Category Archives: Photography

It’s Sardine Run Show Time!

It’s Sardine Run Show Time! I’m here again, watching the greatest underwater show ever witnessed, the sardine run. Every cell in my body is wired – I’m back in the middle of this underwater feeding frenzy, which a sardine baitball, no bigger than a SUV, is creating. Numerous predators leading a chaotic yet organized attack…

Awesome success! Photo & Writing Internship

“This internship was more than I could have ever hoped for, we’ve done so much in a month, it has been and adventure of a lifetime, I’ve grown so much as a person and certainly learned the skills in photography and environmental writing to help me become a conservationist.” Says Charlotte Bond, recent graduate from…

Shark Warrior Adventures with Lesley Rochat

The time has come to share more of my ocean adventures with others, to also impart my knowledge and skills to the next generation of young conservationist. I’m happy about this decision; it excites me and means I will be in the water more often, doing what I love most, travelling, filming and photographing, public…

A Photographic Journey Begins

Lesley Rochat Photography - Great White Shark

I am blessed to be following my passion and doing what I love most, fighting for our oceans and finding compelling ways of raising awareness and educating the general public about the importance of conserving our beautiful oceans and in particular, our majestic sharks. Photography is an important part of my work and I am…

Beautiful Sevengill Sharks Need Protection

Lesley Rochat Photography - Sevengill Sharks Need Protection

I’m featuring in a SABC 2, 50.50. production, which the warm and passionate, full of energy, Jacqui Logie, is directing. The weather put hold to Jacqui filming me for three weeks in a row but finally the Cape winter weather smiles on us and we are on a Pisces Divers boat, heading for Pyramid Rock…

Diving with Tiger Sharks & Blacktip Sharks Part 1

Blacktip sharks

I have just returned from a shoot, diving and photographing the blacktips and tiger sharks along Durban’s South coast. Though the conditions were not ideal, bad viz and rough seas mostly, the sharks were spectacular, and the company kept with other passionate shark conservationists and good friends was really special. As soon as I have…

Awesome Dive with Seven Gill Sharks!

Lesley Rochat Photography - Seven Gill Sharks

It’s a beautiful day in False Bay and I’m on Mike’s boat (of Pisces Divers), heading for the seven gill shark dive. I confess I live here but for various reasons I have not done the dive yet. As a shark conservationist it has got to the embarrassing stage: “What, you haven’t dived with them…