Hi, my name is Oscar Bos and I’m an underwater photographer and marine biologist based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. I have been diving ever since I was a marine biology student, and have always been interested in photography. In recent years I have joined a number of North Sea Expeditions, which gave me the opportunity to take photos of many species rare observed by others. I also enjoy going to warm places such as Egypt and the Caribbean.
NON-COMMERCIAL. If you need North Sea photos for non-commercial (scientific) purposes, and you are low on a budget, have a look at the WUR Marine and freshwater photo collection and search with key words. For example: benthos, soft corals (Alcyonium digitatum) , anemones (e.g. Metridium senile), sponges, fish, hydrozoa, bivalves, crabs (e.g. Cancer pagurus), hermit crabs, etc.
COMMERCIAL. If you need photos for a website, magazine or other purpose we offer you them for a reasonable price. Scuba diving gear, diving trips and especially under water camera equipment are quite expensive. You help me to maintain my gear, buy lenses and make photography possible. Contact me for inquiries.
MODELLING. If you would like to model and get underwater photos of yourself, we can arrange for that. Water temperature in The Netherlands is bearable (>16 degrees, up to 22 degrees) between end of May and start of autumn. Contact me for inquiries.
Dutch Diving chess championship 2022
More photos on Flickr. This was a fun night in Groningen, end 2022. Read the full story here (in Dutch)
dutch underwater art
Dutch Underwater Art is a collaboration between UW photographer Cor Kuyvenhoven and me. We ask for a contribution to cover the costs, generally ~ 75 Euro pp. Usually we go to Vinkeveen, the Spiegelpolderplas or we arrange for a swimming pool. In 2020 we did a calendar shoot for the Amsterdam based swimming team Upstream. It was great fun and the calendar came out really nice. Have a look at our Instagram page for more photos.
I also do projects with modelling projects myself. Here some examples from Amsterdam, Curacao, Egypt and the North Sea.