Zoologist, Marine Guide and Photographer
Steve Benjamin is a zoologist, marine guide and photographer. He shares his love of the ocean with people every day as a guide for Animal Ocean’s snorkeling and dive adventures.
Steve Benjamin is a zoologist, marine guide and photographer. He shares his love of the ocean with people every day as a guide for Animal Ocean’s snorkeling and dive adventures. Steve started the company in 2009 as a way of keeping himself on and in the ocean. From seals to seven gill sharks, Steve has captured stunning imagery of the amazing animals surrounding Cape Town, South Africa. We are thrilled to share Steve’s story and his images with you. Steve has also generously donated some of his images for us to use in our educational materials.
I’m obsessed with the wonders of underwater photography and love sharing my passion with all those around me, bringing this rather unknown world and its people to life.
As the seal snorkeling experts, Steve is dedicated to getting you in the water with these playful creatures.Fur seals are most active and abundant in the heat of Cape Town’s summer.
‘As a farmer and agriculturist, I am very aware of my environment. We have migratory birds lured by the water estuaries and rivers, and annually thousands flock to the heronry and breed here. In the Springtime wildflowers blanket the fields drawing attention.’