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Marine and Freshwater Photos

2300 photos related to marine and freshwater research, mainly focusing on the Netherlands (North Sea, Wadden Sea, Zeeland, Dutch Caribbean). The photos were made by staff members from Wageningen Marine Research.

You can find images of marine life (fish, benthos, jellyfish, birds, marine mammals), of different habitats (dunes, beaches, saltmarshes, sandbanks, reefs) and of different types of human use (e.g. fisheries).  

The collection’s main focus is on the Netherlands (North Sea, Wadden Sea, Zeeland, Dutch Caribbean). Photos are made by Wageningen Marine Research (IMARES) photographers.

Copyrights and credits

The Marine and Freshwater photos can be downloaded for free. They can be used and distributed for non-commercial use. The Creative Commons license CC BY-NC 4.0 is applicable.

The collection brings together photos taken during scientific surveys and holidays, as well as images collected during joint expeditions with Stichting Duik de Noordzee Schoon and WWF. The collection contains images on the following subjects:

The majority of the photos have been taken by marine ecologist Oscar Bos from Wageningen Marine Research (formerly IMARES). In July 2018 photos made by Henk Heessen were added.

Oscar Bos, Marine ecologist, Wageningen Marine Research
Oscar Bos, Marine ecologist, Wageningen Marine Research

Examples

Anemones in the North Sea (photo: Oscar Bos)
Anemones in the North Sea (photo: Oscar Bos)

Gibbs sea spider (Pisa armata) in the Mediterranean (photo: Oscar Bos)
Gibbs sea spider (Pisa armata) in the Mediterranean (photo: Oscar Bos)

Researchers at the Saba Bank (photo: David Stevens)
Researchers at the Saba Bank (photo: David Stevens)