Vegetation Photos in the ANBG Collection
The Australian National Botanic Gardens has built up a collection of photos depicting a wide range of habitats and vegetation types. While the classification of vegetation is quite subjective, this page is provided as a guide to help people find photos.
Use a separate search to find photos of plant species.
The broad categories published by the National Land and Water Resources Audit in 2001 are used below, based on the book: Australian Native Vegetation Assessment 2001. These were used since that time in a 'vegetation' field linked to photos in the Australian Plant Image Index. Some categories were added to account for other photos in the collection, like 'Stoney Downs or Gibber'.
The 'Profiles' with each vegetation category are derived from those recognised by the Department of Environment. They are extracted from the 2007 web publication: Australia's Native Vegetation - A summary of Australia's Major Vegetation Groups, 2007 with diagrams from the Atlas of Australian Resources - Vol. 6, Vegetation,
AUSLIG, Canberra, 1990, with supplimentary material credited in each profile.
Some of the above categories have been split onto two in the list below (ie 'Rainforests and Vine Thickets').
Here are some keywords related to vegetation that might be useful when searching the 'Non-plant' photos (kwikpik) in the ANBG Photograph Collection.
Open Kwikpik, and go to the 'Keywords' field:
Use + followed by key words separated by commas,
ie. + vine, buttress returns photos of vine plus buttress
replace + with comma to get either vines or buttress