Photo Galleries

A picture is worth a thousand words

These photo galleries feature images taken by VIMS faculty, staff, and students in the lab and in the field, as well as images from our photo archives. Visit a gallery to get a first-hand look  at who we are, what we do, and some of the marine organisms we study.


VIMS 2017 Photo Contest
This annual photo contest provides an opportunity for VIMS faculty, staff, and students to show off their artistic talents.
Previous contest winners: 201620152014 | 201320122011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

Hurricane Irene Storm Tides
Peak water levels at 9 different tidal stations in Virginia and Maryland during Hurricane Irene as compiled by the Tidewatch program at VIMS.

Andrews Hall
Images showing the planning and construction of VIMS newest research laboratory, with more than 70,000 sf of laboratory, office, and teaching space.

Seawater Research Laboratory
An image book of the planning and construction of VIMS Seawater Research Lab, an "acre under roof" for study of marine organisms and diseases.

2009 VIMS Bay Calendar
Our calendar features beautiful images of Chesapeake Bay and its inhabitants taken by members of the VIMS community.

The Early Days
These historical photographs illustrate life and work at VIMS in the 1940s, 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s.

Gloucester Point
A pictorial history of Gloucester Point and VIMS between 1937 and 2007 from aerial photographs and satellite images.

VIMS Class Pictures (1964-2013)
Fashions may change, but the passion for marine science remains.

Early Vessels
Climb aboard the RV Virginia Lee and other early VIMS vessels.

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