Featured Photographer | Pedro Ferreira 

Featured Photographer Pedro

 


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My name is Pedro Ferreira, I am an underwater photographer from Guimarães, Portugal, currently living in Mozambique. My passion for scuba diving began in 2013 when I moved out to Mozambique, as many of my friends were already diving, and hearing their conversations post-dive, I was curious as to what it was all about. They urged me to try but I was hesitant. It wasn't until I went to Inhaca Island, just in front of Maputo bay, and 30 minutes of snorkelling were enough for me to change my mind. A few weeks later with a GoPro, I shot underwater for the first time, but somehow it was not enough to keep up satisfy me. I started to think a bit bigger and save some money to buy new underwater photography gear, and the enthusiasm grew and the quality of the pictures.

There are a few particular species that I love to photograph, mainly on muck dives, but frogfish are the biggest delight to photograph. When it comes to photography, my focus is to showcase the beauty of our beloved ocean. Mozambique is a beautiful place to dive, with more than 2,500 km coastline and wonderful beaches/islands, not to mention the vast array of marine life. We have the tiniest critters such as the African pygmy seahorse to the largest ones such as whale sharks and manta rays. There is also awesome estuary dives, or mangrove diving. There is a shark diving on the extreme south of Mozambique (Ponta do Ouro), which is unforgettable.


Specie common squid Location Ponta do ouro Mozambique

Common squid,
Ponta do ouro, Mozambique 

 

Specie Flounder Location Ponta do Ouro Mozambique

Flounder,
Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique 

 

Specie Geometri Moray Eel Tofo Estuary Mozambique

Geometric moray, 
Tofo Estuary, Mozambique


Specie GreenTurtle Location Sodwana Bay South Africa

Green turtle, 
Sodwana Bay, South Africa 


Specie Hairy Forgfish Location Pomene Estuary

Hairy frogfish, 
Pomene Estuary, Mozambique 

 

Specie Hawckfish Ponta do Ouro Mozambique

Hawkfish,
Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique 


Specie Hawksbill Turtle Location Ponta do Ouro Mozambique

Hawksbill turtle,
Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique

 

Specie Juvenile Papper Fish Location Sodwana Bay South Africa

Juvenile paperfish, 
Sodwana Bay, South Africa

 

Specie juvenile thornback cowfish Location Ponta do Ouro Mozambique

Juvenile thornback cowfish,
Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique 

 

Specie Juvenile Trumpetfish Location Tofo Mozambique

Juvenile trumpetfish, 
Tofo Estuary, Mozambique

 

Specie Potato Bass Grouper Location Protea Banks South Africa

Potato grouper,
Protea Banks, South Africa 

 

Specie ragged tooth Shark Location sodwana Bay South Africa

Sand tiger sharks, 
Sodwana Bay, South Africa 

 

Specie rough mouth jellyfish with drift fishes Location Tofo Mozambique

Rough mouth jellyfish,
Tofo Estuary, Mozambique 

 

Specie Seahorse Location Ponta do ouro Mozambique

Seahorse,
Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique 

 

Specie whip coral goby Location Ponta do Ouro Mozambique

Whip coral goby,
Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique 

 

 

Find Pedro on Instagram @frfpedro and on his website 


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