Featured Photographer | Lawrence Scheele

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G'day, I'm a 23-year-old underwater photographer and marine biologist from Australia. For as long as I can remember, I've always been fascinated with the ocean, in particular cephalopods (octopus, cuttlefish, squid). I picked up my first underwater camera during a family holiday to Lord Howe Island, and it was here where I fell in love with snorkelling, freediving and being surrounded by marine life. Unlike most underwater photographers, my images are captured while freediving and not scuba diving. My current mission involves travelling Australia and around the world in search for obscure marine species to photograph and ultimately I hope to bring educational and conservational awareness to the known and lesser-known creatures of the ocean. 


 Bigfin Reef Squid

Bigfin reef squid Great Barrier Reef, Australia

 

Blue Dragon Final

Blue dragon nudibranch Jervis Bay, Australia 

 

Weedy Sea Dragon Peir

Weedy sea dragon Mornington Peninsula, Australia 

 

Giant Cuttlefish Backlit

 Giant cuttlefish backlit Cabbage Tree Bay, Australia

 

Octo Grab HD 
Octopus grab 
Maui, Hawaii

 

Porpita Porpita HD

  Porpita porpita Sunshine Coast, Australia 

 

Blue Ringed Octopus Reef Rubble HD

Blue-ringed octopus Okinawa Island, Japan  

 

Green Mantis Shrimp

Green mantis shrimp Townsville, Australia 

 

Red Spot NIght Octopus HD

Red-spotted night octopus Great Barrier Reef, Australia 

 

Weedy Sea Dragon Focus HD 1

Weedy sea dragon Mornington Peninsula, Australia 

 

Giant Cuttlefish Side Rainbow HD

Giant cuttlefish Cabbage Tree Bay, Australia

 

Bobtail Sand Camo HD

Bobtail squid Sydney, Australia

 

Hawiian Honu HD

Green sea turtle Honolulu, Hawaii

 

Southern Blue Ringed Octopus Purple HD

Southern blue-ringed octopus Victoria, Australia 

 

Whites Seahorse

Seahorse Sydney, Australia 

 

Honu Black White HD

Green sea turtle  Honolulu, Hawaii

 

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Rainbow mourning cuttlefish Sydney Harbour, Australia 

 

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Gloomy octopus' perspective Sydney Harbour, Australia 

 

Find Lawrence on Instagram @snorkeldownunder


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