Featured Photographer | Maxwel Hohn

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maxwel hohn 600An adventurer, photographer and film-maker, Maxwel Hohn has a passion for documenting and exploring the underwater world. As a recreational, technical and commercial diving instructor with over 4,000 dives, one week he could be squeezing into a river canyon filming salmon for a documentary, and the next week travelling the coast of British Columbia collecting data for Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Along with his experience in marine construction, underwater welding and environmental surveys, Maxwel is also a well-respected and published underwater photographer, certified drone pilot, and emerging film-maker'.

Having lived and worked in the waters of the Bahamas, Greece, Norway, Vietnam and Tanzania, Maxwel now lives on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Taking advantage of seemingly endless coastline, rivers, lakes, canyons and abundance of stunning marine life captured in his images. From below the surface of BC’s cool, clear, current-swept waters, Maxwel uses Hollis gear to aid him in his ongoing quest to capture the most interesting perspectives of Canada’s westernmost province. 

Painted Pillars Campbell River BC

The incredible Painted Pillars of Campbell River, British Columbia


diving the heber river

Diving the Heber River of Vancouver Island


Exploring Campbell River

Split shot taken while exploring Campbell River


Giant Kelp forests on the north coast of bc

Giant kelp forests on the north coast of British Columbia


kelp swaying in the current on the north coast of bc

Kelp swaying in the current on the north coast of British Columbia


lily pads and tadpoles near campbell river

Lily pads and tadpoles near Campbell River


River Diving in Gold River

River diving in Gold River, BC


Salmon Run in Campbell River

The salmon run in Campbell River, Vancouver Island


Sea Nettle and Giant Kelp forest in monterey

A sea nettle among the giant kelp forest of Monterey


Steep Island strawberry anemones and sponge coral Campbell River

 Strawberry anemones and sponge corals at Steep Island in the Campbell River


Sea Nettle in Monterey

A giant sea nettle jellyfish in Monterey


tadpole express in in cedar lake on vancouver island

The 'tadpole express' in Cedar Lake on Vancouver Island


tidal zone

Seaweed and seagrasses of the tidal zone


Tube Worms Steep Island BC

A veritable forest of tube worms at Steep Island, BC


Wreck exploring at singing sands comox BC

Wreck exploring at Singing Sands, Comox, British Columbia

Maxwel's photographs are captured using a Panasonic GH5 in Aquatica housing with dual Kraken 10,000 lumen Solar Flare Max lights. To enjoy more of his work, visit his website at www.salishsky.com; find him on Instagram @maxwelhohn

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