HANK KOLLROSS

When I was young my Grandpa Hank always had a stack of National Geographic magazines sitting on his coffee table. In hindsight this is surprising considering how frugal he was. One day during a visit, I recall seeing that month’s cover photo was of Jellyfish Lake in Palau, Micronesia. I was awestruck at the image and something inside me changed that day; and despite living in Northern Wisconsin (and nowhere near the ocean), I knew I was going to learn how to dive and visit there someday.

Well fast-forward a few decades and I actually found myself booking a trip to Micronesia to go diving in 2016. Not wanting to miss the opportunity to photograph Jellyfish Lake, I bought myself a Go Pro for the trip. Impressed by the footage I was able to capture while abroad, upon my return I quickly justified an upgrade from the Go Pro to a proper Nikon DSLR Setup (D7200/Nauticam/INON).

Currently I am shooting the Nikon D850 in a Nauticam housing w/INON strobes & Kraken video lights.

I’ve recently moved to South Florida to do some long-term volunteer work with the Coral Restoration Foundation (CRF) and to do as much diving and photography as I can while I am here.


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