Photographer of the Week – Joshua Schellenberg

Striped marlin chasing down breakfast, Magdalena Bay, Baja California, Mexico


Initially hailing from the US state of Minnesota, this week’s featured photographer Joshua Schellenberg grew up nearly as removed from the ocean as you may get. His love for scuba diving and underwater images started later in life, shortly after he moved to Florida in 2016. Quickly after relocating, he grew to become a licensed diver, and in 2017 he accomplished his first shark dive to overcome his worry of sharks. Watching the attractive animals swim peacefully amongst divers immediately modified his notion, and from that second on, Josh was by no means with out his digicam underwater once more.

Since that first shark dive, he has traveled all around the world to {photograph} as many shark species as doable, from nice whites in Australia, to taking a submarine right down to the twilight zone in Honduras for sixgill and tough sharks. Whereas he appreciates photographing all giant marine life, his ardour actually lies with predators: alligators, crocodiles, orcas, marlin, and every kind of sharks.

Josh loves that he may also use his images to assist doc what he sees to help scientific analysis and hopefully assist protect and profit shark populations across the globe. With pictures, it’s doable to assist ID particular person animals, monitor residency and migratory patterns, doc accidents or witness new and attention-grabbing behaviors. Sooner or later, Josh plans to proceed to journey the world to get pleasure from extra iconic marine life encounters and add to his portfolio, so hold a watch out for his glorious wide-angle work in 2023 and past.


Florida manatee cut up shot, Florida, USA


Tiger shark stomach shot, Jupiter, Florida, USA


Silky sharks, Jupiter, Florida, USA


Inexperienced sea turtle sundown, Woman Elliot Island, Australia


Clean hammerhead, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California, Mexico


American crocodile, Chinchorro Banks, Mexico


An ideal white flashes a smile, South Australia


Goliath groupers and their breakfast, Jupiter, Florida, USA


Shortfin mako, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California, Mexico


The queen of Jupiter, miss Snooty the lemon shark, Florida, USA


One other manatee cut up shot, Florida, USA


Orca, the king of the ocean, Magdalena Bay, Baja California, Mexico


A humpback whale basks within the solar beams, Magdalena Bay, Baja California, Mexico


Tiger shark portrait, Jupiter, Florida, USA


For extra of Josh’s very good big-animal photographs, take a look at his Instagram page.