Wednesday, December 1, 2021

UWP: GIACOMO ROSSI

 


























Giacomo Rossi 

Giacomo is an underwater photographer and dive instructor with a great passion for pelagic animals. His passion first developed in the Red Sea during his job as a dive guide on a liveaboard back in 2009. 

During these early stages, he focused mainly on underwater videography before eventually switching to photography.

He has been living in Mexico since 2011, first in Cozumel, and now in La Paz, Baja California Sur, where he was able to improve on his wide-angle imagery while capturing the large pelagic animals of the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez.
 
Some trips to Indonesia, the South Pacific, and other popular dive destinations gave him further subjects to feed his passion.

The purpose of his photography is to transmit this passion for the ocean and its inhabitants and inspire people to help in its conservation. 

This is also the mission of his company Baja Underwater Expeditions, which offers personalized eco-tourism around the peninsula to experience all of its most exciting residents and visitors up close and personal.



Tuesday, November 30, 2021

UWP: WOLFGANG POELZER

 


































Wolfgang Poelzer was born in 1969 in Hallein, a small town on the countryside of Austria in Europe. He is one of a few in his country, who is taking underwater photos as a full time job!

He did his master in Biology with a work about the little Goby "Gobius bucchichii", the only anemone fish of the mediterranean sea at the University of Salzburg/Austria in 1994. Besides he was sometimes working as dive instructor. Taking part and winning in many photo competitions, he is quite well known as underwater-photographer. Among a lot of international prizes, there are specially worthy of note: The gold medals he got on the CMAS-World Championship Of Underwater Photography in 1998 (category "macro" and in 2002 (category "wide angle"). And also the gold medal on the Antibes Festival in 2000 (category "black & white"). Since he is working as a professional photographer he stopped taking part in photo competitions.

Today Wolfgang Poelzer is working as a free lance journalist and photographer for several diving-, travel- and nature-magazines. He also works for international stock agencies and writes books. In his underwater photography he is not limited - he does not care about water temperature or sea- or freshwater. He likes to take pics of whales in tropical waters just in the same way as babies in Austrian pools.

Wolfgang Poelzer gets powered since many years by MARES, a worldwide leader in the manufacturing and distribution of state-of-the-art diving equipment, www.mares.com

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