students can use these graphics and text for homework and projects, but that they may not be used by any other entity, profit-making or not. The copyright requirements for student use are spelled out quite clearly and should be read completely to be sure you do not violate them. This will encourage this group to keep their photographs available to educators. This site also provides a lot of information about the animals which can be located under the Fact File link.

ISTE Student Technology Standard 4: Uses technology communications tools
Life Sciences Standard 6: Understands relationships among organisms and their physical environment


Birds

Creature Feature - Emperor Penguins: Antarctic

A wonderful site from National Geographic that features video, sounds, and stills of this wonderful creature. You can send a picture postcard to a friend via e-mail here, but be sure to remember student privacy laws if using in a classroom. Great for use in the classroom as a supplement for a teacher lecture if you follow the specific rules outlined by National Geographic for school use.

ISTE Student Technology Standard 2: Social, ethical and human issues related to technology (copyright)
ISTE Student Technology Standard 3: Uses technology productivity tools
ISTE Student Technology Standard 4: Uses technology communications tools
Life Sciences Standard 6: Understands relationships among organisms and their physical environment


Pete & Barbara's Penguin Pages: Antarctic

Here are approximately 200 photographs of different species of penguins. The authors have granted permission to use any of the graphics for educational and/or personal use, so these are perfect for student projects. This is a great resource for teachers. Be sure to thank the authors and let them know how you used photos from this archive. Encourage those who share so freely.

ISTE Student Technology Standard 4: Uses technology communications tools
Life Sciences Standard 6: Understands relationships among organisms and their physical environment


Mammals

Bear Beginnings: New Life on the Ice: Arctic

This site from National Geographic has wonderful images of mother polar bears and their babies. Notations on the images make it easy to learn more about how the photographs were taken so students can learn to take better photos in snowy conditions. Educators may use these images in a very limited fashion if they follow the specific rules outlined by National Geographic for school use.

ISTE Student Technology Standard 2: Social, ethical and human issues related to technology (copyright)
ISTE Student Technology Standard 3: Uses technology productivity tools
Life Sciences Standard 6: Understands relationships among organisms and their physical environment


Seals, Whales, Sea Lions, and Walrus

This collection of approximately 60 images of seals, whales, etc. from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/ Department of Commerce is an excellent source for images for multimedia presentations and posters. These images can be used freely by students and teachers as long as credit is given to NOAA. Be careful what is chosen. Not all these animals live in Polar regions. Look at the location of each photo.

ISTE Student Technology Standard 4: Uses technology communications tools


Fish

Antarctic Fish

Photographs from an expedition taken to collect Antarctic fish. You can see specimens and the ship. There are also drawings available. This research was sponsored in part by NSF, so the photos may be used in projects.

ISTE Student Technology Standard 4: Uses technology communications tools

 

 

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Quick Peek!
 

 

Gentoo penguin with grey and white chick.

Gentoo penguin and chick. See many more great photos at Pete & Barb's Penguin Pages.

 
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Quick Fact!
  The Arctic fox, or white fox, changes colors with the seasons. Find out more about this beautiful animal and how it adapts to its habitat at Hinterland Who's Who.  
 
 
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