September 22, 2023


How Art Works

Photographer of the Week – Bruce Sudweeks

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Portrait of a marine iguana, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador


Monterey Bay in California is a spectacular area, and there positive are plenty of nice underwater photographers within the space! This week, we benefit from the work of one other nice Monterey-based shooter, Bruce Sudweeks, who—as you’d anticipate—showcases a number of the basic native topics. However Bruce doesn’t simply dive regionally: Among the many incredible pictures featured right here, you’ll discover sand tigers from North Carolina, a jelly from Alaska, a seahorse from the Philippines, and a good-looking marine iguana from the Galápagos—which was acknowledged by the Underwater Photographer of the Yr competitors.

Bruce says underwater images is his largest ardour, and we right here at DPG can definitely relate! He spends as a lot time as attainable diving his dwelling waters in Monterey, but when situations aren’t favorable for diving, he can simply as simply be discovered plying his commerce within the creeks and rivers close to his dwelling within the redwoods (simply take a look at the newt picture). For Bruce, his closest and dearest neighbors aren’t folks; they’re the steelhead trout that run in his creek!

Impressively, Bruce’s underwater pictures aren’t simply posted on social media or buried on onerous drives: He has revealed 4 kids’s books, full with authentic poetry, and he paints watercolors of his personal underwater photos. He additionally writes a month-to-month article in California Diving Information about central California diving.


A faculty of blacksmith within the kelp, Monterey Bay, California, USA


A photographer observing a sand tiger shark surrounded by baitfish, North Carolina, USA


A gorgeous egg yolk jellyfish, Monterey Bay, California, USA


Baitfish swirling across the crow’s nest of a sunken tug boat, North Carolina, USA


The annual sea nettle horde in Monterey Bay, California, USA


A wild-looking noticed dorid, Monterey Bay, California, USA


A curious cormorant coming to take a look at the digicam, Monterey Bay, California, USA


Backlit seahorse snowstorm, Dumaguete, Philippines


A lion’s mane jellyfish pulsating by the shallows of Prince William Sound, Alaska, USA


A sand tiger looming above a baitball, North Carolina, USA


California newts mating in a murky reservoir, California, USA


To see extra of Bruce’s work from California and elsewhere, please take a look at his web site,, and observe him on Instagram.


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