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.
Most people who dive avidly will tell you that one of the most dangerous fish a diver can encounter is the Stonefish. Synanceiidae, the family of venomous stonefishes found in the Indo-pacific, have an extremely venomous set of spines that make up part of their dorsal fin, which can deliver a potentially fatal sting to … Continue reading The grumpiest fish that ever lived.
With the Introduction of the new Camera, I had noticed that there were certain things that managed to appear with each submersion, and more prominently took the form of Octopus and Cuttlefish. What I mean to say is, I had seen more Octopus and cuttle fish and photographed them with relative ease, moreso than I … Continue reading Cephalopods
I'm sure many people go through that stage where creativity isnt flowing strong, and the only way to get it going is to just get something on paper. My problem is that I overthink making the initial decision to be creative. "Whats this for?", "will it be good enough?" and simply "why?" are all questions … Continue reading Dalt Villa
Well as you can imagine I was devastated when my AW130 ended up flooding in August. If you ask any U/w photography enthusiast about their biggest fear I'm sure they'll tell you about their housings flooding and killing their cameras rather than the fear of heights or spiders. Crippling depression ensued, no amount of memes … Continue reading Shooting with the new Housing.