Mirko Zanni is a professional photographer from Switzerland. He obtained his first diving licence in 1989. Photography has been a lifelong passion, and after a few years diving experience Mirko decided to combine his love of the ocean with his passion for photography. He contributes to several diving magazines, publishing articles on his trips, wrecks and marine fauna. Mirko has received many awards in international competitions for underwater photography: Oceanz (New Zealand), Celebrate the Sea (Singapore), LAUPS and Underwater Image (USA), Marmara Festival (Turkey), Subios (Seychelles). He has many times been the winner of the prestigious World Festival in Antibes (France). In 2006, his book Water Vision was awarded the coveted International Prize for Book of Underwater Images at the 33rd World Festival of Underwater Pictures in Antibes.