a marine image database that features unique portraits of sea creatures and a large variety of images that reflect life in, on or near the oceans


LATEST NEWS - March, 2014. Kahi Kai Images wins the 2014 EMBO Journal Cover Contest. 

From 800 entries, the close-up of the Portugese Man O War Phsalia physalis has been awarded the best non scientific image in the 2014 edition of the international EMBO Journal Cover Contest.


November, 2013. Our 2014 Calendars are in print! 

Our 2014 calendar features unique portraits of sea creatures from the Pacific Ocean (Hawaii, Gambier Islands (French Polynesia) and Belau (Republic of Palau)) and are printed on environmental friendly paper in 43x28cm (17x11 inches).

Each month contains a short description of the shown creature and 100% of the proceeds are donated to the non-profit organisation Kahi Kai (www.kahikai.org)

 To see thumbnails of this calendar and order your copy now, please click on the image below. Thank you for your support!





August, 2013. Imaging sea creatures from the Baltic Sea for the IOW!

The IOW (The Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research, Warnemünde) asked us to image sea creatures of the Baltic Sea that is located between central and northern Europe.

Our black background, white background and close-up selections from this trip are now online. 



Special thanks to Franziska Glueck and the folks from the IOW who made this great experience possible!



December, 2012. Our 2013 Kahi Kai Calendars are available now!

Our 2013 calendar features unique portraits of Hawaiian sea creatures that are printed on environmental friendly paper in 17x11 inches (43x28cm). 

100% of the proceeds of the calendar sales are donated to the non-profit organization Kahi Kai that promotes our ocean legacy to the next generations.

Order your calendar(s) here




April, 2012. Kahi Kai Images wins the 2012 EMBO Journal Cover Contest. 

The portrait of Lima sp., a hawaiian file clam, has been awarded the best non scientific image in the 2012 edition of the international EMBO Journal Cover Contest.




March, 2012. Tara Oceans / Kahi Kai Images. 

Our selection of images from Djibouti, Maldives, St. Brandon and Gambier Islands taken during the 2 1/2 year of the Tara Oceans expedition is now online. 



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