Yogi attended a dive show in Dusseldorf and just got back home in February in time to attend Stella’s citizenship ceremony at the Cairns City Council. Presided by Cairns City Mayor Kevin Byrne, this special occasion was co-celebrated by good friends John and Linda Rumney of the Undersea Explorer and North Queensland artist Robert Strachan and his better half Helen Weld.
February 2006 – The New Australian
About the Author: Juergen
Jürgen Freund’s aim as a wildlife photographer is to shoot pictures that tell stories which matter. A mechanical engineer by training, he started his career as an industrial photographer in Germany, acquired an underwater camera, went scuba-diving in the alpine lakes and then discovered the marine environment. Since 1982, he has done underwater and nature photography, making much of his own equipment to suit his needs. Jürgen’s work, on land and under water, has been widely published all over the world. He has had solo exhibitions and has been a prize-winner in international competitions, including Wildlife Photographer of the Year. In partnership with his wife Stella, a producer, he works closely with WWF, which uses his photographs in many of its conservation campaigns. For 18 straight months, he and Stella travelled the Asia / Pacific region of the Coral Triangle, photographing the richness of this hotspot of marine biodiversity on behalf of WWF.