Glenn Yong’s photography journey began with a career switch from an industrial designer. Starting out as a photographer for weddings and commercial jobs, he later transitioned to underwater photography in 2013. Scuba diving came to Glenn in 2010 as a desperate respite from work. The feeling of weightlessness, the lifestyle and the people he met […]

THE ENCOUNTER Sponsored by the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council and run by the Marine Research Foundation (MRF) in Sabah, this ambitious project aimed to study and preserve one of the last breeding populations of leatherback turtle in the Pacific region. The nesting beach at Kamiali, south of Lae on the north eastern coast […]

The west Australian sky is an astonishing blue as we meander down the beach. Rusty cliffs outline Shark Bay’s inkpad of turquoise and green water. Ahead of us, a dolphin has almost catapulted itself from the water and onto the beach. There is a rushing and splashing as two other dolphins flick their tails and […]

THE ENCOUNTER I was bemoaning this fact a few years back to my friend Jim Watt and he told me to come to his home in Kona, Hawaii, and he’d show me whales up close and personal. Sadly, Jim passed away recently but, when he was healthy and in his prime, perhaps no human on […]

It is something every dive-master or dive guide experiences at least once – that heart-stopping moment when a diver in your charge suddenly bolts for the surface. You assemble the other divers to accompany you or you leave them in the care of an assistant and you ascend slowly, praying that the diver who bolted […]

Snoots are devices that reduce beam angles from light sources in order to provide photographers with more control over the illumination of their subjects. In their simplest form, snoots can be just cylindrical pieces of tubing attached to the front of a strobe or other light source. Other designs incorporate a fine grid – resembling […]