Sports and Outdoors

Thursday, April 2, 2009

New online DNR photo gallery serves public, media

Indiana DNR Release:

The Department of Natural Resources has launched a new online digital photo gallery of popular images as a service to the public and the news media.

Any of the 70 gallery images can be downloaded and used within guidelines listed on the site. Potential uses include computer desktop backgrounds, school reports, personal enjoyment and to support news media reports of DNR programs. For most personal or editorial uses, there is no charge.

To access the gallery, go to, click on Divisions in the left column, click on Communications, and then click on the DNR Photos link. The main photo page describes the legal uses of the images, and how and when to provide credit to the DNR. Directions are provided for requesting high-resolution images and for purchasing high-quality prints.

The site includes attractive shots of Indiana nature scenes, wildlife, people in outdoor activities, some state-endangered species and bald eagles.

Other timely highlights include images of the emerald ash borer and gypsy moth insects, the State Fair, the Brown County State Park mountain biking trails system, the banding of falcons, and sandhill cranes visiting the Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area.

The gallery will be updated periodically with fresh images.

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