Tag: underwater

May 5, 2014

This is What a Handful of Magnified Seawater Looks Like

This is What a Handful of Magnified Seawater Looks Like

Photograph by David Liittschwager Website | National Geographic Assignment | Prints available In 2006, David Liittschwager took an incredible photograph for National Geographic. The image has recently gone viral under the incorrect assertion that it is, ‘a single drop of seawater magnified 25 times‘. Littschwager clarified with PetaPixel that the image was in fact:…

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Mar 31, 2014

The Unseen Beauty of Slow Moving Marine Life. A 150,000 Photo Time-Lapse

The Unseen Beauty of Slow Moving Marine Life. A 150,000 Photo Time-Lapse

Made from 150,000 individual photographs, Daniel Stoupin’s Slow Life is one of the most incredible underwater time-lapses you will see. It took Stoupin almost nine-months to complete. As he explains in the video description: “Slow” marine animals show their secret life under high magnification. Corals and sponges are very mobile creatures, but their motion…

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Mar 18, 2014

This Diver Survived a Shark Attack and He has the GoPro Footage to Prove It

This Diver Survived a Shark Attack and He has the GoPro Footage to Prove It

To protect the reef in the Western Carribean Sea from the destructive and invasive Lionfish (which have no natural predators in these foreign waters and are killing native fish species), diver Jason Dimitri was on assignment culling lion fish when a Caribbean Reef Shark suddenly appeared. Jason said he was about 70 ft underwater…

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Mar 11, 2014

An Injured Dolphin Approached this Diver for Help. Then This Happened

An Injured Dolphin Approached this Diver for Help. Then This Happened

During a night dive last January at Gadren Eel Cove in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii; a bottlenose dolphin caught in a fishing line approached scuba diver Keller Laros for help. The dolphin’s left pectoral fin was stuck, wrapped around fishing line with a hook embedded into its body. Laros, who was equipped with scissors, was able…

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Mar 5, 2014

This is What It’s Like to be Surrounded by Hammerhead Sharks

This is What It’s Like to be Surrounded by Hammerhead Sharks

What started as a typical dive off the coast of Mozambique, with schools of fish and pods of dolphins; took a dramatic turn when a large swarm of scalloped hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna lewini) showed up. An incredible experience this diver will not soon forget. As of 2008, the scalloped hammerhead is on the “globally…

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Jan 12, 2014

Picture of the Day: Freediving with Tunas

Picture of the Day: Freediving with Tunas

FREEDIVING WITH TUNAS Photograph by KURT ARRIGO Website | Facebook | Twitter | Tumblr | 500px In this breathtaking underwater photograph by Kurt Arrigo, we see a woman freediving (i.e., no breathing aid) with a school of tuna fish. This is not a composite or digitally manipulated as many may be quick…

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Jan 7, 2014

These Fishers Put a GoPro on a Crab Net. The Results were Surprising

These Fishers Put a GoPro on a Crab Net. The Results were Surprising

In late December a group of fishers off the coast of Bunbury, Australia decided to attach a GoPro camera to their crab net. It turned out to be a great decision as the resulting video shows just how much activity there is underwater! Those stingrays look awesome!

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