June Jacobsen is a Master of Photography (PPA, 2000) and has operated her portrait studio on Long Island, New York, since 1984. She is also a wildlife photographer, having photographed animals on all 7 continents, from polar bears in the High Arctic to penguins in Antarctica and much in between. June won the 2011 National Geographic Photo Contest and a trip for two to Galapagos aboard the Nat Geo Endeavor ship. June uses the Canon 5D Mark III with a Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L lens to capture her underwater photos.
Humpback mom and baby whales moving through the South Pacific waters a few miles from the island of Vava’u, Tonga. © 2022 June Jacobsen
Bull shark and little fish facing off in the South Pacific waters off the Yasawa Islands, Fiji. © 2022 June Jacobsen
Freediver heading back to the surface through a swirling school of little fish in Swallows Cave, on a small island in the Vava’u area of Tonga. © 2022 June Jacobsen
Single humpback whale far below us as we snorkeled off the island of Vava’u, Tonga. © 2022 June Jacobsen
A Blue Stripe Anemonefish with carpet anemone seen while snorkeling off a beach on Vava’u, Tonga. © 2022 June Jacobsen
Single humpback whale moving (as compared to resting) in the waters of Vava’u, Tonga. © 2022 June Jacobsen
Mother and baby humpback whales photographed as they rested in the South Pacific waters off of Vava’u, Tonga. © 2022 June Jacobsen
A pair of Fiji Anemone fish encountered on the way back from visiting with the bull sharks. © 2022 June Jacobsen
This mother humpback whale was moving along with her baby and an escort, seen dimly in the background, a few miles off the coast of Vava’u, Tonga. © 2022 June Jacobsen
Whitetip reef sharks cruise around the ocean floor against a rocky wall, sending up a smoky dust cloud. © 2022 June Jacobsen
A trio of bull sharks line up for a parting shot; Yasawa Islands, Fiji. © 2022 June Jacobsen
June Jacobsen is an award-winning photographer and Master of Photography (PPA, 2000). When she's not traveling the 7 continents photographing wildlife, you can catch her at her portrait studio in Long Island, New York. Stay up to date with all of her adventures by visiting her website and instagram @junejacobsenportrait.