The Emerald Island has been very kind to me indeed thus far, but she was a little cold at first. Time to put some thicker skin on! The water temperature for the early summer months here in Eivissa is around 18-19°C, so a rather chilly change from the tropical water's I grew up in. … Continue reading Ibiza and the Dry-suit Upgrade.
I visited Cape Town awhile ago and while there were many opportunities to go diving there I figured that it would be a new experience to dive in a completely controlled environment, to photograph amazing animals and get a sneak peak at the spaces and perspectives few can see. I dived the Two Oceans Aquarium. … Continue reading The Two Oceans.
My favourite little bugs ever. I've seen divers wielding cameras go absolutely ballistic upon sighting a new Nudi. Nudibranchs are a huge order of opisthobranchs, creatures that have adapted to life underwater as carnivorous hunters that feed on smaller invertebrates. The name 'nudibranch' in Latin actually means naked gill, as they have no shells and … Continue reading Naked Gills
Small and fragile, Porcelain or Anemone crabs inhabit the surface of larger species of sea anemones found on coral reefs. The species which I've been able to shoot the most is the cream and pink-spotted Neopetrolisthes maculatus, which I've been finding n pairs quite frequently, with one larger and the other smaller (male and female probably but … Continue reading Anemonie guards.
After shooting in the shallows at low tide, I decided to venture out again only this time closer towards the high tide afew days before the new moon. Spring tides in my neck of the woods are a good opportunity to photograph some of the seasonal visitors, such as Mastigias papua, or the Golden Medusa.
A few weeks ago I had some time off during the day and realized that alot of the photography I had been doing was only during my dives. I thought I'd change it up abit and do some very shallow water photography, and when I say shallow, I mean tidal pools less that a meter … Continue reading Alien Shallows.