Customer Photos | Fritz Liechti from the Fresh Water of Switzerland

Tiger shark: This lady came right at me and attacked my strobe. The DS161 strobe survived on this trip more than one bite from a tiger shark. Bahamas / Tiger Beach. Scroll down for the amazing video of this capture. Photo Copyright © Fritz Liechti

Fritz Liechti lives in Switzerland. He has been diving since 1986 and started shooting underwater photography with the legendary Nikonos III film camera.

Since 2006 he has been using Ikelite housings and strobes for different Canon DSLR cameras including the EOS 40D, EOS 7D, EOS 7D Mark II and now the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. Every week he dives at home in fresh water; mostly in cold, fast running rivers and sometime directly under power plants.

His passion is nature photography, over and under water in Asia, Africa, Canada, and Europe. Several photos were published in magazines and he won medals at the Swiss Underwater Photo Championships. He went on to represent Switzerland in 2019 at the CMAS Underwater Photo World Championships. Fritz is an instructor for underwater photography for CMAS Swiss Diving. He is a nice guy but all the plastic in the sea annoys him without end. See more of his work on www.fritzliechti.com

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Shouting Clownfish: I searched a long time for a very colourful anemone with a clownfish. After 30 minutes of taking pictures my new friend got angry. Sulawesi / Wakatobi. Copyright © Fritz Liechti

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Part of a starfish: In super macro you will find fascinating shapes. Sulawesi / Wakatobi. Copyright © Fritz Liechti 

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Fish under the jetty bar: Sometimes you find interesting colour combinations not far away from the next beer. Sulawesi / Wakatobi. Copyright © Fritz Liechti 

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Yellow boxfish at night: Well – they are not fast but they are really small. You will need a lot of patience to find them. Bali / Tulamben. Photo Copyright © Fritz Liechti 

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Ghost pipefish: strange creature, but very shy. Bali / Tulamben. Photo Copyright © Fritz Liechti 

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Bull shark in the sun: I had to wait a long time to do this shot. With tiger sharks behind me, it was a bit scaring. Bahamas / Tiger Beach. Photo Copyright © Fritz Liechti 

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Tiger sharks looking for photographers (or was it the other way?). Bahamas / Tiger Beach. Photo Copyright © Fritz Liechti 

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Diver in a cave: There were a lot of big waves outside and taking photos was an adventure. I put a slave strobe in the boulders in front of the diver. Tenerife / Atlantic Ocean. Photo Copyright © Fritz Liechti

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Devil eel?: We have seen a lot of moray eels. This guy close-up looks for me like a little devil. Well – the next day one of his little brothers bit my little finger down to the bone. Better not messing with them! Tenerife / Atlantic Ocean. Photo Copyright © Fritz Liechti

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End of the dive: I always look for motives until the dive is over. Red Sea. Photo Copyright © Fritz Liechti 

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Memory cross: Old memories for an unknown dive buddy. One of the clearest lakes in the Alps. Temperature 6°C. Fresh Water / Lake Samaranger in Austria. Photo Copyright © Fritz Liechti

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Big pike: Too large to be afraid of divers. Fresh Water / Rhin River in Switzerland. Photo Copyright © Fritz Liechti

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Polished granite: Cold and very clear stream in the Alps. Beautiful but dangerous, because every year people drown in the current. The granite is polished smooth by the melting snow water. Fresh Water / Verzasca River in Switzerland. Photo Copyright © Fritz Liechti 

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Diver meets catfish: Sometimes we find catfishs bigger than us. Fresh Water / Aare River / Switzerland. Photo Copyright © Fritz Liechti

 

 


Copyright Fritz Liecthi Ikelite HousingFritz Liechti
of Switzerland started diving in 1986 and rarely goes into the water without a camera. He particularly enjoys diving in Switzerland's rivers, especially at night. He travels the world and teaches underwater photography as a CMAS (World Confederation of Underwater Activities) Diving and Underwater Photo Instructor. He has had his work published in several magazines and represented Switzerland in the 2019 CMAS Underwater Photo World Championships. See more of his work at www.fritzliechti.com

 

 

Fritz LiechtiFritz Liechti of Switzerland is an avid diver, CMAS Diving Instructor, and Underwater Photography Instructor. After 30 years of diving he rarely enters the water without a camera. He has traveled the world from North America to Africa and Asia but continues to be thrilled by the waters of Switzerland's river system, especially at night. See more of his work at fritzliechti.ch

 

Additional Reading

An Insiders Guide to Diving Wakatobi Resort Indonesia

Every Little Stretch of Coast is Dying, We Need to Act Now!

Protecting the Natural Resources of the Bahamas with Bahamas Girl

Dolphins and Rays in the Red Sea with the Panasonic GH5 and Trim Weight System

Why You Need a Fisheye Lens Underwater

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