SEVENSEAS Marine Conservation & Travel Issue 22, March 2017 - Page 31

Under the Waves with Karim Iliya

Karim Iliya is a professional underwater photographer and Aerial Cinematographer based on the island of Maui, Hawaii. Growing up in the Middle East and Asia, Karim lives a nomadic lifestyle with a focus on photographing wildlife and marine environments to help increase awareness and an appreciation of our delicate

ecosystems on Earth.

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A Hawaiian spinner dolphin passes with a leaf on it's fin. These spinner dolphins drop leaves in front of others who will also catch it on their fin and pass on. Dolphins are highly intelligent creatures and will often even pass leaves to freedivers if they are in the area.

March 2017 - Conservation Photography