Jasmine CareyPhotographer - Underwater Explorer
Jasmine Carey has a passion for the ocean. Her beautiful, intimate photographs of the marine life she encounters confirm her deep connection with the sea. Most of each year is spent sharing her underwater world – both through her photographs, and as guide and photographer for Whales Underwater and Foto Frenzy.
Jasmine’s work is elegant and spacious, and her signature style takes the viewer with her on journeys into her beloved blue world.
A SCUBA diver since 2005, she’s dived across the Indo–Pacific, searching out encounters and interactions with the full gamut of marine life. Her passion for whales sees her spend the southern winter with breeding humpbacks in the tropical waters off Tonga, and the northern winter encountering orcas and humpbacks feeding in the Norwegian fjords.
She works closely with world-acclaimed underwater photographer Darren Jew, and that teaming brings obvious passion and expertise to their work. As an Ambassador for Rainforest Rescue, she supports an organisation that delivers tangible and real conservation results.
Jasmine’s work was featured in the 2017 Oztek Photo Exhibition in Sydney, Australia; she was producer on Australian Geographic’s Day in the Life of the Great Barrier Reef time-lapse project in 2017; and she was keynote speaker on the 2018 Underwater Tour, an Australia-wide speaking tour promoting ocean inspiration adventure and discovery. Jasmine’s work has featured in commercial publications, books and magazines and; in exhibitions, including the 2019 and 2020 Loud and Luminous project, a major show celebrating the work of 100 of Australia’s finest women photographers and; in fotoAID an exhibition raising much-needed funds to aid community and wildlife recover after the tragic 2019/20 Australian Summer of Fires; and 2019-2020 Grand Prize Winner of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) Ninth Season – WATER.
Her enthusiasm for the ocean is infectious. She inspires others, is an excellent teacher, and is eager to share her experience with fellow adventurers, nature lovers and photographers: “It’s a continuing pleasure to see my guests reach new levels of understanding—about the natural world, and about themselves.”