The crocodiles of Chinchorro Banks, Mexico are surprisingly tolerant of photographers
Regardless of how charming, menacing, or minuscule her subjects may be, Photographer of the Week, Alexandra Rose, captures truly intimate moments with some of the most fascinating creatures in the ocean. From crocodiles in the Caribbean, to sea lions in the Sea of Cortez, to hairy frogfish in the Visayan Sea, Alex clearly has a knack for getting close to her subjects, and recognizing the ideal perspective and moment to press the shutter—producing exceptional marine life portraits that take your breath away. Her affinity for the ocean and all life that lives within it is clearly evident in her stunning and dynamic body of work.
Never content in one place for very long, Alex travels the world as a strong advocate for our oceans. While she boasts an extraordinary portfolio of underwater images, topside she is also quite the creative. Alex holds a B.S. in Biology, and an M.S. in Aquatic Biology. She is a PADI divemaster, a professional violinist, writer, presenter, and science editor for Ocean Geographic magazine. Her photography and violin pieces have been featured in ocean-themed films and international exhibitions. Through her unyielding passion for the oceans, Alex’s driving goal is to utilize various mediums, such as writing, photography, education, and research to convey the need for protecting our world’s oceans.
Thousands of scad schooling around a jetty
Sweetlips posing for the camera in 130 feet of water
Lion’s mane jellyfish illuminated by an afternoon sun on the eastern coast of Greenland
Two gorgeous California sea lions playing in the waters of Los Islotes, Mexico
Split shot of a big female great white in Isla Guadalupe
Beautiful mangroves visible through the water above a sea fan in Raja Ampat
Hairy frogfish on a muck dive in Anilao, Philippines
Jorunna nudibranch portrait in Sydney, Australia
Brook’s urchin shrimp hiding in the spines of its host fire urchin in Anilao, Philippines
A squid showing off its iridescent skin on a night dive in Sulawesi, Indonesia
For more of Alex’s work, visit her website, www.alexroserenaissance.squarespace.com. Please also check out Blue Ring, Inc. (www.bluering.blue), which Alex founded in an effort to create a new method of ocean conservation accessible to and inclusive of everyone who wants to better understand and protect our seas.
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