Featured Photographer | Brent Durand

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Brent1Brent Durand is an avid diver, writer and underwater photographer from California. A fan of shore and kayak diving, Brent has spent many hours on the coast searching for and creating unique images. He has worked as Editor-in-Chief of the Underwater Photography Guide and as Imaging Expert at Scuba Diving Magazine and Sport Diver. Brent has led photo workshops around the world and currently produces an underwater tutorial video series as well as a photo tutorials website. He is constantly diving and sharing new images on social media, serving as a brand ambassador for BARE Sports, Stahlsac and PNY.



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 Spanish shawl nudibranch (Flabellina iodinea) lays eggs in Malibu, California


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Zoanthid anemones grow on a gorgonian in Palos Verdes, California


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Zebra perch (Hermosilla azurea) enjoy a day with exceptional visibility in Malibu, California


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Market squid (Doryteuthis opalescens) during a mating aggregation in Redondo Beach, California


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A juvenile bay ray (Myliobatis californica) during a night dive in Redondo Beach, California


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A small group of blue rockfish (Sebastes mystinus) hover under the kelp canopy at San Miguel Island, California


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Divers drop to the reef at Catalina Island


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A slow shutter speed demonstrates the movement of giant kelp at Catalina Island


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A frond of giant kelp grows towards the surface at Catalina Island


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Giant kelp grows off the coast of Palos Verdes


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A lone garibaldi (Hypsypops rubicundus) amidst the sun rays at Casino Point Dive Park


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A jellyfish hovers above the sand in Monterey, California

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A jellyfish swims outside the Breakwater kelp forest in Monterey


Brent’s portfolio is shot at California’s Channel Islands and off the beach in Malibu, Palos Verdes and Monterey. View more on his website at BrentDurand.com.

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