Josh Blank is an underwater photographer based on the beautiful Gold Coast on the east coast of Australia. He has been shooting underwater for over seven years and in that time has been very lucky to capture some incredible encounters.
His imagery aims to inspire others to take an interest in the underwater world and hopefully help change the false narrative around many of our ocean’s predators. Through a combination of both scuba diving and freediving, Josh is passionate about exploring the open ocean and photographing the larger marine species that inhabit the deep blue.
A very energetic Short Fin Mako skims the waters surface while posing perfectly for a nice portrait. This image was captured off the coast of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. © 2022 Josh Blank
A Dwarf Minke Whale makes eye contact in the deep blue. Each winter these Minke Whales migrate up Australia’s east coast finishing their long journey on the northern Great Barrier Reef. © 2022 Josh Blank
A couple of Bottlenose Dolphins curiously pass by while posing for a photo. This image was photographed at Cabo Pearce, Socorro Island; a dive site well known for friendly Bottlenose Dolphins. © 2022 Josh Blank
A Leopard/Zebra Shark cruises above the sandy bottom of Julian Rocks off the coast of Byron Bay, Australia. © 2022 Josh Blank
A mature Green Sea Turtle stretches out her fins in the early hours of the morning. This image was captured at Cook Island, New South Wales, Australia. © 2022 Josh Blank
Green Sea Turtles mating on the Great Barrier Reef. The Great Barrier Reef is an excellent location to observe such behaviour between the months of October and December. © 2022 Josh Blank
An extremely rare Ornate Eagle Ray spreads its wings above the seafloor. This image was captured on the Great Barrier Reef not far offshore from Lady Elliot Island. © 2022 Josh Blank
A Blue Shark cruises open water off the coast of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. © 2022 Josh Blank
A Reef Manta glides the surface of the water while filter feeding on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. © 2022 Josh Blank
A large fever of Mobula Rays glide above the sandy bottom not far offshore from Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. © 2022 Josh Blank
A couple of Orcas displaying a high degree of curiosity as they approach very closely in the Sea of Cortez. © 2022 Josh Blank
A fever of Pink Whip Rays photographed close to shore at Heron Island, located on the southern Great Barrier Reef Australia. © 2022 Josh Blank
Josh Blank, a scuba diver and freediver, has been taking underwater photos for over seven years. With his photography, he hopes to inspire, inform, and instill an interest in the underwater world. Follow on Josh's journey via his website, Instagram, and Facebook.