Welcome to my image stock. There is currently about 24.000 selected high-quality underwater images and the number is constantly increasing. Images are taken with the best Nikon digital cameras of their time. Images are saved in jpg format of the highest quality (lowest compression) and AdobeRGB color space in original resolution.
For efficient browsing through this large image archive please read the text below. When you find your image(s) and want to buy it (them), please move to "Image purchase" section and read all text carefully (including terms and conditions).
Desired images are searched by using keywords. In a search window type a keyword and hit "Search". All images from the stock tagged with this keyword will display on one or more pages. You can select between 20, 40, 60, 80 or 100 images per page. Newer images are displayed first, older last.
When you start typing, the system automatically offers you all available keywords which start with the letters you already typed.
Keywords are NOT case sensitive. You get the same result if you type for example "Egypt" or "egypt" or even "eGYpt".
For narrowing your search you can use more keywords. The logic behind is "and", so if you type two keywords, you will get images that contain BOTH keywords and not either the first one or the second one.
For example: if you type "Serranus" you will get all images of fishes from the genus Serranus (101 images). If you add "scriba" you get only images of species Serranus scriba (painted comber) (37 images). If you add "Slovenia", you get images of painted combers, that were taken in Slovenia (12 images). If you add "portrait", you get only 5 images - portraits of painted comber, taken in Slovenia. You can add as many keywords as you wish.
Keywords must be simply separated with blank space (only one blank space). Don't use any commas or other separator, because you will not get any result. If you search for fishes that live in Egypt, type: "fish egypt". Examples of wrong typing which result in zero results: "fish egypt", "fish, egypt", "fish; egypt"...
Use only letters of the English alphabet. If you search images from the Slovenian river Soča, type "Soca".
All images are tagged with keywords displaying information of location (country, place, name of the sea, lake or river).
Since the majority of my customers are biologist and related scientists, I carefully tagged all images of aquatic life with Latin names. In some cases, when I was not successful with the identification, images are tagged with the keyword "unidentified". Some mistakes in the identification are also possible - if you find a wrong identification, I would kindly ask you to let me know the correct one.
All identified animals are tagged with Latin names of species, genus, family and usually also with higher classification groups (order, class, phylum). All Latin names are up-to-date since they are checked at WORMS.
Where possible, animals are tagged also with English names. This applies mostly to fishes.
If you search wide angle images for diving and travel magazines, I advise you to start with a keyword "reef" and then add additional adequate keywords, which describe your needs, like "diver", "coral", “sponge", fish", "school" (for fish school).
Graphic and other designers are also my frequent customers. I advise them to type first the keyword "abstract" and then narrow their search by adding additional keywords, like "fish", "coral" or similar.
Still could not find the desired image? Contact me! I know my images best, so describe your wishes and I will help you find the right one.
Please note that this is a specialized image stock, so images are not tagged with "classic" keywords which are found in bigger stock agencies. You will not find any images if you type for example "happiness", "tranquility", "mood", "beauty", "young". If you search for young animals, you should type "juvenile" instead of "young".
When you click on the thumbnail, a larger image will appear (typical 600 x 400 pixels). You can download this watermark protected image into your computer for easier evaluation and comparison. You can close it by hitting the "Close" button, or by clicking outside the image, or using the "Escape" button on your keyboard. You can navigate to the next or previous image using adequate buttons or arrows on your keyboard, but only within the displayed page. If your keyword results in a higher number of results, I recommend you choose a higher number of thumbnails per page (80 or 100).
Below the enlarged image also all keywords are displayed. If you click on a keyword, you will get another search - a set of images that contain this keyword. This method also helps you a lot to narrow your search or when you are unsure how to spell a Latin name correctly.