Rémi Masson is a French diver and photographer. Born in Annecy, in the heart of the Alps, he specializes in underwater photography of mountain lakes, torrents, ponds, and rivers. He is known for his free diving under the ice of high altitude lakes and was also the first to describe and photograph large gatherings of Wels catfish, the largest mass of freshwater fish gathering ever seen. His photos have been published in leading European magazines and have been awarded numerous prizes in international photo competitions including a first prize at GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year in 2014. His first book "Eaux douces des Alpes", was published in 2013 by Biotope editions. He is also a cameraman, and has been involved in various TV documentaries and was even the subject of a documentary broadcast on Canal + in 2017
Remi Masson / Underwater view of Waterlilies (Nymphaea alba) in a lake. Alps, Ain, France, June.
Remi Masson / Waterlily (Nymphaea alba) flower which has opened underwater in a lake. Alps, Ain, France, June.
Remi Masson / Water lilies (Nymphaea alba) lit by the sun's rays, seen under water. Alps, Ain, France. June. Highly commended in the the Underwater World category, GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 201...
Remi Masson / Waterlilies (Nymphaea alba) underwater in lake.Alps, Ain, France
Remi Masson / Northern crested newt (Triturus cristatus) male underwater in a pond, during the mating season. Isere, Cremieu, France, April.
Remi Masson / Northern crested newt (Triturus cristatus) male underwater in a pond, during the mating season. Isere, Cremieu, France
Remi Masson / Group of Wels catfish (Silurus glanis) gathering on the bottom of the River Rhone, France. June.
Remi Masson / European beaver (Castor fiber) swimming away underwater. River Rhone, Alps, France
Remi Masson / Stone crayfish (Austropotamobius torrentium) in a small river.There are only 3 populations of this species left in France.Haute-Savoie, Alps, France, July.
Remi Masson / Common barbel (Barbus barbus) peering through aquatic plants, Ain river, France, August.
Remi Masson / Tench (Tinca tinca) near the River Ain, Alps, France, June.
Remi Masson / Tench (Tinca tinca) and perch (Perca fluviatilis) near the river Ain, France, July.