About Us

Image Quest Marine is the UK's leading stock library specialising in images of aquatic wildlife and environments. The IQM collection offers over 100,000 stunning photographs, taken above and below sea-level, covering everything from freshwater life, seashore scenics and colourful coral reefs, to the monsters at the bottom of the deep blue sea.

Whether you are looking for huge whales or microscopic plankton, leaping dolphins or waddling penguins, beach scenes or scuba divers, you will find a wide selection of images when you search our website.

Our key areas include:

  • Marine Wildlife
  • Plankton
  • Deep Sea & Bioluminescence
  • Waves & Water
  • Coral Reefs & Seascapes
  • Polar Life
  • Freshwater Environments
  • Environment & Pollution
  • Diving & Fishing

Our Photographers

Our images are supplied by an international team of award-winning professional photographers. Our photographers regularly submit new images to enhance and enlarge the Image Quest Marine collection.

Our Services

IQM licences images for commercial use in books, newspapers, magazines, advertising, design projects, exhibition display and a wide range of other media.

We offer a fully digital online service, enabling you to search, order and download images via the Internet.

IQM is more than just a web-site. The library is run by a knowledgeable, experienced and dedicated team. We enjoy talking to our clients, so please do call if you would like to discuss your picture requirements, rates or have any queries about our collection or services. We also offer a personal picture research service - if you cannot find what you are looking for or don't have time to look, we will be happy to put together a selection of images for you to view.

The library is backed up by a strong scientific approach - taxonomic key-wording to identify specific species, and a marine biologist on the team who can advise on your picture requirements and help you find just the right image.

Our History

The IQM collection was initially established over 30 years ago, based on the images created by renowned wildlife photographer and film-maker Peter Parks, OBE. The library is based in Oxfordshire, UK.