Underwater Macro Photography
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?
Page 18 Macro critters on the Great Barrier Reef by John with many thanks to Abby Seymour Marine Biologist and Reef Teach for all their help.