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Photographer of the Week – Anders Nyberg
By Joseph Tepper, September 20, 2018 @ 04:00 AM (EST)

“The Fight”: Anders used a long exposure to give the image of these two male anthias fighting an ethereal glow and tangible energy
 

There are legitimate reasons for dipping into the piggy bank for a shiny new underwater camera setup. And one of them is if you’re about to embark on a diving journey around the entire globe.

That’s exactly the event that spurred Anders Nyberg to purchase a compact camera and underwater housing back in 2003 when trotting the globe with his wife. As it turned out, one of Anders’ images from that trip ended up on the front cover of Diver Magazine—and he’s been accruing publication credits and international photo awards ever since. His most recent award comes in the form of third place in the “Human Interaction: Making a Difference” category of the 2018 World Oceans Day Photo Contest in conjunction with the United Nations. 

“For me, underwater photography and scuba diving is a form of meditation, to relax from the stress of everyday life and work,” Anders tells DPG. In addition to his freelance photography, the Swedish shooter is also an environmental engineer.
 

“Two Worlds”: The crystal-clear water of Silfra Lake in Iceland contrasts the harsh landscape above
 

“Black & White Blue Shark”: The Azores is one of the few places in the world where you can dive with one of the ocean’s fastest fish, the blue shark
 

“Between Two Continents”: Silfra is a fissure between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates in Thingvellir National Park
 

“In the Forrest”: A damselfish hiding in a coral required patience from Anders to nail the shot 
 

“The Wreck”: The SS Hornstein was a German cargo steamer that ran aground in the Baltic Sea in 1905
 

“Hiding”: This image from 2010 remains one of Anders’ favorites, as he can spend an entire dive with anemonefish
 

“Motorcycle”: A British WWII BSA M20 motorbike in the hold of the Thistlegorm, which lies off Egypt in the Red Sea
 

“The Cave”: A diver remains outside the dark cave, but if you add strobe light it’s transformed into a colorful place
 

“Truck Parking”: Three British World War II Fordson WOT3 trucks inside the hold of the Thistlegorm, Red Sea, Egypt
 

“In the Sunset”: An unforgettable occasion of swimming with dolphins at sunset
 

Anders’ photography has taken him from the Baltic to balmy locales like the Red Sea and Indonesia
 

For more of Anders’ impressive work check out his website, www.WorldOceanPhoto.com

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Lartisan Givré
Sep 24, 2018 7:45 AM
Lartisan Givré wrote:
Great!
Nicole Calais
Jan 30, 2019 1:41 AM
Nicole Calais wrote:
J'adore l'océan!
Alan Vedrenne
Feb 14, 2019 6:13 AM
Alan Vedrenne wrote:
Nice !
Alvina Vernhes
Apr 25, 2019 11:16 AM
Alvina Vernhes wrote:
Great pics
Mel Brandle
May 16, 2019 2:29 AM
Mel Brandle wrote:
This is a great collection of ocean pictures! Such variety and excellent picture quality. It's a wonderful group of them to be sure - I can definitely feel the different styles and emotions in each different snap that it's so amazing to think that you can achieve that many different looks if you only had an eye for photography! A person would be very proud to be able to collect the originals for these and have them hung up somewhere at home I reckon!
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