by Beth Swanson
Being a third generation commercial fisherman, underwater photographer, Jason Arnold, learned to respect marine wildlife at a very young age. He earned his sea legs almost as soon as he could walk. During his formative years in high school and college, Arnold explored his love for the sea through surfing professionally. He was an East Coast champion and placed in many international pro contests.
“Eventually,” said Arnold, “I had to get a real job.” His real job developed into a dream career. Currently, he travels the globe taking pictures of sharks, sport fish, tropical fish and all the wonders of the ocean. He gets to work with some of the top fishing and diving companies in the world, such as Cressi Dive Gear, Daiwa Reels, Yo-Zuri lures, Ocean Kayaks and many more. Arnold’s photos also regularly grace the covers and pages of Sport Fishing Magazine, The New York Times, Sports Illustrated and many more. … Continue Reading
Editor’s Note- Recently I saw a +1 post about a beautiful image appearing on National Geographic’s website which led me to Canadian underwater photographer Eiko Jones. He has an amazing approach to underwater photography so I asked him if he would tell us about himself and his photography.
I started my journey into UW photography first in 1993 for a couple years. Then in 2011 I went on two diving expeditions in Mexico. First to Isla Guadalupe to see Great White Sharks and then to the Socorros Islands to be with Giant Manta Rays and many species of Sharks. This was the catalyst that really got me back into UW photography.