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December 15th, 2014

Behind The Shot: “Fast(sea)food” and “Squid vs Sea Turtle” by Christian Miller – Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre, Queensland, Australia

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Squid used as bait to feed a young sea turtle being rehabilitated in the Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre Queensland Australia
I would say I almost had an obsession with exotic animals from a very young age. Back then I was drawing them, using only photographs or documentaries as reference, but they were created but other people. It was clear later in life that I had to take my own pictures, and somewhat merge art and …
June 27th, 2014

Behind The Shot: “Steller Sea Lion” by Richard Salas – Hurst Island, British Columbia, Canada

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Underwater close up shot of pinniped sea lion's face photography Subal housing
Steller Sea Lion: 700 pounds of six-foot rambunctious puppy dog! I was teaching a photo workshop up at God’s Pocket Resort, a land-based diving operation in B.C., Canada. Only accessible by boat, God’s Pocket Resort is the only resident of Hurst Island. They generate their own electricity and water and ferry in food from town. …
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 …
February 14th, 2014

Blue Assignment Winner Hamid Rad

Posted By Christopher Robinson
By The Jetty by Hamid Rad
Congratulations to Hamid Rad for his underwater photo from the Maldives. It’s the winning image in the Blue Assignemnt. This photo was also the Photo Of The Day on January 28, 2014.
February 12th, 2014

Canon Announces Rebel T5 DLSR and Six New PowerShot cameras

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
Canon EOS Rebel T5
Canon has announced a new EOS Rebel T5 DSLR as well as six new PowerShot compact cameras. The EOS Rebel T5 is loaded with an 18-megapixel CMOS sensor and DIGIC 4 image processor to provide sharp images at an ISO range of 100-6400 (extended to 12800), a 9-point AF system, and full HD video. It’s …
May 24th, 2013

Behind The Shot: ‘The Piranha-eater’ by Marcelo Krause – The Pantanal, Brazil

Posted By David Alexander Willis
'The Piranha-eater' by Marcelo Krause - The Pantanal, Brazil
The Pantanal is one of the largest wetlands on Earth. It is home to a wide range of animals and plants that live by the flood cycle. The main challenge in photographing underwater in the Pantanal is to find a place with reasonable underwater visibility. Near the end of the wet season I was trying …
February 5th, 2013

Vava’u Humpback Whale Calf 12

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Vava'u Humpback Whale Calf 12
This week, I am going to share several images of baby animals that I have photographed during my recent trips, starting with this gregarious humpback whale calf in Tonga. While I was snorkeling on the surface, this calf swam right underneath me while its mom patiently watched below. I really like the arching position of …
January 25th, 2013

Vava’u Humpback Mother & Calf 1

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Vava'u Humpback Mother & Calf 1
This is a photo of a tender moment being shared by a humpback whale mother and her young calf. Humpback moms spend most of their time resting beneath the surface, but their babies have to breath much more frequently. When a calf comes up to breath, it will often playfully frolic on the surface, otherwise, …
January 24th, 2013

Vava’u Humpback Whale Calf 3

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Vava'u Humpback Whale Calf 3
Recently, I have been rethinking my workflow and processing techniques. I am not talking about a total overhaul of the way that I edit, but rather becoming more efficient and effective. Processing underwater images requires much more effort than above water images, particularly if I want a gray whale swimming through a blue background. For …
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 …