- Sylvain Corbel
- Phil Rudin
- Thomas Van Puymbroeck
- Bulent Selli
- Nick Chen
- Lilian Koh
- Gary Tyson
- Chelle Blais
- Andriana Fragola
- Robert Stansfield
- Ruben Crespo
- Jonathan Lin
- Enrico Somogyi
- Kazushige Horiguchi
- Luca Keller
- Music Lin
- Nicholas Samaras
- Allen Lee
- Ajiex Dharma
- Kurt Storms
- Ilaria Mariagiulia Rizzuto
- Kathrin Landgraf-Kluge
Sylvain Corbel was born in France in 1976. He've been fascinated by the marine world ever since he was a child, watching Captain
Cousteau's reports and expeditions and travelling around the world with his parents.
After completing a BAC in science, he had already considered studying to become a marine biologist or oceanographer. However,
he decided to go into the general study of materials, which seemed to offer him more career opportunities and, what's more, attracted
him for its scientific contribution.
During the first part of his professional career as a research and development engineer, he held various positions in the industrial sector,
which led him to La Réunion. These experiences were very enriching from a scientific and human point of view, but they didn't allow him
to satisfy his deep interest in marine biology and ecology.
At the age of 45, he took the decision to radically change his career direction by going back to school in 2021 and enrolling in a MASTER
in Marine Biology and Ecology at the University of La Réunion, which he obtained in June 2023.
He started diving in 2005, as well as underwater photography, basically to be able to show his daughter Calypso the beauty of the seabed.
He has passed all his levels and, above all, He has been lucky enough to be able to dive all over the world. He becames a professional diving
instructor, but he is also a scuba diver.
In his spare time, he dives, at night, he dives, he spends his life in the water, he loves the sea... As Jules Verne said: "The sea is an immense
desert where man is never alone, because he feels life quivering beside him".
He has taken part in a lot of photo competitions and won many awards. Despite this, his main aim is to help people discover the richness
of the seabed and to raise awareness through photography.
Through his Facebook page SylPics - UW photography, he trys to showcase animals in an artistic way. From the smallest to the largest,
from the most common to the rarest, he likes to think that this helps us realise the exceptional diversity that marine ecosystems offer us:
a biodiversity that is essential to our survival. His aim is not to show that I know how to take photos, but to show that the oceans are rich
and that as such we owe it to ourselves to respect them. That's why he always accompanies his images with a description of the biology
and ecology of the species.