Photographer of the Week – Vijay Raman

A large moon jelly smack in Port Fidalgo, Alaska, USA


This week at DivePhotoGuide we’re bringing you photographer of the week, Vijay Raman. Vijay is presently based mostly in Southern California however a fast look by his web site or Instagram web page will present that he has dived and photographed nearly each nook of the world! Locations embrace all around the Caribbean, California, Baja, Indian Ocean locales, and his favourite space on earth, the tropical Indo-Pacific.

Vijay says as early because the age of 5, he remembers being drawn to the adventures of explorers corresponding to Jacques Cousteau, and envisioned becoming a member of the daddy of diving aboard the Calypso. He bought licensed on the age of 21 and started embarking on his personal adventures. In 1995, Vijay purchased his first underwater digicam, a Sea&Sea Motormarine IIEX and traveled to the tropical Pacific for the primary time, particularly to the spectacular island of Sipadan in Borneo. He says that journey sparked his ardour to movie and {photograph} the wonder and wonders of the underwater world.

Underwater pictures requires the honing of a number of abilities. A photographer must discover ways to management gentle, movement, excellent their buoyancy abilities, and concentrate on their environment. Data of habitat and habits, and a wholesome dose of persistence are useful as nicely! Vijay enjoys the problem that underwater pictures brings and regularly strives to grasp these abilities when creating his photos.

Vijay says it’s his hope that by sharing his distinctive view of the ocean, he might encourage others to discover and uncover, in their very own methods, the wonder beneath the ocean. He hopes his photos will assist others see the significance and urgency of defending the oceans and its spectacular variety. Past making photos, Vijay enjoys sharing his ardour and expertise with different underwater photographers. He’s an educator and expedition journey chief, main teams to unique locales to show and encourage others to create lovely photos, so they could additional encourage others to guard our oceans.


A larval octopus photographed on a blackwater dive off Komodo, Indonesia


California sealions frolicking amongst a baitball within the Midriff Islands, Sea of Cortez, Baja, Mexico


A pixie hawkfish posing within the highlight, Sogod Bay, Leyte, Philippines


A pair of bottlenose dolphins, Socorro Islands, Baja, Mexico


A Napoleon snake eel photographed with twin snoots, Dumaguete, Philippines


California’s charistmatic state fish, the garibaldi. Catalina Island, California, USA


Coral catfish forming a large college off Apo Island, Philippines


A standard octopus peering out of its den within the Midriff Islands, Sea of Cortez, Baja, Mexico


Clown Anemonefish spotlit, Sogod Bay, Leyte, Philippines


Silky sharks destroying a baitball, Socorro Islands, Baja, Mexico


Eye to eye with a cute inexperienced sea turtle, Apo Island, Philippines


A good looking armina nudibranch, Dauin, Philippines


Saddleback anemone fish eggs, quickly to be hatchlings, Dauin, Philippines.


To see extra of Vijay’s work, go to his website, his Instagram web page, or contemplate becoming a member of him on a Backscatter or private workshop!