We are Meredith and Steve Schnoll - a husband and wife team of nature photographers based on the Caribbean island of Bonaire. As nature photographers, we deeply understand the need to protect our natural world and our environment. We hope that our photography educates and inspires other nature lovers and Bonaire enthusiasts.
Steve Schnoll is an accomplished wildlife photographer, SCUBA diver, naturalist and citizen scientist based on Bonaire, Caribbean Netherlands. His nature photos have been published by major publications including National Geographic Explorer, and are in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution. Steve has over four decades of SCUBA and underwater photography experience on Bonaire. He is also a PADI-certified Coral Restoration specialist diver, and a volunteer for Coral Restoration Foundation Bonaire, who has dived and photographed marine environments in more than 30 countries & territories. Steve’s citizen science activities include conducting terrestrial bird surveys for Stinapa Bonaire and assisting in endemic parrot roost counts for Echo Bonaire.
Meredith Schnoll is a nature photographer and photo editor, naturalist and experienced scuba diver, based in Bonaire, Caribbean Netherlands. Meredith has dived and photographed marine environments for 25 years in over 20 countries, and she is also a PADI-certified Coral Restoration Specialist diver with Coral Restoration Foundation Bonaire. Meredith and Steve have been featured guest lecturers at Bonaire’s CIEE Marine Ecology Research Institute High School Abroad Program. Their lectures focus on promoting conservation behaviors in youth by teaching high school students how to use social media and photography to increase awareness of nature, conservation and marine ecology. Meredith’s latest nature photo publication appeared in “Over de Regenboog” – a Dutch book about natural light phenomenon. Meredith’s citizen science activities include conducting terrestrial bird surveys for Stinapa Bonaire and assisting in endemic parrot roost counts for Echo Bonaire. Meredith is also a trained silversmith who enjoys making jewelry and working with natural materials such as seaglass and driftwood.
Publications & Press
Bonaire.nu, February 2020, Steve's photos of rare birds on Bonaire.
DCNA BioNews 31, January 2020, Steve's photos of two rare birds on Bonaire.
Dive Magazine, Winter 2019, Steve’s photo of a diver in Bonaire.
National Geographic Explorer, May 2019, Steve’s photo of a Bonaire Banded Box Jellyfish (Tamoya Oboya) was published in this edition.
"Bird Photography 101 - Through the Lens of Steve and Meredith Schnoll" - The Bonaire Insider
"Over de Regenboog" by Janneke Schenk, Meredith's photos were published in this Dutch language book.