Capturing wildlife images: an ethic problem

Wetpixel (along with PADI) highlighted the issues around the ethics of capturing wildlife images in response to an image that had been widely circulated featuring a day octopus (Octopus cyanea) apparently “hitching a ride” on a Hawaiian green turtle (Chelonia mydas). Further investigation around the image revealed that the Smithsonian … Continue reading

10th Annual Manta Fest Photo Festival

If you are an underwater photographer or a Manta Ray lover, mark your calendar for the 10th Annual Manta Fest Photo Festival being held in Yap, Micronesia from August 26th – September 10th, 2017. Manta Fest is organized by Manta Ray Bay Resort, and Yap Divers who helped establish the … Continue reading

Capo Noli & Sabbione delle Meraviglie Slow UW Shoooting

The city of Noli is located on the Ligurian coast of the Riviera di Ponente (Western Riviera), in a cove bordered to the east from the Island of Bergeggi and southwest by the namesake cape, and is easy to reach from the highway exit of Spotorno, a few kilometers from … Continue reading

Underwater tour in the Philippines The paradise of macro photography

Underwater Philippines Panorama

February 2015. I receive a private message on Facebook by Jerome Kim, underwater photographer of international renown and well known for its beautiful super-macro shooting, or that type of photography where the magnification of the subject and ‘above 1 : 1. Jerome has organized and invites me to join the … Continue reading

Mission Blue Hope Spot Hatteras, North Carolina, USA

Hatteras wreck of U352

Only 4% of our world’s oceans are under any kind of protection. But Dr. Sylvia Earle and her ocean conservation organization Mission Blue are looking to greatly increase those numbers. One way of doing that is through the creation of Hope Spots, areas that are vital to the health of … Continue reading

Fishes on the move Body and fins shape: not all fishes are swimming in the same way

In the liquid element, movement is influenced primarily by the resistance of the mean, which is eight hundred times greater than the air. Something not of little importance. Any diver will immediately notice the resistance he encounters in moving into water. That said, think about fishes: they are tied to … Continue reading

A serious threatening for shark populations The shocking number of sharks killed for their fins

Shark

It is hard to know for sure how many sharks are killed for their fins every year, but the estimations are at about 100 millions. That’s 11,416 sharks killed every hour, 3 sharks a second…The number of sharks killed each year is shocking in itself, but the way they are … Continue reading