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Jean Tresfon is a wildlife and landscape photographer specializing in underwater and aerial images. He lives in Cape Town and his passion lies in showcasing both his city and his country as a superb photographic destination for capturing alluring and unusual wildlife images.

His initial foray into underwater photography was a natural extension of his many years spent diving and the frustration experienced in trying to explain the wonders of the underwater world to his surface dwelling acquaintances.

It is Jean’s belief that the official lack of protection for many of our underwater ecosystems stems from their very inaccessibility and an “out of sight, out of mind” mentality. Now he hopes that his images will inspire more people to both visit and conserve these beautiful places and their inhabitants.

Jean is also a pilot and has found that flying and diving share a common trait in that they both allow a different and unusual perspective and viewpoint. He has recently started building a collection of aerial images to showcase the magnificence of the Western Cape.

Jean was named as the  Getaway Gallery Photographer of the Year in 2007, had three commended images in the 2010 Fujifilm Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, won the Durban Undersea Club Photo Competition in 2012 and had a commended image in the BBC/Veolia Wildlife Photographer of the Year for 2012.

Jean is a contributor to many diving and wildlife publications, a portfolio of his work can be viewed below:

 

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Ragged Tooth Shark swims through baitfish shoal, De Hoop MPA.

 

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Red Jellyfish floats near the surface, Hout Bay.

 

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Blue Shark patrols the pelagic zone, 20nm off Cape Point

 

Jean Tresfon | | Photodestination
Bronze Whaler Shark chasing sardines, Port St. Johns.

 

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Brydes Whale gulping a mouthful of sardines, Port St. Johns.

 

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Cow Shark inspecting the photographer, False Bay.

 

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Starfish adorn a colourful granite boulder, Hout Bay

 

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Bottlenose dolphins enjoy the storm swells, Brazen Head

 

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A Cape Gannet swallows its catch while another makes a dive, Port St. Johns.

 

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Southern Right Whale mother and calf, St. Sebastian Bay

 

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Southern Right Whale mother and calf, St. Sebastian Bay.

 

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Dusky Dolphins, Hout Bay

 

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Pyjama Shark sleeps, De Hoop MPA

 

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A shoal of large Cape Yellowtail, De Hoop MPA

 

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Inquisitive Cape Fur Seal, Hout Bay

 

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Beautiful reef and clean water, False Bay

 

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Catface Rock Cod and stunning reef, Port St. Johns

 

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Mating Southern Right Whales, Yzerfontein

 

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A shoal of Dusky Kob, Aliwal Shoal

 

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A young Cape Fur Seal is doomed by a discarded plastic ring, Hout Bay.

All images ©Jean Tresfon

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It is hard to imagine all work and effort that every picture has taken. Congratulations.
Commented by Marko Skalic January 02, 2015
Last updated: March 01, 2015

Great work

It is hard to imagine all work and effort that every picture has taken. Congratulations.

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Great Images Jean, keep them coming mate!
Commented by Allen October 20, 2014

Great

Great Images Jean, keep them coming mate!

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What amazing pics.
its another world down there .
Youre blessed.
Commented by Arthur August 04, 2014

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What amazing pics.
its another world down there .
Youre blessed.

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Absolutely stunning Jean! I am left speechless.
Regards
Garth
Commented by Garth Venter February 20, 2014

Mr

Absolutely stunning Jean! I am left speechless.
Regards
Garth

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Arne's passion for the environment, wildlife and conservation was instilled from an early age, leading to a career in nature conservation, first as a game ranger in the Natal Parks Board, a conservation officer with CapeNature and today in the City of Cape Town's Environmental Compliance Department. Photography is his creative medium of choice.