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Photographer of the Week – Martyn Guess
By Joanna Lentini, November 2, 2017 @ 06:00 AM (EST)

Snoot-lit skunk anemonefish with parasite and host anemone, Komodo National Park, Indonesia

For the last 20 years, Photographer of the Week Martyn Guess has extensively traveled the globe with his underwater camera gear in tow—continuously learning and perfecting his craft. Throughout his saturated journey, Martyn has experimented with a Nikonas V film camera and has had several well-renowned underwater photography mentors, such as Martin Edge, Cathy Church, and Alex Mustard—from whom he credits for having learnt a great deal.

A perfectionist at his core, Martyn strives for precision in every image he creates. Whether through backlighting his subjects or accentuating them with a snoot, his watery captures are the quintessential illustration of what my mind imagines when it drifts off to the sea—radiant, enthralling, fragile beauty.

Martyn’s skills transfer viewers into a marvelous dimension full of creatures most people don’t know exist and remind us of the magic that still exists in the world. His unrelenting effort to create each thoughtful work of art makes him a real friend of the ocean. He is truly someone to emulate. Having received many awards and recognition for his underwater photography, today Martyn runs travel workshops in some enviable dive locations.

After winning a battle for a mate, this common octopus reaches out to start the mating process, The Barge, Red Sea, Egypt

Backlit moray eel, Raja Ampat, Indonesia​

Mantis shrimp with eggs a day before they hatched, Seraya Secrets, Bali, Indonesia​

Backlit weedy Rhinopias with a tiny bit of front lighting, Bethlehem, Anilao, Philippines

Backlit hedgehog seahorse with a small amount of front light, Dauin, Philippines

Shortly after a storm at dusk, a great hammerhead comes out of the gloom, Bimini, Bahamas​

Vibrant sea fans at Amed, Jabuluk Bay, Bali, Indonesia

Durban dancing shrimp aka hinge-beak shrimp in the snoot light, Seraya, Bali, Indonesia​

Mating mandarinfish emerge from the coral rubble, hovering for a few seconds belly to belly, before releasing the fertilized eggs, Dumaguete, Philippines

Caribbean reef shark shot in the late afternoon with slow shutter speed whilst panning, Nassau, Bahamas

Martyn Guess


See more of Martyn’s magic on Instagram, and check out his workshops at ScubaTravel.com.


Kasi Balicka
Nov 2, 2017 6:39 AM
Kasi Balicka wrote:
świetny artykuł !
Dabivr Dabivr
Nov 2, 2017 9:42 AM
Dabivr Dabivr wrote:
Lola Maihol
Nov 5, 2017 3:52 PM
Lola Maihol wrote:
Louis Lemer
Nov 5, 2017 4:16 PM
Louis Lemer wrote:
Nice photo!
Morines OPISKK
Nov 6, 2017 3:35 AM
Morines OPISKK wrote:
zdjęcia są bardzo fajne
ewa schabek
Nov 6, 2017 5:34 AM
ewa schabek wrote:
good photo
Kasi Balicka
Nov 6, 2017 8:34 AM
Kasi Balicka wrote:
świetne zwierzęta
Kasi Balicka
Nov 6, 2017 9:32 AM
Kasi Balicka wrote:
mega !
Atima Atima
Nov 7, 2017 2:37 AM
Atima Atima wrote:
wow :O
Prundr Prundr
Nov 7, 2017 4:38 AM
Prundr Prundr wrote:
adam gaworzy
Nov 7, 2017 8:06 AM
adam gaworzy wrote:
nice !
Khako Khako
Nov 8, 2017 2:47 AM
Khako Khako wrote:
gr8 photos
Olocy Olocy
Nov 8, 2017 4:14 AM
Olocy Olocy wrote:
n1 information for me :D
Radlibers Radlibers
Nov 9, 2017 3:01 AM
Radlibers Radlibers wrote:
olik utrees
Nov 9, 2017 9:38 AM
olik utrees wrote:
Nice !!
olik utrees
Nov 9, 2017 9:38 AM
olik utrees wrote:
good !
Grama G.
Nov 10, 2017 3:40 AM
Grama G. wrote:
Maquovic Rafal
Nov 10, 2017 3:51 AM
Maquovic Rafal wrote:
wooow, amazing
Hailliy Mary
Nov 11, 2017 10:14 AM
Hailliy Mary wrote:
The only thing I can say is: Beautiful!!!
Jycupyd adawr
Nov 13, 2017 4:43 AM
Jycupyd adawr wrote:
nice animals
piotr Wressd
Nov 13, 2017 6:49 AM
piotr Wressd wrote:
ciekawa kolorystyka
sebastian noprski
Nov 16, 2017 2:32 AM
sebastian noprski wrote:
great !
Vanidert Vanidert
Dec 6, 2017 6:29 AM
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