After a trip to Hawaii in 2012, Gutsy developed a new obsession, one that requires even more technical skill, and a healthy lack of fear of things that might go bump in the night: blackwater diving. It is a pitch dark experience, except for the millions of tiny life forms that swirl around like stars
For 10 years from 1996 Jason filmed all over the world on productions including the Disney IMAX production Sacred Planet, Journeys of a Lifetime with Minnie Driver, Nick Baker’s Weird Creatures for National Geographic channel, Perfect Predators for Discovery Channel’s Shark Week and BBC’s emmy award winning Life series.
Marco was born in the Netherlands in 1974. He started diving in 1999 and took the required courses for CMAS 2* certification. Within a year he purchased his very first digital underwater camera and was immediately hooked to underwater photography. Now he seldom goes underwater without his camera. He quotes “If I don’t take along my camera, for sure I’ll see something very special and be extremely disappointed that I couldn’t take a picture of it.”
Jessea sets two new records for China in freediving in Vertical Blue 2016, an international competition held in the Bahamas. Jessea has a PhD degree and never stops challenging herself. She can hold her breath over 8 minutes and dive to 80+ meters underwater on a single breath of air, which has inspired many people to explore their own potential in diving.
"My lifestyle is combining my two biggest passions: photography and adventures. Extreme locations, machinery and people are the driving force of my work. Always looking for a different angle, versatile sports skills are included in my photo projects." - Uros Podlogar
Mike Veitch is what we all think of when someone says Underwater Photo Pro. In this interview Mike tells us more about how he went from an instructor to running the only full-time underwater photography school in Bali.
Tanya Burnett's work has been seen by just about anyone who has ever picked up a dive magazine. Her stunning images of various far flung underwater Elysia will surely cause many of you to run from your workplace, pick up a camera and get on a plane to join her on the next adventure. Educator, photographer and all around underwater photo guru Tanya Burnett tells us about her descent into the world of underwater imaging.
Award winning image maker and Pelagic Life member Erick Higuera shares some of his favorite images along with his journey to becoming a professional underwater filmmaker.
Commercial shooter and mermaid photography pioneer Chris Crumley shares his story and inspiring imagery with us.
Greg Lecoeur is multi-award winning underwater photographer that dedicates his life for the Oceans. His strong passion for marine biology and his curiosity to understand the various ecosystem of the sea push him to explore our planet from beneath the surface.
Born in La Spezia in 1975, Marcello is a scuba diving instructor that specializes in underwater photography as well as a travel addict.
Spawning Aggregations in Palau. A collection of inspiring images and the stories behind them by Richard Barnden.
To observe the World through a lens was a way to increase my sensitivity towards the environment. I was even feeling more deep inside it. - Article by Isabella Maffei
Peter Rowlands is the publisher of Underwater Photography magazine which was the first ever online pdf magazine launched in August 2001