John “Chip” Scarlett is an award-winning underwater still photographer. First certified as a diver 45 years ago, Chip and his wife Susan have dived extensively in the Caribbean and the Pacific. Chip’s work, including both covers and portfolios, has appeared in Ocean Realm, Nature’s Best Magazine, Outside, Fathoms, Scuba Diver, Australasian Scuba Diver, Dive Adventure and has been featured in several compendia of underwater images. He has been exhibited at the British Underwater Image Festival in Birmingham, Asian Dive Expo (ADEX) in Singapore, the Environmental Photography Invitational gallery show in Seattle, and the Festival Mondial de l’Image Sous Marine in Antibes. He is also active in shark conservation with several organizations.

These shots are thrilling and breathtaking views of the not-so-often seen interaction between humans and the creatures of the deep.