Featured Photographer | Erika Miura 

Featured Photographer Erika



My name is Erika Miura. I am 30 years old and live in Okinawa, Japan. Ever since I was a child, I have been full of curiosity and have always loved to travel to discover new places. When I was a university student, I encountered diving while travelling the world as a backpacker. The sea was full of things that I had never seen before, and I soon became captivated by diving. After graduating from university, I worked for a Japanese TV station producing TV programs, but my yearning for the ocean grew so great that I decided to leave the company. Then I started learning underwater photography while working as an instructor at a diving store in Japan. I am now working as a freelance underwater photographer, mainly in Japan.

The equipment I use is an Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II in an Olympus PT-EP14 housing. Depending on the dive, I use an 8mm Lumix fisheye with Olympus UFL-2 strobe, or 60mm M. Zuiko macro with RGBlue light. My photographs show how rich in colour the underwater world is, with the blue of the ocean and the vibrancy of the fish. It will convey the beauty of the underwater world to those who have not yet dived into the sea, and appeal to them about the importance of nature.

I love to travel. Right now, I am mainly shooting in Japan. But once the pandemic is settled down, I plan to travel around the world to dive and take more pictures. At that time, I am sure that I will encounter underwater sceneries and various fish that I have yet to see. And I believe it is my role to share my photos taken this way with as many people as possible.


Scissortail sergeant,
Kerama Islands, Okinawa, Japan



Kerama Islands, Okinawa, Japan



Coral hermit crabs,
Kerama Islands, Okinawa, Japan


Sea goldies with coral,
Kerama Islands, Okinawa, Japan



Pink anemonefish,
Kerama Islands, Okinawa, Japan



Whip coral goby,
Kerama Islands, Okinawa, Japan



Kerama Islands, Okinawa, Japan


White ray shrimp gobies,
Kerama Islands, Okinawa, Japan



Red-eye goby,
Kerama Islands, Okinawa, Japan



 Blue-green damselfish,
Kerama Islands, Okinawa, Japan



Ishigaki Island, Okinawa, Japan



Sea goldies with coral,
Kerama Islands, Okinawa, Japan



Okenia kondoi nudibranch,
Ishigaki Island, Okinawa, Japan



Green sea turtle,
Kerama Islands, Okinawa, Japan



Linear blenny,
Kerama Islands, Okinawa, Japan


Find Erika on Instagram @erika_uwphoto

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