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Add the Earth to your virtual experience

Choose a virtual background for your next Zoom meeting from among selected images taken by students, faculty and staff during their research, study, and travel trips to all seven continents. Photos come from submissions to the annual Stanford Earth Photo Contest over the last three years. Find here downloadable images of scenes from nature and campus, as well as branded photos for your use on professional calls. 

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Waking Up

San Francisco, California

Photographer: Tule Horton

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Reefs of Palau

Palau

Photographer: Heidi Hirsh

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Branded Backgrounds

Dunes

Namib Desert, Namibia

Photographer: Joan Roughgarden

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Milky Way

Yosemite, California

Photographer: Nora Hennessy

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Autumnal Beauty

Torres del Paine, Chile

Photographer: Nora Hennessy

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Aurora Borealis

Route 1, Iceland

Photographer: Syler Peralta-Ramos

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Layers of Gold

Grand Canyon, Arizona

Photographer: Melina Walling

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School is in Session

Big Island, Hawaii

Photographer: Hanna Payne

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Grand Prismatic Spring

Yellowstone National Park

Photographer: Hailun (Cindy) Ni

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Shades of Gray

Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve

Photographer: Melina Walling

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Autumn in the Sierras

Bishop Creek, Eastern Sierra Nevada

Photographer: Nora Hennessy

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Unbranded backgrounds

Gems of the glacier

North Atlantic Ocean coast, Iceland

Photographer: Syler Peralta-Ramos

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Hiding Out

Indonesia

Photographer: Heidi Hirsh

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COVID angst

Stanford, California

Photographer: Su Jiang

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Milky Way

Yosemite, California

Photographer: Nora Hennessy

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Shades of Grey

Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, California

Photographer: Melina Walling

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An Indonesian Reef

 Banggai Island, Indonesia

Photographer: Shannon Switzer-Swanson

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Giraffes

Kruger National Park, South Africa

Photographer: Hanna Joy Payne

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Icebergs at Sunset

Antarctica

Photographer: Joan Roughgarden

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Foggy Forest

California

Photographer: Paul Summers

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Mountain Lake

Mount Rainier, Washington

Photographer: Hannah Shabb

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Ibex Sand Dunes

Death Valley National Park, California 

Photographer: Katie Dunn

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Sunrise

Los Torres and Los Cuernos del Paine, Chile

Photographer: Nora Hennessy

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Morro Bay Boat

Morro Bay, California

Photographer: Natalie Cross

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Towers

Mono Lake, California

Photographer: Marius von Essen

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The Kings

South Georgia, South Atlantic Ocean

Photographer: Joan Roughgarden

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Reefs of Palau

Palau

Photographer: Heidi Hirsh

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Salt Pond

San Francisco, California

Photographer: Ryder Kimball

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Danielle Torrent Tucker

Questions?

Contact Danielle Torrent Tucker at dttucker@stanford.edu

 

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