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Maxwel Hohn United States
A sea nettle drifts in the shallows of Monterey Bay. “This image was taken during one of my first shore dives in Monterey,” says photographer Maxwel Hohn. “At the time there were thousands of sea nettles drifting into the shallows. The event was breath-taking! In an effort to try to avoid being stung by the jellies I ventured deep into a kelp forest where I came across this perfect opportunity of the sea nettle in the lush kelp with the sun beaming down from above.”
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Maxwel Hohn Canada
ABOUT THE IMAGE
- Light swell
- Taken while scuba diving
- 6m underwater visibility
Maxwel Hohn lives in the Comox Valley, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. He is an adventurer, photographer and filmmaker with a passion for showcasing British Columbia’s stunning natural diversity. Maxwel grew up on the Sunshine Coast before travelling around the world evolving his skills as a photographer. Honduras, Vietnam, Norway, Greece, The Bahamas, and Tanzania all helped sharpen his skills to become one of Canada’s leading nature photographers. He has contributed video to the BBC, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, various BC tourism organizations, won ‘Best In Show’ at the 2018 and 2019 Monterey Shootout, is a published photographer and writer.
IMAGES BY Maxwel Hohn
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