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Need an Alberta oil sands image? Here are links to photos from industry and Flickr users that you can quickly grab when on deadline.

• Darren Kirby – Panorama of Shell Oil Scotford Complex, near Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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Aerial shot collection by Dan Barnes

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Hands holding oil sand

Mining Dump Truck

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• The Pembina Institute Alberta Oil Sands in Alberta Collection (copyrighted but the following set is usable for media with attribution)

Email for permission for use of photos in other collections.

NASA Earth Observatory – Then and Now Satellite Image of the Athabasca Oil Sands (CC BY 2.0 license)

• Shell Athabasca Oil Sands Collection (CC BY NC ND 2.0), can be used for media purposes. Email if you have questions.

Syncrude handouts (copyrighted, high-res images can be supplied to media. Note you may be provided a release form by Syncrude to fill out and send when requesting hi-res versions)

• Technology Review (Dec. ’05) – Photo Essay: Dirty Oil

Welcome to Fort McMurray sign (CC BY 2.5) – Wikimedia Commons, Author: Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

Studies on visual representation of the oil sands

• Remillard, Chasten
Picturing environmental risk: The Canadian oil sands and the National Geographic
The International Communication Gazette, 73(1-2) 127–143. DOI: 10.1177/1748048510386745