Remuna is an award-winning photographer, filmmaker, and passionate advocate for conservation and animal welfare. Her underwater work aims to capture the beauty and fragility of the ocean and the incredible diversity of marine life who inhabit it. Although we are all connected to the ocean, few people truly experience the world beneath the surface or witness the significant impacts we are having on it. Through her photography and film, Remuna hopes to raise awareness and inspire a deeper appreciation and will to protect these critical ecosystems and species. Her favorite subjects to shoot are sharks—one of the most misunderstood and threatened species on the planet—and advocating for their conservation by dispelling misconceptions and instilling the same love and fascination she has for them in others.
Growing up near the coast in Southern California, Remuna has always been drawn to the ocean. At the age of 13 she worked to get her scuba certification, later travelling the world to as many dive destinations as possible. Her separate path to photography began when she started taking photos of rescue dogs in the local shelter where she volunteered to help them get adopted. Teaching herself everything she could, Remuna fell in love with the art of photography and the power it has to effect positive change in the world. However, it wasn’t until recent years that both her passions for photography and diving came together when she took her camera underwater.
Initially starting with a focus on wide-angle and big animal photography, Remuna developed an equal interest in macro work when she moved to South Florida in late 2020, which allows her to capture the incredible and often unseen small creatures in the ocean with endless creative possibilities. A dedicated Nikon shooter, her current setup is a Nikon D850, Nauticam housing, and Inon Z-330 strobes. Her favorite lens for wide-angle is the 16-35mm and the 105mm for macro work.
Remuna is currently based in South Florida where she spends much of her time diving with the sharks in Jupiter, other SFUPS members at Blue Heron Bridge, or exploring the many local reefs. When not underwater, she’s spending time with her husband Michael and their two dogs, Luna and Chandra, who they brought back from a dive trip to Mexico last year.