Piercing stare | A moray eel stares straight into the camera during its feeding frenzy after it notices that I get closer and closer.
Bathtub Sunset Dive (Highly Commended Mention in Fourth Element’s Underbathwater Contest) | During quarantine no diving was allowed and the only place I could practice my underwater photography was my tub. I was inspired by one of my dive trip pictures to recreate a sunset split shot in my bathtub. Photo © 2020 Arnau Argemi
We take very little time to appreciate the beauty of the world that surrounds us. My work is inspired in giving you a second chance to admire with more detail those animals, landscapes, or people that exist around us.
Seaweed Disguise | This pipefish was hiding in a seaweed forest when I spotted it. It decided to come out and greet me on my afternoon dive. Photo © 2020 Arnau Argemi
I recently started shooting underwater photography using Ikelite systems. Last year, I acquired an Ikelite housing for my Nikon D90 with two DS51 strobes. I have been shooting with the Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8 fisheye lens since. I have explored other lenses like the Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 Micro VR and the Sigma 4.5mm f/2.8 circular fisheye.
Flushed Away by the Storm | There were intense storms in the winter in Tamariu, Spain. These storms dragged cars, bikes, street posts, and many other things into the sea. These objects are now incorporated into the marine environment and have growing seaweed and corals on them. Photo © 2020 Arnau Argemi
Seaweed Under the Morning Sun | A morning dive with great visibility gave me a chance to capture a school of fish swimming over a seaweed bed. Photo © 2020 Arnau Argemi
Jelly riding a wave | Pelagia noctiluca jellyfish getting caught by a wave close to shore in Tamariu, Spain. Luckily, I was not stung by the jellyfish, however, my dive buddy was. Photo © 2020 Arnau Argemi
Protecting its territory | Eriphia verrucosa crab threatening me as I approach to take a picture and trespass into its territory of rock and seaweed. Photo © 2020 Arnau Argemi
Greetings from my house | Dardanus arrestor hermit crab staring directly into the camera from the safety of its colorful shell during a night dive. Photo © 2020 Arnau Argemi
Scorpionfish anger | Scorpaena porcus showing its characteristic “angry face” to the camera when disturbed at night by some bright lights from flashes. Photo © 2020 Arnau Argemi
Tubeworm buoy | Tubeworm anchored to a rock used to hold down a buoy for a sailing boat in Tamariu, under which there’s a school of fish swimming peacefully. Photo © 2020 Arnau Argemi
Amenable anemone | An anemone rocking back and forth due to the gentle swell in the Tamariu reef that afternoon. Photo © 2020 Arnau Argemi
Check out this starfish! | I used the camera to capture the awe of two divers in training that had just discovered a starfish on one of their first open water dives. Photo © 2020 Arnau Argemi
Arnau Argemi started diving at just 12 years old in his home country of Spain. Since then he has developed a passion for educating people about the underwater world. He now lives in the Chicago, USA, working as a NAUI Divemaster for Chicago Undersea Explorers. Through his work he brings the experience of scuba diving to underserved communities. His bathtub photo recently received an Honorable Mention in Fourth Element's Under Bath Water Photo Contest. See more of his work at nauphoto.com and follow him on Instagram @nau_uwphotography.
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