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Photographer of the Week – Adam Martin
By Matt Sullivan, February 10, 2023 @ 06:00 AM (EST)

American crocodile sunset split, Cuba

Our featured photographer this week is Adam Martin, and his portfolio takes us all over the globe, from the frigid waters of southern Patagonia to the tropical reefs of French Polynesia—and many places in between. As a freelance software developer, he is able to travel extensively, and his images show he makes the most of those opportunities. Growing up in Southern California as a surfer, eventually his passion for the ocean grew into a love for diving and underwater photography. 

Adam is very much a wide-angle photographer. His portfolio features big animals, underwater landscapes, and a selection of excellent over-unders. Wide-angle work also dominates his website, where you will have to look hard to find a macro picture! His image of the “Horns” in Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park is one of the most unique split shots we have seen, because to our knowledge, it is the only such picture that exists from this location.

Adam says his goal is to capture dramatic scenes underwater and to convey a sense of adventure and tell a story with each picture. In my opinion, he does this very well, and his images of divers exploring provide the perfect style for storytelling and the adventure photography genre. Adam now resides in Boulder, Colorado, and even though underwater photography is his major love, he is largely landlocked, spending most of his time at home photographing Colorado’s spectacular wildlife, landscapes, and dabbling in astro and aerial photography.

Facing down the famous jack tornado in Cabo Pulmo, Mexico

A humpback whale tail slapping at the surface, Moorea, French Polynesia

Giant kelp forest, California, USA

Sunset silky shark split shot, Cuba

Healthy kelp forest and its inhabitants, California, USA

Surgeonfish schooling, Apataki, French Polynesia

Humpback whales and dolphin, French Polynesia

Divers moving through a crystal-clear canyon, Iceland

Bustling life below, tropical jungle above, Fakarava, French Polynesia

A giant school of mobulas, Baja, Mexico

The Pit cenote, Yucatán, Mexico

Cownose rays swim through sunbeams, Galápagos, Ecuador

Over-under at the Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile

Exploring the clearest water on Earth in the Silfra Fissure, Iceland

To see more of Adam’s excellent wide-angle images, check out his website, www.adammartinphotography.com, or his Instagram page.


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