Wildlife Stock Photos - Usage Rights Under Royalty-Free License


The purchase of a stock photograph from Wildlife Pictures Online gives the purchaser a non-exclusive right, in the form of a royalty-free license, to use the photograph for commercial and non-commercial purposes.

Permitted use includes, but is not limited to, production of:

  • promotional and advertising materials;
  • books, magazines and other print publications;
  • brochures, catalogs, and posters;
  • product packaging;
  • billboards;
  • video clips;
  • multimedia productions;
  • TV commercials;
  • web site illustrations;
  • paintings, artwork, and crafts derived from, or inspired by, the photograph.

Photographs for which a license has been purchased may be manipulated through cutting, cropping, scaling, or changing colours.

The purchaser has the right to use the photographs for his/her own productions or for those of clients.

Limitations on use of photographs
A. The right to use the photograph(s) is granted solely to the original buyer and may not be transferred to any third party. Copyright to the photographs remains with Wildlife Pictures Online and/or the photographers who took the original photograph(s).

B. The original photographs may not be offered for resale, exchange or free distribution, via the Internet, by CD/DVD or any other physical or electronic media.

C. If photographs are used as illustration on web pages, notice must be given to readers that the photographs are published under copyright and may not be downloaded. (You paid for the use, don't give it away free to others).

D. If photographs are incorporated in new products for sale, for example screen-printing on a garment, the photograph may not constitute the main value of the end-product. (In other words, you may not simply re-sell the original images in a different guise, for example by having photographic prints made and selling them in fancy frames). This limitation does not apply where a photograph has been used as the inspiration for new and substantially original artwork. So you can use a photograph as the basis for a painting and sell signed prints.

E. Photographs may not be used in any way that is pornographic, defamatory, or unlawful.

Limitation of Liability
The photographer and copyright-holder can in no way be held liable for any damages, including loss of profits or other consequential or incidental damages, arising from purchase of this licence and/or use of the photographs.


If, while downloading your image(s) you experience technical problems I will do my best to resolve them. If the problem persists to the extent that you cannot use the purchased image for its intended purpose (eg faulty or incomplete download), then you will be entitled to a full refund of the purchase price.

However, refunds for images that have been purchased and successfully downloaded will only be considered under special circumstances (eg the purchased image differs materially from its description or the image displayed on the website). Please advise in writing - within 14 days of purchase - why you require a refund.

If the circumstances warrant it, you will be refunded. All I ask is that you declare in writing that you have deleted the image(s) from your computer and have not retained any copy or provided a copy to anyone else.

For practical reasons, all purchases are considered final after 14 days from date of purchase and requests for cancellation or refunds will not be entertained after the expiry of this period.

If you're unsure whether a particular image will be suitable for your purposes, please request a full-size "comp" for assessment and I will email you a watermarked, full-size version saved as a medium-quality jpeg.


Your address details and any other information that you provide in the course of making a purchase will remain confidential and will not be sold or passed to any other person(s) organisation.

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