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How to purchase images on this site

All images on this website are copyrighted.
Any copying, usage and/or distribution is strictly prohibited.


*We have endeavoured to create an easy to search database for our growing collection of images. As you can see there are numerous categories to browse. You can also enter keywords in the search box to narrow your choices. We have embedded keywords into all the image collections to respond to more selected searches. The scope of your search results will be determined by your selection of keywords.

*Quick Search - By default the system uses "Match at least one keyword" for the quick search function. If you input "beautiful sunset" (without the quotes) into the quick search field, then the search function will return results for any media that contain either "beautiful" OR "sunset" in its properties.

The system supports the "AND" and NOT" operands in the quick search function by the use of the plus sign (+) and minus sign (-) respectively in front of the keywords.

If you input "beautiful +sunset" (without the quotes) into the search field, the system will only return results for any media that contain both keywords "beautiful" AND "sunset" in its properties.

If you input "beautiful "sunset" (without the quotes) into the search field, the system will return results for any media that contain the keyword "beautiful", but this media can't contain the keyword "sunset" in its properties.

Note: There must not any spaces between the second keyword and the input operands (+), (-) keywords.

*Advanced Search - The advanced search function does not use the same algorithms as above. It offers options allowing you to choose which operand you want to use for your searches.

There are three options available.

Match at least one keyword
The system will return results for any media that contain either one of the input keywords in its properties.

Match all keywords
The system will only return results for any media that contain all input keywords in its properties.

Match exact phrase
The system will only return results for any media that contains the exact input keyword phrase in its properties.

Payment Method

*You will need to tell our shopping cart which payment method you would like to use to pay for your purchases. By default, the payment method is PPP (pay per purchase) with PayPal. Using this payment method you will need to pay during the checkout process; funds are kept in PayPal until you have safely received your image via Dropbox or to your server.  Editors and publishers have the option of requesting an invoice based on their order details; we will then send through an invoice along with a code that allows them to instantly download the images (invoices must be paid within 30 days of submission).

The Lightbox

*The Lightbox is YOUR collection of images. You may add up to 30 images to your lightbox. If you wish to purchase an image that is in your lightbox, click on the thumbnail to view the enlarged image. Select the items that you want to purchase and click on the "add to cart" button.

Shopping Cart

*The shopping cart displays your order details, if you wish to delete an image from your order before proceeding to checkout, simply hit the remove link on the right side.

Checking Out

*You will need to login to checkout your order. If you are new to the site please complete the registration form to create a username and password. This information is stored so that you can return to the site to make future purchases and so that we can review your orders.

*We utilize PayPal for purchases made on this site.

*If you are an editor or publisher, and your accounts department agrees to pay invoices via direct deposit within 30 days of receipt of the invoice, you may email us and request an invoice for the images you have selected. We will then email the invoice with a code that will allow you to download the selected images.

My Account

*This page shows your order history.

Image File Download Terms

All digital files, whether for web use or print use, are "Rights Managed". Files are uploaded to your server via FTP or onto Dropbox. Our terms are as follows:

Web Usage

*These files can be used on one domain only (i.e.
*They can be altered if necessary, but they cannot be included in any composite that is resold.
*The image files CANNOT be resold.

Print Usage

*These files are higher quality for use in printed publications. They have a resolution of 300dpi and are saved as hi-res JPG files. Should you require higher resolution or different file types (TIFF or unaltered RAW (NEF) files), please contact us directly by email with your specifications: these large files can be uploaded to your server via FTP or onto Dropbox.
*You are granted a licence for a ONE-TIME, NON-EXCLUSIVE USE: this means that you can use the image for one type of publication. If you use the image in a brochure, you do not have the right to then create a new product such as a magazine ad that uses the same image.
*Prices on downloaded files are for that size image only.

File Information. please email us for upload via FTP or to Dropbox

JPGs (JPEG) are at 300 PPI (pixels per inch) resolution. File sizes are (approximately).

For JPG files up to 6.6MB

~2.1 MB file size suitable for internet use ~8.3 x 5.8 inches or ~210 x 148mm A5 image size.

~6.6 MB file size suitable for ~11.7 x 8.3 inches or ~297 x 210mm A4 image size.

For JPG files over 6.6 MB, 

~11.7 MB file size suitable for ~16.5 x 11.7" or ~420 x 297mm A3 image size.

~17.6 MB file size suitable for ~23.4 x 16.5" or ~594 x 420mm A2 image size.

Hi-res TIFF files are at 300 ppi (pixels per inch) resolution.

TIFF files are delivered via FTP or Dropbox

~32.6MB file size.

~55MB file size.

Unaltered RAW (NEF) files are available for Photoshop experts wanting to enhance the images themselves. Please make a request via email with details of how and why you intend to alter the image. The NEF file would be delivered via FTP or Dropbox at 300ppi and ~20.2 MB file size on disk.

Terms of Use (the basics)

*Please credit all images in the following manner: ©Steven David Miller / Natural Wanders.

*You agree that no image shall be used to promote or encourage the harming of any animal in any way. This includes hunting, shooting, trapping, capturing, restraining, or killing any animal of any kind for any reason.

*You agree that no image shall be used in an offensive, pornographic, or harmful manner.

*All images are Rights Managed and you are purchasing one-time, non-exclusive rights only. That means you may use the image one time for a specific use. If you would like to use the image again for a 2nd edition or 2nd print run, please notify us and we will give you a reduced, 'second use' rate. The image can be used within a PDF file of a magazine article placed on the publisher's website, but it may not be used on its own on the publisher's website or Facebook page etc. 

*You agree to delete the image (or images) once you have completed the project it was used for. If you would like to use an image again for 2nd-time rights, please download it again from the Natural Wanders website and use the promotion code under Discounts..

*You agree that you will not use the image in a composite that is then resold as a product (for example a poster, brochure, etc.) without contacting us first.

*Every image on Natural Wanders is guaranteed to be the exclusive work of Steven David Miller. Steven David Miller owns the copyright to all of the Natural Wanders images, and that copyright is registered with the United States Copyright Office (the copyright applies worldwide). Worldwide exclusive rights are available upon request; in this case, the image will be pulled from the collection for the term of the agreement.

*While we take every care in labelling all images, errors can occur and it is the responsibility of the end-user to check the accuracy of the labelling (i.e. Latin name, etc.). We assume no responsibility for any errors in labelling. 

*Some images are marked "*Editorial use only" at the end of the caption. This means the image may be used in a publication, but it MAY NOT be used to sell or promote a product of any kind.

*Please be advised that we use a clipping service and media monitoring service to keep track of image use. We take any violation of our registered copyright very seriously and we will pursue violations to the fullest extent of the law.

Please see File Information under About Us for more detailed file information.