Close up photographs of marine life in the Gulf of Mexico off Texas, USA
The Gulf of Mexico off the coast of the United States and in particular those of Texas is a place not very known by scuba divers. Most of them that we met there live in Texas. This is certainly one of the reasons that all dive sites are perfectly preserved and that life grows as thoroughly.
Diving in the Gulf of Mexico is a unique and exceptional experience in the life of a diver. First dive sites are located more than 160 kilometers (256 miles) off the coast of Texas. It is necessary to make a diving cruise to visit one of the national marine reserves of the United States: Flower Garden. This marine sanctuary consists of two large fully covered hard coral reefs: East and West Flower Garden Flower Garden. They are separated by 18 kilometers (29 miles). The area covers an area of 100 hectares. West Zone covers an area of 40 hectares. It is home to over 20 species of coral and over 180 species of tropical fish. As Flower Garden is very far from inhabited coasts, scientists recognize that this is one of the healthiest reef systems in the world. It is an oasis for marine species.
Another extraordinary plateau is Stetson Bank. It covers 15 hectares but it is certainly the most spectacular with bare formations that make thinking of a lunar landscape. We will come back in another gallery.
Marine life in the Gulf of Mexico goes from the small nudibranch to the big whale shark through school of kingfish, white tip sharks, reef sharks and manta rays. Most of the tropical fish species are represented. In this slideshow dedicated to marine life in the Gulf of Mexico, we have chosen to show some close-ups. Any underwater photographers can easily spend an entire dive to 20 meters on a few square meters so the density and variety of species is important. The main difficulty is that it is impossible to touch the seabed because the bottom is covered with corals.
An underwater photographer must always perfectly master his buoyancy to achieve the shots. The slightest mistake causes significant damage to the corals.
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We are fascinated and passionate about the beauties of nature. We love to see the landscapes and observe wild animals whether on land or underwater. We have chosen to become professional photographers to share the emotions we feel when we observe nature whether it be on land or underwater. Our goal is to create art with our photographs. We always try to transform the banal into a contemplative and artistic interpretation.
We are wildlife professional photographers, landscape professional photographers and underwater professional photographers. We also strive to document nature with a focus on conservation and education.
We make art prints from our artistic photographs. These art prints are available on our website. We make exhibitions to show all the beauties and the incredible richness of nature that surrounds us.
We also love to share our love for the beauties of nature with other photographers. To communicate our know-how and to exchange our techniques and our points of view, we organize wildlife photography workshops, underwater photography workshops and landscape photography workshops. We gather together people who have the same passion as us for the beautiful photographs taken in nature.