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Antarctic Photo Library Usage and Submission Information
A <i>New York Times</i> Virtual Reality film crew set up their cameras high above the Wright Valley, McMurdo Dry Valleys.


Print and electronic media may use the photos free of charge; however, the photographer and the National Science Foundation must be credited.

Schools, educational and encyclopedia publishers, and similar institutions may use the photos freely to further educational awareness of Antarctica.

No one may reproduce the photos for personal or commercial profit, use the photos on products for sale (i.e., t-shirts, coffee mugs) or use the photos for advertisement without express permission from the photographer. To obtain contact information for a photographer, contact the Photo Librarian.


The USAP welcomes photo submissions to the Photo Library. We especially appreciate images that represent Antarctic science.

NOTE: You receive photo credit and maintain rights to your photos; however, the image becomes property of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the NSF may use it without your knowledge.
A New York Times virtual reality film crew visited the Wright Valley to capture the scenery.&nbsp;

Photos must be digital and a minimum of 300 dpi for a 4x6 inch photo.

To submit a photo:

  1. Complete and send the following form to the FAX number below:
    Image Permission Form Link to PDF file
    FAX: 303.790.9130
  2. We contact you to make arrangements for you to email the image(s).
  3. Once the photo(s) is placed on the web site, we contact you to proofread the photo captions and credit.

    NOTE: All photos must be approved by the National Science Foundation (we will obtain approval for you).


We welcome your opinions and suggestions. Please send all feedback to the Photo Librarian.

Curator: Antarctic Support Contract, Communications   |    NSF Point of Contact: Peter West, Office of Polar Programs