Oceanwide Images is a company dedicated to the supply of premium wildlife and nature images for commercial and editorial use. Since 2003, the company has grown to service major book and magazine publishers, advertising agencies and commercial entities in the United States, Europe and Australia. Gary Bell, a founding director and principal photographer of Oceanwide Images has over four decades of experience in photography and publishing and this experience has allowed him to make Oceanwide Images into one of the leading providers of licensed, wildlife images in the world.
Central to the success of Oceanwide Images, is the company website. The website has been extensively developed to allow easy access to images and to streamline the process of image licensing and print ordering but despite the advances in technology, Oceanwide Images continues to be approachable and flexible. Unlike many online image libraries, Oceanwide Images is able to provide additional services like image manipulation, image search, customization and multiple delivery formats.
Oceanwide Images also has thousands of yet to be catalogued images, so please feel free to contact Oceanwide Images if you have any special requests or are searching for images not yet listed on our website.
Some regular customers include non-profit nature organizations alsong with major book and magazine publishers, such as National Geographic Society, MacMillan McGraw Publishing, Dorling Kindersley/Penguin Books Publishing, McDougal Littell/Houghton Mifflin Publishing company, Steve Parish Publishing, Harcourt Education UK and Australia, Meredith Books USA, Australian Geographic, Natural History Magazine, World Wildlife Fund, RSPCA, The Nature Conservancy, National Wildlife Fund, Disney USA, Royal Australian Mint, Australia Post, Readers Digest, News Week Magazine, LA Times, US News, Daily Telegraph, World Book, Sydney Aquarium, Melbourne Aquarium, Newport Aquarium, Tennessee Aquarium, Australian Government Departments. Oceanwide Images also works with advertising and design companies, and supplied images for Theatrical companies, Television dramas and commercials and Movie Props.
Click this link to read some Client Comments and Testimonials.
All images are supplied by award winning and internationally respected photographers including John Ashley, Gary Bell, Bill Boyle, Mark Carwardine, Suzi Eszterhas, Chris and Monique Fallows, David Fleetham, Justin Gilligan, Bob Halstead, Chantal Henderson, Jim Johnson, Michael Patrick O'Neill, Andy Murch, Mark Simmons, Lin Sutherland, Karen Willshaw, Inger Vandyke and Fish Expert, Publisher and Ichythologist, Rudie Kuiter. If you are interested contributing to our library, please read our photographers information page.
To support the quality and originality of all our images, Oceanwide Images only offer Rights Managed images. Please read licensing for more information about licensing.
Our image library is frequently updated with new and exciting wildlife images and boasts one of the largest collections of Great Barrier Reef photos in the world. Some categories include:
Seascapes - both underwater
and above water, aerial photography, colourful reef
scenes, tropical islands, ocean and water, whales
including the humpback whale, southern right whale,
sperm whale, orca and dolphin, seals, dugong, manatee,
sharks including the great white shark and giant whale
shark, manta ray, stingray and other rays, marine
reptiles including sea turtles, crocodiles and sea
snakes, deep sea fish, tropical fish life, temperate
fish life, clownfish, rare fish species, bizarre fish
species, fish behaviour and portrait photography,
deep water animals, dangerous marine creatures including
the deadly blue-ringed octopus, box jellyfish and
stonefish, crustaceans, molluscs and other invertebrate
marine life including crayfish, lobsters, crabs, shrimps
and prawns, octopus, squid, cuttlefish, sea shells,
nudibranchs, starfish, sea stars, brittle stars and
feather stars, sea urchins, sea cucumbers and sea
anemones, ascidians, tunicates, jellyfish, corals
and coral reefs, sea weeds, mangroves and other sea
plants, stromatolites, sea birds including penguins,
terns, gulls and the pelican, scuba divers and snorkel
divers, reef leisure and reef activities, design in
nature, wrecks, jetties, introduced pest species,
marine research, environmental destruction, marine
pollution and much more.
Australia's national parks and
wilderness areas including the Australia outback,
landscapes, rainforests, waterfalls and mountain streams,
aerial photography, Australian native animals and
marsupial species including kangaroos, wallaby, wombat,
possum, koala, dingo, platypus and echidna, rare and
endangered Australian animals including the bilby
and squirrel glider, animal behaviour and portrait
photography, Australian birds including eagles, magpies,
cockatoos, colourful parrots, emu, cassowary, kookaburra
and the introduced peacock, feral animals of Australia,
Australian reptiles including crocodiles, goanna's,
lizards, gecko's and snakes, komodo dragon, Australian
frogs including the red-eyed tree frog, giant tree
frog, endangered green and golden bell frog and barred
frog, butterflies, deadly spiders, beetles, bees,
ants and other Australian insects, trees, flowers,
wildflowers and other plants, design in nature, clouds,
agriculture, tourism, fossils, environmental destruction,
pollution, natural disasters, people of the Asia-Pacific
and much more.
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Map for extensive listing and links.
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