We receive many requests to assist students and teachers with their various educational projects. We would love to assist with each and every project but as a commercial entity and the acting agent for our contributing wildlife photographers, we are unable to provide you with high resolution images, free of charge,
Please understand that wildlife images are very costly to produce: there is the expense of travel, boat hire, rent, specialized photographic equipment, computers, software, and time and there is no guarantee that wildlife will behave for the camera on any given day. Most photographers rely on image licensing to provide an income to live and pay for business expenses. Additionally, over the years, photography costs have increased but the revenue from photos has decreased.
However, we do provide students and teachers with the ability to use our watermarked images displayed on our website. Please carefully read the following conditions of use for watermarked images.
Watermarked Images – conditions of use
All images contain a copyright watermark and this watermark must not be removed under any circumstance from the image.
For the purposes of assignments, Oceanwide Images grants the student the right to use the watermarked images directly from this website, provided that
- Images may not be emailed, used on websites, or electronically transmitted in any way.
- Images are only to be used in written assignments (Images are not to be used in Power Point demonstrations)
- The watermark on the images is NOT to be removed or altered in any way
- Images must be captioned or footnoted, “Sourced from OceanwideImages.com – This image is copyright protected”
- The Individual digital image is deleted after use
Please ensure that the image files are not to be copied or stored in any way to avoid any misuse of the image such as copyright infringement. These images are the livelihood of photographers. If you would like to share your assignment with us, please feel free to post us a copy.
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We do welcome you to search our online image database and view all of the images on our website for your research and educational projects and hope you enjoy visiting our website.
We also offer Fine Art Prints for sale to the public and these can be ordered online once you have registered or logged on to our website. Fine Art Prints are a great gift and you can choose to have any image from this website printed on Kodak Endura Metallic paper. Please click here to see more information about our Fine Art Prints.
Enjoy your visit to Oceanwide Images.