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treegrow ADMIN July 31, 2013
Remember: This group is for Creative Commons images only! Please check your licenses & add machine tags so we can import your images!

See the group description for more info and helpful links or try the EOL Flickr Tutorial.

Group Description

Through this group Flickr users can provide images and videos of organisms for the Encyclopedia of Life web site.

We regularly harvest images from this pool so they can be displayed on EOL taxon pages. Please note that your images will be imported to the EOL site only if they have the following characteristics:

1. The image is public.
2. The image is licensed with one of the following licenses:
      - Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY)
      - Creative Commons Non-Commercial (CC-BY-NC)
      - Creative Commons Share-Alike (CC-BY-SA)
      - Creative Commons Non-Commercial Share Alike (CC-BY-NC-SA)
Please do not post All Rights Reserved images or images with NoDeriv (=) creative commons licenses to the group. We cannot harvest such images, and they will be removed from the pool. (why?)
3. The image has at least one machine tag with a scientific name: e.g.
"taxonomy:binomial=Corvus brachyrhynchos"
Additional machine tags are encouraged but not necessary.

Images that don't meet these criteria will not make it to EOL and may be removed from the group pool by administrators. See the group description and discussion for help.

Encyclopedia of Life's harvester frequently checks this Flickr group for any new or modified images and places them on pages (if the above rules are followed). If you made a mistake, don't worry. Revisions to tags and image descriptions will automatically update on EOL with the next harvest. Your image will initially appear as 'unreviewed' as our curators need to validate that the tag correctly identifies the organism in the photo.

If you tweet, you can follow EOL. We're also on facebook.

View the most interesting images in this group on flickriver.

Helpful links:

Eol Flickr Tutorial
Changing your licenses (also see: Why does EOL require creative commons licenses for all its content?)
Images I posted to the group aren't showing up on the EOL web site?
Online Identification Guides

All about tagging:

EOL machine tags - quick & dirty
Frequently Asked Questions about EOL machine tags - gorey details
Tagging images for the Biodiversity Heritage Library - tag beautiful drawings & paintings for EOL use
iNaturalist tagging tool - find your taxon on iNaturalist, and it will tag your photo for you, very slick!

A note for our Australian friends: The Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) is a government-funded project to bring together information about Australian plants, animals and microorganisms. The ALA is working with the Encyclopedia of Life and is encouraging Australian photographers to contribute to this group. Images of Australian species shared under Creative Commons licences are displayed through ALA tools. The ALA attributes each such image to the photographer.

Please help growing and maintaining the group!

To invite others to join the group and add to the pool, you can use this text:

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We'd love to have this and other nature photos from your photo stream in the <a href="">Encyclopedia of Life Images group</a>. Images from this group are harvested regularly to illustrate the pages of the <a href="" rel="nofollow">Encyclopedia of Life project</a>. EOL needs images for all 1.9 million known species, and every image helps!

If you're interested in participating, please have a look at the <a href="">group rules</a>. If you need help or have questions, please post a message to our lively <a href="">Group Discussion</a>.
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Auf deutsch:

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Wir würden dieses Naturfoto und andere Fotos aus deinem Fotostream sehr gerne in der <a href="">Encyclopedia of Life Images Gruppe</a> haben. Fotos aus dieser Gruppe werden regelmäßig für die Seiten der <a href="" rel="nofollow">Encyclopedia of Life</a> heruntergeladen. EOL braucht Bilder für jede der 1.9 Millionen bekannten Arten, und jedes Foto hilft!

Wenn du mitmachen wlllst, schau dir bitte die <a href="">Gruppenregeln</a> an. Falls du Hilfe brauchst oder Fragen hast, wende dich bitte an unsere <a href="">Gruppen Diskussionsrunde</a>.
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If you see that another group member needs a reminder of the group rules, you can use this text:

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Thanks for posting your photo to the <a href="">Encyclopedia of Life Images Group</a>. Please note that your image cannot currently be imported to the <a href="">Encyclopedia of Life</a> because it does not have the proper creative commons license and taxonomy machine tag. Please read the <a href="">Group Rules</a>, then<a href="">change your license</a> and <a href="">tag your photo</a> if you would like to contribute your image to EOL.
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Auf deutsch:

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Danke daß du dein Foto zur <a href="">Encyclopedia of Life Images Gruppe</a> hinzugefügt hast. Leider kann dein Foto zur Zeit nicht zur <a href="">Encyclopedia of Life</a> importiert werden, weil es nicht die richtige Lizenz hat und die taxonomischen Machine Tags fehlen. Bitte schau dir die <a href="">Gruppenregeln</a> an, dann <a href="">ändere deine Lizenzen</a> und <a href="">gib deinen Fotos Tags</a> wenn du sie der EOL zur Verfügung stellen möchtest.
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Group Rules

The Encyclopedia of Life project (EOL, is building an open access collection of biodiversity information. By donating your photos of plants, animals, fungi, and microbes to this group, you are joining a global community of scientists and nature enthusiasts with a mission to document and analyze the splendor of life on earth.

Please only post images and videos to this group that are:

1. Public.
2. Licensed with one of the following licenses:
      - Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY)
      - Creative Commons Non-Commercial (CC-BY-NC)
      - Creative Commons Share-Alike (CC-BY-SA)
      - Creative Commons Non-Commercial Share Alike (CC-BY-NC-SA)
3. Have at least one machine tag with a scientific name: e.g.
"taxonomy:binomial=Corvus brachyrhynchos"

Images that don't meet these criteria may be removed from the group pool by administrators.

Images for EOL should be in focus, high resolution pictures of live organisms in their natural habitat. However, pictures of cultivated plants, captive animals, or dead specimens are ok, especially if the organism is rarely encountered in the wild. But please be sure to indicate clearly in the image caption if your photograph is of a captive, cultivated, or dead specimen, and always include location information for organisms photographed in the wild. Please don't post pictures of your pets in costume, riding a bicycle, etc. This is not the group for that kind of thing.

Please post only images and videos that illustrate the morphology and natural history of organisms. Digitally altered/engineered images are ok as long as the modifications do not misrepresent the organisms' morphology or behavior. If posting highly modified images with significant color/shape changes, please explain your manipulations in the image description.

You may submit as many images as you like
Please choose only your best photos of each organism, and submit more than one image only if it adds something new. Examples of something new could be 1) a new part of or variation in the organism that hasn't been pictured, 2) a different sex or life stage, 3) a new place the organism may be found, 4) a new behavior or habitat for the organism.

Additional Info

  • This group will count toward the photo's limit (60 for Pro members, 30 for free members)
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe, Moderate
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