The Divemaster magazine published the article from Herbert Frei about me in December 2021 issue. Thank you very much Herbert Frei for this great article and opportunity.

Klein`s klitzekleine Kleinigkeiten.

That is the title from Tauchen issue December 2020. Thank you very much Herbert Frei for this great article and opportunity.

„Scubashooterst monthly theme: Natural light“

08. Oktober 2017

 When I read the theme for that month I was not sure to have any good pictures at all. Then I remembered our trip to egypt and the pictures with the dolphins. I did not think that would fit at the beginning, but I thought lets give it a try. So I uploaded some shots and was very excited today, to get the first and second place with that images. So thank you very much for that honor.

„Scubashooterst monthly theme: Couples“

17. September 2017

 Couples was the topic of September. I searched my harddrives for the best images and uploaded some images from Lembeh and Germany. I guess the difference from the german critters made the point at the end. The maiting snails where taken at the beginning of the year. I think that was a very good idea and the image got honored with place 3 again. Thank you very much.

„Visions monthly theme: The big blue“

01. September 2017

 Bluewater was the topic of September. I thought about if I had anything at all that might fit well and has an outstanding look. After I while I remembered the last vacation to Egypt and the dolphins and guessed that a split shot could be rare at this month. I think that was a very good idea and the dolphin got honored with place 7 again. Thank you very much.

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„Scubashooters monthly theme: Split shot“

05. August 2017

Split shot was the theme for July. Good for me I practised a lot of split shots during my last trip to egypt. The trip before I already tried a split shot at the Daedalus reef with the lighthouse in the background. This time I got some help from Heinz Toperczer with the light and setup. We waited for the right moment and went into the water. After some test shots and struggeling with the current I could get that shot. Thank you Martina for modelling and Heinz for your help with the backlight.

„Visions monthly theme: reefs“

03. July 2017

When I read the description I remembered immediately the picture I shot in Egypt at the Panorama reef nord. I love this shot and have it framed in my sleeping room because it is so full of life and details. So this competition seemed to be the right one and it got honored with place 7. Thank you very much.

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„Freshwater lakes of Germany“

29. June 2017

Since freshwater critters are not really known, most people do not even know what they see on my pictures. Everyone knows the tropical critters and knows how hard they are to shoot and how small theye are. I think the freshwater critters in Germany are as awesome as others too. So it is really great to be featured from Wetpixel with this Full Frame article. I recommend to read the full article, just click below.

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„Photographer of the week – Martin Klein“

17. September 2015

I was honored by Lia Barret to become photographer of the week at DIVE PHOTO GUIDE. Thank you very much for that. I recommend to read the full article, just click below.

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Cover picture Clownfish from Lembeh

October 2015 Issue no. 8

The ecological society of America published „Frontiers in Ecology and the Enviroment“ and used my Clownfish with parasiter shot from Lembeh as cover.

Award winning Pygmy shot from Lembeh


This open aperture portrait of a Pygme seahorse in Lembeh was honored in the following contests:

  • UWF contest 2015 1st place
  • Worldshootout 2015 1st place
  • Scuba diving contest 2015 honorable mention

Mating Mandarin fish from Bunaken

June 2013 Issue US Sport Diver

My picture of mating Mandarin fish from Bunaken has been published in the Sportdive gallery. Thank you very much for this honor.

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3rd place DPG online competition

June 2012 photo contest

When I did a macro dive in Egypt, suddenly a triggerfish was in front of my lens. I pulled the trigger and got this picture which looks like a painting. The topic of this month was „pattern“ and my picture was awarded with the 3rd place.

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Yes! magazine with a smiling turtle

April 2013 spring Issue

This turtle was fascinated by its own reflexion in my domeport and stayed a while for a nice shooting in Egypt. Yes! magazing liked this image and took it for an article you can read here.

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4th place at the Visions contest

The montly contest Visions was looking for pictures that look like graphics. Again my titan triggerfish portrait was honored.

9th place at the Visions contest

„Reduced to the max“ was what Visions was looking in that month. This ghostpipefish on white background from Lembeh got hononred with place 9.

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