Diver and nature photographer, he is also the founder of the association “The Eye of Andromeda” whose aim is to associate science and image in one single teaching strategy.
Curious and determined, Laurent Ballesta is passionate about extreme diving and is developing tools and techniques allowing people to dive safely at great depths. One of his recent expeditions allowed him to approach and photograph at a depth of 120 metres a rare species that had been believed extinct: The Coelacanth.
Having won numerous prizes at the World Festival of the Underwater Image in Antibes, the Senate paid tribute to him in 2006 with a public photographic exhibition on the grilles of the Luxemburg Gardens in Paris, entitled “Planète Mers” [Planet Seas].