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Tiger Beach Sharks – the Real Deal? – Underwater Photography Article

Tiger Beach Sharks – the Real Deal? Tiger Beach Sharks…This shallow, sandy area in the Bahamas is firmly established as one of the global diving destinations. With that fame largely derived from the many published images of its most celebrated visitor – Galeocerdo cuvier, the tiger shark. Tiger Shark at Tiger Beach Tigers are considered one of the “big three” most dangerous sharks. And, along with great whites and bull sharks are believed to be responsible for the vast majority…

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Diving the North Coast of Milne Bay – A Journey – Underwater Photography Article

Diving the North Coast of Milne Bay – A Journey Diving the North Coast of Milne Bay… I am often asked why I like Papua New Guinea so much. And the honest answer is, as they say in the movies, it’s complicated! First of all, for me PNG is a wild and adventurous place. And as an Australian I often describe it as “our Africa…” In that it has such amazing topographic and cultural difference to Australia. Its location on…

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Diving the Witu Islands in Papua New Guinea – Underwater Photography Article

Diving the Witu Islands in Papua New Guinea Diving the Witu Islands… As they say in the real estate business, location is everything. And it is Papua New Guinea’s physical position, astride the Equator, at the end of what was historically referred to as the Malay Archipelago. That puts it right in the middle of the greatest marine biodiversity on earth – the Coral Triangle. The country occupies the eastern half of the island of New Guinea (the second largest…

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Incredible Kimbe Bay – The Coral Crucible – Underwater Photography Article

Incredible Kimbe Bay – The Coral Crucible Incredible Kimbe Bay – in a country famous for the amazing diversity of its scuba diving. There are a few stand-out locations where, should you only visit PNG once in your life, you will just have to choose from… On that short-list would certainly be Kimbe Bay, the literal jewel in the crown of New Britain. The largest of the many islands that make up the incredible country that is Papua New Guinea.…

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The Best Aircraft Wreck Dives in PNG – Underwater Photography Article

The Best Aircraft Wreck Dives in PNG The Best Aircraft Wreck Dives in PNG – World War II came to New Guinea in January 1942 when the Imperial Japanese Army invaded Rabaul in New Britain. Turning the region in to a major theater of war in the battle for the Pacific. There were many brutal encounters between the Japanese and the defending Allied forces. Conditions were often appalling, and the fighting was incredibly fierce with many young lives lost on…

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Kimbe Bay’s Mitsubishi Zero Wreck – Underwater Photography Article

Kimbe Bay’s Mitsubishi Zero Wreck The Mitsubishi Zero Wreck – As the story is told around the bar at Walindi, the day the wreck of the Zero fighter was found was soon after a small plane had crashed on take-off from Kimbe Bay’s Hoskins Airport. So, when local villager William Nui found the plane laying on the sandy sea floor. He thought it was the wreckage of the recent crash… Not that of a WWII Japanese fighter that had remained…

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First Verified Humpback Whale Sighting Sri Lanka – Underwater Photography Article

First Verified Humpback Whale Sighting Sri Lanka I am just back from months out in the field, trying (in vain) to catch up with everything before I head out again. While I was away, BioGraphic featured this photo of a young humpback whale that I took in 2014: Playful young male humpback whale in Sri Lanka (License image) This was, to the best of knowledge, the first verified sighting of a humpback whale in the waters just south of Sri…

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Milne Bay – Where It All Began – Underwater Photography Article

Milne Bay – Where It All Began Milne Bay – where it all began… Papua New Guinea enjoys a reputation for some of the best all-round scuba diving to be had anywhere. And truly, its combination of superb reefs, wonderful critter sites and WWII wrecks make it very hard to beat. PNG was the first country I went to when I started to dive outside Australia. And I have been fortunate to have experienced virtually all the main locations over the…

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ONEUW One160X Strobe Review – First Impressions – Underwater Photography Article

ONEUW One160X Strobe Review – First Impressions ONEUW One160X Strobe Review… This is a first impressions review of my personal experience with this new Italian strobe. As explained below, I bought the strobes myself through my diving buddy and fellow underwater photographer Filippo Borghi. And the purpose of this review is to share my initial experience with some new and really excellent technology. ONEUW One160X Strobe Review – The Background… It’s no secret that Italians are, by nature, passionate and…

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Nikon D500 for Underwater Photography Review – Underwater Photography Article

Nikon D500 for Underwater Photography Review Nikon D500 for Underwater Photography – A Mid-Term Review… How time flies – just over two years ago I wrote a first impressions review of my newly acquired Nikon D500. And in it I waxed lyrically about what the new “king of DX (APS-C) photography” could do. Two years is a long time in digital photography and a lot has happened. Top of the list being that it seems like the glory days of…

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Diving the Ogasawara Islands | An Indopacificimages Article – Underwater Photography Article

Diving the Ogasawara Islands | An Indopacificimages Article Diving the Ogasawara Islands… Often referred to as the Oriental Galapagos, the Ogasawara archipelago is located in the north-west Pacific Ocean. About 1000km south of Tokyo and is one of the most isolated and remote parts of Japan. The Ogasawara Islands Despite their distance from Tokyo, the 30+ Ogasawara Islands are administered from the Japanese capital. And the only way to get there is also from Tokyo… On the weekly ferry service…

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