Browse the Aquarium's photo collections featuring images from recent news stories, animals, the building and visitors. Click on the thumbnail to open a hi-res version of the image. The files are 11 to 16 inches wide at standard print resolution (300 dpi).

 

News

The New England Aquarium's Giant Ocean Tank has been given a top-to-bottom, 21st-century transformation. The four-story exhibit has a new coral reef, more than 1,000 animals and bigger windows made of a crystal-clear acrylic. (Size: 2 MB  Photo Credit: W. Chappell)

 

Myrtle the 550-pound green sea turtle passes through a crowd of tropical fishes as she moves through the freshly installed coral replicas in the Giant Ocean Tank at the New England Aquarium. (Size: 1.8 MB  Photo Credit: W. Chappell)

 

Visitors get a closer look at nearly 2,000 passing animals in the New England Aquarium's Giant Ocean Tank. The exhibit's windows have been expanded and replaced with a clearer acrylic material. (Size: 3.9 MB  Photo Credit: W. Chappell)

A cownose ray glides through a school of jacks in the newly reopened Giant Ocean Tank at the New England Aquarium. (Size: 2.2 MB  Photo Credit: W. Chappell)

A blacknose shark glides above a passing cowfish in the New England Aquarium's Giant Ocean Tank. (Size: 1.8 MB  Photo Credit: W. Chappell)

A cownose ray takes off through a backdrop of Caribbean fishes and freshly installed coral replicas in the New England Aquarium's Giant Ocean Tank. (Size: 1.8 MB  Photo Credit: W. Chappell)

 

The New England Aquarium welcomed two California sea lion pups, named Zoe and Sierra, in August of 2011. (Size: 5.4 MB  Photo: K. Ellenbogen)

 

 

California sea lion pups Zoe and Sierra come up on deck for feeding time in the the New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center at the New England Aquarium. (Size: 5.2 MB Photo: K. Ellenbogen)

Zoe the California sea lion pup plays with one of her toys in the New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center at the New England Aquarium (Size: 4.7 MB Photo: K. Ellenbogen)

 

Visitors reach into the water to touch passing sharks and rays at the New England Aquarium's newest exhibit, The Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Touch Tank. It opened April 15, 2011. (Size: 10.6 MB Photo: S. Cheng)

 

Cownose rays in the Aquarium's newest exhibit, The Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Touch Tank. It opened April 15, 2011. (Size: 9.6 MB Photo: S. Cheng)

A rescued sea turtle is examined for treatment at the New England Aquarium's off-site Animal Care Center in Quincy, Mass.
(Size: 4.1 MB Credit: C. Leblanc)

Biologist Eric Payne reviews a rescued sea turtle's x-ray in the Animal Medical Center at the New England Aquarium.
(Size: 2.4 MB Photo: S. Cheng)

A rescued sea turtle is examined at the Aquarium's off-site Animal Care Center in Quincy, Mass. (Size: 6.1 MB Credit: C. Leblanc)

 

A sea turtle affected by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is cleaned by rescue workers. Aquarium experts were among the first called to field stations after the oil spill.
(Size: 1 MB Credit: C. Merigo)

 

A member of the 2010 Joint Aquarium Fiji Expedition dives among coral. (Size: 3.7 MB Credit: K. Ellenbogen)

 

A North Atlantic right whale mother and calf. Taken under a Scientific Research Permit issued by the National Marine Fisheries Service/NOAA
(Size: 2.2 MB Credit: New England Aquarium)

Aquarium researchers gathering data on a group of North Atlantic right whales. The Aquarium's North Atlantic Right Whale Research Program is the oldes of its kind.
(Size: 872 KB Credit: New England Aquarium)

An Aquarium researcher observing a whale from the bow of a research vessel. (Size: 2.6 MB Credit: New England Aquarium)

A member of the 2009 Phoenix Islands Expedition lead by researchers from the New England Aquarium swims near a coral canyon. (Size: 7 MB Credit: D. Obura)

 

A member of the 2009 Phoenix Island Expedition, lead by researchers from the New England Aquarium, performs a coral transect. (Size: 1 MB Credit: J. Stringer)

 

 

 

 

Animals

Giant Pacific octopus
(Size: 3.6 MB Credit: S. Cheng)

Orange lobster
(Size: 6.9 MB Credit: J. Fillman)

Moon jellies
(Size: 2.6 MB Credit: K. Clineff)

Little blue penguin
(Size: 6.5 MB Credit: S. Cheng)

Myrtle the green sea turtle takes a breath.
(Size: 1.9 MB Credit: D. Finks)

 

Blue lobster
(Size: 4.4 MB Credit: J. Fillman)

Northern fur seal
(Size: 4.1 MB Credit: S. Cheng)

Northern fur seal
(Size: 6.8 MB Credit: S. Cheng)

Weedy seadragon
(Size: 1 MB Credit: S. Cheng)

Leafy seadragon
(Size: 4.2 MB Credit: R. Brogan)

Lionfish
(Size: 1.2 MB Credit: S. Cheng)

Atlantic harbor seal
(Size: 4.2 MB Credit: S. Cheng)

Dogfish
(Size: 4.6 MB Credit: S. Cheng)

Cownose ray
(Size: 3.7 MB Credit: S. Cheng)

Green anaconda
(Size: 6 MB Credit: J. Fillman)

 

Clownfish
(Size: 3.4 MB Credit: S. Cheng)

Butterflyfish
(Size: 6.4 MB Credit: S. Cheng)

Mandarinfish
(Size: 4.4 MB Credit: S. Cheng)

Electric eel
(Size: 3 MB Credit: S. Cheng)
Breaching North Atlantic right whale
(Size: 796 KB Credit: New England Aquarium)

A humpback whale photographed during an Aquarium Whale Watch
(Size: 3.7 MB Credit: New England Aquarium)

 

Visitors photograph a humpback whale during an Aquarium Whale Watch (Size: 2.4 MB Credit: S. Cheng)

 

 
 
       

Building

The shark wall at the New England Aquarium presents various species of shark at actual size. It is just one of many new features created by a recent renovation. Visitors can experience all the new exhibits at the Aquarium starting July 1. (Size: 1.3 MB  Photo Credit: W. Chappell)

 

The Giant Ocean Tank towers above the African penguin exhibit at the New England Aquarium. (Size: 3.9 MB  Photo Credit: W. Chappell)

 

Aquarium Plaza with Simons IMAX Theatre in the foreground
(Size: 5.4 MB Credit: S. Cheng)

Aquarium Harborwalk view (Size: 3.9 Credit: S. Cheng)

New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center interior (Size: 3.7 MB Credit: Nathan Fried Lipski)

New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center interior (Size: 4.3 MB Credit: S. Cheng)

New England Aquarium Plaza, Central Wharf, Boston, Mass.
(Size: 4.9 MB Credit: New England Aquarium)

New England Aquarium seen from Boston Harbor.
(Size: 4.6 MB Photo: S. Cheng)

Visitors

Visitors reach into The Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Touch Tank. It opened April 15, 2011. (Size: 11.8 MB Photo: S. Cheng)

A visitor touches a cownose ray at the New England Aquarium's Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Touch Tank. It opened April 15, 2011. (Size: 9.4 MB Photo: S. Cheng)

 

Visitors watch trainers working with Northern fur seals in the New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center at the New England Aquarium.
(Size: 4.4 MB Credit: S. Cheng)

Visitors get some close-up photos of one of the California sea lion pups in the New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center at the New England Aquarium. (Size: 6.2 MB Credit: K. Ellenbogen)

Visitors watching Atlantic harbor seals on the New England Aquarium plaza
(Size: 5.9 MB Credit: S. Cheng)

Visitors watch tropical fish swiming through a Pacific coral exhibit at the New England Aquarium.
(Size: 4.5 MB Credit: S. Cheng)

Children visiting the Atlantic harbor seal exhibit on the New England Aquarium plaza
(Size: 3.3 MB Credit: S. Cheng)