John Magee

Underwater Macro Photography

Underwater Macro Photographer
Underwater Macro Photographer

Macro creatures in the sea need a say too

John’s deep love for the sea began as a child, playing in the freezing rockpools on the west Irish coast. Just like the tiny creatures of the ocean, small things have a way of growing, and from this exploration, Johns love of all things macro started. After moving to Australia, a whole new world opened up to him.

The importance of all things tiny is not lost on John and once he started to observe them, their role in the ecosystem became even more obvious. Nature depends on every living creature doing their part and the ocean is no exception to this. 

The variety of macro life on a reef is truly exceptional and the best part about it, no one knows until they suddenly see a tiny pair of eyes looking at them from the depths of a coral.

John’s mission is to bring these often overlooked animals to the front and foremost of people’s minds, creating a permanent reminder of the animals that are silently and secretly doing their part for the health of the oceans. After all, we only have one planet, why not explore and love every last bit of it?


Meet Hairy Harry or a Hairy Ghost Pipe Fish from the G.B.R. Cairns Australia. Harry got 34000 likes on Facebook Group Underwater Macro Photographers. That makes Harry a hairy old rock star.
Underwater Macro Photographer
A very special Thanks to the Australian Coral Reef Society for picking this Picture as the Winner in there Underwater Photograph Competition in the Macro Category. Thank You . A Coral Scorpion Fish from Flynn Reef on the G.B.R. Cairns Australia.
Underwater Macro Photographer

Meet John Magee

John Magee is an underwater photographer based in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. The famous and wonderful Great Barrier Reef is literally in his front yard.

Underwater Macro Photographer
Underwater Macro Photographer

"I think sometimes we need to take a step back and just remember we have no greater right to be here than any other animal."

Sir David Attenborough