My underwater photography: Pictures and stories with a personal view, a particular focus and political perspective.

I am not a Pro. I am just an enthusiast.

This part of the website is meant for pictures taken underwater (see photography for more info). If you wonder why it is still so empty in this section just follow me (Nicki) on my quest to become an underwater photographer (story below).

My underwater photography: Pictures and stories

I love composition and design - and, of course, storytelling and will use them in underwater photography to open hearts and create interest in exploring new horizons – physically or virtually. My photos support my writing and vice versa; both are rooted in the desire to create awareness for the beauty and weirdness of our (underwater) world, introducing species and their habitats as well as destinations, peaking interest in diving and the protection of fragile ecosystems, highlighting connections within these systems as well as to human behaviour. We form nature, yet we are part of it.

Discover the ocean

The first pages are ready: Dive into reef life. We are trying to have all our facts on marine life correct, but we are no marine scientists. If you notice any mistakes, please contact us at info@devocean-pictures.com or via Instagram or Facebook. We are more than happy to regularly update our website, learn and grow.

King of critters

Flamboyant cuttlefish

An ode to reef life

7 pictures with 7 lines

Nudibranchs

Everybody's darling

Theme galleries

The ever-growing photo collections Warm regards and Art by nature are also featuring underwater pictures.

Waves of energy is a photo series looking at the big picture and small details. After all, Everything is connected.

Waves of energy

Photo series

Warm regards

Postcards to the world

Art by nature

Shapes, colours and patterns

My long way to underwater photography

In short: Me and my cameras have not always lived in perfect harmony. I love diving and find it very relaxing. Why add another activity on top? After initial struggles and a longer break, I started with a new mind-set. Not that there were no more frustrations all of the sudden, but I appreciate every opportunity to practise, I am ready to learn from others and understand that there will be always room for improvements - same as with diving in general. Most importantly, I take pleasure in the process of taking pictures underwater and sometimes even find peace as I am less fixated on a particular result. A new passion is born. Now all I need to do is to fall in love with post-processing too and then overcome my restraint in presenting my work to others. I’m getting there, eventually. Devocean Pictures serves as my therapy session - and underwater photography is working therapeutically for others as well.

In full as a blog entry

Blog entries about underwater photography.

Underwater macro shot of Goniobranchus geometricus (black and white with little blue-grey and yellow tips of rhinophores and gills) lifting its head while sitting on a solitary tunicate in orange, purple and white.

The picture that made it into the final

By Nijae / 19. Januar 2020

From grief blurring my vision and how photo competitions helped me to tap into energy and creativity again. Where it all began In September 2018 I got a whole new camera system in Singapore, including underwater housing and ports, strobes I added in 2019. It was all so beautiful and […]

Postcard Warm regards from Devocean Pictures: Underwater wide-angle shot in shallow water with natural light only. Silhouette of reef with hard coral and sun burst illuminating leather coral and purple tube sponge. Text: Grow.

Our point of view: Back to basics

By Nijae / 17. September 2019

Reflections on the underwater world, photography and diving I These little reflections highlight our approach to diving, underwater photography and videography and how we are linked to the underwater world. They are based on our philosophy, reflect our point of view and share our experiences as dive guides and instructors.On […]

Postcard Warm regards from Devocean Pictures: Underwater photo wide-angle in the shallows with natural light only. Sunburst over leather coral. Text: Follow me.

My long way to underwater photography

By Nijae / 29. August 2019

In short: Me and my cameras have not always lived in perfect harmony. I love diving and find it very relaxing. Why add another activity on top? After initial struggles and a longer break, I started with a new mind-set. Not that there were no more frustrations all of the […]