On the heels of the successful launch of my Birds of Costa Rica keyword list, Fleeting Glimpse Images, LLC is pleased to announce the availability of a new keywording list detailing the Mammals of North America. Whether you are cataloging your images for Stock Photography or for your own satisfaction, this list will aid your efforts greatly. If you are illustrating in a package like CorelDraw or Adobe Illustrator, you can find this list valuable for cataloging your artwork as well.
Included in the set are 440 Species and 1008 total keywords set in hierarchical structure by Family name. In the case of animals, say “Bats” for example, more generic top-level keywords are supplied. The Latin Family name is included as a synonym as are Genus and species for your searching ease. The Marine Mammals, including the cetaceans are all included as well. Where known, I have added synonyms for common regional names. (i.e. Mountain Lion: Puma, Cougar, Panther, etc)
The list does not represent sub-species, for the most part. as they cannot always be identified by a photograph Often it requires genetic testing to determine true subspecies status. Grizzly bear is an exception that is noted under the Brown Bear.
If you shoot pictures of Mammals in North America and want to keyword your images, this list is a must have.
Rikk Flohr © 2009