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Diving for images in Komodo National Park

[Manta ray (Manta alfredi) with attendant cleaner fish : OMD E-M1ii and M.Zuiko 8mm Fisheye; Nauticam NA-EM1ii and Zen DP-170 @ ISO64, f4, 1/250s]   Mention the Komodo National Park to most people, and they will probably think of Komodo dragons (Varanus komodoensis). Mention it to a diver and they’ll most likely think of strong currents, stunning reefs, abundant big fish and turtles, and then maybe the dragons. Fair-play to the dragons, at up to 3 meters long and over 150 kilos in weight,... continue reading

Cuba: an architecturally diverse island in the Caribbean

A visit to Cuba is on everybody's travel bucket list.The best months to tour Cuba are usually December to May during the dry season when you can walk around freely admiring the beautiful buildings in Old Havana or taking a ride in a horse and buggy to enjoy the grandeur of a past time: weathered buildings, classic cars and a reminder of a rich history.  A visit to Cuba is architecturally enriching and photo-worthy with international influences such as art nouveau, art deco and eclectic... continue reading

Frozen time in Cuba

If you like vintage cars, Cuba is the right place to go! Old, tired, but still colorful, even shining, just like the people there with limited material resource but optimistic spirits. I did enjoy my trip there!                                         continue reading

Published in issue #5 of DIVE magazine

I love DIVE magazine in its new incarnation, very different to all the other diving magazines out there, more like a photography focused coffee table book. So I was very please to see that they've used one of my silky shark photos on page 9 of the latest edition, albeit cropped and uncredited, to illustrate an article about the listing of these stunning but endangered animals under CITES Appendix II. Very pleased that they've finally been given some protection, very please to see the image published... continue reading

Exciting News

I have exciting news to share!Photofocus.com has invited me to be part of their team as an author.I will primarily be writing about travel photography.If you aren’t familiar with Photofocus, it is an on-line educational resource for photographers of all levels of experience.I think you will find its content very helpful.New posts are added throughout each day.When I started with Dreamstime, I was like many of you--trying to get images approved and hoping for a sale or two.But... continue reading

Scientific celebrities don't sell

Cuba has an enormous amount of very interesting bird species to offer, among them quite a number of endemics.Maybe the highest celebrity among them is the Zapata Wren. For various reasons: it is rare, even nowadays, difficult to see (I can tell you!!) and it is not only endemic to Cuba but to the Zapata Swamp and even there it can only be found in a relatively reduced area! Wow!I passed three days in the swamps with my local guide, waiting, trying to lure the bird out of the thick swamp vegetation... continue reading

The tiniest and endemic too!

In 2014 I had the opportunity to visit again the Island of Cuba which is a very attractive destination for wildlife photographers. Besides of the beautiful beaches, excellent rum and friendly cubans the island boasts with quite a number of endemic birds.Among all of the exotic bird species, Hummingbirds seem to be the bestsellers by far! Among my popular images are the ones of Hummingbirds from Peru and those one from Cuba followed the rule.The Bee Hummingbird is a very special guy: it is... continue reading

Friends Again-Cuban Embassy Opens in Washington DC

After a long time since 1961 the Cuban Embassy in Washington DC has reopened.It was maintained in previous years but not allowed to fly the Cuban flag until July 20, 2015.I arrived at the Cuban embassy on 16th street in Washington DC in the afternoon and found many people and the media at the gate looking at the Cuban flag as well as the embassy itself.There were many signs protesting the blockade of cuba.It is remarkable that this event took place since Cuba almost started WWIII by installing... continue reading

The Zapata Wren: an extreme example for endemism

The Zapata Wren (Ferminia cerverai) is not only an endemic species to the Island of Cuba but also to the Zapata Swamps nature reserve and only to a reduced part of this wetlands.It took me 3 days to get the picture as the Wren was reacting to the call but staying always completely under cover, only at the third and last day it came out completely allowing for quite a number of photos.     continue reading

Featured Photographer + Re-introducing My Mom!

Once again, a big thanks to Dreamstime for making me the featured photographer. What a wonderful surprise!I love taking pictures and so does my mom. She joined DT a few years ago, and her photography has improved in leaps and bounds. Stock photography is wonderful in that sense because it makes you keep shooting. A sale is a great reward that encourages you to keep going.Here are a few of her pictures from her last trip to Cuba. I really love some of them and helpfully she will make me a print... continue reading

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