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
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