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Top 10 Best Underwater Photographers in the World

Underwater photography takes us to another world which is completely stunning. There are many secrets that are hidden under the sea and these interesting secrets are more than enough to dazzle us. In order to reveal the secrets that are hidden underwater and to discover more about the beautiful world and creatures that live there, you have to go there and take a camera with you to photograph all what you see and immortalize those happy moments that you may not experience again. You may think that it is easy to go underwater and photograph all what you see without problems, but this is not true. Before going underwater and taking a camera to photograph the amazing world there, you have to know that there are many things which you have to consider to be able to capture amazing underwater photographs. Underwater photography is not limited to photographing the wonderful world under the sea. Underwater photographers capture photographs of different things including people, newborn babies, animals, shipwrecks, fashion and even products to make use of the amazing effect of photographing underwater. Let’s discover more about this amazing world through taking a look at the creative work that is presented by the top 10 best underwater photographers in the world which are listed here.

10 Jenna Martin – United States

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Jenna Martin is a creative underwater and fine art photographer whose work is based in Billings, Montana. She started her journey in the world of photography with producing surreal images and then decided to capture her photographs or portraits underwater after preparing her underwater camera housing. In addition to capturing photographs, Jenna Martin teaches photography workshops as well and her creative work has been displayed in different art galleries in the country.

9 Kenvin Pinardy – Indonesia

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Kenvin Pinardy specializes in capturing wedding candid, pre wedding, advertising, fashion, landscape and nature photographs. His work is based in Jakarta, Indonesia and he tries to create stunning underwater photographs to dazzle us. With Kenvin Pinardy, you can enjoy the amazing beauty of underwater wedding photographs, love stories and more. Kenvin Pinardy’s work has been featured on several websites and in different magazines not just in Indonesia, but in other countries around the world.

8 Shawn Heinrichs – United States 

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Shawn Heinrichs is an award winning underwater photographer who is internationally known for his stunning photographs. He is also an Emmy award winning cinematographer and marine conservationist. He is interested in telling stories and is passionate about capturing powerful photographs that tell his stories and show his love of the oceans. He tries through his photographs to encourage people to protect those threatened marine species with focusing more on sharks. His work has been featured in New York Times, National Geographic, BBC, CNN, Washington Post and more print and online publications all over the world.

7 Christian Vizl – México

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Christian Vizl’s curiosity about what is hidden beneath the waves and his passion for photography have encouraged him to become an underwater photographer. He started his journey in the world of underwater photography in 2010 to be quickly one of the most famous underwater photographers in the world. According to Christian Vizl, the most important factor for creating stunning underwater images is the light that is available for the photographer under the sea and how to use this light.

6 Jason deCaires Taylor – United Kingdom

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Jason deCaires Taylor is an award winning underwater photographer, underwater naturalist and he is also a qualified diving instructor. He is the creator of the first underwater sculpture park in the world and it was founded in 2006 to be considered by National Geographic as one of the top 25 Wonders of the World. Jason deCaires Taylor aims to encourage marine conservation and environmental awareness through his underwater public art projects. He transforms his art or sculptures from dead objects to living coral reefs by submerging them in the ocean.

5 Sean Davey – United States

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Sean Davey is a fine art adventure photographer who specializes in capturing surf and beach photographs. He captures his photographs on, in and underwater to allow us to enjoy those catchy images of beaches, waves, surfers and different creatures living below the waves such as dolphins and turtles. Sean Davey has received several awards and his work has been featured in different magazines to show us his creativity in capturing his amazing photographs.

4 Hengki Koentjoro – Indonesia

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Hengki Koentjoro is a videographer, video editor and fine art photographer who specializes in capturing nature, landscape and underwater photographs. Hengki Koentjoro’s photographs come in black and white; however this will not prevent you from enjoying the amazing beauty of what appears in the photographs including the landscapes and different creatures that live below the waves. Hengki Koentjoro has received several awards and his work has appeared in different publications and exhibitions not just in Indonesia, but in other countries around the world.

3 Zhang Jingna – China 

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Zhang Jingna is a Chinese-Singaporean photographer whose work is based in New York, United States. She started her journey in the world of photography at an early age. She published her first photobook “Something Beautiful” at the age of 19. Zhang Jingna’s creativity in capturing such stunning photographs is responsible for making her one of the best and most famous photographers in the world. She has received several awards and her work has been internationally featured in different exhibitions and editions of famous magazines such as Elle, Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.

2 Elena Kalis – The Bahamas

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Elena Kalis is a professional underwater photographer whose work is based in The Bahamas. Living in such a beautiful place, The Bahamas, has encouraged Elena Kalis to start her journey in the world of underwater photography. She has the desire to discover more about the underwater world and make use of the weightless atmosphere that is perfect for all kinds of setups which are impossible outside the water. She prefers shooting in the ocean because of the stunning beauty of the natural surroundings there including corals, fish, clear blue water and more.

1 Daniel Botelho – Brazil

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Daniel Botelho is a professional, creative and award winning photojournalist who specializes in capturing underwater photographs. His work has appeared in numerous advertising campaigns and publications not just in Brazil or any other specific country, but in more than twenty countries all over the world. Daniel is not just a photographer as he is also a warrior who fights for the sake of protecting and saving sharks, whales and other creatures living in the earth’s oceans. He believes that these animals are massacred and will be extinct one day. He hates wasting his time and likes to live each drop of his life freely and wildly until the end. The main secret behind Daniel’s success is that he captures his photos with his heart trying to show his love of the subjects he captures through his images.

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