Posts Tagged ‘underwater’

An Underwater Portrait Shoot with Kayaker Viktoria Wolffhardt

Photographer Jean Luis De Heeckeren recently visited a pool in Austria to shoot underwater portraits of kayaker Viktoria Wolffhardt. Above is a short 2-minute behind-the-scenes video that shows the project’s planning, setup, and execution.
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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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Underwater Photographer Finds Himself Engulfed by a Sperm Whale ‘Poopsplosion’

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Underwater photographer Keri Wilk was swimming with sperm whales off the coast of Dominica in March 2014 when found he found himself capturing something rather unexpected: a massive whale “defecation event.”
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RC Plane Crashes Into the Sea and Captures Beautiful Underwater Scenes

MrLiftHog was flying his camera-equipped RC plane one afternoon when he became disoriented by the glare of the sun and accidentally crashed his plane into the waters below. The plane was supposed to capture some aerial imagery, but it ended up seeing beautiful sights as an underwater camera.
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Underwater Cameras Capture Incredible Footage of Killer Whales at Play

Here’s a short clip from the Smithsonian Channel‘s series “Hunt for the Super Predator.” It shows an encounter a team of photographers and scientists had with killer whales at Bremer Canyon off the coast of Western Australia.

Using a special camera rig he designed, wildlife cameraman David Riggs shot some amazing underwater footage of killer whales that looks too good to be true (you can find it at 1:35 in the video).
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Photographer Sets New World Record by Capturing 9 Whales in One Underwater Photo

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Australian underwater photographer Darren Jew has set a new Guinness world record by capturing 9 whales in a single underwater shot.
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Beautiful Photographs of Microscopic Plankton that Look Like Photos of Outer Space

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When you look at the photographs in her series Into the Umbra, photographer Julia Bennett wants you to think you’re looking at outer space. And then, just as your mind is struggling to expand to encompass the far reaches of the solar system where the image was captured, that’s when she wants you to realize that you’re looking at something you could find in any old liter of Sea Water.

Her images weren’t captured with a telescope peering into the heavens, but a microscope that peers into the micro worlds inside droplets of seawater. Read more…

GoPro Survives 17 Months Bouncing Around a Riverbed After Filming Its Final Moments

GoPros exist to take quite a beating… they are action cams after all. However, as much as GoPro might put its products through the wringer to test them and ensure they’re up for anything, it’s unlikely they expect one to survive what the one in the above video did.

The functioning camera managed to survive in a riverbed for 17 months! And not only did it survive, the footage of the camera’s final moments was still safe and sound on the memory card inside.

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Surreal, Perspective-Bending Underwater Film Uses Zero Special Effects, Only Camera Tricks

Perspective, gravity, up, down, all of them are mere suggestions in The Ocean Brothers: a mind-bending, surreal video by brothers Francisco and Armando del Rosario and their friend Armiche Ramos.

Entered into the World ShootOut 2014 underwater photography competition, the video took home the top prize with nary a competitor in sight. No special effects were used, just camera tricks and freediving skill that makes it seem as if the world is conforming to their whim.

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Woman Pays Tribute to Her Departed Fiancé with a Powerful Underwater Photo Shoot

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The crushing blow came just 52 days before her wedding: Janine, a blushing bride-to-be, unexpectedly lost her fiancé. The grief was unimaginable, but she didn’t let it conquer her. Instead, after taking some time to grieve, she got in touch with Matt Adcock at Del Sol Photography and asked him to help her move on and rediscover the beauty of the world around her.

What followed was an incredibly powerful ‘trash the dress’ photo shoot full of symbolism: a cleansing shoot that has helped Janine to make her peace with the past and embrace the possibility of a bright future. Read more…