Carlos Eyles became deeply connected to the ocean world as a child growing up on the shores of Hawaii. His life, as first a free diving big game spearfisherman, and then later as a underwater photographer, has covered much of this planet’s oceans and seas- a lifetime journey, which has also paralleled the decline of the ocean’s great wealth. In that time he sailed single-handed for seven years among the islands of California, where he lived almost entirely off the sea. He has traveled extensively throughout the South Pacific and recorded his ocean experiences in books and magazine articles. He has written eight books and as a world-renowned underwater photographer his award winning images are found in major publications worldwide. Carlos’ work both as a writer and a photographer reflect the deep spiritual bond and extraordinary insight he has established with the natural world beneath the seas. He has recently returned to Hawaii to live and teach.
A word from Carlos:
First let me thank you for checking out my site.Â I think the books speak for themselves and donâ€™t need further explanation on my part. However, I am inclined to offer some insight about the images that are presented here. For over thirty years I have been searching out images that were able to express what I felt about the underwater environment and its inhabitants. In the course of that time I took thousands upon thousands of photographs. A pleasing proportion of which have found there way into stock houses that serve the commercial needs of the world at large. This site is not designed to be a stock site, but instead to present the very best artistic images that I am able to produce. Thus I have distilled those many thousands of images down to just over a hundred. In that editing process I was seeking the highest quality of emotional depth that an ocean image could express. Hopefully the power and beauty of these images will move you in the way they moved me.
— Carlos Eyles