After 6 years of professional underwater and marine videography specialising in megafauna
, Krystal’s ability to read the body language of marine life speaks for itself in the resulting footage. She believes that spending time in the water with the subject animals and learning about them as well as providing them with an opportunity to feel comfortable with her presence makes for the best interactions and therefore, the best footage
As an accomplished free diver, Krystal prefers breath hold to scuba for the quietness, freedom of movement, animal comfort and lack of bubble interference in the footage. “There is nothing more peaceful and humbling than hanging at 10 meters and watching a huge marine animal swim towards you that is several times your size and just feeling its presence approach. It really puts your life back into the perspective of the food chain. You are not the boss down there, you are in their world”, she says.
With a client list including several independent film makers as well as National geographic, she always strives to capture unique and exceptional interactions and angles and to push and develop her skill set constantly. She has a ‘no fear’ approach to her work and a lust for exploring the ocean.
The overriding drive for conservation has seen Krystal join Sea Shepherd in attempts to protect and conserve marine species and areas. Part of the reason for capturing footage of as many marine creatures from as many marine locations as possible is to be able to show future generations these unique species and places should they be destroyed in our ever changing times.
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