Photographer of the Week – Jenny Inventory

An enormous male large cuttlefish hovering protectively close to a smaller feminine, Whyalla, South Australia


This week’s DPG photographer of the week is Jenny Inventory. Jenny has lived her life behind a digicam for the final 24 years, by way of each underwater images and video manufacturing for broadcast tv. Her images are a mixture of pure historical past and the workings of her inventive thoughts and modifying methods.

Jenny says “It’s a privilege for any human to enter the water and see the unbelievable world that lies beneath. The ocean is an astonishing, changeable panorama. It may be invigorating, thrilling, fierce and ferocious. Alternatively it may be a peaceful, peaceable, meditative place of tranquillity. Beneath the waves a colossal number of strange creatures stay, a lot of which is able to by no means be recognized to the individuals who solely keep topside.”

A few of her happiest moments have been underwater. Swimming down and respiratory on this alien setting is a thrill, however when she provides in experiences similar to wanting into the attention of a playful seal, being bumped by a passing ray or gliding over a wholesome vibrant reef on a drift dive, they actually grow to be experiences that may final without end. Jenny will get pleasure not solely from having these recollections but additionally from sharing these moments and reliving them with different folks by way of her images.

Images is a improbable software that can be utilized to nice impact by the conservation group. Scientific proof doesn’t at all times result in motion. Details, figures, pie charts and graphs don’t essentially encourage people to vary their behaviour. To make folks sit up and take discover, what is required is a medium that pulls on the heartstrings.

In her pursuit to supply distinctive underwater footage Jenny goes down the rabbit gap. Creativity is on the coronary heart of a few of her favorite photos, like the twin smiling croc or the fairy basslet under. Even when it produces odd outcomes, Jenny need to maintain pushing to acquire footage that no different photographer has considered. It’s a hit or miss journey!


A highlight goby and a pepperment shrimp are good roommates in a yellow tube sponge, Jardines de la Reina, Cuba


Twin crocodile smile, Jardines de la Reina, Cuba


Stingless jellyfish on the planet well-known jellyfish lake in Palau


A shorthead seahorse wrapped round construction beneath the Port Hughes Jetty, South Australia


A speckled longfin eel, a self colonizing intruder to the Royal Botanical Backyard in Sydney, Australia


A fangblenny guarding a glutch of golden eggs inside a clam shell, Raja Ampat, Indonesia


A freediver swims again in direction of the floor in lovely, baitfish-filled Mariner’s Cave, Vava’u, Tonga


Some beefy rainbow trout examine the digicam, Stockbridge, Hampshire, England


Maybe essentially the most iconic South Australian marine critter, the fantastical leafy seadragon, Speedy Bay Jetty, Australia


An American crocodile approaches the digicam by way of a mangrove forest, Cuba


Wispy fairy basslets, an actual picture became a extra creative imaginative and prescient, Cuba


Silky sharks like these pictured, thrive in Cuba’s Gardens of the Queen