ANIMA is a unique marine life image bank based in Fremantle, Western Australia.

Specialising in accurate, realistic illustrations of fishes, crustaceans and a wide range of aquatic

creatures as well as underwater drawings, paintings of coral reefs and Australian fish identification guides.


ANIMA is owned and managed by Roger Swainston and Catherine Julien-Swainston.

Many others collaborate with us and contribute their particular skills to our projects.


Our expertise is focussed on Indo-Pacific fishes, from the shallows to deep water.

We have illustrated the complete existing freshwater fishes of France as well as freshwater fishes from Australia.

Our image bank also contains a wide variety of marine life from around the world.


More than 3000 stock illustrations are immediately available from our image bank in digital format and

if you cannot find what you are looking for, we can create new illustrations of marine life to suit your specifications.


Since 1993 ANIMA has provided high quality illustrations worldwide; for scientific institutions, publishers, fisheries, museums and many other clients.


As well as digital images we also sell original paintings by Roger Swainston, museum quality archival prints produced from our studio and Australian fish identification books illustrated by Roger Swainston.



We are proud of doing things differently and philanthropy is an important part of our philosophy. We donate a significant number of images, original paintings and prints to associations and organisations which promote and educate about the conservation and protection of our oceans.


We support a number of small entities by significantly reducing our fees for not-for-profit organisations such as educational institutions, university researchers and groups dedicated to the conservation of our marine environment.