Gregory (Egor) Haley has had a lifelong love for the ocean. Several vacations to the Caribbean led him to get his Open Water Certification at age 48. An artist in school, in several different mediums, scuba diving rekindled his interest in photography.
"I like to try and capture a different view of the underwater world".
With an Advanced Open Water Certification, and 60 dives behind him in St.Lucia and his adopted second home Bonaire, he strives to learn and improve his photography.
"As a person with Autism Spectrum Disorder, photography helps me find a creative outlet, and I strive to learn more about making my underwater visions a reality. I know I have a lot to learn about the technical aspects, and composition of underwater photography, but every dive is an opportunity to see things that the majority of the world never does, and gives me a chance to highlight the beauty of the underwater world to my friends."
Exploring the Hilma. Hilma Hooker, Bonaire. © Gregory Haley
Longsnout Seahorse at Red Slave, Bonaire. © Gregory Haley
Green turtle, Red Slave, Bonaire. © Gregory Haley
Bachelor's Beach, Bonaire sunset. Beautiful spot to practice those split shots and sunsets. © Gregory Haley
Sleeping octopus, Salt Pier, Bonaire. © Gregory Haley
Exiting the Hilma. Hilma Hooker, Bonaire. © Gregory Haley
French Angelfish, Chachacha, Bonaire. © Gregory Haley
Spotted eagle ray with pompano crew, Invisibles, Bonaire. © Gregory Haley
Banded coral shrimp and photobombing grouper, The Cliff, Bonaire. © Gregory Haley
"The hunter becomes the hunted" lionfish, Staircase divesite, St. Lucia. © Gregory Haley
Frogfish among the sponges, Salt Pier, Bonaire. © Gregory Haley
Gregory Haley is originally from New England but now lives in Grandview, TN and works as a Mechanical Maintenance Engineer at a nuclear power plant. When he's not working you can find him at his adopted second home, Bonaire, diving, and appreciating the technical skills in learning underwater photography. You can see more of his underwater photography, plus dog and craft beer photos by following him on Instagram @tn_haley. Gregory uses the Olympus TG-6 camera inside an Ikelite Underwater Housing with dual DS51 II Strobes.