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One of the major issues with Blogging is that you have to struggle to find great illustrations for the items you want to write. If you have deep pockets you could resort to acquiring licenses from services like Getty. You could purchase stock images from the likes of Istockphoto. One option is to take your own pictures. Unfortunately, not all of us are as talented as Christa Watson, so here are a couple a solutions which you can leverage:

- Your friends

- Sharapic.net

- Kave Wall

- Flickr

Many Flickr users have chosen to offer their work under a Creative Commons license, and you can browse or search through content under each type of license.Here are some recently added bits and pieces.

-  Google Advance Image Search

- Wikimedia Commons

- Creativity 103

- Every Stock Photo

- Morgue File

- Compfight

- LightMatter

- Urban Dirty

- Free Photo Bank

- Geograph Britain and Ireland

- Shutter Glow

- NASA

- Trip Album

- Freefoto

- Animal Photos

- Insect Images

- Stock.XCHNG

- Stock Arch

- Free Range

- Open Photo

- Car Pictures

- NOAA Photo Library

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.
A few photos in the NOAA Photo Library that are known to have copyright restrictions are so noted in the caption information associated with those images.
Credit MUST be given to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Department of Commerce.  Where a photographer is noted, please credit the photographer and his/her affiliated organization as well.

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.  A few photos in the NOAA Photo Library that are known to have copyright restrictions are so noted in the caption information associated with those images.
Credit MUST be given to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Department of Commerce.  Where a photographer is noted, please credit the photographer and his/her affiliated organization as well.

Fish and Wildlife Service’s online digital media library

Here you will find a wide assortment of selected images, publications, video and audio clips that are in the public domain. You are free to use them as you wish – no permission is necessary. We do ask that you give credit to the photographer or creator and the US Fish and Wildlife Service in a format similar to the example below.

Visit here to learn more  about Creative Commons. You can view the extent of the possibilities in what great work people share. They are trully limitless:

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