About Carlos Estape
Carlos and Allison Estapé - We have a passion for the natural world and have traveled extensively in search of adventure. We are both photographers, divers, SCUBA instructors and underwater guides based in the Florida Keys. Our love for the sea has taken us all over the world and combined we have made thousands of dives over our lifetime in locations such as the Caribbean, Micronesia, Indonesia, Australia, the Coral Sea, Fiji and the Indian Ocean besides here in our own backyard of the Florida Keys.
Carlos teaches digital underwater photography in Islamorada, Florida and Allison does underwater modeling when not behind her own lens. While we do come up for air once in a while for the most part we are usually somewhere beneath the waves photographing the wonders of the sea.
Our work has been featured on AlertDiver.com, Alert Diver Magazine, SCUBA Diving magazine, Reef Fish Identification Florida, Caribbean, Bahamas (Humann/DeLoach), Keys Dive Traveler magazine, newspapers, social studies text books, children's books, scientific publications & papers, dive book (Spearfisherman's Guide to the Upper Keys), SCUBA shop websites (Key Dives, Islamorada Dive Center, Ambassador Divers, Grand Cayman) and just recently selected for display at the American Museum of Natural History NY, New York State Museum in Albany, NY and the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, California.
One of the things we are most proud of is the contribution of thousands of images to the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute for use in their amazing fish ID website and app. http://biogeodb.stri.si.edu/caribbean/en/pages
Our work will soon be featured in interpretive panels for an educational and conservation project benefiting seabirds on the Oregon coast at the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge.
*All images can be customized to fit your publishing and printing needs (vertical/horizontal/black and white/sepia etc).
*In many cases the image is one of a series, ask if you are interested in seeing similar photos.
Please contact us for special pricing or licensing.
We are the junior authors on a published paper titled:
The fishes of Alligator Reef and environs in the Florida Keys: a half-century update
Walter A. Starck II, Carlos J. Estape & Allison Morgan Estape
Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation, Volume 27, 29 August 2017
For the last several years we have been very active in the removal of Lionfish (Pterois volitans) in Derbies (Team Full Circle) and on our own. We have taken film crews out to document the removal during several derbies and we are available to guide future expeditions to film, document and capture. Please contact us for details.