MBARI image gallery

Welcome to the MBARI image gallery. We hope you enjoy this collection of images from many of our research projects, and of our equipment and the amazing animals we see on our dives.

MBARI’s still images and deep-sea footage are primarily used to support scientific research. In licensing our video and images we give first priority to news, feature stories, and productions that focus specifically on MBARI research and technology.

We do not have the resources to supply still images and/or video footage for projects such as advertisements, stock collections, websites, or picture books, that do not specifically mention MBARI research.

MBARI’s still images are available in digital form as TIF or JPG files. Image resolution varies depending on the source of the image. To request still images, please complete our online Media Request Form.

Note: If for some reason you cannot use our online media request form, you can send an email to


Ships & facilities


Geology & seafloor processes