Engbretson Underwater Photography licenses professional stock photography for editorial, publishing, advertising, corporate, and other uses. Our specialty is freshwater game fish native to North America. We have an image library of thousands of pictures of largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, walleye, northern pike, musky, panfish (perch, crappie, bluegill), catfish, trout, salmon and many other species. Many of our images can be viewed right here in our on-line galleries. Please call or e-mail with your questions or specific photo needs.
Engbretson Underwater Photography is proud to also represent the selected images of underwater photographers Paul Vecsei of the Northwest Territories, Isaac Szabo from Arkansas, Christopher Morey from Michigan and Roger Peterson of Maple Grove, MN.
Unlike many of our native animals, we rarely see fish in their natural state. We can go outside and observe birds, deer, squirrels and other wildlife going about their day and doing the things animals do: Eating, mating, and raising their young. But fish live in a world that’s largely invisible to us, so when we do see them, it’s usually when they’re far removed from their natural environment and behavior.
Because we usually only see fish at the end of our fishing lines or on our dinner plates, we tend to view fish only for the utilitarian value they offer to us instead of appreciating them for their ecological and intrinsic value.
Our photography shows what fish really look like in their natural habitat, celebrating the aquatic world by showing the inherent natural beauty of freshwater fish and the uniqueness of the freshwater environments where they live.