No amount of preparation quite prepares you for the experience of being in the water with a whale shark.
As the world’s largest fish, the sheer size of these ‘gentle giants’ as they pass by is a thrill that’s hard to describe. Seeing the outline of a huge shark approaching (even though they’re plankton feeders) gives the caveman brain a jolt of adrenaline – maybe a throwback to when the ginormous megalodon shark terrorized the seas.
Many of these photos were taken during assignments to Leyte in the Philippines and Papua in the far East of Indonesia, each trip becoming feature articles for Garuda Indonesia and Cebu Pacific airlines.
Snorkeling and freediving with these amazing animals is one of the most incredible experiences I’ve had while exploring the Coral Triangle.
Big thanks to Philippe, John, and the amazing team at Liquid Eye Water Housing Systems for all their help over the years with the housing for my camera—all of the underwater shots in this portfolio were created with gear from their shop.
If you see any shots that catch your eye for a magazine article, print ad, or to hang on your wall, just send me an e-mail and I’ll get back to you right away. I’m also happy to talk to photo editors, DP’s, art directors, and other creatives about collaborating on location / destination photo shoots. I’m based most of the year in Bali, Indonesia, but am available to travel internationally. If you’d like to talk about working together to create a collection of one-of-a-kind images to complement your dive destination, travel / lifestyle magazine, or liveaboard boat.
Check out more samples of my underwater photography here.
All of these photos are also available as prints from my online print shop – click here now for pricing / sizing options.
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