Shrimp Festival Winners Underwater Photography Contest

The second edition of the Deepblu.com / Scubashooters.net jointly organized festival has just finished. This edition’s theme was Shrimp. First place went to the beautiful hairy shrimp framed by Leon Haoqin Zhao, second place by Tianhong Wang and thirs place by Gyno Simus.     Several hundred photos have been submitted from dozens… Continue reading

Painted doris nudibranch Felimare picta / Marine Biology

nudibranch felimare picta

The painted Doris (Felimare picta) is a nudibranch belonging to the Chromodorididae family. It is one of the families most numerous and common, consisting mainly of medium or large size specimen, characterized by elaborate and glittering colors. They feed on various types of sponges, so it is useful to know… 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

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

Malaysia: Mabul and Sipadan Extraordinary emotions in Borneo

Malaysian Borneo - Mabul and Sipadan

The journey from Italy is quite long and exhausting: two stopovers up to Kuala Lumpur, a domestic flight to Tawau in Borneo, an hour by van to climb up the Sabah region to the port of Semporna where, awaiting for us, there’s a fast boat that after 45 minutes sailing… 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

Serpula Vermicularis The red flower of the sea

In the following article, in addition to describing the Serpula vermicularis, I would like to send a message to all those underwater photographers who, while admiring a subject, linger about its beauty and its details, leaving out the emotions it can instill up to making them love it and enhance… Continue reading