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Land Cover Photos
Map of the USA with thumbnails of photos superimposed Easily navigate to and download thousands of photos of the American landscape that are part of our newly released Land Cover Trends Field Photo Map.

Photos range from medium to high resolution. Find images by navigating directly to them, or search by keyword. The possibilities for classroom use are endless. Have your students search on "mine" and compare the appearances of mines (both on ground and aerially) in different parts of the country.




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What's New and Interesting

Geologic Map of Mars
A new Geologic Map of Mars reveals unprecedented details about the events that shaped its surface. A rotating globe of Mars provides a different perspective.
Amazing Bees
The USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Laboratory is always adding images to their incredible photo collection. These are bees and other insects like you've never seen them! Take a look, then learn more about pollinators.

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Search thousands of informative Fact Sheets and publications written for a non-technical audience. Be sure to type "Fact Sheet", "General Information Product" or "Circular" under the "Series Name" box.

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