Photographer of the Week – David Robinson

The epic chaos of the sardine run. Right here sharks and dolphins (and photographers) collect up a baitball, shortly earlier than its imminent destruction, South Africa


Our latest Photographer of the Week is David Robinson, an underwater wildlife photographer, marine ecologist, and analysis scientist. He has been taking underwater pictures since he was 15—a very long time in the past, by his personal admission!—along with his first movie Sea&Sea digicam. Many upgrades later, and we’re that includes him right here on DPG.

Previously based mostly in Dubai, David spent 12 years within the Center East rehabilitating sea turtles and conducting marine analysis. He has been working with and finding out elasmobranchs (sharks, rays and their kin) and sea turtles for many of his profession. Whereas within the Center East, David accomplished his PhD on whale shark ecology in Arabia. Many underwater photographers are photographers firstly, whereas David is equal elements photographer and scientist!

David has taken his skills to Australia and is now co-owner of Sundive Byron Bay and founding father of the Cape Byron Leopard Shark Project in addition to Sharkwatch Arabia. The leopard shark mission goals to analyze the ecology of the leopard shark inside the Cape Byron Marine Park and Julian Rocks Nguthungulli Nature Reserve and uncover why they collect in such massive numbers inside this space. Anybody who has dived that space or seen photographs from there is aware of it’s well-known (justifiably so) for its gorgeous leopard sharks. David’s portfolio right here focuses largely on his big-animal work within the Center East, South Africa, and Australia.


A whale shark surrounded by baitfish (breakfast) off Djibouti


Inexperienced sea turtle returning to the depths after snatching a breath throughout a ravishing sundown, Girl Elliot Island, Australia


A fantastic blacktip shark putting a pose within the Arabian Sea


A younger whale shark and its entourage of remoras cruising simply beneath the floor off Byron Bay, Australia


Gannets dive for meals within the Shetland Islands, Scotland


A pair of emperor shrimp hitching a experience on a sea cucumber on the earth well-known Lembeh Strait, Indonesia


A humpback whale calf sticking near mother within the murky waters of St John’s, South Africa


This younger whale shark is being led round by the nostril by a faculty of trevally, Djibouti


Sailfish corral a baitball close to the floor, Isla Mujeres, Mexico


The most important animal on Earth, the blue whale, emanating solar rays, Sri Lanka


One among David’s research species, the zebra shark (or 4 of them), stirring up sand in Byron Bay, Australia


To see extra of David’s work, please go to his Instagram page or try his web site,