25 Moods of an Ocean, As Seen by a Photographer at Eye Level

For the past 2 years, photographer Che Chorley has been working has been working on a seascape project. Each shot is captured with the surface of the sea at about eye level, and each mainly shows the ocean, horizon, and sky.

But different weather and times of day cause the photos to have drastically different appearances. Chorley has put together a set of 25 seascape photos showing 25 different "moods" the ocean showed him.

Trident is an Underwater HD Camera Drone That Lets You Explore The Seas

We're in the dawn of a new camera drone age in which aerial units are readily available from a number of different manufacturers. In addition to taking to the skies, companies are also looking to take drone exploration in the other direction: to the depths of the seas. OpenROV has just launched a Kickstarter campaign for the Trident: a submersible drone geared toward the general population.

Photographer Carter Warden Shares How He Got His Flickr Photos into National Geographic

Carter Warden is a photographer very similar to the rest of us; he captures the world with a lens to his eye because it is a hobby that brings him joy. However, Warden had a bit of a surprise recently when he discovered that National Geographic was interested in paying for and publishing two of his underwater photographs.

To learn more about this experience, we interviewed Warden to learn where he began, how National Geographic has affected his life, and where his plans for the future lay.

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.

Google Street View Now Has Underwater Panoramas of the Great Barrier Reef

If you've always wanted to go scuba diving at the Great Barrier Reef but haven't had a chance to, this might be one of the next best things: Google has added gorgeous underwater panoramic photographs to Street View, allowing to swim around at the world's largest coral system as if it were a street in your neighborhood.

Photos Recovered from Camera That Spent Four Years in the Ocean

We've heard of digital photos being recovered after lost cameras drift for 1,000 miles (in underwater casing) or spend a year at the bottom of the ocean floor, but is there any hope for a camera that experiences four years of abuse at sea? Turns out there is. A man named Peter Govaars was walking along a beach in California when he stumbled upon a battered camera "skeleton" with a memory card still attached. He took the SD card home, took it apart, spent 30 minutes cleaning it, and was surprised to discover 104 photographs taken within a 2 week period in June 2007.