Joanna Lentini is an award-winning photographer and writer based in the Greater New York City area. Joanna’s passion for the natural world and photography ignited from an early age and has led her to explore diverse environments around the planet—from the Arctic to the Coral Triangle.
Wildlife remains Joanna’s deepest passion, and her work both topside and underwater has taken her face to face with some of the planet’s most incredible creatures, ranging from sharks and crocodiles to polar bears and snow monkeys. Through her imagery, she hopes to inspire a greater appreciation for the planet and its last wild places.
Joanna’s has contributed images and published articles for various print and online publications including Sport Diver, Ocean Geographic, Dive Photo Guide, ScubaDiver AustralAsia, Dive Advisor, ScubaDiver Ocean Planet, and Matador. She has been awarded in several international photography competitions and was recently one of a few women awarded in the prestigious 52nd Wildlife Photographer of the Year photography competition.
Having lived in 4 countries across 3 continents, she has now visited 50+ countries and all 7 continents. She is the COO of the non-profit organization Oceans in Focus, Field Editor for DivePhotoGuide.com, and a certified PADI Master Scuba Diver. Joanna has spent 24 hours underwater, dove all 5 U.S. Great Lakes in a 24 hour period, and is a member of the Ocean Artists Society. She holds a bachelors degree in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurial Studies from Rider University and is a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography.