Alberta Oil Tar Sands Stock Photography

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3,500 aerial photographs of oil/tar sands operations in Northern Alberta, Canada

The process of creating different art projects and collections involves parsing through many thousands of photographs. These are the source of a comprehensive database of photographs, particularly of northern Alberta and the tar/oil sands.

The oil/tar sands photographs at are indexed and identified according to location and hundreds of key words and search terms. Designed primarily for design, image, photography, media and communications professionals working for industry, NGOs, media and in publishing, the images can be viewed (and purchased) by anyone. The site allows anyone to make their own individual lightboxes that may be shared with others.

Design and media professionals requiring downloadable proofs can be registered on the site with an email address.  Please contact Louis Helbig to obtain access. Full size, high resolution copies of individual photographs will be provided once payment is sorted. Please quote each photograph’s reference number.

Sample Photo from Alberta Oil Tar Sands Stock photography database

The largest single database of publicly accessible photography of the Alberta oil or tar sands. It includes much of the open pit, in situ (SAGD), upgrading (refinery) and other operations (as well as natural features from the vast boreal forest landscape) between Peace River, Fort Chipewyan, and Fort Saskatchewan near Edmonton, Alberta.

Search by key word(s) to quickly find photos.

for example: trucks, boreal, Syncrude, Conocco, camp, Fort McKay, bitumen, construction, Exxon, bison, tailings, phenolic, scarecrow, bulldozer, Steepbank, CNRL, reclamation, river delta, Komatsu, etc.

See index words below each photograph for further search terms. See example above.

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