Posts Tagged ‘ocean’

This Camera Survived Three Months at the Bottom of the Ocean

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Underwater photographer John Ng was diving off the coast of the Maldives last month when he noticed something stuck among the rocks and coral reef at the bottom of the ocean. After a recovery and investigation, it turned out to be an underwater camera that had been lost last year — a camera that was still perfectly functional.
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Eye-Popping Macro Shots of Ocean Life Captured with the Sony a7S in Nauticam Housing

The short film above is a dazzling “macro symphony” showing some of the colorful and complicated ocean creatures found off the coast of Indonesia.

It was created by dive photographer Kay Burn Lim, who recently paid a visit to the Lembeh Straits of Indonesia with his Sony a7S, Canon 100mm f/2.8 IS L macro lens, a Nauticam housing, and a prototype port/focusing system for using the Canon lens in the housing.
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Seascapes: Ocean Waves Photographed to Look Like Mountain Ranges

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Many photographers capture close-up photos of ocean waves, but photographer Ray Collins has a portfolio of wave shots that stands out. His images of “Seascapes” show waves frozen in time, captured to look like vast mountainous landscapes of solid rock and ice.
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Underwater Photographer Snaps Selfies with Sharks

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Underwater photographer Aaron Gekoski was recently on an outing to photograph one of the largest migrations in the world’s oceans, but the project was hampered by unfavorable conditions. Instead of writing the trip off as a failure, however, Gekoski and his buddy decided to tackle a different photo project instead: selfies with sharks.
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Florida Rapper Falls Into Harbor During Photo Shoot

While out on a waterfront photo shoot, Florida-based hip-hop artist ‘Presto Flo’ had the blooper of a lifetime. As he was standing on the edge of a seawall, posting and having his photo taken, a strong gust of wind caught him off guard and sent him tumbling into the water below.

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Photographer Captures Incredible Photo of the Milky Way Above a Glowing, Bioluminescent Ocean

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Some photographs are so good it’s hard to believe they’re real, and that is definitely the case with Fefo Bouvier‘s photograph of the Milky Way hovering above a glowing strip of Noctiluca bioluminescence in the Atlantic Ocean. Read more…

Photographer Puts His Beautiful Underwater Photography to Use Saving the Oceans

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The oceans are in trouble, and while marine biologists and conservationists and (God help us) politicians are the main advocates for the health of our planet, photographers can also play a role.

One photographer doing his part to help ensure future generations enjoy pristine oceans is Richard Salas, a talented underwater photographer with a decade of underwater photo experience who is currently crowdfunding the last of a trilogy of underwater photobooks that are helping both fund and inspire change. Read more…

Lost Camera with Wedding & Honeymoon Photos Washes Ashore in California

While taking her usual walk along the water on Cardiff State Beach, California resident Marian Rogers came across a waterproof camera, still intact, and whose memory card still held the images of what appears to be newlyweds. A camera she is trying her best to reunite with its former owners. Read more…

Camera and Memory Card Found After Two Years in the Pacific, Photos Still Intact!

Maybe we don’t give memory cards enough credit, because for all of the stories of corrupt files and irretrievable photographs, we have some astounding stories of memory cards performing above and beyond what anybody thinks they could possibly do.

The video above shares one such story that surfaced (pun intended) recently, of a memory card and camera that were discovered after spending two years at the bottom of the North Pacific ocean. You see where we’re going with this… the photos survived. Read more…

Photographing Two Stunning Atolls in the Indian Ocean, A Behind The Scenes Look

Marine biologist turned photographer Thomas Peschak spent some time documenting the remote atolls of Bassas de India and Europa, known to be home of some of the most beautiful seascapes in the world.

While doing so, cameraman Dan Beecham and writer Sunnye Collins created a behind the scenes video showing how Peschak went about capturing the beautiful scenery. Read more…