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Photographer of the Week – Elisabeth Lauwerys
By Joanna Lentini, July 27, 2017 @ 04:00 AM (EST)

Blue-ringed octopus in the muck, Koh Tao, Thailand

Photographer of the Week Elisabeth Lauwerys is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker who has been shooting underwater for nearly two decades. Elisabeth began her career as an underwater camerman filming freedivers. And in 2004, she opened Oceans Below Underwater Video Productions, which provides professional-level video training courses in Koh Tao, Thailand. Elisabeth’s video courses have been recognized by many diver training organizations and she has provided her expertise to countless industry professionals. Elisabeth has also had the opportunity to work on various underwater films with big production houses like the BBC.

As such an accomplished camerman, Elisabeth also has a keen eye for photography, and the macro and wide-angle images that follow are testament to that. I particularly love the intimate critter portraits she has so thoughtfully constructed. Shot at eye level, the images boast beautifully blurred foregrounds and backgrounds, which emphasize the critters brilliantly, and draw the viewer’s eye into their fluid world.

One of many cowries found during a night dive on the reefs surrounding Pom Pom Island, Sabah, Malaysian Borneo

A tiny Doto nudibranch sitting on a hydroid in the current, shot during a night dive in Sabah, Malaysia

Bubble coral shrimp at Pom Pom Island, Sabah, Malaysian Borneo

Hammerhead on the sand, Tiger Beach: This image was the runner-up for the Ernie Brooks Award for Outstanding Achievement, the black-and-white category in the Ocean Geographic Pictures of the Year Awards 2017

A green turtle chilling out on the coral at Mataking Island, Sabah, Malaysia

Diving and snorkeling with curious false killer whales at Roca Partida, Revillagigedo Islands, Mexico

Hundreds of mobula rays fly by during a safety stop at Cabo Pulmo, Mexico

A fluorescing mushroom coral, Koh Tao, Thailand

Portrait of a shrimp at Timba Timba Island, Sabah, Malaysia

At night, a shrimp hitches a ride on a Spanish dancer, Pom Pom Island, Sabah, Malaysian Borneo

Elisabeth Lauwerys, at work

To see more of Elisabeth’s superb underwater still and film work, visit www.oceansbelow.net.


Laser Laser
Aug 2, 2017 5:18 AM
Laser Laser wrote:
Great photo
Anne Delahaye
Aug 2, 2017 7:32 AM
Anne Delahaye wrote:
I love the picture of the octopus
tom woods
Aug 10, 2017 6:17 AM
tom woods wrote:
tiny and awesome
Sengerts Sengerts
Aug 24, 2017 2:56 AM
Sengerts Sengerts wrote:
Nice its great
Radoben Radoben
Jun 26, 2018 3:55 AM
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