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Many of your initial questions may already be answered in our general FAQs section, which discusses our collections and more, or in our Help - FAQs section, which shows how to use the Web site. Please check there for more information, or see the links to the right.

Contacting Contributors

If you need a higher resolution version of an image or permission to use an image for commercial or other non-allowed purposes (as stated per image), you can contact the party responsible for the image directly. With each image, under the "More Credit Info" tab, look for the "Responsible Party" information, which in most cases will be contact information for the creator of the image or the contributing partner. If you cannot reach the Responsible Party or if you require more information, please contact us at and we will be glad to help determine the next steps.

Contacting Us

To submit images, please see our Contributors section first.

To report a technical error on the Web site, please email

For any other questions, misidentifications, or other comments, please contact us at:

Library of Images From the Environment
National Program Office
U.S. Geological Survey
12201 Sunrise Valley Dr., MS 302
Reston, VA 20192

We maintain an archive of all questions submitted to us, in order to help us plan improvements to the site. Please see our Privacy Policies.


Individual contributors set their level of usage and permissions, so look for the "Rights" statement accompanying each image. For information on how to credit contributors, see under Media Usage.

Model Release - unless noted specifically with an image under the "More Credit Info" tab or in the Description, no person featured in a photograph in LIFE has signed a model release statement or has in any other way agreed to have their photograph used for publicity campaigns or for commercial uses.

Disclaimer, Attribution & Privacy Statement