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March 4th, 2014

Behind The Shot: “Oceanic Whitetip” by Brian Skerry – Cat Island, Bahamas

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Underwater photography of an Oceanic Whitetip Shark swims past shark biologist Wes Pratt in the waters off Cat Island in the Bahamas. Diver diving underwater housing
This image shows an oceanic whitetip shark swimming past marine biologist Wes Pratt in the waters off Cat Island in the Bahamas. The oceanic whitetip is a shark species whose stocks have plummeted worldwide in recent times, a species targeted by commercial fisheries for their large fins. Once commonly seen offshore in the Bahamas, I …
 
January 22nd, 2013

Tiger Shark 100

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Tiger Shark 100
I have just returned from an incredible week scuba diving with Jim Abernathy’s Scuba Adventures. The goal of the trip was to get as close to sharks in their natural environment as possible. The sharks did not disappoint, but unfortunately the cloudy weather last week in the Bahamas was not as ideal for underwater photography …
 
November 16th, 2011

Atlantic Spotted Dolphin 05

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Atlantic Spotted Dolphin 05
I’ve been working at home for almost 2 months, which is making me pretty antsy to get back outdoors, but especially underwater. So, I thought that I would share another one of my favorite Atlantic spotted dolphin images from my liveaboard expedition to the Bahamas last summer. I’ve previously described how athletically difficult it is …
 
November 3rd, 2011

Grand Bahama Bank Clouds 1

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Grand Bahama Bank Clouds 1, Northern Bahamas
The purpose of my July visit to the Grand Bahama Banks was to swim with wild Atlantic spotted dolphins, but I could not resist photographing the brilliant blue water and tropical storm clouds when we did not have any dolphins around. While the Dolphin Dream was motoring, I carefully braced my camera against the side of the ship …
 
October 6th, 2011

Atlantic Spotted Dolphin 09

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Atlantic Spotted Dolphin 09, Grand Bahama Bank, Bahamas
This is another one of my favorite images from July when I spent 6 days onboard the Dolphin Dream photographing Atlantic spotted dolphins in the Bahamas. The trip exceeded my expectations and I was incredibly fortunate to have so many wonderful encounters with the dolphins. I’m sure that all of my non-underwater photography friends can appreciate …
 
August 16th, 2011

Atlantic Spotted Dolphin 02

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Atlantic Spotted Dolphin 02_Grand Bahama Bank, Bahamas
This is another of my favorite Atlantic spotted dolphin pictures from my recent trip to the Bahamas. I did not have a lot of opportunities to photograph groups of dolphins all at once. However, these 3 yielded a great image as they swam underneath me and gracefully turned towards the surface. I would have preferred …
 
August 15th, 2011

Atlantic Spotted Dolphin 01

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Atlantic Spotted Dolphin 01_Grand Bahama Bank, Bahamas
For many years now, my Alaska photography ambitions have conflicted with my underwater photography ambitions. However, this summer I made time in my busy schedule to visit the Bahamas and swim with wild Atlantic spotted dolphins. I joined a trip offered by Captain Scott of Dolphin Dream the first week of August and was not disappointed. …