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Friday, July 30, 2010

Find photos by browsing through the Biological Classification

Currently I'm in the process of organising all my photos of both Madagascar and East Africa. The photos will be tagged and categorized in a biological way: based on their place (rank) within the Biological Classification, a scientific taxonomy. So all undulates will have common tags, all primates will be put together. All photos of a certain species of baboons will be grouped.

This will make it easier to find photos of certain animals or animal groups. You only want to see elephants? Or want to find out that those weird Serengeti rock hyraxes, the tenrecs of Madagascar and elephants share a common ancestry? That will be easy!
Click to browse wildlife photos via the taxonomy
All those photos will also be a contribution to the Encyclopedia Of Life project. That way I contribute to the academic community as well by enhancing the encyclopedia with fresh photo material of sometimes rare species or unique moments. Being a biologist, I'm a curator at Encyclopedia Of Life as well. I maintain parts of the Primates sections.

In the left menu column on this blog you can click on the 'Find wildlife photos' section or the icon. It will take you to a new page, were there is an easy menu to browse through all the different ranks in the Biological Classification. From the class and order level, down to genus and species. Just click it, and you'll be taken to the appropriate Flickr photo page!

As I continue to add photos to Flickr and this blog, the taxonomy menu will be expended. For now there are only 2 species, but it will rapidly expand! I've already added a bunch of ranks (categories) (grayed out) of animals I photographed but did not publish yet. I hope you enjoy it or find it useful, any feedback is welcome!

You can go and browse animal photos via the Biological Classification menu right away!

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