Eric Engbretson Bio

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Eric Engbretson - Underwater Photographer

Eric began shooting underwater photographs in 1993. Today he has several thousand images taken underwater from the lakes and rivers of the Great Lakes region.
Using underwater cameras and lights, and scuba equipment, Eric spends several months each year underwater in the lakes and rivers of the upper Midwest to find and photograph native freshwater fish in their natural habitat. What makes these images unique and different is that he's working in the water with the fish, and not shooting captive aquarium fish. His subjects are wild, live, and unrestrained-free to swim away from the camera at any moment. As you can imagine, shooting fish "in the wild" is often difficult and time consuming, but the pictures he's able to get are truly authentic and original.