John Easley, surfacing after the final dive off San Salvador Island, Bahamas - 1998

From his base in Winter Haven, Florida, internationally-published underwater photojournalist John Easley roams the world amassing photographs of nature and the underwater world.

His diverse collection can be seen in the galleries on this site, in central Florida art shows, and has been published in a variety of books, magazines, calendars, t-shirts, mousepads, and postcards. Additionally, many images are in use on various websites, several are being used by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission in a traveling presentation, others are in use by the University of Hawaii's whitetip shark research program, and still others are being used by the Vancouver Aquarium in Canada and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. One has been recreated as a watercolor painting and is hanging in a gallery in Bartow, FL, and another image hangs in the science building at the Daytona Beach Community College in Florida.

He has studied under world-renowned underwater photographer Stephen Frink, worked as a professional Divemaster on day charter boats in southeast Florida and led dive groups from all over.

Awards and Prizes

Honorable Mention for "Solitude" - Military Photo Contest, 1987

Second Place for "Frogfish" - Underwater Photo Contest, Habitat Curacao, 2001

First Place for entire display - Lake Placid Art Show, January 2003

First Place for entire display - Lakeridge Winery Art and Jazz show, April 2003