Backlit orangutan crab, Bali, Indonesia
When I asked Photographer of the Week Tracey Jennings to email me some images for this feature, I had no idea how difficult it would be to choose between them. I’ve been familiar with Tracey’s work for some time now and knew she had some amazing images, but I was really baffled once I received the Dropbox link. If you haven’t seen her work yet, you are in for a real treat. Tracey is an award-winning, Singapore-based photographer that has been featured by National Geographic, the BBC, and Ocean Geographic, as well as in various scuba diving magazines.
This adventurous soul first took to diving 20 years ago, but it wasn’t until a chance encounter at the airport in Johannesburg in 2012 with photographer Michael Aw that Tracey’s hobby turned into an obsession. She has traveled far and wide in search of creatures large and small, and her macro photography is dramatic and engaging while her wide-angle work is whimsical and captivating. Whichever genre you prefer, you have to admit it’s all gorgeous eye candy!
While she travels several months a year underwater, some of her favorite dive destinations are the Solomon Islands, Cocos Islands, the Philippines, Raja Ampat, South Africa and the Azores. She notes, “Diving is my place of calm and silence in a hectic world. I hope by taking and sharing photographs, I can inspire others to protect the wonder of the underwater world.” I think Tracey can rest assured she's achieved that.
Artificial reef, Atmosphere Resorts, Dauin, Philippines
“My Home”: A goby fish shot with Retra LSD, Bali, Indonesia
Kelp forest, Hermanus, South Africa
Solitary shrimp, Bali, Indonesia
The friendliest turtles in the world, Apo Island, Dumaguete, Philippines
Reef scene, Maldives
Cowrie, aka pink hedgehog, Anilao, Philippines
In the harbour, Hermanus, South Africa
“Mystical Forest”: A sevengill shark patrols the kelp forest in Simonstown, South Africa
Nemo fanning eggs, Bali, Indonesia
Amphipod, Bali, Indonesia
Arborek Jetty, Raja Ampat, Indonesia
Nudibranch, Bali, Indonesia
See more of Tracey’s beautiful work on her website, www.traceydjennings.com.
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