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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
August 13, 2018 | SDRadmin
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
August 5, 2018 | SDRadmin
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
July 9, 2018 | SDRadmin
Though sometimes overlooked by divers, sea sponges can be fascinating.
Did you know that the reefs of Wakatobi are home to some of the oldest and most resilient creatures in the animal kingdom? Creatures that have survived more than a dozen planet-wide mass extinctions and outlasted the dinosaurs. You will find them everywhere from the shallows to the deepest dive sites, and they can live for hundreds of years. Pretty impressive for an animal that can’t even run away from danger. Read more
April 6, 2018 | SDRadmin
With their incredible ability to mimic their surroundings and their tiny size, it is not surprising that these spectacular critters are seldom spotted by divers. Usually they are seen hovering next to their matching host, perfectly camouflaged. Their bodies are small and compressed, with large, often ornate fins. They can take on a wide variety of colours including red, white and yellow, depending on their surroundings.
Their name they probably got because they are sometimes suddenly found or seen in a particular place. Here, they only stay a few days or weeks before they disappear mysterious like a ghost. Read more
March 27, 2018 | SDRStaff