When I was recently asked to do a travel shoot for Osprey Packs, I was pleasantly surprised that there needed to be a dive element in the project. I’ve been a certified diver for almost 2 decades, but I never brought a camera much more than a foot or two beneath the water’s surface. I’ve always wanted to explore this direction of photography, but never quite found the time to leave the mountains. Needless to say, this was an amazing opportunity to expand the skill set.
When I started to put the pieces together for the shoot, the first person I called was Osprey Climbing Athlete, Ben Rueck and his fiance Lena Palmer. I have had the pleasure to work with these two amazing humans on quite a few projects over the years, but knowing they were also certified divers sealed the deal. Here’s a few highlights from 4 days in Belize: