Death of a penguin; life for a seal.Six months after Shutterstock first announced Offset, a new high-end marketplace for stock photos, the New York-based company has finally launched the service out of beta and to the public.

Offset focuses on “remarkable imagery”, hand-picked snaps from photographers and illustrators around the world, and opens with a collection of 45,000 “authentic, narrative images from 100 renowned artists.”

Though the images are royalty-free, and covers unlimited print and online usage, the per-image pricing will range from $250 to $500 depending on the file-size.

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Image credit: Amos Nachoum – WaterHouse Marine Images