Weedy seadragon carrying a clutch of eggs, captured with slow shutter, Sydney, Australia
Based in Sydney, Australia, our latest Photographer of the Week, Nicolas Remy, is that rare species—a full-time underwater photographer. If Nicolas’ name seems familiar, that’s because his competition success in recent years has been impressive—he now has more than 35 international imaging awards to his name. He also offers private underwater photography courses and leads group workshops around the world.
Nicolas and his wife Lena began their diving journeys in the Mediterranean and dived all over Africa and Southeast Asia before relocating to Australia. Both are pretty hardcore underwater photographers: They dive rebreathers, which allows them to get closer to marine life, and perhaps more importantly, allows them to dive for three to four hours at a time. The more time underwater, the more imaging opportunities there are—and this prolific pair certainly makes the most of it.
Going through Nicolas’ portolio below, you will be treated to some truly spectacular and unusual subjects, like the spotted handfish, Port Jackson sharks getting frisky, and both of South Australia’s stunning seadragon species. And if you’re thinking, “I wish I could take pictures like these,” you’re in luck. It just so happens that Nicolas is also the founder of The Underwater Club—an online school dedicated to teaching people the ins and outs of underwater photography.
Juvenile Australian fur seal frolicking in the shallows of Montague Island, Australia
Port Jackson sharks mating, Cabbage Tree Bay, Sydney, Australia
Potbelly seahorse, Kurnell, Sydney, Australia
Green moray looming out of the darkness, Sydney, Australia
Aggregation of sand tigers (known in Australia as gray nurse sharks), South West Rocks, Australia
Gray seal chomping the dome off the Farne Islands, UK
One of the most endangered fish on Earth, the spotted handfish, Tasmania, Australia
Beautiful soft corals off Bangka Island, North Sulawesi, Indonesia
Flamboyant cuttlefish, Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia
A diver lining up for a shot of a wobbegong shark, Sydney, Australia
Southern bobtail squid, Tasmania, Southern Australia
Trio of WWII trucks, Umbrian Wreck, Sudan
Juvenile trevally holding a jellyfish in its mouth, Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia
Icon of South Australia, the leafy seadragon
Visit Nicolas and Lena’s website, www.nicolaslenaremy.com, to see more of their work, book a private underwater photography course with Nicolas, or hire him for a photographic assignment. Make sure to check out Nicolas’ online underwater photography school, The Underwater Club.
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