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

Bizarre fishes Trumpetfish and slender snipefish

Trumpetfish and Snipefishes

When I started having the first direct approaches with marine life, in the stretch of sea between Calabria and Sicily, I used to hang out at the coasts where the fishermen landed returning from their work. I watched inquisitive the disembarking operations but, above all, I lingered while fishermen were … Continue reading