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On an expedition to Alaska, Swiss photographer Michel Roggo caught his first glimpse of migrating salmon and resolved to return each year until he had captured good photographs of them underwater. After several failed attempts, Roggo perfected his technique for shooting underwater without having to dive. The advantage of this, says Roggo, is that "fish are not really concerned about a housing on the river bed and it allows me to capture their natural behaviour"

Using the technique he developed for salmon, Roggo began photographing other freshwater subjects, and has since become an award-winning leader in his field. In recent years, Michel has extended his underwater photography by snorkelling and diving. His latest initiative is the ambitious Freshwater Project, which aimed to document the importance of freshwater ecosystems worldwide, visiting 40 locations on all continents. A book and touring exhibition have resulted showcasing this unique body of work.
Underwater landscape beneath ice in Aare river tributary Spring Creek, Canton of Berne, Switzerland, January  -  Michel Roggo
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Michel Roggo / Underwater landscape beneath ice in Aare river tributary Spring Creek, Canton of Berne, Switzerland, January
Underwater landscape in mountain creek, Swiss Alps, Gruyre, Fribourg, Switzerland, January  -  Michel Roggo
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Michel Roggo / Underwater landscape in mountain creek, Swiss Alps, Gruyre, Fribourg, Switzerland, January
Underwater landscape in mountain lake with Rainbow trout, Berner Oberland, Swiss Alps, Switzerland, March  -  Michel Roggo
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Michel Roggo / Underwater landscape in mountain lake with Rainbow trout, Berner Oberland, Swiss Alps, Switzerland, March
Fallen tree trunks and shafts of light in spring creek, Croatia, May  -  Michel Roggo
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Michel Roggo / Fallen tree trunks and shafts of light in spring creek, Croatia, May
Underwater landscape in chalk stream, Croatia, October  -  Michel Roggo
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Michel Roggo / Underwater landscape in chalk stream, Croatia, October
Looking down at Chubb (Leuciscus cephalus) at surface with reflection of bridge, Rhine River, Switzerland, 1993. No release available.  -  Michel Roggo
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Michel Roggo / Looking down at Chubb (Leuciscus cephalus) at surface with reflection of bridge, Rhine River, Switzerland, 1993. No release available.
Underwater landscape in peat pond, Fribourg, Switzerland, May  -  Michel Roggo
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Michel Roggo / Underwater landscape in peat pond, Fribourg, Switzerland, May
Underwater landscape with water lilies, Juktan, Sweden, July  -  Michel Roggo
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Michel Roggo / Underwater landscape with water lilies, Juktan, Sweden, July
Rudd (Scardinius erythrophthalmus) at surface of peat pond, Fribourg, Switzerland 2006  -  Michel Roggo
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Michel Roggo / Rudd (Scardinius erythrophthalmus) at surface of peat pond, Fribourg, Switzerland 2006
Aquatic plants in a spring of the Gacka River, Croatia. October 2012 . Photographed for The Freshwater Project  -  Michel  Roggo
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Michel Roggo / Aquatic plants in a spring of the Gacka River, Croatia. October 2012 . Photographed for The Freshwater Project
Fishes in the Sungai Melinau river, Gunung Mulu National Park, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia. Photographed for The Freshwater Project.  -  Michel  Roggo
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Michel Roggo / Fishes in the Sungai Melinau river, Gunung Mulu National Park, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia. Photographed for The Freshwater Project.
Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)  jumping up waterfall during spawning migration upstream, Ume River, Sweden. July. Photographed for The Freshwater Project.  -  Michel  Roggo
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Michel Roggo / Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) jumping up waterfall during spawning migration upstream, Ume River, Sweden. July. Photographed for The Freshwater Project.
Underwater in a cryoconite hole, a hole formed by windblown dust and particles which warm up ice of glacier and creates meltwater holes. Gorner Glacier, Valais Alps, Canton Valais / Wallis, Switzerlan...  -  Michel  Roggo
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Michel Roggo / Underwater in a cryoconite hole, a hole formed by windblown dust and particles which warm up ice of glacier and creates meltwater holes. Gorner Glacier, Valais Alps, Canton Valais / Wallis, Switzerlan...
Candover Brook, tributary of the River Itchen, chalk stream Hampshire, England, UK, June, Photographed for The Freshwater Project  -  Michel  Roggo
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Michel Roggo / Candover Brook, tributary of the River Itchen, chalk stream Hampshire, England, UK, June, Photographed for The Freshwater Project
Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) on the river bed, Okavango River, Okavango Delta, Botswana. Photographed for The Freshwater Project  -  Michel  Roggo
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Michel Roggo / Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) on the river bed, Okavango River, Okavango Delta, Botswana. Photographed for The Freshwater Project
Sockeye / Red Salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) on spawning migration. Adams River, British Columbia, Canada, October.  -  Michel  Roggo
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Michel Roggo / Sockeye / Red Salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) on spawning migration. Adams River, British Columbia, Canada, October.
Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) in holding pool on upstream spawning migration, Quebec, Canada, August. Taken for the Freshwater Project.  -  Michel  Roggo
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Michel Roggo / Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) in holding pool on upstream spawning migration, Quebec, Canada, August. Taken for the Freshwater Project.
Ross Ice Shelf, the largest ice shelf of Antarctica, near Cape Crozier, Ross Island, Ross Sea, Antarctica Aerial shot from helicopter 02.02.2017 Trip on the MV Ortelius, 13 Jan ? 14 Feb, 2017 From Ush...  -  Michel  Roggo
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Michel Roggo / Ross Ice Shelf, the largest ice shelf of Antarctica, near Cape Crozier, Ross Island, Ross Sea, Antarctica Aerial shot from helicopter 02.02.2017 Trip on the MV Ortelius, 13 Jan ? 14 Feb, 2017 From Ush...
Lake Baikal sponge (Lubomirskia baikalensis) Lake Baikal, Lake Baikal UNESCO World Heritage Site, Siberia, Russia. May 2015. Photographed for The Freshwater Project.  -  Michel  Roggo
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Michel Roggo / Lake Baikal sponge (Lubomirskia baikalensis) Lake Baikal, Lake Baikal UNESCO World Heritage Site, Siberia, Russia. May 2015. Photographed for The Freshwater Project.
Aerial shot of the Laguna Chumkapo, Quintana Roo, Yucatn Peninsula, Mexico. February 2014. Photographed for The Freshwater Project  -  Michel  Roggo
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Michel Roggo / Aerial shot of the Laguna Chumkapo, Quintana Roo, Yucatn Peninsula, Mexico. February 2014. Photographed for The Freshwater Project
Sockeye Salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) travelling upstream on spawning migration, Adams river, British Columbia, Canada, October Taken for the Freshwater Project.  -  Michel  Roggo
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Michel Roggo / Sockeye Salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) travelling upstream on spawning migration, Adams river, British Columbia, Canada, October Taken for the Freshwater Project.
Travertine terraces, Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Sichuan, China. August . Photographed for The Freshwater Project  -  Michel  Roggo
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Michel Roggo / Travertine terraces, Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Sichuan, China. August . Photographed for The Freshwater Project
Split level view of water in cave in Wadi Al Shab, Al Sharqiyah South Governorate, Sultanate of Oman. February. Photographed for The Freshwater Project  -  Michel  Roggo
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Michel Roggo / Split level view of water in cave in Wadi Al Shab, Al Sharqiyah South Governorate, Sultanate of Oman. February. Photographed for The Freshwater Project
Photographer Michel Roggo at work in the Pantanal, end of the dry season, Rio Paraguay, north of Corumba, Brazil. November 2012. Taken for the Freshwater Project.  -  Michel  Roggo
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Michel Roggo / Photographer Michel Roggo at work in the Pantanal, end of the dry season, Rio Paraguay, north of Corumba, Brazil. November 2012. Taken for the Freshwater Project.
Anavilhanas Archipelago, aerial view, Rio Negro, Amazonas, Brazil, February 2011. Taken for the Freshwater Project.  -  Michel  Roggo
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Michel Roggo / Anavilhanas Archipelago, aerial view, Rio Negro, Amazonas, Brazil, February 2011. Taken for the Freshwater Project.
Etang de la Gruere, peat bog, with red tannin water, Rhine river catchment, Canton of Jura, Switzerland, October. Taken for the Freshwater Project.  -  Michel  Roggo
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Michel Roggo / Etang de la Gruere, peat bog, with red tannin water, Rhine river catchment, Canton of Jura, Switzerland, October. Taken for the Freshwater Project.
West Indian Manatee (Trichechus manatus) entering freshwater of Florida springs during winter. Captive, Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park, Florida, USA, March. Taken for the Freshwater Project.  -  Michel  Roggo
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Michel Roggo / West Indian Manatee (Trichechus manatus) entering freshwater of Florida springs during winter. Captive, Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park, Florida, USA, March. Taken for the Freshwater Project.
Lac de Fenetre, alpine lake, underwater view with bloom of thick algae, Canton of Valais, Switzerland, May. Taken for the Freshwater Project.  -  Michel  Roggo
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Michel Roggo / Lac de Fenetre, alpine lake, underwater view with bloom of thick algae, Canton of Valais, Switzerland, May. Taken for the Freshwater Project.
Split level view of blue green waters of Verzasca River flowing over granite rocks at Lavertezzo, Canton Tessin, Switzerland, September. Taken for the Freshwater Project.  -  Michel  Roggo
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Michel Roggo / Split level view of blue green waters of Verzasca River flowing over granite rocks at Lavertezzo, Canton Tessin, Switzerland, September. Taken for the Freshwater Project.
Piraputanga (Brycon hilarii) Aquario Natural, Rio Baia Bonito, Bonito area, Serra da Bodoquena (Bodoquena Mountain Range), Mato Grosso del Sul, Brazil, November. Taken for the Freshwater Project.  -  Michel  Roggo
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Michel Roggo / Piraputanga (Brycon hilarii) Aquario Natural, Rio Baia Bonito, Bonito area, Serra da Bodoquena (Bodoquena Mountain Range), Mato Grosso del Sul, Brazil, November. Taken for the Freshwater Project.
Sungai Melinau Paku river, Gunung Mulu National Park, Sarawak, Borneo, Malyasia, March 2013. Taken for the Freshwater Project.  -  Michel  Roggo
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Michel Roggo / Sungai Melinau Paku river, Gunung Mulu National Park, Sarawak, Borneo, Malyasia, March 2013. Taken for the Freshwater Project.
Leaf floating in Clearwater river, outside Clearwater cave. Tributary of the Sungai Melinau river, Gunung Mulu National Park, Sarawak, Borneo, Malyasia, March 2012. Taken for the Freshwater Project.  -  Michel  Roggo
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Michel Roggo / Leaf floating in Clearwater river, outside Clearwater cave. Tributary of the Sungai Melinau river, Gunung Mulu National Park, Sarawak, Borneo, Malyasia, March 2012. Taken for the Freshwater Project.
Red Ludwigia (Ludwigia sp.) in a clear stream of the Pantanal, Brazil. Taken for the Freshwater Project.  -  Michel  Roggo
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Michel Roggo / Red Ludwigia (Ludwigia sp.) in a clear stream of the Pantanal, Brazil. Taken for the Freshwater Project.
Underwater view pf photographer Michel Roggo snorkelling in Anhumas Abyss Bonito area, Serra da Bodoquena (Bodoquena Mountain Range), Mato Grosso del Sul, Brazil. November 2012 . Photographed for The...  -  Michel  Roggo
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Michel Roggo / Underwater view pf photographer Michel Roggo snorkelling in Anhumas Abyss Bonito area, Serra da Bodoquena (Bodoquena Mountain Range), Mato Grosso del Sul, Brazil. November 2012 . Photographed for The...
Curimbata (Prochilodus lineatus) in a clear stream of the Pantanal, with Water hyacinth (Eichhornia sp.), Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. Taken for the Freshwater Project.  -  Michel  Roggo
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Michel Roggo / Curimbata (Prochilodus lineatus) in a clear stream of the Pantanal, with Water hyacinth (Eichhornia sp.), Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. Taken for the Freshwater Project.
Underwater view of Rangimairewhenua or Blue Lake, Nelson Lakes National Park, New Zealands Southern Alps, New Zealand. Sacred to the Maori, with the clearest natural fresh water of the world, Februar...  -  Michel  Roggo
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Michel Roggo / Underwater view of Rangimairewhenua or Blue Lake, Nelson Lakes National Park, New Zealands Southern Alps, New Zealand. Sacred to the Maori, with the clearest natural fresh water of the world, Februar...
Underwater view of aquatic plants in oxbow lake on the shore of Lake Baikal, UNESCO World Heritage Site.Irkutsk Oblast, Siberia, Russia, September 2013. Taken for the Freshwater Project.  -  Michel  Roggo
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Michel Roggo / Underwater view of aquatic plants in oxbow lake on the shore of Lake Baikal, UNESCO World Heritage Site.Irkutsk Oblast, Siberia, Russia, September 2013. Taken for the Freshwater Project.
Water lilies (Nymphaea) in Umealven river, Jeanoejaakoe, Swedish Lapland, Sweden, July 2010. Taken for the Freshwater Project.  -  Michel  Roggo
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Michel Roggo / Water lilies (Nymphaea) in Umealven river, Jeanoejaakoe, Swedish Lapland, Sweden, July 2010. Taken for the Freshwater Project.
View of African fish eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer),from underwater, trying to catch a fish on the surface, Okavango Delta, Botswana,  June. Photographed for The Freshwater Project  -  Michel  Roggo
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Michel Roggo / View of African fish eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer),from underwater, trying to catch a fish on the surface, Okavango Delta, Botswana, June. Photographed for The Freshwater Project
Aerial view of meltwater lake on the ice cap north-east of Sermeq Kujalleq Glacier. UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kalaallit Nunaat, Greenland. August 2014. Photographer for The Freshwater Project.  -  Michel  Roggo
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Michel Roggo / Aerial view of meltwater lake on the ice cap north-east of Sermeq Kujalleq Glacier. UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kalaallit Nunaat, Greenland. August 2014. Photographer for The Freshwater Project.
Person diving in Cenote Angelita, with a layer of hydrogen sulfate between the freshwater on the top and the seawater on the ground. Quintana Roo, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. Photographed for The Fresh...  -  Michel  Roggo
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Michel Roggo / Person diving in Cenote Angelita, with a layer of hydrogen sulfate between the freshwater on the top and the seawater on the ground. Quintana Roo, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. Photographed for The Fresh...
Anhumas Abyss, a 72 meters deep cave,with underwater limestone cones up to 20 meters high, Bonito area, Serra da Bodoquena (Bodoquena Mountain Range), Mato Grosso del Sul, Brazil November 2016 . Photo...  -  Michel  Roggo
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Michel Roggo / Anhumas Abyss, a 72 meters deep cave,with underwater limestone cones up to 20 meters high, Bonito area, Serra da Bodoquena (Bodoquena Mountain Range), Mato Grosso del Sul, Brazil November 2016 . Photo...
Water hyacinth (Eichhornia sp.) in a clear stream, Pantanal, Brazil. Photographed for The Freshwater Project  -  Michel  Roggo
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Michel Roggo / Water hyacinth (Eichhornia sp.) in a clear stream, Pantanal, Brazil. Photographed for The Freshwater Project
Sunrays in Cenote Jardin del Eden, Quintana Roo, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico . Photographed for The Freshwater Project May 2016  -  Michel  Roggo
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Michel Roggo / Sunrays in Cenote Jardin del Eden, Quintana Roo, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico . Photographed for The Freshwater Project May 2016
Anhumas Abyss, a 72 meters deep cave with underwater limestone cones up to 20 meters high, Bonito area, Serra da Bodoquena (Bodoquena Mountain Range), Mato Grosso del Sul, Brazil November 2016 . Photo...  -  Michel  Roggo
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Michel Roggo / Anhumas Abyss, a 72 meters deep cave with underwater limestone cones up to 20 meters high, Bonito area, Serra da Bodoquena (Bodoquena Mountain Range), Mato Grosso del Sul, Brazil November 2016 . Photo...
Burhead (Echinodorus macrophyllus) Aquario Natural, Rio Baja Bonito, Bonito area, Serra da Bodoquena (Bodoquena Mountain Range), Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil,November 2016 . Photographed for The Freshwa...  -  Michel  Roggo
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Michel Roggo / Burhead (Echinodorus macrophyllus) Aquario Natural, Rio Baja Bonito, Bonito area, Serra da Bodoquena (Bodoquena Mountain Range), Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil,November 2016 . Photographed for The Freshwa...
Tree viewed from underwater, Triangle Lake, Northern Rockies, British Columbia, Canada. August 2016 . Photographed for The Freshwater Project  -  Michel  Roggo
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Michel Roggo / Tree viewed from underwater, Triangle Lake, Northern Rockies, British Columbia, Canada. August 2016 . Photographed for The Freshwater Project
Waterfall in the Verzasca River, Canton Tessin, Switzerland, November. Photographed for The Freshwater Project.  -  Michel  Roggo
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Michel Roggo / Waterfall in the Verzasca River, Canton Tessin, Switzerland, November. Photographed for The Freshwater Project.
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