You may be thinking that to be able to take all those underwater photos I must spend many hours under the sea. Well, it does take quite a lot of dedication and mostly it takes a lot of traveling to remote destinations and countless hours in boats and airports.
So what do I do when I am not traveling? I work insane hours in front of a calibrated computer screen, preparing images for clients and taking care of business, probably like many of you do.
So, what do I do when I am not traveling and I am not working? I have lots of fun using every spare minute to be in contact with Nature.
I enjoy most activities that involve being surrounded by Nature, be it hiking in a tropical jungle, surfing a remote wave or paragliging over the Alps.
I like anything that moves with natural or human power, like bicycles. But if it works with gravity and goes fast I´ll probably love it !!
I use bicycles both for fun and for transport in town. And I try to travel by bike once a year.
Paragliding is probbly one of the most exciting things you can do on earth, well, on air. There is something special about hanging from few lines and a piece of cloth, travelling 12.000 feet over the ground.
What else... oh yeah, board sports !
Surfing... oh, if you have never gone down a breaking wave standing over a board you are missing a important highlight in life. Maybe you tried a flying carpet, but it's not the same.
Living next to a sea that produces consistent good waves drawed me to surfing since I was little. Nowadays I prefer the classic longboard style from the early days.
Replicating the feeling of surfing when or where there are no waves means trying to slide down any steep slope.
If there is snow, we get another great sport, snowboard. I like the fast alpine boards, who most people haven't heard of. They are long, narrow and allow extreme carving turns. They are used with hard boots, similar to those skiers use which give total control at high speed.
And of course, I love being underwater, preferably without scuba, free diving,
... and if I can choose, why not swimming along with three humbback whales: