Smuts. Ah, what better way to start other than to feature some
smut. Very nice underwater art and fashion photography. Mr. Smuts
offers up some nice nudes too!
Some incredible shots. Check out the grouper.
Some amazing great white shark shots. Kind of interesting that all
of the photographs are above water. Some incredible sequences of
GWs breaching with prey in mouth. Nice penguin shots too.
Curt Degler photographs chicks underwater in bikinis--I like it.
No quite a good fit, but I'm exercising, ahem, broad discretion.
Curtsinger. Some interesting UW shots, even mermaids. A couple
great shark shots. Unfortunately, some of the links are incomplete.
Kjellberg Photography. Nice photography. I remember Bob from
way back to my HUPS.org
Wildlife Photographer of the Year (2000). Check out the underwater
Bioluminescence Web Page. Probably everything you ever wanted
to know about bioluminous organisms and more. Some nice photos too.
Universe. Something about the wrecks
section I really like. Some nice photography there, otherwise...
Powers. A couple of nice shark shots, especially nice in-your-face
Marine Life. Joe Belanger has photographed about everything
you'll see underwater in California (mostly Catalina Island) and
he's done a good job of it. Nice photo descriptions and details
too. I wonder what drysuit he uses.
Roessler. A great photographer and although it has some photos,
not really a photo site. A lot of information on where to find sharks
and whales. The shark
photos from around the world are worth a look if you want to
know how to get a picture of your favorite predator. The world
wide destinations guide is nice too.
Some nice shark and dolphin shots.
Minguell. A first rate, great site. Incredible colors. There's
a shot in the "miscellany" section of a diver I'm still
trying to figure out.
Villoch. Carlos is also featured in the Fragile Ocean site below.
His site is quite nice as he has a good eye for photography. A lot
of shark photos. Carlos has taken a lot of photos and he seems to
want to show you all of them. However, the wait is usually worth
it. And yes, the sound is annoying.
Newbert . Newbert's a great photographer, but his site is like
watching a long infomercial. Just set it and forget it. I suppose
everybody's got to make a living. Skip the commercial and go to
the pics here.
Clownfish Underwater Picture Gallery. No, don't be fooled by
the name. There's more than clownfish here, though because of the
clunky navigation, it's really hard to find that out. Wilhelm Bögershausen
claims to have over 1500 photos on the site. I think it would take
a lifetime to navigate through them one by one. OK, enough with
the rant. The photos are actually pretty nice.
Helmut. A German site with some nice shots. The colors and critters
sections are very good. Too bad the pictures are too small. The
popup is annoying.
Not a bad site. This guy actually gets it right on most counts.
and Wolfgang Fritz. A German couple? probably with some very
nice photography. Great eel, hammerhead, and other pelagic photographs.
McCulloch. Some nice dolphin pictures on a site mostly "coming
Read. Not a great photography site per se, but instead Dave
has a fairly comprehensive discussion on underwater photo instruction.
At least in my mind, a preeminent photographer. Unfortunately, his
site is not designed that well (and my site is?). However, his photography
is as good as it gets. His book, Light in the Sea, is excellent.
Fleetham. Amazing site. Not a bad shot, well designed too. Great
shark shots. Check out the shot of the anemone fish and the eggs.
Hall. Very nice photos from all over the world. Gallery two
especially nice. Small photos pop up in a small window--why?
Deep. I've gone through this site a couple of times and still
haven't quite figured it out. Maybe it's something to do with the
Japanese obsession with miniaturization. It's maintained by a Japanese
interested in rare fish and super macro fish photography. Check
out his weekly
Robinson. Some nice shots. A nice split shot of a saltwater
croc and lacy scorpionfish.
Rekdal. A Norwegian, Espen has some amazing UW photography on
display here. Great wolf eel, squid, and fish portraits.
Gordon. Some nice shark photos among others.
Ocean. A couple of photographers are featured here with a lot
of photographs, way too many. The editor must of fallen asleep.
I recommend Carlos
Viloch's shots. He has some shots with nice perspective as well
as some good close-focus wide angle and model shots. Still, way
too many photos.
Felton. Excellent site with an amazing jellyfish shot that I
can't figure out. Nice photos of Tahiti also. He really knows how
to light a shot--check out the dry suit diver. Good stuff.
Hancock. The international bestselling author and explorer has
teamed up with UW photographer Santha Faiia to pull together a very
interesting site. Check out her gallery of underwater
Del Giudice. Not a bad site with a nice thumbnail
page. The real value here is his underwater
photographic equipment page that has tips and techniques,
which contains information on over/under and extreme macro.
Which directly translates into "shark fishes". You have
to be patient with this one, but if you're interesting in sharks,
it's a good site. Run the site through AltaVista's Babel
fish translations and it'll translate the German to English.
I know, I assume you don't know German.
Hall. A hall of famer. What can you say about a guy who's taken
some of the most famous underwater pictures ever. And like an old
pro, he gets his site right too. Excellent photography and adventure
stories. Well worth a look.
Schatz. Some interesting fashion UW photography. His book, Pool
Light, contains some of the best underwater photography that
you're likely ever to see.
Keskinen. I'll probably get slammed for this, but...Ilkka's
on to something. I'm not quite sure what it is, but I like it. Some
really interesting shots. But where are the nudes?
Foott Productions. Some decent marine mammal shots.
Nudibranch Site. All things being equal, I hate nudibranchs.
However, don't be fooled by this site's name, there's plenty other
stuff here. There are several great crab and anemone shots..
Kasson. Strange navigation, but nice photos. Some cool shots
in Beqa Lagoon. His technical
information link is excellent--nice job. Print it out and save
Liddiard. A British site with some photography, even a shark
section, but the real reason to visit are all the excellent articles.
Information on drysuit diving, regulator servicing, wreck diving,
Amsler. Something's lost in the language, but none the less,
nice gallery of photos, including white sharks in South Africa.
Beche. From France, Laurent has a nice site with poissons (fish)
and ambiance (environment ) shots are pretty damn good. Too bad
some of photos look like they were run through a ringer instead
of a scanner. Hmm.....
and Dark. Another Japanese site with some decent photography.
Check out the fish
Marcelo Mammana shoots all B&W underwater and he does it quite
well. Nice wreak shots. Great site design too.
and Shadows. Jeff Dudas, a Texan who resides in California,
has a brilliant idea: why not review all the UW photography sites
in the world, cull out the lesser and present the best. I could
say this is on par with genius, but you be the judge. Oh yeah, his
photography, it's amazingly forgettable.
Quinta. Slick looking Portuguese site with nice photography
but clunky navigation.
Fiore. Close to a perfect design and with great photography.
He's got a nice shot of a crab and clownfish.
Gamba Photographs. A National Geographic photographer, Mark
has some amazing shots wrapped around a great site.
Weedon. A nice portfolio of shots, especially gallery 4. Some
photo tips also.
It's hit and miss but you can eventually find some nice photography.
The shark section has a very nice silhouette (I'm a sucker for a
nice silhouette) and a great whale shark and turtle shot. A couple
of nice manta ray shots too.
Scokaert. Nice layout with some good photography. His photo
equipment and technique link has some excellent information on the
"how to" of SLR camera UW photography.
Johnson. Nice Zooplankton and Sun Fish. Navigation is weird.
Colors. Very nice, sleek design once you get by the three page
clunky intro. Nice Bunaken shots.
The Northern California Underwater Photographic Society. The only
club that'll have me as a member. Actually, there is always some
decent photography featured on the site.
Wu. Norbert has a nice site about diving in Antarctica. Probably
the most interesting part is the Diving
tab that gives you an idea of what it's like to dive under ice.
Oh, yeah, there are some interesting shots along the way. I actually
dove with Norbert at KBR--so I can vouch that he's also a nice guy.
He probably wouldn't say the say thing about me.
Aoki. Beautiful photography and a nice clean layout. Well designed
Kobeh. A French site with excellent design and and over-engineered
picture gallery. Still, nice pictures, including sharks, from Papua
New Guinea and the Maldives.
The sum is greater that parts. Some interesting shark information,
photos, and the best video clips of sharks short of Jaws.
Maybe too slick by half, but still, there's some very nice shots
from AsiaPac and elsewhere.
Verhoog. A Dutch site with a couple nice photos, including some
great white shark shots.
Colla Photography. One of the best sites I've seen--design and
pictures are great. The sun fish shots are spectacular. If it's
a marine mammal, he's got a shot of it.
Freund. Simply incredible photography. The whale shark hunter
photos are like nothing I've ever seen. Nice harp seal shots too.
Full of quality marine mammal shots. It goes on and on. Only complaint
is that the photos are too small.
in Malaysia. Michael Patrick Wong has an impressive portfolio
of pictures cataloging Malaysia underwater. Unfortunately, he
has only a handful on the web. His "Malaysia
Beneath the Waves" page is nice overview on Malaysian divesites.
Dilenge. An Italian site with some good shots under "Panorami
Sottomarini", "Pesci nel blu", and "Ritratti
di pesci". My Italian is rusty so use Bable Fish below to translate.
Tuason. Can't find much to recommend Image
Quest 3-D other than Scott's photos, which are quite nice. It
would be nice to view the photos by photographer but ImageQuest
doesn't seem to think that would be useful.
Some nice photography though the pictures are way too small. Too
bad. The tips are very nice.
Sarta. An Italian photographer, who is said to have "won
almost all the most important underwater photographic competitions
in Italy and abroad" between 1989 and 1991, has some nice shots.
Although the thumbs and even the pictures are too small, the photography
A Danish site with nice, clean shots. Gotta give this guy credit
for diving in very cold water.
Underwater Image Gallery. Great site design. Skip, a New Zealand-based
diver, has interesting narratives on Bunaken and the Three Kings
islands. Both make good reading. The photography is top notch too.
Images. The Galapagos hammerhead shots are nice. Also a couple
interesting shots deep sea and plankton shots under the explore
tab. Too bad the site has a runtime error.
Not a lot of photography per se, but the AsiaPac site reviews are
Gallery for Hong Kong Divers. Numerous UW photographers featured
here and most are top notch.
Vasco Pinhol, based in Portugal, has a slick, well designed site
and some excellent photography. Some interesting reading behind
the links as well.
Photo Visions. Some good UW
photography tips . The site has a couple of photos, but it's
Diving. Bertrand Chauvel is based out of Manado, North Sulewesi,
Indonesia. Some excellent photography. He also pushes out a newsletter.
Lorusso. Everybody loves Vitto. It's easy to see why with the
slick production values, great photography, but the navigation is
iffy. Gimme, gimme thumbnails. The world would be a better place
without the background breathing--if it doesn't add, it subtracts.
The UW digital photography source. Lots of equipment reviews. The
shape of things to come? Some really nice digital "photographs"
in the Sea. San Diego based UW photography with some good text
descriptions. Too bad the photos are small.
Holloway. Really interesting, artistic photos. Thumbs way too