THE FILE 120,000 digital, 35mm and large-format transparencies.
OVERVIEW Aquatic photo library representing thousands of fresh images from first-class specialist photographers worldwide. All aspects of the marine realm are covered; from habitats to flora and fauna, from scuba diving to environmental issues, from the poles to the tropics.
MARINE PLANTS & INVERTEBRATES Phytoplankton, algae/seaweeds, sea grasses, mangroves. protozoa, sponges, bryozoans, sea squirts, salps, larvaceans, worms, sea spiders. Cnidarians: Corals, sea anemones, jellyfish, hydrozoans, siphonophores, comb jellies. Mollusks: Oysters, mussels, scallops, clams, sea snails, wide variety of sea shells, sea slugs, nudibranchs, heteropods, pteropods, chitons, nautilus, squid, cuttlefish, octopus, argonauts. Echinoderms: Starfish, sea cushions, brittlestars, sea lilies, feather stars, sea urchins, sea cucumbers. Crustaceans: Water fleas, ostracods, copepods, barnacles, fish lice, mantis and other shrimps, krill, lobsters, crabs, hermit crabs, amphipods, isopods, beach hoppers.
MARINE VERTEBRATES Mammals: Whales (humpback, beluga, minke, killer, short-finned pilot, false killer, gray, sperm), dolphins (bottlenose, Atlantic spotted, pantropical spotted, rough-toothed, spinner), pinnipeds (seals, sea lions), manatees, otters. Reptiles: Turtles (hawksbill, leatherback, loggerhead, olive Ridley, snapping alligator, green sea), sea snakes, kraits, saltwater crocodiles. Sharks: Port Jackson, wobbegongs, zebra, nurse, whale, sand tiger, grey reef, great white, whitetip reef, thresher, blacktip reef, oceanic whitetip, hammerhead, leopard, Caribbean reef, blue, bonnethead, silky, lemon, Galapagos, bull, sandbar, cat, tiger). Rays and Skates: Thornback, shovelnose, electric, giant manta, manta, marble, eagle, stingrays, blue-spotted, bull, torpedo). Fish: Eels, herring, catfish, lanternfish, lizardfish, salmon, dagonfish, viperfish, snaggletooths, loosejaws, bristlemouths, hatchetfish, deep sea anglerfish, frogfish, tropical fish, flyingfish, ribbonfish, soldierfish, flashlightfish, seahorses, sea dragons, pipefish, trumpetfish, sticklebacks, stonefish, scorpionfish, crocodilefish, jacks, bigeyes, groupers, jawfish, cardinalfish, angelfish, butterflyfish, parrotfish, wrasses, firefish, gobies, blennies, barracuda, flatfish, pufferfish, boxfish, anthias, squirrelfish, dottybacks, snappers, sweetlips, batfish, toatfish, damselfish, anemonefish, surgeonfish, porcupinefish, triggerfish, grunts, hawkfish, tuna, marlin, dolphinfish, sunfish, sharksuckers.
FRESHWATER WILDLIFE Fish: Salmon, sport fishing, angling, piranhas, pike, sturgeon, trout, catfish, cichlids, captive, aquariums. Amphibians: frogs, tree frogs, newts, Caecilian. Reptiles: snakes, lizards, turtles, crocodiles, alligators, Komodo dragons, monitors. Habitats: rainforests, wetlands, coastal, woodland, forest, rivers, lakes.
GENERAL STOCK Waves, beaches, scuba diving, islands, seabirds, underwater scenes, marine environmental issues (coral bleaching, pollution, shark finning), icebergs. Split-level shots.
SPECIALTIES Deep sea creatures. Bioluminescence. Plankton (surface drifters - Portuguese man-o-war, porpita, purple bubble raft snail, by-the-wind sailor - sargassum communities, permanent plankton, larval forms). Underwater Scenes (coral reefs, open ocean, camouflage and color in nature, parasites, symbiosis and associations). UK Marine Flora and Fauna. Tropical fish. Fluid, crystal and soap effects.
GEOGRAPHIC AREAS Marine habitats: Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Caribbean Sea, North Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea, Coral Sea, Arctic, Antarctic, Indo-Pacific Islands.
CREDITS International client base from various corporate and publishing sectors. The following is a sampling of agency credits. Magazines/Newspapers: BBC Wildlife, Focus, National Geographic, Natural History, Telegraph The Sunday Telegraph, New Scientist, Sport Diver Magazine. Books: Dorling Kindersley, Heinemann, Oxford University Press, Pearson Education, Scholastic Inc, Weldon Owen, Random House, Macmillan. Advertising/Corporate: Pacific Life Insurance, Critchleys, Cayman Islands Tourist Board, Fold 7, HDM, Tiffany & Co. Paper Products. Many sales. Educational: Aquariums (Arizona, New England, New Jersey, Vancouver Aquariums); museums (Oxford University, Canadian Natural History); zoos; exhibitions. Awards: Principal photographer Peter Parks has been awarded three Oscars for his photographic skills, most recently the Gordon E. Sawyer Oscar for lifetime achievement for technological contributions. We also represent several photographers who have been honored in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.
COMMENTS Image Quest represents a rapidly growing specialist image collection managed by experienced and knowledgeable staff with backgrounds in marine biology, photography and design. Images are captured in 2-D and 3-D, stills and movie format, with international marine biologists contributing their material and story-telling expertise. A range of complete features (Photos/Text) are available for publication. Visit website to browse image catalogs and use comprehensive searches to locate, order and download pictures immediately. Hi-res images may be downloaded instantly via the website following a fee agreement. Free picture search service, rapid friendly response and competitive rates.
NONEDITORIAL SERVICES Photographic exhibits in 2-D and 3-D formats, using innovative display technology, designed and produced for venues such as museums and aquariums.
Image Quest Marine
Craft Workshops, Cuckoo Lane, North Leigh
Witney Oxfordshire OX29 6PS United Kingdom
011 44 1993 882 333
Lucy Siveter, Chris Parks