My name is Ioana. Friends call me Ioa

I am a photographer and an underwater light seeker.
I’m a nature lover, a researcher and a recycling maniac, with a PhD in Geography.
I am a certified National Geographic Educator.
The child within me is still alive and I will never stop playing.
I am one of those sea people who suffer from sea sickness.
I respect everything that is alive. With reticence towards mosquitoes.
I craft, do yoga, snowboard and play the piano. All of them with mediocre skills, but with passion and desire to grow.
I love to build, never to destroy. I believe in mindfulness and healthy living.
And I believe in a loving God, my Father.

Too many lines starting with I. Who are YOU?

The meaning behind Euphotica


(adj.) the uppermost layer of a body of water that receives sufficient light for photosynthesis and the growth of green plants.

In short: Euphotica is a place where you’ll find underwater photography using mainly natural light.

(FR) Euphotique

 (adj.) couche ou zone superficielle d’une étendue d’eau dans laquelle la lumière solaire est assez intense pour permettre la photosynthèse

Bref: Euphotica – photographie subaquatique utilisant principalement la lumière naturelle. 

And the ocean taught her how to drown in all things bigger than herself, the ocean loved her and knew everything that made her, and every time she walked to the shore, she smiled at the ocean because the waves told her story.

– R. M. Drake

It’s all about water and light

What is Euphotica


Underwater, everything is different. Not only fish don’t stink, but things look different. People look different, motion is different, colors are different… And as a photographer who loves challenges, I cannot be indifferent to that. So I started shooting stuff underwater. With my camera, that is. And where better to do this than in the euphotic layer (with optimum light)? is my personal portfolio and blog, where I’ll be sharing my underwater photos (both portraits and sea life), as well as various curiosities and environment-related ideas that I strongly believe in.


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