About me

My name is Álvaro Herrero and I was born in Spain. For as long as I remember, I've always had fascination with nature in all of its forms. I was barely five years old when my grandfather gave me a pair of fins, a mask and a snorkel and since then, I have not separated from the sea.

I started experimenting with photography when I was eight years old using my father´s old camera. When I was thirteen, my father gave me my first SLR camera, a Nikon F70, and from that moment, photography has not stopped being my passion.

I have been diving for more than fourteen years, I have worked as a diving instructor, as a commercial diver and as a boat skipper, as well as having technical (cc rebreather advanced trimix)  and full cave ccr diver qualifications.

I have worked as an underwater photographer in Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia, both in diving centers and liveaboards.

I have published photos in various journals, some of a scientific nature, and I have also collaborated with governmental environmental organizations. I have also been fortunate enough to have been recognized in the prestigious GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition 2017 and 2018

Recently I took my deepest picture at a 110m.

I consider myself a meticulous person whilst doing my job, always looking for the perfect photograph.

You can see part of my passion and my work in my portfolio.

In any case, I will be happy to offer my services as a photographer at any time, you can contact me at the following link mekanphotography@gmail.com

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