The NOAA Photo Library



The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Photo Library includes thousands of weather and space images, hundreds of images of shores and coastal seas, and thousands of marine species images ranging from the great whales to the most minute plankton. Most NOAA photos and slides are in the public domain and CANNOT be copyrighted. There is no fee for downloading any images on the NOAA Photo Library. Educational use is encouraged as the primary goal of the NOAA Photo Library is to help all understand our oceans and atmosphere so as to be better stewards of our environment for future generations. Credit MUST be given to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Department of Commerce.


Climate and Atmospheric Science, Marine Biology, Oceanography, Biological, Photography, Science Education

Access Information

"UCSD Only" resources are funded & licensed by UC San Diego Library & the University of California.

Off-campus access restricted to current UC San Diego faculty, staff & students.