High-resolution, public-domain, landscape photography archives?
September 27, 2014 9:04 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for high-resolution (full-color or gray-scale), public domain archives of landscape photography (specifically of terrains and mountains).

I'm interested in majestic photos that are similar in feel to the landscapes that appear in the intro of “Prometheus”, the last 20 minutes of “2001: A Space Odyssey,” as well as the photography of Edward Burtynsky and Ansel Adams.
posted by omar.a to Science & Nature (4 answers total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
 
Try Pixabay; doing a search for "mountains" brings up over 8,000 results. (Keep in mind that the "Sponsored Images" that show up at the top of search results are from Shutterstock and not public domain; the ones hosted by Pixabay are all public domain.)
posted by zebra at 9:28 PM on September 27, 2014 [1 favorite]


Oh, and I meant to mention, Wikipedia also has a great list of public domain image resources that you could / should check out.
posted by zebra at 9:43 PM on September 27, 2014 [1 favorite]


Unsplash is Creative Commons Zero high-res photography that often is of landscapes and such.
posted by brentajones at 12:00 AM on September 28, 2014 [3 favorites]


You can use Google Image Search. Make sure you click "Search tools", then filter by size (minimum X MP), type (photography) and usage rights.
posted by devnull at 11:15 AM on September 28, 2014


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