Capturing breathtaking moments in nature.
When George Karbus (www.emerald-vision.com) arrived in Ireland 10 years ago, he was armed with a true love of the ocean that belied his land-locked upbringing in the Czech Republic. He funded his first professional camera by working as a porter in a Galway hotel and from that point dedicated himself fully and completely to photographing Ireland’s emerald coastline.
In 2009 he was awarded the Nature’s Best Photography Award, one of the most prestigious and world-recognised photography accolades. In recent years he has also won Outdoor Photographer of the Year and his talents have gained him national and international recognition.
In the wild excitement of the Atlantic coastline, he captures moments of calm and serenity, the fragmented colours of dawn breaking, viewed from the sea and gazing onto the land. He is out there, waiting, watching and photographing while most of us are curled up sleeping on cold winter mornings. Imagine giant gliding whales in crystal clear Atlantic depths or world class surfers barrelling inches overhead as George holds his breath for impossible lengths of time dangerously close to the breaking waters.