Monday, February 25, 2013


It is with great pleasure that we announce the imminent arrival of our new book, "Reef Life: A Guide to Tropical Marine Life." It's supposed to touch down in book stores around the globe starting in mid March.

At a healthy 616 pages, we're calling it our Magnum Octopus. From whales to snails, it's all in here. 1100 pictures. Twenty years in the making...

Pre-order now at

Tuesday, February 19, 2013


February 2013 marks twenty years in business for Brandon Cole Marine Photography. Thanks so much for your support over the last two decades! We sincerely appreciate having the opportunity to share the wonders of worldwide oceans with you. Our image library continues to grow and we look forward to continued collaboration. Our commitment to you remains unchanged- to happily provide exciting, beautiful and affordable imagery from beneath the waves, and superb service backed up by accurate information and solid scientific knowledge. Please let us know how we can be of assistance. No project is too large or small.

To help celebrate our partnership, when you license a picture from us in the next three months we will send you a gift (a signed print of either a photo in our collection or Melissa's artwork at ), make a donation to a marine conservation organization on your behalf, or offer a special discount off your licensing fee.

Thanks again, and we look forward to hearing from you soon! 

Kind Regards,

Brandon and Melissa Cole

Key to photos, starting at top left and continuing same row to right, then continuing left to right each row beneath:

Oceanic Whitetip Shark, Hawaii USA 1993; crab camouflaged on sea cucumber, Indonesia 1994; Killer whale breaching, Washington USA 1995; gooseneck barnacles, Canada 1996; anemonefish, Thailand 1997; spawning Sockeye Salmon, British Columbia Canada 1998; Leafy Sea Dragon, South Australia 1999; Great White Shark, South Africa 2000; Green Sea Turtle, Hawaii USA 2001; Whitetip Reef Sharks feeding at night, Costa Rica 2002; nudibranch, Indonesia 2003; Horse-eye jacks schooling, Belize 2004; Florida Manatees, Florida 2005; Giant Pacific Octopus, BC Canada 2006; Humpback Whale tail flukes, Alaska USA 2007; coral reef, Fiji 2008; Bottlenose Dolphins, Honduras 2009; California Sea Lion with seastar, Baja Mexico 2010; aerial view of Greet Barrier Reef, Australia 2011; Green Anaconda, Brazil 2012 

Thursday, February 14, 2013


SHARKS ARE IN BIG TROUBLE. We are killing upwards of 50 million each year. Among Ocean's most highly specialized creatures and critical to the health of the marine environment, many shark species are now facing extinction. Why? For a bowl of soup... To learn more, please watch this excellent short video:  . And please stand up for sharks by talking to friends, family, and policy makers, and also by supporting marine conservation organizations such as WildAid (  )

Visit our web site to see photos of these amazing creatures alive in the wild, and also to see more pictures of sharkfinning