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Joakim Odelberg: GH5s

A little more than 70 percent of our planet is covered by oceans, and coral reefs take up only 1 percent of that area.
A quarter of all marine life live on these reefs. I was on a mission for Panasonic LUMIX at the Red Sea to highlight the impotence of healthy coral reefs. I used the GH5s and the 8-18 mm wide angle lens 2.8-4.0, 45 mm macro 2.8, together with the Nauticam underwater housing and I'm very pleased with the result. Thank you Kimmo Hagman for all help, MARES for supporting my job.


It all started when Joakim had his first dive experience with a manta ray in Thailand, " It was one of, if not the best experience I ever had, 45 lovely minutes with these gentle giants", said Joakim. That 45 minute dive completely changed Joakim's life and relationship to the ocean.

Today Joakim is one of the most contracted and respected photographers/ filmers/ underwater filmmakers in Sweden. His devotion to nature both on land and in the sea has reached beyond Swedish borders. He's also frequently booked for lecturers both in Sweden and internationally.

Joakim Odelberg also works as a very popular host for a Swedish TV SVT's Mitt i naturen "Surrounded By Nature". He also worked with foundations and companies such as:
WWF Sweden, Baltic Sea 2020, TV4, SVT, Fundamentfilm, Folke Rydén Production, Keep Sweden Tidy Foundation, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management, Nordic Council among others.

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