Photographer & co-founder of Andromeda Oceanology
Laurent Ballesta is a French photographer from Montpellier. He is the author of 13 photography books dedicated to underwater wildlife. Cofounder of Andromède Oceanology since 2000, he has been leading major expeditions for the past 10 years. His Gombessa Expeditions gather 3 emblematic values: a scientific mystery, a diving challenge and the promise of unique world first images. From the first pictures of the coelacanth taken by a diver at 120 meters deep, to the hunts of the 700 sharks of Fakarava at night and the deepest and longest dive in Antarctica, Laurent illustrates the underwater world with a naturalist and artistic point of view.