Contribute to the image library of the Dutch Caribbean biodiversity
Naturalis Biodiversity Center and our partners strive to show the Dutch Caribbean biodiversity as completely as possible. Though new images are added constantly, there are still many gaps to be filled. In addition to species that still lack photos, we also aim to show variation between, and within species. Examples include the difference between sexes, differences in development stage of the life cycle, or interesting behaviour. The goal is to create a complete as possible image library of Dutch Caribbean plants, animals and fungi, which can then be widely used by researchers and the public.
What are the conditions the image requires?
The following criteria are used for acceptance of submitted images.
File / technical criteria
Benefits for contributing photographers
Your photo will be assessed after submission and the identification will be checked by experts in the field of Dutch Caribbean flora and fauna. This can take some time. You can track the status of your own photos by logging in to the website and check the "Images being processed" at any time. You will receive a message as soon as possible about whether or not your photos will be placed. The image provider retains the copyright of his own photographs. We will mention your name with your images, including the chosen license. If desired, you can indicate in your profile where interested parties can contact you for your images (e-mail adress and / or website).
After approval for publication, Naturalis will present the images on the Dutch Caribbean Species Register. The photos may also appear on websites of partner organizations and sponsors of the Nature of the Netherlands program, for example Bioportal, which automatically show data from the Species Registers. In addition, the images may be used by Naturalis in other non-commercial digital initiatives that are part of the Dutch Caribbean Species Register, such as Species finders as already present on the Dutch Species Register, but not (yet) on the Dutch Caribbean Species Register. You thus also contribute to these initiatives.
The type of license must be indicated per image. We offer the possibility to use Creative Commons Licenses. More information about these licenses can be found here.