Thank you for your membership to, or interest in the Marine Photobank.
For more than 10 years the Marine Photobank has proudly served the ocean conservation community with a wealth of free, high-quality images for use by non-profits. It began with the vision of photographer and ocean steward Wolcott Henry who became alarmed at the lack of accessible conservation photography, particularly of marine images. Generously he created the Marine Photobank and seeded the collection with his own hard-earned images of the ocean life he witnessed, as well as its perils. The collection now houses roughly 7,000 images from hundreds of photographers from around the world. As on-line photography technology has evolved beyond our platform’s capacity, we realized that we needed a new partner to help continue the vision.
Over the past year we have been pursuing an exciting partnership with Wildscreen, a modern, global digital media hub for conservation communications. Our image collection will be hosted by Wildscreen through their Exchange and Arkive programs, and their transfer is currently underway.
Conservation organizations will be able to browse and download images via Exchange, while educators and students will find a wealth of natural images and information on Arkive. Exchange is a unique global hub for over 280 members from conservation organizations in 35 countries around the world, allowing them to gain access to over 70,000 images from some of the world’s very best wildlife photographers for use in their non-commercial communications. Arkive is the world’s leading online encyclopedia about the natural world, incorporating over 16,000 species profiles with scientifically accurate text, as well as photographs and videos. The Arkive site also contains freely accessible education modules and topic pages about the most pertinent issues facing the natural world.
We would like to thank the dedicated photographers, teachers, researchers, students, journalists, and ocean stewards from around the world for enriching us all with your work. We urge you to continue your tireless efforts to educate and inspire others to care about marine life and ecosystems. We hope you will find the experience using Wildscreens’ user-friendly resources even more supportive of your efforts.