Contributing Media to AmphibiaWeb
There are several ways to contribute to AmphibiaWeb. One of the most popular is to share your photos of amphibians and amphibian-related images with AmphibiaWeb. We welcome high quality media of species or natural history, or of any topic relevant to amphibian conservation. We outline the details on how you can contribute media here. We also work with herpetologists, students, and users around the world to update and add new accounts on amphibian species (Looking to contribute to species accounts? Read more about Contributing Species Accounts)
Photos, videos and sound files
We are always interested in acquiring amphibian photos, particularly of species for which we do not yet have images. Species photos enhance species accounts. You can submit your own photos, videos, and sound files of species for any species that we have.
Photos, videos, and sound files need to be submitted with good associated data, including the photographer's name, the date the photo or video/sound file was recorded, the correct identification, and the location where the photo/video/sound file was made. Videos can be embedded from YouTube. If submitted directly to us for hosting, it needs to be in MPG or MOV format. Sound files can be in MP3 or WAV format. Please contact us for the latest procedures and issues.
- All photos are entered into the CalPhotos database, which provides the photos to the species and search pages on AmphibiaWeb. CalPhotos allows photographers to upload photos in JPEG format directly online and maintain control of its metadata and copyright.
- To upload photos, you must first be registered in the photographer database -- Apply to Contribute Photos to CalPhotos
- We have a template to organize media metadata with our minimum field requirements. More complete metadata makes your media more useful!
- Read more details about contributing photos on CalPhotos
To explore where we may have the greatest needs in terms of species with and without images, browse these tables or search
AmphibiaWeb's data have been contributed from numerous individuals--please see our acknowledgements page for information about our contributors.