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Kate Jonker

Photographer

Kate Jonker is an award-winning writer and underwater photographer based in Gordon’s Bay, just outside Cape Town, South Africa.

Kate’s passion lies with sharing her love of the ocean and her underwater experiences with others through photography and storytelling. She also teaches underwater photography through regular in-person and online workshops and one-on-one coaching sessions.

“Photography is a fantastic medium with which to create an awareness of the beauty – and plight – of our oceans. Images can stir many emotions and we, as underwater photographers, have the opportunity to tell visual stories about our underwater world to encourage its protection and preservation.”

Kate uses a Nikon D850 in an Isotta underwater housing and uses both Inon Z240 and Supe D-Max strobes to light her underwater images. Her go-to lenses for underwater photography are the Nikon 105mm and 60mm macro lenses and the Nikon 8-15 fisheye lense.

Kate is a regular contributor to numerous underwater photography and diving magazines and her images have been featured in both local and international publications. A judge in international underwater photography competitions, she teaches underwater photography and is a qualified dive boat skipper and professional dive guide for Indigo Scuba Diving Centre which she and her husband own and run in Gordon’s Bay.