Mike Laptew  - "The Diving Fisherman"


I am a video producer, director, editor, outdoor writer, seminar speaker, underwater videographer and photographer specializing in capturing the secret lives of game fish.

With over fifty years of experience chasing fish with either a speargun or a camera, I get exceptionally close to wild fish providing a unique fish-eye perspective of their world.

My stock footage has been used by International Game Fish Association, National Coalition for Marine Conservation, National Geographic, NOAA, Recreational Fishing Alliance, The Nature Conservancy, The Pew Charitable Trust, and numerous museums, aquariums and sportfishing television shows.  As a photographer I focus on everything nature has to offer both above and below water. I enjoy capturing special places with dramatic seascapes and landscapes. I hunt birds with my camera and I love filming people, families and pets.


Please browse my photo galleries and consider acquiring unique artwork for yourself or that special someone who enjoys the outdoors.  You can also visit my companion website www.LaptewProductions.com to learn more about my seminars and video productions.

Call or email me for a quote on licensing fees for stock footage or commissioned work.

Seize the day. Go fishing!

Mike Laptew

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