Finalist Adventure Photographer of the Year
Hannes Klostermann Mexico
Striped marlins gather in large numbers to feed. “In autumn, striped marlins can often be seen in large numbers in the area around Magdalena Bay, Mexico, where they feed on sardine and mackerel,” says photographer Hannes Klostermann. “I swam with this particular bait ball for more than two hours, with marlins and sea lions hunting right in front of me.”
BEHIND THE LENS
Hannes Klostermann Germany
ABOUT THE IMAGE
- Sunny, calm day, almost no wind
- Slight swell
- 30m underwater visibility
- Taken while snorkelling
Hannes is an award-winning underwater photographer and scuba instructor with a particular passion for capturing images of sharks and other big animals, as well as actively supporting their conservation. He is currently the resident photographer at The Cortez Club in La Paz, Mexico where he offers all services related to underwater photography: workshops and private guiding, as well as photo shoots. Hannes began his underwater adventures in 2003 in a dark and very cold lake in Germany and since then, his travels have taken him to many of the world's most exiting diving destinations. After having been a "holiday diver" for over a decade, Hannes eventually decided to devote more of his time to the underwater world by taking up teaching as well as a more serious approach to photography - all in order to share his love for this special habitat and inspire others to venture out into the big blue.
IMAGES BY Hannes Klostermann
AdventurePhotographer of the Year
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