Imagery and Information on Medicinal Plants and Herbs since 1974

The Estate of Steven Foster is taking bids for Steven's photo library, with a starting minimum of $300,000. For more information or to place a bid, please contact the estate's executor via email at Be sure to enter "Photo Library Bid" in the Subject line of your email.

For almost 50 years author, photographer, consultant and lecturer, Steven Foster wrote or co-authored eighteen books, most recently the all new third edition of A Peterson Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs of Eastern and Central North America with James A. Duke | Houghton Mifflin Harcout, Boston and New York; | ISBN-10: 0547943989 | ISBN-13: 978-0547943985 | 456 pp. | 2014.

See links below for BOTANICAL PHOTO GALLERIES organized by scientific name, and by common name. To the right, you will find links to some or our many additional travel photos, natural history, agricultural, landscape and other subjects.

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Photo Licensing

Photo licensing is usually on a one-time, non-exclusive basis per image. We do offer discounts for collections of five or more images. Most images are licensed on a rights-managed basis. Occasionally, we make royalty-free offerings. Licensing fees are generally based on size of use, frequency and/or duration of licensing term, number of expected views (print run or web), type of use (web, editorial, corporate, etc.), among other factors. You've heard it too many times to count—"an image is worth a thousand words." Let us help you present a beautiful image to the world.

Once we agree to a licensing fee, we will send you an invoice, which can be paid using the "buy now" PayPal link below. Once we received payment, depending upon size of high resolution image, we will send via email (if less than 10MB) or upload to our FTP site and email you download instructions.

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Books and Publications

STEVEN FOSTER IS THE AUTHOR OR CO-AUTHOR of 18 books including senior author of three Peterson field guides—including the NEW THIRD EDITION of A Peterson Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs of Eastern and Central North America, Venomous Animals and Poisonous Plants of North America (1994, with the late Roger Caras) and A Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs: Western North America (with Christopher Hobbs, 2002). My first National Geographic title, A Desk Reference to Nature's Medicine (2006, with Rebecca Johnson), was published by National Geographic Books in 2006.  In 2007 the book was named  a "Best of Reference" by the New York Public Library. In 2010 I collaborated on another title National Geographic Guide to Medicine Herbs (with Rebecca L. Johnson, Tieraona Low Dog, M.D. & David Kiefer, M.D.; Photographs by Steven Foster, with a Foreword by Andrew Weil, M.D). See our books pages.

When you need a high resolution file, we will send as an email attachment, if appropriate, or for large files, we will upload the image(s) to our FTP site.

The site last updated: 23 January 2017