Photographer of the Week – Vijay Raman

A large moon jelly smack in Port Fidalgo, Alaska, USA


This week at DivePhotoGuide we’re bringing you photographer of the week, Vijay Raman. Vijay is at the moment based mostly in Southern California however a fast look via his web site or Instagram web page will present that he has dived and photographed nearly each nook of the world! Locations embrace everywhere in the Caribbean, California, Baja, Indian Ocean locales, and his favourite space on earth, the tropical Indo-Pacific.

Vijay says as early because the age of 5, he remembers being drawn to the adventures of explorers resembling Jacques Cousteau, and envisioned becoming a member of the daddy of diving aboard the Calypso. He bought licensed on the age of 21 and commenced embarking on his personal adventures. In 1995, Vijay purchased his first underwater digicam, a Sea&Sea Motormarine IIEX and traveled to the tropical Pacific for the primary time, particularly to the spectacular island of Sipadan in Borneo. He says that journey sparked his ardour to movie and {photograph} the sweetness and wonders of the underwater world.

Underwater images requires the honing of a number of abilities. A photographer must discover ways to management gentle, movement, good their buoyancy abilities, and concentrate on their environment. Information of habitat and habits, and a wholesome dose of endurance are helpful as properly! Vijay enjoys the problem that underwater images brings and frequently strives to grasp these abilities when creating his photographs.

Vijay says it’s his hope that by sharing his distinctive view of the ocean, he could encourage others to discover and uncover, in their very own methods, the sweetness beneath the ocean. He hopes his photographs will assist others see the significance and urgency of defending the oceans and its spectacular range. Past making photographs, Vijay enjoys sharing his ardour and expertise with different underwater photographers. He’s an educator and expedition journey chief, main teams to unique locales to show and encourage others to create stunning photographs, so they might additional encourage others to guard our oceans.


A larval octopus photographed on a blackwater dive off Komodo, Indonesia


California sealions frolicking amongst a baitball within the Midriff Islands, Sea of Cortez, Baja, Mexico


A pixie hawkfish posing within the highlight, Sogod Bay, Leyte, Philippines


A pair of bottlenose dolphins, Socorro Islands, Baja, Mexico


A Napoleon snake eel photographed with twin snoots, Dumaguete, Philippines


California’s charistmatic state fish, the garibaldi. Catalina Island, California, USA


Coral catfish forming an enormous faculty off Apo Island, Philippines


A standard octopus peering out of its den within the Midriff Islands, Sea of Cortez, Baja, Mexico


Clown Anemonefish spotlit, Sogod Bay, Leyte, Philippines


Silky sharks destroying a baitball, Socorro Islands, Baja, Mexico


Eye to eye with a cute inexperienced sea turtle, Apo Island, Philippines


An exquisite armina nudibranch, Dauin, Philippines


Saddleback anemone fish eggs, quickly to be hatchlings, Dauin, Philippines.


To see extra of Vijay’s work, go to his website, his Instagram web page, or think about becoming a member of him on a Backscatter or private workshop!