“For this shot of a compass jellyfish I had to repeatedly dive down, repositioning myself to get it in the right light and composition- not straightforward on one breath whilst continuously rising upwards due to my own buoyancy. This ended up being a long session of nearly two hours in the water, by which time I was tired and cold but blissfully happy with my cache of images”. Caerfai beach, Pembrokeshire.
Framed limited edition print:
60 x 40 cm in a white wood frame.
Mounted limited edition prints:
20.3 x 30.5 cm mounted prints.
All images are printed at 600dpi using an industry leading Epson 9900 printer with premium quality ink and printed on Double weight Matt 180gsm in order to reproduce super high quality prints. We do our best to represent all images on this website as they would come out in print, but there may be slight variation due to the brightness and colour settings on individual monitors.
Image © Rookwood Gallery, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.
Lou is a marine biologist, photographer and writer. During her formative years she developed a love of water through competitive swimming and a connection with nature through bird watching, backyard natural history and photography. Studying marine biology at the University of Wales, Bangor was an exciting and natural progression. There she gained her degree and PhD in marine biology and spent many hours underwater honing her skills as a scientific diver. Since then she has worked in marine monitoring and conservation and the outdoor sector as an activity guide, becoming a PADI Dive Master, British Canoeing 4 star sea kayak leader, surf coach and certified Marine Mammal Observer along the way. Alongside nature and in-water photography commissions and assignments, she runs professional development courses for outdoor guides and instructors on coastal and marine life. She also writes a column for the sea kayaking magazine Ocean Paddler on marine life s well as a blog for Do Contribute, and is an ambassador for Palm Equipment and Rockpool kayaks.
One of her greatest pleasures in life is to glide beneath the sea surface over a forest of kelp aglow with shafts of sunlight, camera in hand. Through her images she aims to inspire awe and wonder for the natural world and create a connection that compels each of us to protect our planet Ocean.
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