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~ Your Window to the Underwater World ~


Welcome to Blue Elements Imaging and Exploration! Tanya Griffin Houppermans is an internationally acclaimed award-winning underwater image maker, shark naturalist, scientific diver, and explorer who advocates for the ocean and its inhabitants through conservation and education.



Tanya is honored to have the cover shot for the February 2022 issue of World War II Magazine with a photo she took of the wreck of the iconic U-352 off the coast of North Carolina! The image accompanies a feature article about the fate of the U-352 by author and shipwreck explorer Erik Petkovic. This issue is on newsstands now including at Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million, and can be found at online retailers such as HistoryNet and Amazon.


Have you ordered your Bite-Back Shark & Marine Conservation 2022 calendar yet? You still have time, and proceeds go directly toward shark conservation efforts! Tanya is proud to have partnered with Bite-Back for several years now, and her image of sand tiger sharks is November's featured photo. To order a copy (or 2 or 10...) click here!

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Tanya's work studying the sand tiger sharks of North Carolina was highlighted in the program Shark Gangs as part of National Geographic's Shark Fest! Shark Gangs is currently streaming on Disney+. View her segment of the show here!