Featured Photographer | Sam Glenn–Smith 

Featured Photographer Sam

 


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My name is Sam Glenn-Smith and I am an underwater photographer and dive guide from the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. My passion for diving began on an overseas trip with my father when I was a teenager where I saw many fascinating creatures and met likeminded people.

Through my photography, I aim to show what weird and wonderful creatures are beneath the waters surrounding Australia and raise awareness of the challenges these waters face. Being lucky enough to call the Mornington Peninsula home, I regularly visit well-known sites near Melbourne, such as Blairgowrie Marina, Rye Pier and Flinders Pier – all of which are known internationally.

My passion is macro photography, particularly the local southern blue-ringed octopus that call Blairgowrie Marina and the surrounding piers home. I frequently dive with these amazing animals and often host guided dives to photograph blue-ringed octopus. As well as this I  love to photograph the local endemic life in Australian waters, including the giant Australian cuttlefish, the annual spider crab migration and of course the infamous and wondrous weedy seadragon.


SouthernKeeled1

Southern keeled octopus
Blairgowrie, Victoria, Australia
'This curious creature poked its head out it's home - a PVC pipe - when it sensed me approaching!

 

BlueRing2

Southern blue-ringed octopus
Blairgowrie, Australia

  

 Seadragon2

 Male weedy seadragon with a fresh clutch of pink eggs
Flinders, Australia

 

Seahorse3

Newly born seahorses
Blairgowrie, Victoria, Australia

 

Nudi1

Nudibranch winged thecacera.
Blairgowrie, Australia
'This nudi really just wanted me to capture it's good side, in magnificent detail!'

 

BlueRing4

A southern blue-ringed octopus
Rye Pier, Victoria, Australia

 

Coleman1

Coleman shrimp with a fire urchin
Lembeh, Indonesia

 

Bobtail1

A southern bobtailed squid
Blairgowrie, Australia

 

 SwimmingCrab1

Harlequin swimming crab
Manado, Indonesia
'This little creature an absolute treat to photograph with its stunning details and colours, contrasting against the clear blue water'

 

 Seahorse1

Male short-headed seahorses with tunicate fan worm 
Blairgowrie Marina, Australia

 

 BlueRing3

A southern blue-ringed octopus
Blairgowrie, Australia

 

Seahorse2

Baby seahorses
Blairgowrie Marina, Australia
'A one in a million shot that was incredibly hard to capture. No less than 13 stunning baby seahorse drift on a single piece of plant life close to the surface'

 

Cuttlefish1

Giant Australian cuttlefish 
Blairgowrie, Australia

 

Seadragon1

Adult weedy seadragon
Flinders, Victoria, Australia

 

 

Find Sam on Instagram @sammyglenn_dives


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