Finalist Adventure Photographer of the Year
Hannes Klostermann Mexico
Marlin and sea lions work a bait ball. “Each year in autumn, mackerel and sardines migrate south along the coast of the Californian peninsula in Mexico,” says photographer Hannes Klostermann. “They are followed by an armada of predators, the most magnificent of which is the striped marlin. California sea lions, however often compete with them for feeding opportunities.”
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
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