Traveling to Tonga as a dive destination was never at the top of my list. But then a friend invited me to cruise aboard the Nai’a, Tonga’s seasonal liveaboard, to photograph humpback whales. All excursions were to be done on snorkel as scuba diving in open water is not safe. I didn’t hesitate for a moment, knowing that the opportunity to get in the water with humpbacks is very rare. Read more
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My daughter Alexandra loves to shot Lion Fish for both conservation measures and the fact they taste fantastic. Several weeks ago she shot several of these fish. One in fact was just ½” shy of the state record in FL.!! Read more
Let’s Jaw about Jawfish
What do we humans do with our jaws? Bite, chew, talk and… that’s about it. Pitiful, right? Aside from a few visits to the dentist and the odd plastic surgeon, we have a lamentable lack of imagination when it comes to finding exciting projects for the lower portion of our faces. Read more
Bright blue, older than dinosaurs and weighing as much as an average-sized man, coelacanths are the most endangered fish in South Africa and among the rarest in the world. Read more
Combining fluorescent and luminance light sources adds a new dimension to underwater imaging.
At Wakatobi Resort, diving doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. In fact, many underwater photographers find nighttime to be prime time for creating unique images. Among the primary attractions of night diving are the colors. At first, this statement may seem counter intuitive, as the reef is cloaked in darkness. Sunlight may reveal the broader vistas of the reef, but as any underwater photographer can tell you, it does not render the full spectrum of colors, as red, orange and yellow wavelengths are lost even at relatively shallow depths. Read more
Orca mother finally abandons dead calf she carried for more than two weeks.
Researchers say an endangered killer whale that carried her dead calf on her head for more than two weeks has finally abandoned the calf’s body and is back to feeding and frolicking with her pod. Read more
Sharks actually deserve respect. Despite their scary reputation, sharks rarely ever attack humans and would much rather feed on fish and marine mammals. Read more