Photographer of the Week, Fabrice Jaine, began his journey into underwater photography while working as a marine scientist off the coast of South Africa in 2008. Through his work with great whites, Fabrice hoped his images would help raise awareness about sharks. Armed with a camera from his very first dives, his work eventually brought him to the Great Barrier Reef and face to face with another revered pelagic: the manta ray. It was at this point that his connection with the ocean and photography worlds solidified.
Perhaps his lifelong fascination with the ocean is what makes Fabrice's imagery so intoxicating. His images encapsulate the essence of our ocean and engage viewers with their moody nature. They create a sense of wonder and exploration, and remind us that there is still so much to discover on our ocean planet.
A female reef manta ray with a four-meter wingspan greets a diver on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia
A sub-adult whale shark and his cobia entourage appear out of the blue in remote waters of the Mergui Archipelago, Myanmar
A curious blue shark swims by during a dive off the Cape Peninsula, South Africa
An endangered green sea turtle, Great Barrier Reef, Australia
A tomato clownfish poses in his bubble-tip anemone on a pristine reef wall in the Conflict Islands, Papua New Guinea
Two fur seals play synchronously off Montague Island, Australia
The fish community of the Lady Elliot Island lagoon, Great Barrier Reef, prepares to survive yet another night dominated by roving predators
Facing down in the water column, a lone male humpback whale projects his powerful vocalizations throughout the Vava’u group of Islands in the Kingdom of Tonga
Fabrice photographing a heat run in Tonga
To see more of Fabrice’s work, visit his website, www.fabricejaine.com.
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