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Photographer of the Week – Eric Engbretson
By Joseph Tepper, December 10, 2015 @ 06:00 AM (EST)

Eric Engbretson's love affair is not so much with underwater photography, but more with the freshwater fish that make their homes in our local lakes and rivers. It was this desire to reach them that led him from snorkeling to scuba. Wanting to share what he saw is what, in turn, led to photography.

Eric’s photos of freshwater ecosystems stir something deep inside us as underwater photographers. Captions such as “bluegill,” “common carp,” “walleye” and “snapping turtle” replace “pygmy sea horse,” “soft coral” and “blue ringed octopus.” The images inspire us to ditch our passports, dust off our gear from storage, and hop into a nearby lake or stream. You never know what you might find…

Common carp, Lake Michigan

Largemouth bass


School of redhorse suckers

Common snapping turtle sipping air from the surface


School of yellow perch

You can find out more about Eric and his business through the Engbretson Underwater Photography website. On the site, you can browse through extensive galleries of gorgeous underwater images. You can also email Eric directly. 



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