About - Tommi Kokkola Photography

Tommi Kokkola Photography

About me

Thanks for showing interests to my photography.

I've enjoyed taking photos for a long time but since we moved to Asia 2007 I've put more effort into photography. 2011 I got my first housing for SLR and since then underwater photography has been the main reason to dive for me. I've been traveling extensively in Southeast Asia and I'm diving as often as I can. I'm also a technical diver and sometimes diving with rEVO rebreather. 2016 we moved back to Sweden. Originally I'm from Finland.

You can contact me at tommi@tommikokkolaphotography.com.

Links to my Facebook and Instagram feeds are located at the top right corner. 

I’ve done my best identifying the critters, but I know many common and latin names are likely be wrong. Please do not hesitate to contact me so I can correct the names.

About buying or licensing

I'm more than happy to help you to get a nice image to your wall, and I'm also licensing images for professional use. Please contact me at tommi@tommikokkolaphotography.com.

Publications and Awards


Jan 2017, SD Through the Lens Collectors's edition, Taiwan and Egypt

Nov 2016, ScubaDiver, Asia at its best Taiwan

Sep 2016, Asian Diver, Must Dive MPAs, Komodo

Aug 2016, ScubaDiver, Underwater wonderlands,  Egypt

Jun 2016, ScubaDiver, Green Island

Mar 2016, Dive Photo Guide, Reverse Ring Macro with Full-Frame Canon Cameras

Mar 2016, ScubaDiver, Brothers Islands

Jan 2016, Lumo magazine, Paholaisrausku

Oct 2015, Dive Photo Guide, Photographer of the Week

Aug 2015, Girl On a Dolphin, cover on a book by Vic Warren

Jun 2015, Luontokuva Finnish magazine, Aasian pinna alla (6 page article)

Jun 2015, The Times, Picture of a feeding green turtle

Aug 2015, Outdoor Photographer, Behind the shot, Swimming with Sharks (Both paper and online)

Feb 2015, Dive Photo Guide, An Underwater Photographer’s Guide to Taiwan


Jun 2016, Annual World Oceans Day Oceanic Photo Competition by UN. 2nd place on Making a Difference: Humans in Action category (Video)

Apr 2016, Ocean Geographic Pictures of the Year 2016, Honorable mention in Creative Vision

Mar 2016, National Geographic, Top Underwater Photos from National Geographic Your Shot (3 of 21 photos), and two in top ten

Feb 2015, Underwater Photographer Of The Year 2015, Runner up in Up & Coming worldwide

My tools

Currently I'm using Canon 5DmIII


  Seacam housing with 45 deg viewfinder

  Flatport, minidome and superdome ports 


  Two Inon Z240 strobes, Inon LF800-N and FIT LED 2400.


  EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM

  EF 16-35 mm f/2.8L II USM

  EF 24-70 f/2.8L II USM

  EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact-Macro  

  EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

  +Kenko 1.4X PRO 300 Teleconverter DGX (mostly used with fisheye)

  (+some others used in reverse ring trials)

  Nauticam SMC wet diopter

My first SLR was Canon 5DmII with Hugyfot housing.

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