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Photographer of the Week – Volker Lonz
By Joe Tepper, February 26, 2015 @ 05:00 AM (EST)


For underwater photographer Volker Lonz, every minute spent above water is just one long safety stop.

A self-confessed compressed-air junkie, Volker began diving in 2000 and has accumulated more than 1,700 dives under his [weight]belt since. But his passion for diving really took off when he picked up his first compact camera—a Sony Cybershot—and discovered what images he could bring back from his travels.

Volker’s diversity of images reflect the diversity in his travels—from Indonesia, to Thailand, Greece, Hawaii, and beyond. His reef scenic are especially mesmerizing, capturing a variety of bold, beautiful elements all in one frame to tell a story. His macro images leave nothing wanted, showing rare behaviors only witnessed by someone who spends every waking moment waiting to get back in the water.
 

French grunt, Curaçao
 

Shrimp on a crinoid, Lembeh, Sulawesi, Indonesia
 

Reef scene with soft corals, Bentenan, Sulawesi, Indonesia
 

Frogfish on sponge, Bunaken Marine Park, Sulawesi, Indonesia
 

Candy crab on a soft coral, Bunaken Marine Park, Sulawesi, Indonesia
 

Nudibranch on an elephant ear sponge, Bentenan, Sulawesi, Indonesia
 

Free-swimming shrimp, Lembeh Strait, Sulawesi, Indonesia
 

Porcelain crab on anemone catching plankton, Lembeh, Sulawesi, Indonesia
 

Octopus in a bottle, Bunaken Marine Park, Sulawesi, Indonesia
 

Spring crab on top of a blooming coral at night, Bunaken Marine Park, Sulawesi, Indonesia


More of Volker’s work can be viewed on his DivePhotoGuide profile or his official website.

 

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