In late May, Ballantine’s Scotch whisky and ‘hyper-real’ photographer Benjamin Von Wong journeyed to Tulum, Mexico with a team of 35 (including a champion free diver!) to participate in a unique, experimental underwater photographic project. Floating thirty metres (30m / 100ft) down in the ancient ‘Angelita’ Cenote ‘sinkhole’, is a cloud-like layer of hydrogen sulfide which separates salt and fresh water, creating a unique visual phenomenon – flowing ‘underwater river’. Continue reading »
“Emmy” award-winning cinematographer, Shawn Heinrichs teamed up with model and diver Hannah Fraser to carry out a unique underwater conservation fashion shoot in a remote location in the South Pacific Ocean. The pair are aiming to raise awareness for the plight of the marine mammals at the hands of whalers. During the ten day shoot Fraser swam and glided with pilot and humpback whales. Continue reading »
Japan is always up for building something crazy – like, for example, an otter roundabout – which is exactly what Keikyu Aburatsubo Marine Park in Miura City did! Continue reading »
Take scary good selfies with Sony Xperia. Brilliant advertisements, created by Fitzgerald+CO agency from Atlanta for Sony Xperia smartphone. Continue reading »
The stunning wedding was organized by a dive club called Top Dive, which has launched a new concept for wedding tourism in French Polynesia. The bride and groom held hands as they stood in front of a Polynesian priest who performed their eye-watering ceremony. (Photo by Ben Thouard/AFP Photo)
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This photo taken on September 3, 2014 shows Qin Riyang (L) and Leng Yuting, both 26 years old, posing underwater for their wedding pictures at a photo studio in Shanghai, ahead of their wedding next year. Fiance Riyang said they had their wedding photographs taken underwater because “its romantic and beautiful”. Mr Wedding studio owner, Tina Lui, started providing underwater pictures four years ago. (Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP Photo)
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The underwater fashion photos featured in the May 2014 Sun Magazine were taken by Sun photographer Lloyd Fox in a pool at the home of Mary Kay and Chuck Nabit. Styling was provided by Sun reporter John-John Williams IV, and the art director for the shoot was Sun design editor Leeann Adams. Photos: The Sun magazine’s under water fashion shoot with resort style clothes, March 25, 2014
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2014 Underwater Photography Photo Contest winners, Temperate Waters category, 1st place. (Photo by Jeremy Axworthy/UnderwaterPhotography.com)
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Qiandao Lake (Chinese: 千島湖, lit. Thousand Island Lake), a man-made lake located in Chun’an County, Zhejiang, China, formed after the completion of the Xin’an River hydroelectric station in 1959. 1,078 large islands dot the lake and a few thousand smaller ones are scattered across it. The lake covers an area of 573 km² and has a storage capacity of 17.8 km³. The islands in the lake cover about 86 km²
The first underwater exploration attempt of the drowned city was in 2001 when it was discovered there were 265 arches in the preserved ruins. Lion City is about the size of 62 football fields. Continue reading »
“Emmy” award-winning cinematographer, Shawn Heinrichs teamed up with model and diver Hannah Fraser to carry out a unique underwater conservation fashion shoot in a remote location in the South Pacific Ocean. The pair are aiming to raise awareness for the plight of the marine mammals at the hands of whalers. During the ten day shoot Fraser swam and glided with pilot and humpback whales.
“A stunning underwater shot showing model Hannah Fraser being photographed next to a group of pilot whales”. (Photo by Shawn Heinrichs/Barcroft Media) Continue reading »
March 11, 2008 Swiss car manufacturer Rinspeed made quite the splash at the Geneva Motor Show with its innovative sQuba, a fully functional submersible concept car that cost $1.5 million to build.
Inspired by the submarine Lotus Esprit in the James Bond movie “The Spy Who Loved Me”, the sQuba was a heavily modified Lotus Elise supposedly capable of propulsion above water or below. Sadly, demand for amphibious spy cars will likely have to wait until our coastal cities are underwater due to the effects of global warming. On the upshot, the sQuba is a zero-emissions vehicle. (Photo by Rinspeed) Continue reading »
Intrepid photographers submitted over 700 underwater images for the 2012 Underwater Photography Contest and an adorable red sea slug grinning for the camera was awarded the contest’s star. The annual contest, put on by the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science, showcases the colorful creatures typically beneath reach and awards prizes in three categories: macro, fish or marine animal portrait, and wide angle.
Fan Favorite: Todd Aki Sea nettle Chrysaora quinquecirrh taken on an early morning shore dive off the Breakwater — Monterey, California, USA Continue reading »
Swooping gracefully through the water like giant bats, these huge manta rays gather to feed on microscopic plankton. These amazing pictures were taken by British photographer Warren Baverstock, who spent nine days on the Maldives to capture these beautiful creatures. Up to 200 mantas gather in Hanifaru Bay, which is just the size of a football pitch, to feed and be cleaned of parasites by smaller fish.
Manta rays are the world’s largest ray and have the biggest brain to body weight ratio of their cousins the skates and sharks. They feed on plankton and fish larvae either on the ocean floor or in open water. They filter their food from the water passing through their gills as they swim. Mantas frequently visit cleaning stations where small fish such as wrasse, remora, and angelfish swim in their gills. (Time) Continue reading »
A diver examines photographs by Austrian photographer Andreas Franke along the deck of the Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg artificial reef, 90 feet deep in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary off Key West in this photograph taken on August 4 and released on August 7. Franke created and installed a dozen digitally composited images for the underwater exhibition. (Andreas Franke/Florida Keys News Bureau) Continue reading »
A diver surrounded by sardines performs Taekwondo during a promotional diving performance for summer vacation visitors at the Coex Aquarium in Seoul July 22, 2011. The aquarium is running the dive performance daily during the summer season. (REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak) Zoom.
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