For Photographers

ArcticNet is always looking for fresh, dynamic and eye-catching photos of the Arctic, whether they are of people, northern communities, landscapes or wildlife. We are especially interested in photos that depict research conducted in the Arctic to communicate knowledge on how climate change is transforming the coastal Canadian Arctic to its partners and the Canadian public.

First and foremost, photos submitted to the ArcticNet Photo Gallery can be used to visually enhance ArcticNet communications products (e.g. annual report). For third party requests, express permission will be obtained from photographers prior to issuing a license of use; photographers will thus be informed on details pertaining to the request (see Requests in the main menu for the list of details).

Note that although ArcticNet has sold photos in the past to high profile media publications such as Time Magazine, Geo Magazine, Canada Post to name a few, our Network has now ceased charging licensing fees and paying royalties to photographers. Requests received from media will be referred directly to the photographer. 

To obtain a template of the Photographer - ArcticNet Agreement and the Model Release form, please write to

Submission Guidelines

Photo submissions can be sent to and must adhere to the following guidelines to be added to the Gallery:

  • Only digital photos will be considered and submissions should consist of your highest resolution files.
  • File formats accepted include JPEG, PNG and TIFF.
  • File names must include your first and last name (ex: firstname_lastname.jpg).
  • Every photo should be accompanied by a descriptive caption, including the location, date and the name of any person appearing in the photograph.
  • Submissions larger than 10MB can be sent via file sharing tools such as Adobe Send, WeTransfer, DropBox, etc.
  • Include the signed Photographer-ArcticNet Agreement (mandatory)
  • Photos that depict a recognizable person must be accompanied by a Model Release Form.

Note: ArcticNet is not responsible for any loss of digital files supplied by the Photographer while they are in the possession of ArcticNet. It is the Photographer’s responsibility to maintain archive copies of the digital files submitted.

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