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BIOGRAPHY

 

Remuna is an artist, award-winning self-taught photographer, filmmaker, and passionate advocate for conservation and animal welfare. Her underwater work aims to capture the beauty and fragility of the ocean and the incredible diversity of marine life who inhabit it. Although we are all connected to the ocean, few people truly experience the world beneath the surface or witness the significant impacts we are having on it. Through her photography and film, Remuna hopes to raise awareness and inspire a deeper appreciation and will to protect these critical ecosystems and species. Her favorite subjects are sharks—one of the most misunderstood and threatened species on the planet—and advocating for their conservation by dispelling misconceptions and instilling the same love and fascination she has for them in others. 

Originally from Southern California, Remuna is now based in South Florida with her husband Michael and their two rescue dogs, Luna and Chandra, who they brought back from Baja California, Mexico. 

 

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

2024

  • World Photography Awards (WPE)

    • Professional Wildlife First Place Winner​

    • Professional Wildlife Silver Winner x 2

  • 1839 Color Awards

    • Professional Animals Awarded Honorable Mention

    • Professional Animals Nominee x 5

    • Professional Nature Nominee

  • Exposure One Awards

    • Professional Wildlife Bronze Winner

    • Professional Minimalism Bronze Winner

    • Professional Fine Art Awarded Honorable Mention

  • Big Picture Natural World Photography

    • Aquatic Life Finals

  • Ocean Geographic Pictures of the Year (OGPICOTY)

    • The Stephen Frink Award of Excellence / Humans & Ocean Awarded Honorable Mention

    • The Valerie Taylor Award of Excellence / Colour Print Awarded Honorable Mention

    • The Dr. Carden Wallace Award of Excellence / Coral Reefs of the World Finalist x 2​

    • The Ernie Brooks II Award of Excellence / Black & White Print Finalist x 2

    • The Brian Skerry Award of Excellence / Open Water Finalist

  • reFocus Awards Color

    • Professional Underwater Silver Winner

    • Professional Underwater Awarded Honorable Mention x 2

    • Professional Underwater Nominee x 2

  • International Color Awards

    • Wildlife Awarded Honorable Mention 

    • Wildlife Nominee x 2

  • Fine Art Photo Awards (FAPA)

    • Professional Fine Art Awarded​ Honorable Mention

    • Professional Wildlife Awarded Honorable Mention

  • The Photo Week Awards

    • Wildlife Awarded​ Honorable Mention

  • Siena International Photo Awards

    • Underwater Life Finalist x 3​

  • Underwater Photographer of the Year (UPY)

    • Marelux Wide Angle Runner Up/Second Place Winner

  • South Florida Underwater Photographic Society (SFUPS)

    • Masters Winner x 3

    • Challengers Winner x 4

2023

  • Monochrome Awards 

    • ​​Professional Fine Art Awarded Honorable Mention x 2

    • Professional Wildlife Awarded​ Honorable Mention

  • Ocean Photographer of The Year (OPY)

    • SYDNEY EXHIBITION

    • Ocean Wildlife Photographer of The Year Finalist

    • Ocean Conservation (Hope) Photographer of The Year Finalist

    • Female Fifty Fathoms Award Finalist

  • World Shootout Underwater Photo Grand Prix

    • Best Image of the Year 2023 Semi-Finalist​

    • Best 5 Images Semi-Finalist

  • Chromatic Awards

    • Professional ​Wildlife and Animals Awarded Honorable Mention x 3

  • ND Awards

    • Professional Nature: Underwater Awarded Honorable Mention (Series)

    • Professional Nature: Underwater Awarded Honorable Mention (Single)

  • Close Up Photographer of the Year (CUPOTY)

    • Underwater Shortlist​

  • Nature Conservancy

    • Underwater Finalist

  • Nature TTL Photographer of The Year

    • Underwater Finalist x 3

  • Ocean Geographic Pictures of the Year

    • The Emory Kristof Award of Excellence / Portraits Awarded Honorable Mention

    • The Valerie Taylor Award of Excellence / Colour Print Finalist x 2

    • The Dr. Gerry Allen Award of Excellence / Fish Behavior Finalist

  • Fine Art Photography Awards

    • Nature Professional Awarded Honorable Mention (Series)

  • Wildlife Photographer of The Year

    • Animal Portraits Finalist​ x 2

  • Underwater Photographer of the Year (UPY)

    • Marelux Wide Angle Finalist

    • Macro Finalist

  • South Florida Underwater Photographic Society (SFUPS)

    • Photographer of the Year Third

    • Masters Winner x  2 

    • Challengers Winner x 6

2022

  • World Shootout Underwater Photo Grand Prix

    • ​Sharks of the World Second Place Winner (Series)

    • Environment & Conservation Third Place Winner (Series)

    • Sharks of the World Semi-Finalist (Series)

    • Environmental & Conservation Semi-Finalist (Series)

    • Wide Angle Semi-Finalist x 3​

  • Close Up Photographer of The Year (CUPOTY)

    • Underwater Top 10

    • Underwater Awarded Honorable Mention

    • Underwater Shortlist

  • Ocean Photographer of the Year (OPY)

    • Female Fifty Fathoms Award Finalist

  • Nature TTL Photographer of The Year

    • Underwater Finalist x 2

    • Animal Behavior Finalist

    • Wild Portraits Finalist

    • Small World Finalist

  • Ocean Geographic Pictures of the Year

    • The David Doubilet Award of Excellence / OG Master Portfolio Finalist

    • The Brian Skerry Award of Excellence / Open Water Finalist

  • South Florida Underwater Photographic Society (SFUPS)

    • Photographer of The Year Third

    • Masters Winner x 3

    • Challengers Winner x 5

  • Big Picture Natural World Photography

    • Underwater Finalist

2019

  • Close Up Photographer of The Year (CUPOTY)

    • Underwater Shortlist

  • Underwater Photographer of The Year (UPY)

    • Up & Coming Third Place Winner

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