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Discovering a world of macro photo possibilities in a wide angle photography hot spot
By Mark Hatter

Never Leave Your Macro Gear at Home

Mark Hatter
Discovering a world of macro photo possibilities in a wide angle photography hot spot

At 96 feet I crept sideways to the incoming current, completely prone against the rubble bottom.  Like a starfish, I splayed arms and legs and used my critter probe like an ice pick in my left hand to hold position.  I was glad to have swapped my dome port for my macro rig; less buoyant and more streamlined, it was far less of a sail in the pushing tide.  My chin to the rubble, I scanned for my target in excellent visibility.  Then, there they were, a small colony of them scattered about over a square meter of bottom, perched and vigilant at the entrance

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mark Hatter has been diving and shooting underwater images since 1980. Although relatively new to underwater photojournalism, Mark has traveled extensively writing and shooting images for fly fishing publications for more than two decades.  His fly fishing images, including multiple cover shots, and feature articles have been published in nearly two dozen magazines titles.   

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An inside look at the diving, safety, photo gear and planning involved for American Crocodile photos
By Ken Kiefer

Photographing Crocs: Behind the Scenes

Ken Kiefer
An inside look at the diving, safety, photo gear and planning involved for American Crocodile photos

About a year ago, I started seeing pictures of saltwater crocodiles pop up every once in a while on social media.  And these pictures differed from the ones that I had seen in the past because they were from underwater.  Immediately I had another item added to my ‘Bucket List’.  The idea of being in the water with these toothy dinosaurs greatly appealed to me. 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ken Kiefer is an underwater photographer that specializes in big animals and fashion/fitness shoots.  He uses his images of sharks to educate children about the realities of sharks –vs- media portrayal.  

View more of Ken's work at: www.kenkiefer.com.

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Essential tips for bringing home great shots when you have no resort or liveaboard home base
By Brent Durand

Photo Tips for Adventure Diving and Expeditions

Brent Durand
Essential tips for bringing home great shots when you have no resort or liveaboard home base

Bleary-eyed, I shifted into neutral and rolled the car to an open space between the trees. Coyotes howled at the new arrival. A horse kicked a bucket off in the dark beyond the fence. I looked up and saw a meteor streak across the sky before settling into my seat for a few hours of sleep on the long drive north.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Brent Durand is a weekend wanderer and story teller from California.

Brent is an avid diver and adventure photographer, and shoots underwater any time he can get hands on a camera system. He can be reached at brent@uwphotographyguide.com.

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What Photographers Need to Know about Diving Bimini's Hammerhead Headquarters
By Shane Gross

The Hammerheads of Bimini

Shane Gross
What Photographers Need to Know about Diving Bimini's Hammerhead Headquarters

 

In January of 2013 I saw Neal Watson’s Bimini Scuba Center posting beautiful pictures of great hammerhead sharks. Like any shark lover and underwater photographer would in that circumstance, I immediately messaged them and asked how I could join the action. Three days later I was underwater with my absolute favorite shark. At the time it was a revelation; a new spot that promised what no other could.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Born in Canada, Shane Gross has been living in the Bahamas for the past three years working as a SCUBA dive instructor and freelance underwater photographer/writer. His work has been widely published in books, magazines, ad campaigns, etc. He is an outspoken conservationist and ocean advocate who wishes to inspire those around him to do their part.

www.grossphotographic.com  |  facebook.com/shanegrossphotography

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Why this Big Fish Hotspot Needs to be on Your Trip List
By Mikhail Kisin

Coiba: Fish Photography at Surprise Island

Mikhail Kisin
Why this Big Fish Hotspot Needs to be on Your Trip List

 

Coiba: Fish Photography at Surprise Island


Why this Big Fish Hotspot Needs to be on Your Trip List

Text and Photos By Mikhail Kisin

 

Coiba Island Scuba Diving

 

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Capturing the Great White Shark at Isla de Guadalupe
By George Probst

The Cage Diving Experience and Photo Tips

George Probst
Capturing the Great White Shark at Isla de Guadalupe

   

 

Mexico’s Isla de Guadalupe is located off Baja about 400km (250 miles) southwest of Ensenada. During the autumn months, the island is home to a variety of natural prey for white sharks, including yellowfin tuna, Guadalupe fur seals, California sea lions, and northern elephant seals.

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A Tale of Dive and Tropic Adventure at Taveuni Island, Fiji
By Matt Krumins

Jurassic Park Meets The Beach

Matt Krumins
A Tale of Dive and Tropic Adventure at Taveuni Island, Fiji

 

Jurassic Park Meets The Beach


A Tale of Dive and Tropic Adventure at Taveuni Island, Fiji

Text and Photos By Matt Krumins

 

 

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5 Things You Need to Know Before Diving Raja Ampat, Indonesia
By Brent Durand

Underwater Photographer's Guide to Raja Ampat

Brent Durand
5 Things You Need to Know Before Diving Raja Ampat, Indonesia

 

Underwater Photographer's Guide to Raja Ampat


5 Things You Need to Know Before Diving Raja Ampat

Text and Photos By Brent Durand

 

 

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The Sharks, the People, and Getting the Perfect Shot
By Shane Gross

What You Need to Know about Diving Tiger Beach

What You Need to Know about Diving Tiger Beach
Shane Gross
The Sharks, the People, and Getting the Perfect Shot

If you want to dive with and/or photograph tiger sharks you go to Tiger Beach. The small, shallow sand flat, an hour by boat from the West End of Grand Bahama Island, is the most reliable, consistent and, arguably, photographically pleasing spot to photograph these striped beauties on Earth. As such, many photographers have been there and shot it in many different ways. I had avoided going there for this very reason. I thought to myself “what could I possibly do different? It’s been shot to death!”

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Born in Canada, Shane Gross has been living in the Bahamas for the past three years working as a SCUBA dive instructor and freelance underwater photographer/writer. His work has been widely published in books, magazines, ad campaigns, etc. He is an outspoken conservationist and ocean advocate who wishes to inspire those around him to do their part.

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Incredible Photos of a Humpback Mother and Calf followed by an Orca Attack
By Rodney Bursiel

The Circle of Life at Socorro

Rodney Bursiel
Incredible Photos of a Humpback Mother and Calf followed by an Orca Attack

Oliver Wendell Holmes said, “A mind stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” After visiting the Socorro Islands with Great White Adventures aboard the Solmar V, my mind was stretched more than I could ever imagine.

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