"I want to use my photography to spread and grow interest in the ocean and its magnificence, in the hopes that more people will take its health seriously."
Jonathan Miller is a photographer - both underwater and topside - as well as a Physicians Assistant based out of Rhode Island. Jonathan has been diving for 10 years and taking underwater photos for nearly half of that time. He's a PADI Rescue Diver and soon to be a Dive Master. Jonathan's underwater photography equipment consists of the Sony a7R IV inside an Ikelite Underwater Housing with the full 8inch Dome Port and dual Ikelite DS51 Strobes.
Stingray hiding in the sands off Jamaica. This was shot off of Negril, Jamaica with the Panasonic G7 and Olympus 8mm Fisheye. I was able to get close enough to this ray so that I could capture him trying to bury himself. I edited this picture keeping some of the grain, and with the color scheme, I like how it came out. © Jonathan Miller
Scorpionfish in the Keys. This fish was shot with the Sony A7R IV and the Canon 8-15mm Fisheye. As I was trying to get close enough and trying to wait until the mouth opened up, another scorpionfish charged and lunged at me, so I took that as a message to keep away. © Jonathan Miller
This was also shot in the Keys at a shallow reef. I love the way these grunts hide together behind sea fans and rocks/reef heads, just drifting with the surge. I also love the way they group up into shoals and put on displays of moving from place to place like a river. This was shot with the Sony A7R IV and Canon 8-15mm Fisheye. © Jonathan Miller
Green sea turtle resting in the shallows. If you look closely, there's a large tumor on the right eye. There was also one under the right flipper. Apparently, the turtle hospital in the Keys will pick these turtles up if you report these growths, and remove them and rehab them. Sony A7R IV and Canon 8-15mm Fisheye. © Jonathan Miller
The Elkhorn coral in the Keys is incredible. I've never seen such growth in the South Atlantic/Caribbean. Sony A7R IV and Canon 8-15mm Fisheye. © Jonathan Miller
This is the American Flag on the Bibb's sister wreck, the USCGC Duane. Duane sits upright and the interior of the wreck is incredible. I was told one diligent person in the Keys replaces the flags on some of the wrecks on Veterans and Memorial Days, and I thought that was incredible. Sony A7R IV and Canon 8-15mm Fisheye. © Jonathan Miller
This is a shot of my first descent on the USCGC Bibb off of Key Largo. This is one of the first wrecks I had done during this trip, and I'll never forget how challenging it was. There was a significant current so the descent was difficult, and the bottom time was quite short. Felt as if we couldn't stay deep enough to hide behind the wreck from the current, but if we shallowed up to preserve NDL we'd get blown right off. Anyway, I loved the eeriness of the wreck as it came into view on the descent for the first time. Sony A7R IV and Canon 8-15mm. © Jonathan Miller
This is the ascent off the Duane... a challenging current was fighting us on the line, and I loved the way the ascending divers lined up to juxtapose the radar tower. The color and shading are essentially unaltered, I love the way they are both silhouettes only. Sony A7R IV and Canon 8-15mm Fisheye. © Jonathan Miller
Jonathan Miller is a PADI Rescue Diver (soon to be DM) from Rhode Island. He has been diving for 10 years and photographing for about 4 years, and only recently, within the last 2 years, decided to try combining the two. I work in healthcare as a PA, but my true passion is the ocean, diving, and photography. Jonathan shoots the Sony a7R IV inside an Ikelite Housing using the full 8inch Dome Port and dual Ikelite DS51 Strobes. Follow more of Jonathan's work on his Instagram @narcdlife.