Andy Schmid Underwater Photography

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Underwater & ocean photographer 🌊🤿📸Capturing our planet's hidden treasures to create awareness and inspire a positive change 🦈🐬🐋🐟🐢🦐🐙

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Silky Sharks on a late afternoon in the Jardines de la Reina 🌅🦈💙-Captured while onboard the JAIII-This or any other photo you'll find on my feed can be ordered as a custom print Please shoot me a DM to discuss details should you be interested! 🤙•>< (((*> < *)))><• @avalon_diving #silkysharks #sharks #shark #hai #haie #seidenhaie #jardinesdelareina #cuba #cubadiving #sharkdiving #savesharks #helpsavesharks #stopsharkfinning #underwaterphotography #underwaterphoto #uwphotography #uwphoto #underwaterpicture #wildlifephotography #wildlifephoto #photography #underwater #ocean #sea #water #nature #wildlife #scuba #diving #scubadiving
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3 weeks ago
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Back to bluer water with a speedy Caribbean Reef Shark from Cuba captured with slow shutter to create a bit of a motion blur Hope you like it! 🦈💨-Captured while onboard or any other photo you'll find on my feed can be ordered as a custom print Please shoot me a DM to discuss details should you be interested! 🤙•>< (((*> < *)))><• @avalon_diving #caribbeanreefshark #reefshark #shark #hai #jardinesdelareina #cuba #cubadiving #sharkdiving #savesharks #helpsavesharks #stopsharkfinning #underwaterphotography #underwaterphoto #uwphotography #uwphoto #underwaterpicture #wildlifephotography #wildlifephoto #photography #underwater #ocean #sea #water #nature #wildlife #scuba #diving #scubadiving #natgeo
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3 weeks ago
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A Blacktip Shark slicing through the surface To get some less green photos in South Africa I played around with fast shutter speeds and strong strobe light As you can see on this shark's back this photo wasn't made at night it was rather noonish 🦈📸-Captured while out at sea with or any other photo you'll find on my feed can be ordered as a custom print Please shoot me a DM to discuss details should you be interested! 🤙•>< (((*> < *)))><• #blacktipshark #oceanicblacktipshark #oceanicblacktip #carcharhinuslimbatus #shark #carchariastaurus #kleinerschwarzspitzenhai #schwarzspitzenhai #aliwalshoal #southafrica #sharkdiving #savesharks #helpsavesharks #stopsharkfinning #underwaterphotography #underwaterphoto #uwphotography #uwphoto #underwaterpicture #wildlifephotography #wildlifephoto #photography #underwater #ocean #sea #water #nature
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1 month ago
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A Silky Shark under Cuba's late afternoon sun shot in the beautiful Jardines de la Reina 🦈🌅-Captured while onboard the JAIII-This or any other photo you'll find on my feed can be ordered as a custom print Please shoot me a DM to discuss details should you be interested! 🤙•>< (((*> < *)))><• @avalon_diving #silkyshark #shark #hai #seidenhai #jardinesdelareina #cuba #cubadiving #sharkdiving #savesharks #helpsavesharks #stopsharkfinning #underwaterphotography #underwaterphoto #uwphotography #uwphoto #underwaterpicture #wildlifephotography #wildlifephoto #photography #underwater #ocean #sea #water #nature #wildlife #scuba #diving #scubadiving #natgeo
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1 month ago
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One of the locals at the beautiful Jardines de la Reina in Cuba: a Caribbean Reef Shark under the late afternoon sun Jardines de la Reina is an archipelago with over 600 small islands full of mangroves in the South West of Cuba that has been protected since 1996 as an MPA (marine protected area) The abundance of marine life is incredible and proof that MPAs do work Sharks different species of groupers and many reef fish species as well as healthy coral reefs can be seen on every dive I've not been to many places in the Caribbean but until proven wrong I'm going to call this the best and most pristine diving destination in the Caribbean 🦈🐟💙Cuba is such a beautiful country with highly interesting culture and history Economically it's not doing well at the moment If you're planning a trip please consider visiting Cuba and helping their people out by supporting their tourism sector which is an important source of income I had the pleasure to visit Cuba end of May this year and had an amazing time Definitely highly recommended! I've had quite a busy life these past few months which is why I haven't posted a lot but I'm going to try to share some imagery of my most recent travels Quite some footage to go through and process still 😅-Captured while onboard the JAIII-This or any other photo you'll find on my feed can be ordered as a custom print Please shoot me a DM to discuss details should you be interested! 🤙•>< (((*> < *)))><• @avalon_diving #caribbeanreefshark #reefshark #shark #hai #jardinesdelareina #cuba #cubadiving #sharkdiving #savesharks #helpsavesharks #stopsharkfinning #underwaterphotography #underwaterphoto #uwphotography #uwphoto #underwaterpicture #wildlifephotography #wildlifephoto #photography #underwater #ocean #sea #water #nature #wildlife #scuba #diving #scubadiving #natgeo
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3 months ago
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It's Turtle Tuesday so here's a Hawksbill Sea Turtle enjoying some corals for breakfast somewhere in the Maldives 🐢💙-Photo taken while onboard Rose or any other photo you'll find on my feed can be ordered as a custom print Please shoot me a DM to discuss details should you be interested! 🤙•>< (((*> < *)))><• @submaldives #hawksbillseaturtle #seaturtle #turtle #hawksbill #turtletuesday #maldives #maldivesdiving #underwaterphotography #underwaterphoto #uwphotography #uwphoto #underwaterpicture #wildlifephotography #wildlifephoto #photography #underwater #ocean #sea #water #nature #wildlife #scuba #diving #scubadiving #natgeo
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2 weeks ago
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With vast mangrove forests and sea grass beds all over the Jardines de la Reina archipelago these protected Cuban waters offer ideal nursing grounds for all kinds of marine life 🌱This shot shows juvenile Schoolmaster Snappers living between mangroves and sea grass a habitat that offers protection from predators food and oxygen enriched water Only when they have reached a certain size they will leave these shallow and safe areas in order to move on to deeper water and coral reefs located nearby 🐟-Captured while onboard the JAIII-This or any other photo you'll find on my feed can be ordered as a custom print Please shoot me a DM to discuss details should you be interested! 🤙•>< (((*> < *)))><• @avalon_diving #mangroves #mangrove #mangroveforests #mangroveforest #jardinesdelareina #cuba #cubadiving #schoolmastersnappers #schoolmastersnapper #snappers #snapper #mangroven #mangrovenwaelder #underwaterphotography #underwaterphoto #uwphotography #uwphoto #underwaterpicture #wildlifephotography #wildlifephoto #photography #underwater #ocean #sea #water #nature #wildlife #scuba #diving #scubadiving
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3 weeks ago
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A Blacktip Shark under the morning sun captured at the world famous Aliwal Shoal on the South African East coast 🦈🌅💚I posted a story with a quiz the other day asking you guys to guess the species of this shark Here are the results:- Great White: 45- Spinner: 11- Blacktip: 31- Bull: 23Not gonna lie it has some resemblance with a Great White but that's only in this shot Out of the selection the Spinner is its closest relative by the way -Captured while out at sea with or any other photo you'll find on my feed can be ordered as a custom print Please shoot me a DM to discuss details should you be interested! 🤙•>< (((*> < *)))><• #blacktipshark #oceanicblacktipshark #oceanicblacktip #carcharhinuslimbatus #shark #carchariastaurus #kleinerschwarzspitzenhai #schwarzspitzenhai #aliwalshoal #southafrica #sharkdiving #savesharks #helpsavesharks #stopsharkfinning #underwaterphotography #underwaterphoto #uwphotography #uwphoto #underwaterpicture #wildlifephotography #wildlifephoto #photography #underwater #ocean #sea #water #nature
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Murky green water and Ragged-Tooth Sharks this is diving on the South African East coast during the winter months Swipe to see the full photo 👉This beautiful shark also lives on the East coast of the USA where it's called Sand Tiger Shark and in Australia where it's known as the Grey Nurse Shark Listed as critically endangered on the IUCN Red List it is mainly threatened by human impacts essentially by fisheries targeting it for its fins oil and food but also accidentally catching it as bycatch If you ask me diving with these beauties is one of the best experiences a diver can have They are incredibly relaxed although they don't necessarily look as if they were sporting one of the meanest looking set of teeth of all sharks Definitely one of my favorite shark species if not my favorite one 🦈💚If you want to do something to help sharks (and pretty much everything else that depends on the ocean) start with eating less - or much better even - no fish that comes from the ocean at all (unless you are sure it was caught sustainably) No demand = no supply ☝️-Captured while out at sea with or any other photo you'll find on my feed can be ordered as a custom print Please shoot me a DM to discuss details should you be interested! 🤙•>< (((*> < *)))><• #raggedtoothshark #raggedtooth #raggie #sandtigershark #sandtiger #greynurseshark #greynurse #shark #carchariastaurus #sandtigerhai #hai #aliwalshoal #southafrica #sharkdiving #savesharks #helpsavesharks #stopsharkfinning #underwaterphotography #underwaterphoto #uwphotography #uwphoto #underwaterpicture #wildlifephotography #wildlifephoto #photography #underwater #ocean #sea #water
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1 month ago
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King of the Mangroves 👑🐊An American Crocodile from the Gardens of the Queen (Jardines de la Reina) in Cuba hovering over a bed of Sea Grass with Mangroves in the background Photographing these prehistorically looking creatures has been a long dream of mine and being in the water with them was purely amazing American Crocodiles can arguably grow up to 6m Not sure I would have gotten in the water with such a giant The ones we found were between 2 5 and maybe slightly over 3m long and surprisingly relaxed -Captured while onboard the JAIII-This or any other photo you'll find on my feed can be ordered as a custom print Please shoot me a DM to discuss details should you be interested! 🤙•>< (((*> < *)))><• @avalon_diving #americancrocodile #americancroc #crocodile #croc #cocodrilo #krokodil #crocodylusacutus #jardinesdelareina #cuba #cubadiving #underwaterphotography #underwaterphoto #uwphotography #uwphoto #underwaterpicture #wildlifephotography #wildlifephoto #photography #underwater #ocean #sea #water #nature #wildlife #scuba #diving #scubadiving #natgeo
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3 months ago
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Another Nurse Shark feeding on small fishes attracted by the light of the boat on a magical night in the Maldives 🦈💙-Captured while onboard the Sea Rose with or any other photo you'll find on my feed can be ordered as a custom print Please shoot me a DM to discuss details should you be interested! 🤙•>< (((*> < *)))><• @submaldives #nurseshark #ginglymostomacirratum #ammenhai #shark #hai #submaldives #maldives #maldivesdiving #sharkdiving #savesharks #helpsavesharks #stopsharkfinning #underwaterphotography #underwaterphoto #uwphotography #uwphoto #underwaterpicture #wildlifephotography #wildlifephoto #photography #underwater #ocean #sea #water #nature #wildlife #scuba #diving #scubadiving #natgeo
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3 months ago
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I always thought Nurse Sharks only feed on crustaceans snails and stuff they find hovering over the sand Turns out they also feed on fish in open water We deployed some lights behind the boat which brought in thousands of these small fishes and then suddenly the sharks turned up and started feeding and kept going all night Truly mesmerizing 🦈🐟💙-Captured while onboard the Sea Rose with (((*> < *)))><• @submaldives #nurseshark #ginglymostomacirratum #ammenhai #shark #hai #submaldives #maldives #maldivesdiving #sharkdiving #savesharks #helpsavesharks #stopsharkfinning #underwaterphotography #underwaterphoto #uwphotography #uwphoto #underwaterpicture #wildlifephotography #wildlifephoto #photography #underwater #ocean #sea #water #nature #wildlife #scuba #diving #scubadiving #natgeo
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