(excerpt..) Dejected stags – American bisons and really amazing birds.
There are thought to be about 10 million distinct species of plants and animals on Earth.
That number is incomprehensibly large – not least because most species are still undiscovered.
But now the Biodiversity Heritage Library – an open-access repository for some of the most stunning images collected of life on Earth – is helping to make these ecological wonders all the more real: It’s made more than 2 million images of our planet’s biodiversity available online for free.
Anyone can explore the expansive collections – study the digitized materials and even download the images for whatever scientific—or artistic—project you have in mind.
Many of the figures in the library’s collection inspire delight.