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Royalty Free Ocean Photos

Updated on December 30, 2010

Free Ocean Photos to use on your Website

It's completely free to use any of these ocean and seascape images as long as you link back to this page and do not resell them in any manner. Use whatever link text you would like. Featured here are images of the open ocean, harbors, inlets, boats, marsh scenes, lighthouses, and other nautical and marine themed photographs. All of these photos were taken by me personally.

A rocky beach on the north shore of Massachusetts during the late summer.

The Rules:

Use these photos wherever you'd like, just link back to this page! These cannot be used to resell in any way. Use them on your blog, Squidoo lens, profile, anywhere! Just link back.

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Summer in Boston with Deer Island in the background, as boats sail in the harbor.

This foggy day in Gloucester, I saw a boat race off the coast.

A boat cruise out on Boston harbor where we got a great view of the Boston skyline.

This was taken during a trip out on Boston harbor in the late summer.

Portland Head Lighthouse during the early fall. This would be a good thumbnail photo (it's slightly grainy).

A summer beach photo of Nantasket Beach in Hull, MA. Boston Lighthouse can be seen in the distance, which is on Little Brewster Island of the outer harbor.

The town of Hull contains the famous Nantasket Beach, one of the most heavily visited beaches on the south shore of Massachusetts.

Cape Cod has many small marinas like this one in Provincetown.

Portland is the biggest city in Maine. This lighthouse can be seen just off the coast of Portland downtown and is over 200 years old.

The size of Deer Island has increased over time as the island has been used as a landfill for Boston trash.

The Moors section of Provincetown, where two lighthouses lie on the very tip of the peninsula of the Cape.

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A panoramic ocean scene of a bay on the north shore of Massachusetts.

Cape Cod has plenty of marsh scenes like this waiting to be photographed. This one in particular is right at the end of the cape in Provincetown.

The Golden Gate Bridge is always covered in fog, about 50% of the time. This picture was taken from a boat tour on its way under the bridge.

On a drive through the north shore of Mass, I had to pull over to take this picture of a high tide marsh scene in the fall.

Many boats filled Boston harbor this afternoon in late September. Everyone was trying to get their last warm day out on the ocean.

This photo of Queen Anne's Lace was taken on the coast of Newport at the end of the Cliffwalk.


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      7 years ago

      Your photography is great, and it's so generous of you to make them available for use, free.

      Will be sure to link back for any that I use, and leave a note to tell you where I'll use it. Thanks so much!

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      grandma deal 

      7 years ago

      Saw your photo on SousaBaby's lens. You have a great eye for photography. I don't know at this moment what to use any of these for, except perhaps enlarge, print, and hang above the sofa. But, I am lensrolling so I can find you again. These photos are so good, they are worth making a lens about them. Oh wait, you just did that. Oh, well then: Job Well Done!

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      7 years ago

      Dear kiwisoutback, I just selected your gorgeous Boston Skyline photo for use on my newest lens about Earth day. Credited and linked back to you, of course, at:

      Thank you so very much for your generosity. Fondly, Rose

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      7 years ago

      You have some superb shots here. I may possibly use some on a blog or two and, perhaps, a Squidoo lens if the opportunity presents itself.

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      7 years ago

      Lensrolled to my: Squidoo people with a good heart and Contest Winners for Squidoo people with a good heart lenses. Hope it helps!

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      7 years ago

      Dear kiwisoutback,

      I have just used your Provincetown Moors photo on my 'Squidoo people with a good heart' lens (linked back of course). BTW, I am featuring you and your work on my Part II of that series - soon to come. Will let you know. Thank you so very much for allowing the use of these gorgeous photographs, you really are talented. Sincerely, Rose

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      8 years ago

      Hello there,

      Great pictures you have here. And great quality too. I like to collect this kind of Royalty Free Photos .

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      9 years ago

      Thank you thank you thank you!! <3 5*

      My enthusiasm is due to the fact that my website is called Laurie Beth's Grotto, so I'm sure you can imagine my mirth at discovering a page of royalty-free ocean pictures. ;)

      Have a great Valentine's Day! :)


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