Customer Photos | Frank Gradyan Stopping Time

Anemone fish with eggs. I spent most of the dive waiting to get the fish and eggs together in the same shot. © 2021 Frank Gradyan

I started diving shortly after moving to Guam, about nine years ago.  I quickly fell in love with being underwater and soon developed a passion for underwater photography.  I am quite fortunate to be able to dive year round in warm tropical waters and I enjoy showing the variety of sea life that we have on Guam.  My current setup is a Canon SL1, two DS-160 Strobes, with either a 60mm macro lens or 10-17mm fisheye lens. 

Frank Gradyan Octopus

Octopus. I found a few pairs of mating octopus on this dive and this one was out swimming and moving along the coral. © 2021 Frank Gradyan

Frank Gradyan Nudibranch

Nudibranch. I shoot a lot of nudibranchs here but this one was one of the more beautiful species that I have seen. © 2021 Frank Gradyan

Frank Gradyan Moray

White mouth moray. Normally shy, so I was happy that this one stayed out and posed for a few minutes. © 2021 Frank Gradyan  

Frank Gradyan Turtle

Green sea turtle. There are a lot of turtles here and at a few sites they are very curious and fun to take photos of. © 2021 Frank Gradyan

Frank Gradyan Frogfish

Frogfish. These are a rare find on Guam. Luckily this one stayed in the same area for a few weeks. © 2021 Frank Gradyan

Frank Gradyan Sawblade Shrimp

Saw-blade shrimp. Not a species that we normally have on Guam, so we were very excited to find some. © 2021 Frank Gradyan

Frank Gradyan Anemone

Anemone.  This is from one of our marine preserves. © 2021 Frank Gradyan

Frank Gradyan Bumble Bee Shrimp

Bumblebee shrimp. One of my favorite creatures to see. © 2021 Frank Gradyan

Frank Gradyan Goby

Whip coral goby.  On a very colorful whip coral. © 2021 Frank Gradyan

 

Frank Gradyan

Frank Gradyan is a watchmaker living on Guam.  Besides being a watchmaker, Frank is also a divemaster and a trusty guide for his local dive shop.  When not on Guam, you can catch him diving the waters of the Philippines and Indonesia. Follow Frank on Instagram @fgradyan3 for more photos of Guam and beyond!

 

 

 

 

Additional Reading

An Insider's Guide to Diving Yap, Micronesia

Macro Close-Up Underwater Camera Settings

Why You Need a Fisheye Lens Underwater

When to Change Shutter Speed Underwater

Capturing the Elusive Mouth Brooding Jawfish

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