National Archive of Geological Photographs

Welcome to GeoScenic, where you can view and download images from the vast collections of geological photographs in BGS.

Download of 1000 x 1000 pixel images is free for all non-commercial use - all we ask in return is for you to acknowledge BGS when using our images.

All images in this site can be viewed without registering. However, by registering, you can save images to your lightbox for future sessions and download images at your leisure. 

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Authors in all Elsevier journals can now include GeoScenic image identifiers from BGS ( into their article on ScienceDirect. 

For more information on BGS GeoScenic identifiers and database linking with Elsevier please see


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