David Fleetham’s underwater photographs of life in the world’s oceans

Doug Perrine photographs an oceanic White Tip Shark (Carcharhinus longimanus) off the coast of the Big Island, Hawaii (Picture: David Fleetham/Bluegreen / Rex Features)

Doug Perrine photographs an oceanic White Tip Shark (Carcharhinus longimanus) off the coast of the Big Island, Hawaii
(Picture: David Fleetham/Bluegreen / Rex Features)

There are a host of amazing things to see beneath the sea – as photographer David Fleetham’s stunning images prove. Documenting life beneath the waves, David’s images show the startling variety of life that can be found in the world’s oceans. From the weird and wonderful to the cute or fearsome, a whole other world lurks just beneath the surface. Photographing underwater scenes since 1976, David has captured on film the creatures that populate everywhere from the Pacific Ocean to the Red Sea. In the waters around the Galapagos Islands a hungry sea lion appears to swim through a tunnel of fish as it searches for supper. Elsewhere, in the sea off Maui, a green turtle swims just beneath the surface as an oblivious paddle boarder passes above and a Stout Moray flashes its terrifying teeth. David lives on Maui with his wife Denise and son Sean and has been in Hawaii for over eighteen years.

Website: www.davidfleetham.com

A diver plays with a Day Octopus in the sea off Hawaii
(David Fleetham/Bluegreen / Rex Features)

 

A Great White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias) near the surface of the sea, Guadalupe Island, Mexico (David Fleetham/Bluegreen / Rex Features)

 

A Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) swims below surf instructor Tara Angioletti standing on a paddle board off Canoe Beach, Maui. David has lived in Hawaii for more than 18 years, and lives on Maui with his wife Denise and son Sean. His photographs have been published around the globe, with over 200 magazine covers to date.
(David Fleetham/Bluegreen / Rex Features)

 

Aerial view of crescent-shaped Molokini Crater islet, Maui, Hawaii. (David Fleetham/Bluegreen / Rex Features)

 

The jaws and teeth of Stout Moray Eel (Gymnothorax eurostus), Hawaii. (David Fleetham/Bluegreen / Rex Features)

 

A Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) and a shoal of fish swim near the sea surface, Tubbataha Reef, Philippines. (David Fleetham/Bluegreen / Rex Features)

A Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) and a shoal of fish swim near the sea surface, Tubbataha Reef, Philippines. (David Fleetham/Bluegreen / Rex Features)

 

Silhouette of a Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas), West Maui, Hawaii. (David Fleetham/Bluegreen / Rex Features)

 

In the waters around the Galapagos Islands a hungry sea lion appears to swim through a tunnel of fish as it searches for its supper. David Fleetham's underwater photographs show the startling variety of life that can be found in the world's oceans. (David Fleetham/Bluegreen / Rex Features)

In the waters around the Galapagos Islands a hungry sea lion appears to swim through a tunnel of fish as it searches for its supper. David Fleetham’s underwater photographs show the startling variety of life that can be found in the world’s oceans. (David Fleetham/Bluegreen / Rex Features)

 

A Scalloped Hammerhead Shark (Sphyrna lewini), Hawaii. (David Fleetham/Bluegreen / Rex Features)

A Scalloped Hammerhead Shark (Sphyrna lewini), Hawaii. (David Fleetham/Bluegreen / Rex Features)

 

A Thorny Seahorse (Hippocampus hixtrix) swims among red coral. Bantangas, Philippines

A Thorny Seahorse (Hippocampus hixtrix) swims among red coral. Bantangas, Philippines. (David Fleetham/Bluegreen / Rex Features)

 

An Ocean Sunfish (Mola mola) is cleaned by an angelfish and longfin bannerfish as divers look on, Crystal Bay, Nusa Penida, Bali Island, Indonesia. (David Fleetham/Bluegreen / Rex Features)

 

Green Sea Turtles (Chelonia mydas) gather at a cleaning station where small fish will remove parasites from their skin, West Maui, Hawaii. (David Fleetham/Bluegreen / Rex Features)

Green Sea Turtles (Chelonia mydas) gather at a cleaning station where small fish will remove parasites from their skin, West Maui, Hawaii. (David Fleetham/Bluegreen / Rex Features)

 

A breaching Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae), Hawaii. (David Fleetham/Bluegreen / Rex Features)

A breaching Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae), Hawaii. (David Fleetham/Bluegreen / Rex Features)

A diver feeds a Giant Moray Eel (Gymnothorax javanicus), Bequ Lagoon, Fiji. (David Fleetham/Bluegreen / Rex Features)

A diver feeds a Giant Moray Eel (Gymnothorax javanicus), Bequ Lagoon, Fiji. (David Fleetham/Bluegreen / Rex Features)

 

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