Featured Photographer | Christian Bachmann

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Christian Bachmann is a Swiss-born underwater photographer. In search for the sea, he left the Alps for the coast 15 years ago, becoming an Open Water diver in Majorca. Christian soon qualified as a Diver Master in Tenerife. He has guided divers to experience both big and tiny underwater wonders of the wild Atlantic, the Mediterranean and the reefs of the Red Sea. 

In the past five years, Christian has been based in Switzerland, regularly diving its cold lakes and rivers. At every opportunity, he continues to photograph the underwater worlds of warmer waters around the globe. 

With a keen eye for the beauty in macro detail and endless patience, Christian has captured some magical underwater memories, recognised in both national and international underwater photography competitions.



All sorts of Shapes Blue ringed octopus

All Sorts of Shapes Blue-ringed octopus


Bouquet of Flowers Feather duster Worm

Bouquet of Flowers Feather duster worms


Boxer in the Shadow Pom Pom Crab

Boxer in the Shadow Pom pom crab

Camouflage Expert Broadhead Flathead

Camouflage Expert Broadhead flathead


Cheescake Doriprismatica atromarginata Nudibranch Cheesecake Doriprismatica atromarginata nudibranch


Cutie The Dwarf Cuttlefish

Cutie Dwarf cuttlefish


Dancing Beauty Purple Spot Skirt Lifter 

Dancing Beauty Purple spot nudibranch


Flying Maroon Clownfish

Flying Maroon clownfish


Hide and seek False Clownfish

Hide and Seek False clownfish


Hello there Fangblenny

Hello There Fang blenny


In the eye of Bluestreak cleaner wrasse 

In the eye  Bluestreak cleaner wrasse


Magical Playground Giannis D. Wreck

Magical Playground Giannis D wreck


Mountain Lake Ambiance Switzerland

Mountain Lake Switzerland


School of jacks Malaysia

School of Jacks Malaysia


Sensors Blue Dragon Nudibranch

Sensors Blue dragon nudibranch


The Star Mediterranean Red Sea Star

 The Star Mediterranean red sea star

 Circus Six line wrasse

 Circus Six line wrasse

Find Christian Bachmann on chrisbachmann.photography

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