Welcome to Image Quest Marine

We are the UK's leading stock image library specialising in photography of aquatic wildlife and environments. Our content is available to license editorially or commercially across all forms of media.

Whether you are working on an educational textbook, designing a greetings card range or tracking down unique stills for film & television, we've got you covered.

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Bringing you the best underwater imagery from our award-winning photographers

Trending galleries

Our exclusive collection of plankton micro-photography is one of the best in the world

Collection Highlights

Our Latest News

Exploring the Unique Eco System of Numana in Italy

Introducing our new photographer, David Salvatori

Enjoy browsing our new travel photography collection

Animal Groups

From topside mammals to weird-and-wonderful inhabitants of the ocean floor, our contributors have photographed thousands of wildlife species, shooting everything from microscopic plankton to the planet's largest animal, the colossal blue whale.

To explore the vast variety of life supported by the world's oceans and freshwater environments, browse our curated image selections showcasing the main animal groups.


Trending Animal Galleries

Colourful Cuttlefish and playful Sea Otters... Check out our trending edited animal galleries.













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Our News Archive

27.07.22 Exploring the unique eco system of Numana in Italy

14.02.22 Sea Anemones are Red, The Ocean is Blue... Our Valentine's Day edit

31.01.22 Introducing our new photographer, David Salvatori

22.12.21 Merry Christmas from the Image Quest Marine team!

22.09.21 Come and meet Image Quest Marine at BAPLA Connect

11.08.21 MUSAN - the new Museum of Underwater Sculpture Ayia Napa

27.07.21 Celebrate National Marine Week with Image Quest Marine

23.07.21 Turtles of the World... An interview with photo researcher, Jane Smith

28.06.21 Enjoy our new travel photography edit

08.06.21 Celebrate World Oceans Day with Image Quest Marine

25.05.21 Explore our new diving photography gallery

25.05.21 Enjoy our image edit spotlight on Hawksbill Turtles

17.04.21 Our photographer Professor Justin Marshall on David Attenborough's Life in Colour

16.04.21 Seaspiracy... Our new image collection

16.04.21 Celebrate World Penguin Day 2021 on 25th April

17.03.21 Our images in action... David Attenborough's Life in Colour!

16.03.21 New Giant Pacific Octopus images by Andrey Nekrasov

11.03.21 Making a Shelter Out of Shells... Explore the work of Jim Greenfield

22.01.21 New Dugong photographs from contributor, Andrey Nekrasov

21.12.20 Merry Christmas! A special Winter Wildlife gallery for our clients

04.12.2020 Introducing our exciting new photographer, Lou Luddington

04.12.2020 New images of ocean pollution caused by the Covid-19 pandemic

29.10.20 Explore the Coral Triangle with new photographer, Jeff Yonover

20.10.20 Celebrate Reptile Awareness Day 2020 with our Crocodile gallery

28.09.20 Introducing our new award-winning photographer, Mario Cea

14.08.20 A new collection of  400+ beautiful Shark & Ray images

More from our news archive


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