Featured Photographers

Featured Underwater Photographer – Nurul Yazid

One of the best ways to learn photography is to see other photographers’ work. We try to find some of the best underwater photographers in the world, and showcase their work, along with the gear they use, to help other aspiring photographers improve, learn new skills and get inspired.

This week we will feature the talented Nurul Yazid!

About Nurul

For as long as I can remember, I have always been fascinated by the ocean. Whilst kids my age aspired to be firemen, doctors or their favourite superheroes, I wanted to be a dolphin trainer. Somehow I always knew that one way or another I would end up being a part of the underwater world. After giving the corporate world a try, I decided it was not for me and followed my dreams to become a dive instructor. I worked on various paradise islands including the Perhentian Islands, Mabul and Pom Pom Island, where I won multiple awards for my outstanding achievement as a PADI Instructor. 
At some point, I decided to pick up underwater photography as a new challenge and immediately fell in love with it. Fast forward nine years, I have been featured in diving magazines and websites and have won multiple awards for my work. Whether I am swimming with sharks in the Bahamas or fighting against the strong currents in Indonesia, it is always with a camera in one hand and my eyes wide open. I try my utmost to document and create stories through my photography. 

Nurul’s Gear

Camera: Nikon D750
Housing: Seacam
Strobes: Inon Z240 on both sides
Lenses used:
Macro – Nikon 60mm and Nikon 105mm
Wide angle – Sigma 15mm fisheye
Focus light for macro: Fix Neo SWR 2000 DX Video Lights
Diopters used: Subsee +10, Noodilab +20, Akuako +15

Nurul’s Work

A coconut octopus curiously peeks out of its shell in Lembeh, Indonesia to check me out

A bokeh shot of a tiny blenny taken in Lembeh, Indonesia

A large male Green Turtle swims underneath me along the reefs of Pom Pom Island, Malaysia

A Peacock Mantis Shrimp clutches onto its eggs in Anilao, Philippines

Mating Mandarin Fish in Lembeh, Indonesia

A Lemon Shark gets himself cleaned at Tiger Beach, Bahamas

Sunset in the Bahamas – I dodged happy hour to spend time with these Lemon and Carribean Reef sharks who came to visit me at the surface.

Beneath the surface at Tiger Beach, Bahamas – Lemon sharks.

A young Green Turtle rests on a shipwreck in Mataking Island, Malaysia

A dancing Juvenile Barramundi Cod in Lembeh, Indonesia

Clown Fish and shrimp on a bleached anemone in Triton Bay, West Papua.

A Leopard Anemone Shrimp camouflages itself well on the Leopard Anemone in Brunei.

The rare moment a cling fish leaves the crinoid it lives in. Photo taken in Alor, Indonesia.

A Turtle-headed seasnake taken in Dauin, Philippines

Sweetlips hide from the super strong currents in Raja Ampat, Indonesia.

Follow Nurul

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nurul_yazid/

Jill B

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