We are scuba divers who strive to connect to people, travel the world, and let others participate in our experiences. We seek awareness about global environmental challenges, the protection of wildlife, and safeguarding natural underwater ecosystems, which invite us to be their guests. Having a professional background in the media industry and being avid scuba divers, has led us to combine our passions and form the collective Under The Surface.
As we have had the possibility to venture into the breathtaking underwater world, it has become immediately evident that moving pictures will become our most important way of storytelling. At the core of this concept is the necessity of a minimalist approach, remaining streamlined, agile and compact at all times. This is why we have come from rather bulky and sophisticated systems to very compact integrated cameras, relying on natural light exclusively. As a rather unexpected added value, this has helped us to progress from the interacting role to being observers and thus supporting our documentary style approach even further.
Scroll through Anna and Florentin's images and then check out their short documentary Perspectives - A Tale of Opposites.
A big advantage of having a Zodiac waiting for you on the surface: You can spend time with two Risbecia Ghardaqana and remain in one spot. © 2022 Under the Surface
A Green Turtle feeding on the vast sea grass fields in Southern Egypt. © 2022 Under the Surface
A pod of resident Spinner Dolphins at Sha’ab Sataya. © 2022 Under the Surface
This curious Red Lionfish has approached us toward our safety stop after chasing its prey on the sandy bottom. © 2022 Under the Surface
Floating weightlessly in silence, descending towards new adventures. © 2022 Under the Surface
Going green: Lettuce Coral in Soma Bay. © 2022 Under the Surface
This might as well be the cutest smile on the reef - A Puffer Fish gently rocking in the swell. © 2022 Under the Surface
Nature’s approach to bubble wrap at Abu Kafan. © 2022 Under the Surface
A Bluefin Trevally has joined us, possibly in hopes of combining hunting efforts at Elphinstone. © 2022 Under the Surface
This is the first time, we were certain of a dolphin’s awareness of our presence and felt a deep spiritual connection and appreciation. Bottlenose Dolphin at Bohar Kebir. © 2022 Under the Surface
Life goals: Seeing an Eagle Ray gliding past you and experiencing its effortless but lightning-fast acceleration. © 2022 Under the Surface
Perspectives - A Tale of Opposites
Anna and Florentin Züst-Schlatter are the duo behind Under the Surface. They're scuba divers intent on sharing the beauty, depth, and diversity of the world's oceans. Anna and Florentin value a minimalist and documentary style approach to their underwater photography and videography. They use the low profile, compact Sony ZV-1 inside an Ikelite Underwater Housing with an INON wet lens to capture their images. Learn more about their collective Under the Surface on their website, follow them on Instagram and Facebook, and watch all of their latest videos on their YouTube channel.
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