TITLE: A Spacy Story
The freshwater jellyfish of Derawan Island, Indonesia is not an easy spot to find. It's a 3h boat ride from the main island and a trek to find them for you have to be there at first light before they start heading down to the deeper depths. The idea was to light up the particles creating back scatter. Something most underwater photographers try to avoid but the idea was to use this in post production to create this effect that feels like the Jelly was drifting through space.
AUTHOR: Alfred Minnaar (South Africa)
South African born and raised, I grew up in a small town in the dusty Kalahari Desert. Beginning as a traveller and a hobbyist, as a young man I spent a decade traversing the natural world, eventually finding my way to the island paradise of Indonesia calling it home for the last 7 years.
This is where my passion for photography exploded and I turned a hobby into a full-time career photographing wildlife and people, combining my passions for travel, culture and photography
I am now a professional photographer, accomplished in portrait, landscape, travel and underwater photography.
Striving to capture images that captivate and inspire the imagination, I bring to life the enchanting underwater world in my own unique style hoping to tell captivating stories with my photography bringing awareness to a world that is in rapid decline.
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