One of my favourite places to dive is less than two hours drive from my home city of Edinburgh. The Farnes, a group of islands off the coast of Northumberland, offer the very special attraction of diving up-close-and-personal with wild grey seals (Halichoerus grypus). This species of seal is relatively common around the British coast, but they tend to keep their distance underwater and are rarely seen by divers. Not so in the Farne Islands, where the local population of grey seals have become... continue reading
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When oceans want to show off, they make some waves. Literally.Waves are the arches that the sea is forming after a storm, splashing onto the shore in a great white foam. They are surfer's best companion, and they are also the nature's fury.We've selected two of the best images depicting waves from different points of view and asked their owners to tell us the story behind them, the trip, the equipment, the moment, the post processing and, of course, any other useful tips.... continue reading
I'm super excited to be part of the Dreamstime contributor team :) My first submission was accepted - 100% so far! (It was only 15 photos though.) I'm focusing mainly on my underwater and marine life photography at the moment. Here's one of my favorites from the group-- a grouper posing for the camera! continue reading
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
Some friends asked me to make an exhibition of underwater photos for years. I was not sure that I have enough good photos for this purpose. But... on beginning of summer one friend took me to a new pub of his friend. Both together persuaded me to print and exhibit some photos.The exhibition started one week ago on Thursday the 8th of September and will last until half of October in pub M&M café bar. The first day of exhibition came mostly friends and we had great time on kind of vernissage :-... continue reading
I have been planning to go to see whale sharks for two years. There are for sure in Nabire (Papua, Indonesia), but to get there is not so easy. The city is small and it´s airport is even smaller. The plain tickets are expensive also because there are just two possibilities how to get there - from Jayapura or from Ambon. Both cities were far from my destinations.Also the trip to whale sharks from Nabire is expensive. When I was asking two years before, the price was 10 000 000 IDR - that´s 750... continue reading
Octopuses are interesting animals. They´re clever and can change their colors. And there is lots of kinds of them spread all over the world seas. Some of them are living also in Lembeh Strait in North Sulawesi (Indonesia).The most common octopus in Lembeh Strait is coconut octopus. It´s an interesting animal that protects itself with anything it finds - coconut shells, seashells and much other thinks. One of them I have seen in Lembeh had even three pieces of shells.Sometimes is even coconut... continue reading
Indonesia is not just a paradise for travelers but also the paradise for divers. You can choose from many diving sites that are one of the best on World. And I think some of them are the best.If you like underwater makro photography, one of the diving sites you can choose is Lembeh Strait in North Sulawesi in Indonesia. In my opinion it´s the best place where to dive with small sea creatures. I was diving and taking photos there for several times and I was never disappointed.You can choose... continue reading
The best photo that I have ever made is probably the tropical island located near by Flores island in Indonesia. This photo was taken January 29th, 2014 and has the most sales of all of my photos.I was sailing on a boat with a fisherman whoom I had rent for travel to Rinca island where are the Komodo dragons. There I have made I think one of my best snapshot of this animal. It was running to me and I took the photos while the guide was hiding behind a tree.But in Indonesia I was mainly... continue reading
Most I like to take underwater photos. Best are sharks for me, but also the small creatures are wonderful. For example nudibranches. There are so many kinds of nudibranches that I´m afraid I´ll never take photo of all of them :). continue reading
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