I'm on Bonaire until the 31st of January working as an intern (at my age!) with the Bonaire Coral Restoration Foundation trying to put a dent in the decline of endangered Caribbean Elkhorn and Staghorn Acropora corals. So far so good, everything I've seen is encouraging a high degree of naive optimism. Sadly, the longterm picture for coral everywhere, and pretty much everything else in the sea that needs to build a skeleton from calcium and carbonate, is very bleak if we can't get are act together... continue reading
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I’m in Bonaire for the next two months, so plenty of opportunities to grab some great shots of “Divers Paradise” above and below the water. The excellent visibility and virtual absence of significant current at most of the dive sites on the island should give me the ample opportunity to play about with different stylistic and technical approaches to photographing this beautiful Caribbean island. Hope you enjoy it as much as me. continue reading
Well, after almost 2 months here and a meager 6 sales I was beginning to think my images were not commercial enough. But then today I wake up to my biggest sale so far, a P-EL on the highest resolution. So, my advice? Even if your sales look disappointing don't give up! continue reading
Hey all, thought I would share some information on clownfishes, a group of fish enormously popularized by the movie "Finding Nemo". Well, first for some of their biology. They are in the family Pomacentridae (commonly known as damselfishes) and are found in the tropical western Pacific and Indian oceans. There are many different species of clownfish, and the places where you find the most species (and thus some of the best places to photograph them) is in the coral reefs of Indonesia and the Philippines.... continue reading
Some of the most interesting shots taken underwater are of small stuff. Macro photography is certainly a lot of fun underwater as small subjects are often very colorful and have interesting shapes/patterns. Here a few examples of macros (taken with the Nikon D2x and a 105mm Micro lens in a Subal housing) from my portfolio...Harlequin shrimp, this guy is about 1 inch long and is feed on the sea start beneath it.A pigmy seahorse, this is the smallest subject I ever photographed,... continue reading
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