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James is a marine ecologist and underwater photographer based in London, UK. All of his photos are taken while freediving, which is the principal focus of his work. The inherent constraints associated with breath-hold diving have a profound influence on his approach, forcing equipment minimalism and the need to shoot with available light. He is currently finishing a PhD research project investigating potential synergies between offshore renewable energy installations and marine conservation objectives.  Scroll down and vote for your pick of the portfolio and win a subscription to DIVE.


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Blue shark, Cornwall
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Julien Borde freediving in Casa Cenote, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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Julien Borde freediving in a cenote deep inside the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico
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Schooling cownose rays, La Paz, Mexico
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Schooling cownose rays, La Paz, Mexico
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Striped-marlin feeding on bait-ball of chub mackerel, Magdalena Bay, Mexico
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Assorted reef fish, Leon Dormida, Galápagos
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Galápagos sea lion
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You can see more of James' work on his website www.jamesmonnington.com and on Instagram #jamesmonnington. The current issue of DIVE (Winter 2018/18) has a fascinating 'It Happened To Me' feature about how a bad DCS hit led him to free diving.



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