Blue Planet Archive is a highly specialized, professional stock photo agency, founded as Innerspace Visions in Miami, Florida, USA, in 1985, by award-winning marine wildlife photographer, Doug Perrine, for the purpose of the commercial licensing of his and a few other photographers’ images and artwork of marine wildlife, in particular, the images of elasmobranchs (sharks, rays, and chimaeras) and cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises).
Since then, the company has grown steadily with more images and photographers, and in 2003, Susan Dabritz purchased the company, and changed its name to SeaPics.com, more appropriately for that time. Sue was the office manager for six years and has an established client base and frequently talked to the photographers.
In 2014, another award-winning photographer, Masa Ushioda, took over the company as Susan was forced to resign due to her terminal illness. Masa joined SeaPics.com in 1997, and has been with the company since. He has been the technical specialist as well as one of the main contributing professional photographers.
In 2019, the company name was changed to Blue Planet Archive purposefully. Over the years, we have curated enormous amount of land animal pictures and landscape images, in addition to our well-developed marine wildlife image collections. It became obvious that we indeed needed to rebrand ourselves to encompass just about every animals and places on the Earth from the aerial perspective to underwater. SeaPics.com was reborn as Blue Planet Archive, and BluePlanetArchive.com was launched which employs the latest technologies in website design and functionality, offering the carefully curated, very best stock images of all animals and places on this blue planet from more than 300+ photographers, scientists, and artists around the world.
Our core image collections are stock photos of marine animals – sharks and rays, whales and dolphins, manatees and dugongs, sea turtles, alligators and crocodiles, deep sea marine life, marine fish, freshwater fish, marine invertebrates such as corals, squids, octopus, jellyfish, sea anemones, seals, sea lions and walrus, sea otters, polar bears and penguins. However, we can now proudly present you our exceptional land animal and landscape image collections. We have them all – everything from tiny plankton to a forty ton breaching whale, from land to sea, from aerial to underwater… Our collection is unsurpassed in variety.
We are different from any other stock photo agencies. We have deep knowledge of the animals we curate. Our photographers have profound understanding of the animals and their behaviors they shoot. BluePlaneArchive.com was created in collaboration with our photographers. We have images suitable for any commercial use such as advertising, corporate reports, textbooks, children’s books, magazines, periodicals, and other graphic products including calendars, posters, postcards, etc., and are also available for personal uses, and as various prints & products. We can definitely help you find images that you are looking for. Please enjoy browsing our website and contact us if we can assist you in any way.