Tuesday, January 29, 2019

UWP: JULIAN GUNTHER





























 








JULIAN GUNTHER
I was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and lived there until we moved to Houston, Texas when I was four. I always went surfing, swimming, and played in the water in both Brazil and the US as a child...until I saw the movie "Jaws."  I didn't even want to drink water after seeing that movie.  Slowly my fear was replaced by curiosity and I started looking for sharks.  I never saw one but I'm sure they saw me.
I finally got my open water certification in 2008 and scheduled a trip to Guadalupe Island.  I sent my pictures to the Marine Conservation Science Institute and thus began a long collaboration with the MCSI, including the development of the Great White Shark Identification Guide.  Shortly thereafter my first footage aired on Discovery Channel's "Shark Week."  My first professional accolade was a third place finish in the 2016 Monterey Shootout Photo Competition, using only a GoPro.

Now based in Southern California, I'm in the water at least twice a week.  I still collaborate, pro bono, with the MCSI and other organizations such as the Monterey Bay Aquarium, in addition to commercial projects.

Instagram:  sharkbaitjulian

Monday, January 21, 2019

UWP: TODOR DIMITROV
























Todor Dimitrov was born in 1976 in the sea capital of Bulgaria - Varna city. He grew up in close contact with the sea, watching the beauties of the Black Sea underwater world. He has an art education degree and works as a graphic designer. 

In his spare time he practices free diving and underwater photography. 

By means of his photographs he wants to show the underwater world from a different angle, using an innovative approach and various creative techniques.

He has won several awards and photography competitions in recent years. 

You can find him on Facebook on: @www.facebook.com/TodorDimitrovUnderwaterPhotography/

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