Photographing The Ocean’s Apex Predator

3 09 2010

I just returned from Isla Guadalupe, Mexico, where I led a group of underwater photographers on an expedition to photograph great white sharks. This was definitely one of the more unique underwater photography expeditions that I have led over the last several years. These are graceful, powerful and humbling creatures to be in the water with. Here is an initial taste of the action.

underwater photograph great white shark

great white shark underwater photography

underwater great white shark

Great white shark underwater

great white shark

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Live From South Africa … Sardine Run

8 07 2010

Amid world cup mania here in South Africa, I spent the last few days at a much bigger event – diving the sardine run, the largest species migration and marine predatory event on earth. While I didn’t yet experience the epic level activity from last year (check out these posts: sardine run 1, sardine run 2, sardine run 3), it’s been active, albeit in limited visibility water. I have one more week to go, and feel the sardine run gods are smiling. Here are a couple of images from the last few days in the interim.

Sardine Run Dolphins

Sardine Run Shark

Sardine Run 2010

Sardine Run Sailfish

Sardine Run Gannetts

Action at the South African Sardine Run 2010





Underwater Vogue

21 06 2010

Summertime is here and I’m getting ready for another season of outdoor underwater fashion shoots. Just going through some of last summer’s images and figured I’d post one never before seen shot of model Nelly. In the meantime, I’m off to the Bahamas this week…

Underwater fashion photography





Snorkeling Under the Volcano

15 06 2010

We recently returned from North Sulawesi, Indonesia (thanks to Eco Divers), where I was invited to be the “photographer in residence” for a week. Unfortunately mother nature had other plans for us. During the week  we only had a one small window of sun to shoot some snorkeling images for a new Cressi catalog. The water quality was affected by the constant rain, but we salvaged a shot or two. This is normally the dry season – chalk it up to climate change.

Underwater Indonesia





Boo! Raja Ampat

9 05 2010

It was beautiful morning light peeking through the holes in the small island of Boo in Raja Ampat Indonesia. I could have shot here all day!





Almost Awesome – Giant Pygmy Seahorse

2 05 2010

This image is from 2005. I “rediscovered it” this past week while searching my images library for close focus wide angle shots for a magazine article. I didn’t submit this image because it is a little soft, but I do think it’s kind of cool.





Day 28 of 365: The Cheapest Underwater Model With Style

30 01 2010

Today’s image is from a very quick test shoot in a new pool for an upcoming assignment. The pool is clean, the model was cheap, and the vibe was right.

Underwater Suit