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Photographer of the Week – Peter de Maagt
By Joanna Lentini, October 12, 2017 @ 04:00 AM (EST)

In a clutter of nurse sharks, a single shark emerges​

For over 15 years, Photographer of the Week Peter de Maagt has been diving and photographing the biodiversity in our world’s oceans—from the frigid polar regions to the tropics. Peter has been fortunate enough to be able to combine his love for shark conservation with his day job as an antenna engineer at the European Space Agency. It is there that he has worked on designing innovative shark tagging technology.

Peter believes in creating images that inspire change and promote conservation of our fragile oceans. He certainly knows his way around a camera and strobes and I think his imagery speaks for itself. The thoughtful compositions, use of creative lighting, and peak-of-the-action shots he has captured are simply lovely. This collection of images really showcases Peter's underwater photography skills—and while wrecks don’t usually excite me, I particularly like the the artistic use of lighting in that image. 

When Peter isn't working, he holds lectures on underwater photography to beginners and advanced photographers and has been published in various scuba diving publications such as Duiken, Onderwater Sport, Shark Diver, Diver UK, Asian Diver, and Scuba Diving Magazine—as well as in newspapers and online publications.

The sardine run in South Africa is one of nature’s greatest events​

The frigid Antarctic waters are a dream destination for adventurous divers

Raja Ampat is difficult to beat in terms of the dazzling pristine reef with its visual overload of corals​

The secretary blenny, one of Peter’s favorite photographic subjects

Endemic to the waters of Tasmania, weedy seadragons are closely related to seahorses​

Bimini, Bahamas is one of the few places you can get up close and personal with great hammerheads

This jellyfish was shot against a black background in order to show its beautiful shape​

A cargo bay on the Kittiwake wreck in Cayman offers the opportunity to take an underwater “split shot”

At Tubbataha—a protected area of the Philippines—one can encounter schooling bigeye jack

A great hammerhead emerges from the dark showing off its iconic protrusion

Peter de Maagt and a saltwater crocodile

Check out more of Peter’s images on Instagram and Facebook.


Sbirners Sbirners
Oct 12, 2017 5:37 AM
Sbirners Sbirners wrote:
mateusz Dygowski
Oct 12, 2017 8:05 AM
mateusz Dygowski wrote:
super zdjęcia
Marta Pawloska
Oct 12, 2017 9:11 AM
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antoine Lemaire
Oct 15, 2017 2:33 PM
antoine Lemaire wrote:
Baptiste fournier
Oct 15, 2017 2:47 PM
Baptiste fournier wrote:
yesss, great!!!
Paugers Paugers
Oct 16, 2017 3:03 AM
Paugers Paugers wrote:
So nice photo.
mateusz jankowski
Oct 16, 2017 6:25 AM
mateusz jankowski wrote:
super !!!!
Killron Killron
Oct 16, 2017 8:36 AM
Killron Killron wrote:
Great and super photo!
Greuher Greuher
Oct 17, 2017 2:19 AM
Greuher Greuher wrote:
Ekrii Ekrii
Oct 17, 2017 6:47 AM
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Pabifrs Pabifrs
Oct 18, 2017 5:50 AM
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Flova Flova
Oct 18, 2017 7:38 AM
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Lejaos Lejaos
Oct 18, 2017 8:41 AM
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Kasi Balicka
Oct 19, 2017 3:38 AM
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Olik Arters
Nov 2, 2017 4:31 AM
Olik Arters wrote:
piekne zdjęcia
Morines OPISKK
Nov 6, 2017 3:36 AM
Morines OPISKK wrote:
mega !
ewa schabek
Nov 6, 2017 5:38 AM
ewa schabek wrote:
świetne fotki
Kasi Balicka
Nov 6, 2017 9:32 AM
Kasi Balicka wrote:
fajne fotki
Hailliy Mary
Nov 11, 2017 10:25 AM
Hailliy Mary wrote:
How does it feel to shoot these photos underwater?
Geritsr Geritsr
Jan 18, 2018 8:26 AM
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Salitert Salitert
Feb 16, 2018 9:16 AM
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Emy Mandala
Oct 2, 2018 9:29 AM
Emy Mandala wrote:
Marvellous pictures!! I love!
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