Opinion Leader

Adnan Drnda

Nationality: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Opinion Leader

Adnan Drnda

Nationality: Bosnia and Herzegovina



Adnan is a professional photographer, diving instructor, designer and architect from Sarajevo.

He specializes in underwater photography, sports and nature photography.

He has officially been a photographer since 1988 using his first analogue camera.

In 2004, he went on his first extreme wildlife expedition "Nanda Devi" in the Indian Himalayas and made a photo reportage about his trip which was a turning point in his photographic career.

Since his childhood, he has been fascinated by the element of water and the underwater world. With his first Mares set of fins and mask, he spent countless hours in the water exploring.

He entered the world of scuba diving and underwater photography in 2008.

Adnan is a diving instructor, an underwater photography instructor, a nitrox diver and a gas blender.

He specializes in macro photography, underwater wide photography and expeditions to untouched canyons, caves and mountains.

Adnan is a Mares ambassador, a member of the Hugyfot 'Hall of Fame' and a National Geographic 'YourShot' photographer.

He has participated in many national and international competitions in underwater photography where he has won many awards and recognitions.

Adnan has won many awards for underwater photography in Bosnia and Herzegovina and is a member of the national team.

He also studied marine biology and has participated as a photographer and researcher on several expeditions for research and protection of sharks and rays as part of Sharklab Malta projects.

His photos have been published in national and international diving and travel magazines, websites and newspapers such as: SCUBAlife, Macro Photographers, Start and Visit Bosnia.

He often uses his underwater photos and underwater world design elements in his interior design and architecture.

For his photo adventures, he uses the Canon 5D mk2 camera in Hugyfot underwater housing.

When diving, he uses the Mares Flexa wetsuit, XR dry suit, Fusion and Abyss regulators, Icon HD and Smart computers, Power Plana, X-Stream and Excel + fins, Hybrid AT BCD and Essence Liquidskin mask.

"Through the underwater photography, I take moments of perfection and tranquility from the sea and bring them to the surface to the people who do not have the possibility to explore the deep blue sea and its secrets. With these photos I am  trying to educate them about the importance of protecting our oceans"
says Adnan Drnda.