Just an hour’s drive from Cape Town is Gordons Bay, home to renown underwater photogtapher Kate Jonker. She and her husband Deon own Indigo Scuba and regularly take divers out to explore their local reef systems.
She is a regular contributor to numerous underwater photography and diving magazines and her images have been featured in both local and international publications. A regular judge in international underwater photography competitions, she teaches underwater photography and is a qualified dive boat skipper and dive guide and leads underwater photography trips to incredible destinations across our watery planet. She is also a public and inspirational speaker and enjoys sharing images and stories of our underwater world.
In her own words “Photography is a fantastic medium through which to create an awareness of the beauty – and plight – of our oceans. Images can stir many emotions and we, as underwater photographers, have the opportunity to tell visual stories about our underwater world and to encourage its protection and preservation.”
Kate’s current camera set up is a Nikon D850 in an Isotta underwater housing and uses both Inon Z240 and Sea & Sea YS-D1 strobes. She is an Ambassador for OrcaTorch dive and video lights and uses a range of OrcaTorch lights for her photography, videos and guiding. Her go-to lenses for underwater photography are the Nikon 105mm and 60mm macro lenses and the Nikon 8-15 fisheye lens.