Underwater Photography

May 19, 2021

Marine Biologist’s Blackwater Photos Uncover Hidden Ocean Creatures [Interview]

Marine biologist and photographer Jeff Milisen loves exploring the unknown. From his home in Kona, Hawaii to the waters of Papua New Guinea, he leaves no underwater territory unturned. Milisen is a pioneer of blackwater photography and is fueled by the desire to document the vast array of microscopic plankton and sea creatures that inhabit our oceans. Blackwater photography is done during a deepwater night dive over the open ocean.

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December 7, 2020

Rare Octopus With Transparent Head Caught by Blackwater Photographer [Interview]

The depths of the ocean are a powerful draw for researchers, experienced divers, and photographers alike. The vast bodies of water which cover over 70 percent of the planet’s surface are still being explored and documented. Lured by mystery, blackwater photographers dive at night into icy, pitch-dark depths. Taipei-based photographer Wu Yung-sen has been deep sea diving and photographing marine life for four years.

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October 17, 2020

This Giant 826.9 Megapixel Photo is Named the World’s Largest Underwater Panorama

Brazilian photographer Marcio Cabral is known for his underwater panoramas. And now, he can add world record holder to his achievements, as an image he took in 2018 was recently named the world's largest underwater panorama by Guinness World Records. The photograph is an impressive 826.9 megapixels—breaking his previous record of 495 megapixels—and was taken in Brazil's Lagoa Misteriosa. Known for its transparent waters, the Lagoa Misteriosa (“Mysterious Lake”)

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February 6, 2014

Ethereal Underwater Photographs Capture Frozen Moments in Time

Kurt Arrigo's underwater photographs are a great reminder that we live in a remarkable world. Passionate about the sea his entire life, Arrigo's love for it is palpable in these strikingly-clear images featuring shoals of fish, graceful dancers, and a majestic Black Stallion horse. Our vantage point is well below the ocean's surface, with deep blues and turquoise that fade as they are penetrated by the sun's rays.

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