photographer & film maker
Robert Marc Lehmann, born in Jena, Germany, in 1983, always had an affinity to water. People said he was able to swim before he could walk. Since he was a child, his aim was to research sharks and whales. The German TV channel ZDF once called him »a fish on two feet«, a magazine named him »the Jacques Cousteau of Thuringia«. The newspapers write about him: »his tireless enthusiasm could even match the one of Alexander von Humboldt ...« and »a pretty cool marine biologist, an intrepid environmentalist and conservationist ...«
As a marine biologist and scientific diver, Robert is always on an expedition. He travels around the world as an ambassador for oceans, always looking for new adventures, animals and people. He travelled to more than 100 countries. The protection of our biggest ecosystem is always his first priority. Taking pictures and filming under water, with just one breath, is what he loves most.
»Freediving allows me to take pictures and enjoy situations which you can only appreciate that way. Besides, I believe freediving is the most respectful way to get close to an animal under water.«
He regularly dives with sharks, whales, seals and all other kinds of ocean residents in all climate zones around the world. For several months a year, he also travels on land for expeditions and film work. This takes him to the most remote areas on this planet. His movies and pictures are internationally published and award-winning. Robert Marc Lehmann is the National Geographic photographer of the year 2015 (Germany) and received the Fritz Pölking-Award in 2015.