Featured Customers | Marjorie Cohen Magic in Moorea

Featured Customers | Marjorie Cohen Magic in Moorea

A newborn and family portrait photographer by trade, Marjorie Cohen is still fairly new to underwater photography. Although she's mostly been working on documentary style portraits underwater, she recently took a trip to Moorea in French Polynesia where she got the amazing opportunity to photograph humpback whales, plus some sharks and stingrays too. 

 

Marjorie Cohen Moorea French Polynesia Humpback Whales Ikelite Housing

A calf playfully swims around his mama as they come up together for air. His lungs can only hold oxygen for about 3-5 minutes, while hers can sustain 12-15 minutes underwater. The calf will surface on his own while the mother rests at a lower depth. When they rise together, they are in constant contact, swimming and playing together at the surface. Moorea, French Polynesia - September, 2022. © Marjorie Cohen

 

Marjorie Cohen Humpback Whales Moorea Ikelite Housing

A few moments later, the pair is joined by a male escort who has been traveling with them. Moorea, French Polynesia - September, 2022. © Marjorie Cohen

 

Marjorie Cohen Moorea French Polynesia Split Shot Sharks Ikelite Housing

A unique view of the terrestrial and marine world coming together in beautiful Moorea, French Polynesia. September, 2022. © Marjorie Cohen

 

Marjorie Cohen Moorea French Polynesia Split Shot Shark and Stingray Ikelite Housing

Stingrays and black-tip sharks approach in the hopes of receiving some food scraps in this patch of shallow waters known as The Sandbar. September, 2022. © Marjorie Cohen

 

Marjorie Cohen Moorea Humpback Whale Calf Ikelite Housing

A curious humpback calf plays on the surface and checks out the snorkelers while mom rests below. Moorea, French Polynesia - September, 2022. © Marjorie Cohen

 

Marjorie Cohen Moorea Humpback Whale Calf Playing taken with Ikelite Housing

A humpback calf pops up for air and poses for the camera. Moorea, French Polynesia - September, 2022. © Marjorie Cohen

 

Marjorie Cohen Moorea Humpback Whale Surfacing for air Ikelite Housing

Moorea, French Polynesia - September, 2022. © Marjorie Cohen

 

Marjorie Cohen Moorea Whale Waving Goodbye Ikelite Housing

A humpback whale waves goodbye as it leaves to explore other waters, flashing its beautiful fluke at the camera. Moorea, French Polynesia - September, 2022. © Marjorie Cohen

 

 

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Marjorie Cohen lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband and two kiddos and works as a Newborn & Family Photographer. She's recently started to explore underwater photography where she can bring together two of her biggest passions: photography and the ocean. Marjorie uses the Canon EOS R5 and 8 inch Dome Port for her underwater images. You can check out more of Marjorie's work on her website.

 

 

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