Honorable Mention TIFA 2021 Nature / Underwater

Antipodean Fur Seals of Australia and New Zealand

  • Photographer
    Javier Delgado
  • Agency / Studio
    Whale Nation Studio
  • Technical Info
    Canon 5d Mark Ii, Canon Ef 16-35mm F4/l Series. Hugyfot Housing.
  • Photo Date
    November 2020 to February 2021

The 3-dimensional gelid world of the Antipodean Fur Seal is one of mystery and playfulness and a constant display of elegant pirouettes where the observer is never really sure what is up and what is down. With these images, I wanted to transmit that sense of spatial dislocation suffered when land mammals like us dare to dive in and observe that magical yet incredibly harsh underwater environment of the edges of the southern hemisphere’s temperate waters and the subantarctic ones. The work was produced from December 2019 to February 2020 in Australia and New Zealand.

Whale Nation Studio. Editorial, Fine Art, Scientific and Stock Cinematography & photography. Specialised in Aerial, Motion and Underwater.