Nautical & Sealife Images

Vintage sealife and nautical images. Some are over 400 years old. They depict a variety of real and imagined creatures who call the world’s oceans and seas home.

Like all of the vintage images on Reusable Art, these images are in the public domain based upon the Berne Convention standards. Publication information is provided to honor the creators and help anyone in determining their copyright status in your own country.

We also have another section on Reusable Art where you can find images related to the ocean. There’s images of children at the beach.

Freshwater fish and generic fish drawings can be found in our public domain fish images section.

Nautical Images


A pair of wee anchors is all we have. Nautical images that are not sailing ships are somewhat hard to find. Check them out or visit our ships instead.

Sea Monsters

Little Dragonfish
Vintage sea monsters, illustrations often included on early charts and maps of frightful creatures.

Sea-Life Images


Public domain sea-life drawings of seals, sea lions, crabs, lobsters, star fish, corals, shells and jellyfish - line drawings to botanical prints.

Snail Drawings


Free vintage snail drawings. These mollusks are often mis-identified as insects but they are in fact more closely related to sea life than bugs.