Nebraskaland Photo Library
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Photo Library is home to over a million photographic images taken by our award-winning Nebraskaland Magazine staff. The collection contains both digital and film assets, many of which are viewable within our online photo database.
Photography is available for purchase as fine art prints by the general public. Images may be licensed for digital and/or print use by commercial and non-profit organizations and the media. Restrictions apply. Details for each option are listed below.
Media release photos
To request a photo to accompany a Nebraska Game and Parks Commission news release or story featuring the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission visit the online photo database, log in with userID guest and password guest, and follow the steps outlined in the Featured Content menu or contact the Photo Library by phone at 402-471-5466, or by email with subject line Media Release Photo. Please note your deadline, press affiliation, and any image requirements. Unless otherwise specified, all images for media release are sized to 1500 pixels, 7.5 in. on longest edge at 200 dpi. There are no fees associated with photos that accompany Nebraska Game and Parks Commission media releases.
Photo credit line
Each photographic illustration provided by Nebraskaland Magazine must be properly credited. Preference is given to “Nebraskaland Magazine/Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.” The exact content, style, and location may conform to that used in the rest of the product, but must at least use include the words “Nebraskaland Magazine.” For website use, the words “Nebraskaland Magazine” must be placed near the image.
Digital image rights
Commercial and non-profit organizations wishing to use any photograph from the Photo Library collection—including those that appear on agency web and social media sites—must first contact the Photo Library to request permission. All requests must be approved by the Photo Library in conjunction with Administration.
To request images, visit the online photo database, log in with userID guest and password guest, and follow the steps outlined in the Featured Content menu. Please state the full intended end use of each photograph or set of photographs when requesting use permission.
Images are available in the following sizes:
- Web Resolution (1200 pixels, 12 in. on longest edge at 100 dpi)
- High Resolution (3600 pixels, 12 in. on longest edge at 300 dpi)
- Custom sizes may be available upon request. Please specify in the comments section of the order form.
The following fees are applied to each order:
- For Profit Entities: Web Resolution, $25 per image
- For Profit Entities: High Resolution, $250 per image
- Not for Profit Organizations, Nebraska-based*: Web Resolution, $10 per image, with $50 minimum
- Not for Profit Organizations, Nebraska-based*: High Resolution, $75 per image
- Not for Profit Organizations, Not Nebraska-based: Web Resolution, $15 per image, with $75 minimum
- Not for Profit Organizations, Not Nebraska-based: High Resolution, $150 per image
*Nebraska-based includes national organizations with a Nebraska chapter office, when it is the chapter office requesting the photos.
In a few special circumstances, fees may be waived as deemed necessary or appropriate by Communications or Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Administration. To initiate a fee waiver request, please notify the Photo Library when requesting a photo use release.
For each photo permission release granted, the Photo Library prepares a use agreement, which must be signed and returned by the end user prior to image release. Patrons may not reuse images in a different project without first contacting the Photo Library to expand or renew permissions and signing a separate use form.
Please allow a minimum of ten working days for most digital image orders. Some requests may take additional time, depending on the size and complexity of the order. Contact the Photo Library directly if you have a rush order request and note your deadline in your order submission. The Photo Library makes every attempt to fulfill image requests in a timely manner, in a way that best meets the patron’s needs, but requests from Nebraska Game and Parks Commission employees are satisfied first and foremost, with outside requests completed as time allows.
Final products that include approved digital images released by the Photo Library are often on display into perpetuity within the final, agreed-upon end version of a product (such as within a published book, calendar, video, brochure, website, or social media post). However, all other electronic versions of the images loaned must be completely and wholly removed from all electronic equipment used by the borrower within 90 days. The use of any image granted by the Photo Library is for one-time, non-exclusive reproduction only and can only be extended for further use upon the development of additional or expanded agreements. Neither Nebraska Game and Parks Commission staff nor public patrons may loan, give, or otherwise make available to any other organization or person any image provided by the Photo Library – to do so qualifies as copyright infringement. Patrons who violate this agreement will be fined accordingly.
Users shall furnish the Photo Library with one copy of any tangible product created in which Nebraskaland Magazine images are used, at no expense to the Photo Library, for use tracking. Materials may be sent to the Photo Library, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, 2200 North 33rd Street, Lincoln, NE 68503.
Fine art prints
Many of the photos showcased within the pages of Nebraskaland Magazine are available as prints. To place an order, visit the online photo database, log in with userID guest and password guest, and follow the steps outlined in the Featured Content menu.
The following prices are applied to each print order:
- 4 x 5 in. and 4 x 6 in., $15
- 5 x 7 in., $17
- 8 x 10 in. and 8 x 12 in., $24
- 11 x 14 in., $49
- 12 x 18 in., $109
- 16 x 20 in. and 16 x 24 in., $124
- 20 x 30 in., $259
- 24 x 30 in. and 24 x 36 in., $284
- 4 x 5 in. and 4 x 6 in., Not Available
- 5 x 7 in., $79
- 8 x 10 in. and 8 x 12 in., $99
- 11 x 14 in., $114
- 12 x 18 in., $149
- 16 x 20 in. and 16 x 24 in., $217
- 20 x 30 in., $299
- 24 x 30 in. and 24 x 36 in., $349
- 4 x 5 in. and 4 x 6 in., Not Available
- 5 x 7 in., $119
- 8 x 10 in. and 8 x 12 in., $129
- 11 x 14 in., $174
- 12 x 18 in., $209
- 16 x 20 in. and 16 x 24 in., $224
- 20 x 30 in., $349
- 24 x 30 in. and 24 x 36 in., $399
All prices are effective as of Nov. 15, 2016, and subject to change. Additional sizes and formats may be available. Contact the Photo Library with inquiries about additional options.
A flat shipping cost of $6.50 is charged per order, regardless of the contents of the order and may not be waived. Sales tax is determined by the Nebraska shipping address. Out-of-state shipping addresses are not charged sales tax.
All fine art photo print sales are final. No cancellations, refunds, or exchanges permitted.
The majority of images published by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, including those appearing on the agency website, social media pages, in Nebraskaland Magazine and other print and digital publications, are the sole property of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and are not available for publication by any other group, agency, organization, or individual without prior written agreement from the Photo Library. Some images used by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission may be protected intellectual property not owned by the Commission, but used with permission granted by the rights holder. Contact the Photo Library to inquire about image ownership. While the Photo Library provides assistance in utilizing the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission photo collection, responsibility for obtaining permission related to images not owned by the Commission remains with the requester.
Right of refusal
The Photo Library reserves the right to refuse photographic requests from anyone not complying with the lending policies at any point in time, or for any request not aligned with the agency’s mission. Some images may be subject to an embargo and unavailable for release.
The Photo Library charges fees for both print orders and digital image use. Fees help offset the costs of digitization, handling, and any necessary adjustments made for color, size, or formatting. Invoices are prepared and sent upon completion of each order. Requests that require staff research or special librarian assistance may involve additional fees. Fees must be paid within 90 days of invoice, are non-refundable, and subject to change. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission accepts cash, check, and credit card payments.