Photographer of the Week – Julian Gunther

A southern proper whale calf approaches the digicam underneath the watchful eye of mother, Patagonia, Argentina

 

This week’s featured photographer, Julian Gunther, loves photographing animals that aren’t often present in many individuals’s portfolios. After getting scuba licensed in 2008, Julian instantly started looking for “non-traditional” dive locations; his very first journey was to the Farallon Islands off of California, a seldom dived space identified for enormous nice whites. Proof of those uncommonly visited places might be seen right here: Julian’s choice contains some extra well-known topics like blue and mako sharks, alongside uncommon ones like white southern proper whales and inexperienced anacondas. A dive into his Instagram web page will reveal extra of every, comparable to tiger sharks and Japanese large salamanders. 

Julian’s ardour is massive animals, which have captivated him since he was a toddler. His wildlife adventures in pursuit of enormous marine and aquatic wildlife have taken him all around the globe, from Patagonia in South America to the Poor Knights Islands in New Zealand, to freshwater streams in Japan. Julian says his two favourite journeys he has performed are the inexperienced anacondas in Brazil and the southern proper whales in Patagonia. “The conservation story of proper whales in South America must be held up as a mannequin for the remainder of the world, and the animals themselves are unbelievably curious and photogenic.” 

Previously dwelling in Southern California, Julian now resides in Texas. He can’t dive a number of instances per week like he as soon as did in California, however now he’s equidistant to the east and west coast, so it’s a a lot shorter journey to both ocean and only a fast jump over to different adventures in Mexico. When he isn’t touring for his personal photographic pleasure, he heads off to far-flung places as a visit chief for the well-known wildlife tour firm, Huge Fish Expeditions.

 

A California sea lion pup is available in for a better look, Coronado Islands, Mexico

 

A younger American alligator swimming by means of the crystal-clear waters of a North Florida spring, USA

 

A blue shark makes an in depth move within the waters of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

 

A seven-foot inexperienced anaconda entwined in a submerged tree within the Pantanal area of Brazil

 

A shocking white southern proper whale calf: Just one in each 100 calves sport this wonderful coloration, Patagonia, Argentina

 

A really floppy new child horn shark, California, USA

 

The quickest shark on this planet, the shortfin mako, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

 

A purple striped jellyfish shifting by means of the emerald inexperienced waters of Monterey Bay, California, USA

 

An American crocodile surrounded by baitfish within the mangroves at Banco Chinchorro, Mexico

 

A blue shark passing beneath the late night solar, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

 

To see extra of Julian’s pictures, try his superior Instagram page.