Rob Buurveld

Originally from Holland, I’ve been traveling around the world for many years, spending time in some of the worlds' many beautiful places as well in some of its worst affected areas. Through these experiences I developed a passion for travel to experience life and for me photography is a way to express and document this. Between working for many years as a member of a global emergency fast response team in the humanitarian sector and personal travel, I had a chance to see a lot of the world and photograph as a hobby.

Growing more and more into this I decided to take the step and focus on underwater and general photography to develop myself and others in this field. When I started scuba diving a whole new world opened up, peaceful but exciting as well. Ever since then the underwater world has never stopped to amaze me and now I try to spend as much time as possible in and under water. I love searching the small stuff for macro and super-macro photography but I also like the bigger species, wrecks and general underwater photography.
As much as I like creating nice looking images, my real interest is in learning more about subjects -above and under water- to be able to document them more in-depth. This way photography turns into story-telling and becomes much more engaging. Next to photographing I love teaching. As William Butler Yeats said; “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” For me that is the most important part of  teaching; not just a transfer of knowledge but sharing and fueling the enthusiasm for the subject. I am a PADI certified dive instructor and enjoy helping people improving and expanding their dive skills. When it comes to photography I like the combination of hands-on training with a solid theoretical base.

Rob's photos

Here is a small selection of my photographs, click the button below to see my complete portfolio with more of my underwater and general photography. I hope you will enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed taking them.

Turtle swimming through vegetation
Small fish looking straight at the camera
Colourful nudibranch crawling
Whaleshark with wide open mouth for feeding
Two nudibranchs preparing to mate
Little fish peeking over a tunicate
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