Wikimedia Commons hosts an amazing number of mammal photos. That’s not only because taking photos of animals is a lot of fun, but also because each of the thousands of Wikipedia articles on mammal species needs a meaningful picture to go with it. Every day, volunteers from countries all over the world upload new animal pictures to Commons, Wikipedia’s media repository.
And remember: as with everything else on Wikipedia, each of these pictures can be used and shared by anyone, for free, just by following the license rules – usually by giving credit to the author and preserving the license so that others can re-share the work as well.
Here are some of my favorite photos of mammals on Commons: