Free Use Pictures of Antarctica
and Stock Photos to Buy
The rule is simple
- if the picture has a CoolAntarctica.com "watermark"
in the bottom left -
it can be used free of charge according
to the following criteria:
The " watermark" - the CoolAntarctica.com
text at the bottom left MUST be retained as it
is shown, it must remain readable if the picture is
If the picture is used on a website, the
picture must be DIRECTLY hyperlinked to
must be accessible by all if they are published
on the web. Use in any paid-for section of a website
is not permitted. CoolAntarctica.com is free for all
to use, I expect that free-use pictures from here will
also be free to access elsewhere.
If the picture
is used in any printed media, credit must be given
in the form
"Use of picture courtesy Paul Ward
No more than 10 pictures
from CoolAntarctica may be used in any context whatsoever.
Pictures may not be hotlinked
from this site. Right click over the picture and select "Save
picture as..." to save it on your hard drive before
adding it to a website. This includes discussion forums
and bulletin boards. If this is not adhered to, an alternative
image may be supplied instead - you have been warned!
Pictures may not be sold
or otherwise distributed, they may be used in commercial
printed or electronic publications, but may not be sold
on their own or as a part of a collection. They may
not be used for decoration of any kind as a part of
any commercial or non-commercial product - t-shirts,
If there is no watermark
on the picture FREE USE IS NOT ALLOWED
- these are copyright
protected and unauthorized use will be pursued through
ANY usage beyond the above guidelines
for free usage WILL incur a fee
It's always interesting
to hear where and
pictures are being used, so please
and let me know.
If you would like to purchase
pictures for use without the watermark, there is a link
on each larger picture page which opens up a form.
Watermarked picture example
This picture may be used free
This picture may
not be used without prior written permission.
This will involve crossing my palm with silver.
There are 2 sizes of images available,
one where the longest edge is 250 pixels and one where
the longest edge is 1000 pixels. Smaller images are
arranged 20 to a page in galleries by subject, these
then link to the larger image.
How these pictures are being
| I am
using one of your pictures for my Antarctica
Project, I am making a board game and this is
going to be background, Thanks.
a 6th grader and I'm doing a project on biomes for
science and I chose Antarctica as a biome to study.
I love your site, and I'm using General Scenic 32
as the background for my poster. Thank you so much.
We are doing a continent
day at our school in February. I am in charge of
Antarctica. Thank you for the pictures that are
copyright free. As I librarian, I need to teach
the importance of copyright when getting pictures
from the Internet. The pictures are perfect for
what I want to teach about the continent.
I am a teacher in Southwestern
Oregon. I am going to be doing a unit with my English
Language Learners on the Polar regions and snow.
I found the site CoolAntarctica and was very grateful
to find that I could download up to ten pictures
to use. My main source of pictures was National
Geographic, but they didn't have some of the specific
animals that you had available. I know my students
will enjoy seeing the pictures. I will also recommend
your site to them when the older ones do a report
on a specific penguin breed of their choice. Thanks
Hi thank you for letting
us use your photos . My daughter Alanna needs to
make a front page news report announcing that her
exploration team has reached Antarctica.
Roza and Alanna (year 5 )
My son is going to be using
these stunning pictures for a Powerpoint presentation
in his 4th grade class.
Jennifer L. Brown -Tennessee
G'day, Cool Pictures,
our year 6 class (11 year olds) have been studying
Antarctica, as part of our integrated studies. Love
some of the pictures and have used them for class
discussions, as well as writing stimuli.
Gerald - Bulimba,
I love this site! I needed
a resource for photos to use in centers in my classroom-one
for each continent. This will help expose my students
to the world and help increase their vocabularies.
The pictures are beautiful.
I am a school librarian
and we are using your wonderful photos to decorate
the outside of the library for the Fall Bookfair "Reading
Blizzard". Thank you so much for making your
copy right procedures so clear and generous.
Hart Elementary, Austin, Texas
Thank you for the stunning
pictures, it helped loads on my project for school,
Marc in my class found this website and now we all
are fighting over the class computer!!! thanks again
and our teacher thinks this website is awesome!
Abby yr 7
Edwinstree middle school
For my sons' nursery
school "show and tell" on Antarctica!
Silvia - London
Hello there, These are
beautiful. The Country Women's Association of
Western Australia is doing Antarctica as the Country
of study this year I have found this web site invaluable
Many thanks -
I am a teacher in New Zealand
and am using your pictures with my class as we are
studying Antarctica. Thank you, they are beautiful!
- Poroutawhao School
I am a Junior in College
getting my Psychology degree. The class that I am
currently in had the assignment on a term project
involving a paper and a power point presentation.
The broad subject was Team Dynamics which we had
to narrow down. I narrowed down mine to Bioteams
being looked at as a way to make organizational
teams more successful. As penguins are a great example
of a Bioteam I wanted to use them as a background
on my presentation and was glad to find your pictures
on Cool Antarctica. I am using the watermarked ones
and as we use the APA citing system they will be
fully cited. I wanted to thank you for your contributions
with the site and I will probably use it in future
Sincerely - Patricia Smith
Thank you for the amazing
photos and detailed explanation across this site.
My daughter (aged 6) is doing a homework and we
discovered this site. What a great job. Hope humans
can learn from the behaviour of this beautiful animals.
Kind Regards - Javier Castelltort - Auckland,
We are a group of 7 kids
in the odyssey of the MIND program and in our problem,
we have to visit 3 places, one of which is Antarctica.
We have to color a background for the play but we
need a real picture for the judges to see from where
we made the background. Your pictures re great.
We plan to use one of them.
Thanks - Anju
I'm setup a Montessori
class for 3 Thru K children making Continent folders
with what is in Antarctica. The children will enjoy
THANK_YOU !!!! Although
my son is 25, he is still a bit of a Momma's
boy. He is helping to teach a teenage bible school
class that starts... you guessed it... tomorrow
night! Of course the prep work has been put off
until the last night, he calls Mom to the rescue.
The theme is Antarctica, so I found your website
and felt like I hit the lottery. Thanks again, Great
pictures and just what I/he needed.
Hello , my name is Norbert
Spyth I am a Study Group Leader in the Society for
Learning in Retirement . I am leading a Study Group
on Antarctica in our Fall Semester in the City of
Kelowna, British Columbia , Canada . We are a Group
of Seniors who like to stay active by learning about
many different subjects . Thank you for the free
use of your beautiful pictures.
volunteered to represent Antarctica for my
agency's "Diversity Day" event. The continents
are all being covered and nobody signed up for
this one. I'm putting together a small portfolio
of pictures and information that I hope best
represents the theme of the location. I work for
the United States Department of Agriculture,
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
Thanks for the cool pics!
William K. Bryan
I'm editor of a blog at
the University of Utah. One of our electrical
engineering professors, Cindy Furse, is leading
a group of students to Antarctica in November to
do research on the ice. She has and will be
blogging about the trip. We found your photos
and would like to use them to illustrate the
pieces until she gets photos of her own. I have
read the free use guidelines, and will adhere to
them. Thank you.
My second grade daughter
is doing a project on Antarctica and we are using
your pictures for that. We think that your pictures
are beautiful and we think that this will help out
with the project.
Thank you so much -
Hi, we live in South Wales,
United Kingdom. My daughter is doing a half term
project on global warming and we found your site
while doing research. She's using some
of your fabulous pictures to illustrate her work.
Thanks for a great resource.
Suzie, and Lucy (age 10)
I am a schoolteacher in
Australia. We are learning about Antarctica this
semester and I am using your photos as stimuli for
our children's' art making endeavours. They
are wonderful images and very inspirational.
Thankyou - Tina
What an amazing collection
you have. Our Pre-K through 3rd grade school is
studying Antarctica for the next two weeks and creating
an Antarctica school-wide mural featuring their
own art work of the wildlife. Your photos will give
them plenty of inspiration!
Hi, I'm an 11 year
old New Zealand) and I go to Putauaki Full primary.
I've got to have a project with info and pictures
to present in my classroom. These pictures will
really help people to understand what I'm talking
about in my info. There are so many breathtaking
photos I couldn't decide which to use. Everything
Thanks - Ethan Richmond
Hi my name is Trevor and
I will be using your pictures my project. I am 8
years old and I go to E'cole St. Philipees in
Grande Pointe, Ontario, Canada. My mom has been
helping me read all the cool things on your website.
I didn't know how cold it was there.. My project
is due on Jan 31, and on that day we have to present
it to our teach and we get to eat a seafood lunch,
kinda like the seals. I will let you know how I
do and thanks for all the info.
I'm using the pictures
for my daughters first grade class assignment on
Hello, my name is Joellen
and I am a member of the Country Women's Association
in Kingston Western Australia. Each year we have
a country of study throughout the organisation and
this year...you guessed it, it's Antarctica.
We plan on using some of these photos and information
on different things during the year as part of this
Thanks heaps - Joellen
Thanks for the beautiful
pictures. I'm a Pre-K Montessori teacher and
it's time to learn about Antarctica. Your pictures
I am using your photos
for a University assignment on Antarctica - multi-media
lesson for year 6 students. Your photos and information
were very useful - thank you very much.
Hi I am going to use your
beautiful site and pictures for a power point presentation
to my students .Thanks a lot for your compilation
that was big help.