An ocean expedition exploring the depths of the Atlantic Ocean captured a video that looks like a cartoon turned real life. The cartoon is SpongeBob SquarePants, to be exact. The video shows a square yellow sponge and a pink starfish right next to it. Familiar, isn’t it?
A huge portion of our oceans still remains a mystery. So, seeing footage from the deep sea is always a wonderful treat. The Schmidt Ocean Institute explored the Phoenix Islands Protected Area (PIPA) in the Pacific Ocean near Samoa, filming the diverse deep-sea creatures around the coral reefs. One of the most remarkable discoveries is a transparent glass octopus that looks like a creature from another planet.
The team of scientists puts their footage together in a four-minute video, so you can also discover this hidden and beautiful underwater world.
Underwater Photographer of the Year has just announced the 2021 contest winners. This year’s overall winner is an incredible shot that will make you look twice – and then keep staring at it revealing more and more of its unique beuaty. Other than the winning photo, we bring you the rest of the amazing awarded images. So, keep reading and feast your eyes on some of the world’s best underwater photos.
Canadian photographer Barbara Cole turns ordinary into extraordinary using only water, her camera, and imagination. You already met her through her beautiful underwater portraits. In her latest series Appearances, she took flowers and gave them a whole new look, turning them into watercolor-like images.
Without a doubt, the Canon EOS R5 is the top image-maker of 2020 and could potentially go unmatched in the camera world for another few years. It is the first full frame mirrorless camera to offer 8K video capability and features a specs sheet that puts it at the top of its class. The EOS R5 directly answers many of the concerns that photographers had with the EOS R and promises significant updates to important functions including autofocus, stabilization, continuous burst shooting, and video.
Despite Sony’s dominance in the underwater camera market over the last year with the A7R IV, it is likely that the Canon EOS R5 will be even more popular as the camera of choice for both underwater photographers and filmmakers.
Filming underwater can reveal so much about the world hidden there. What’s more, it can even show us more about animals that don’t live under the water surface. The San Diego Zoo decided to share what it looks like when flamingos eat. They simply placed an underwater camera into their pond and revealed what it looks like when these wonderful birds are dining.
There’s so much beauty hiding in the underwater realm. But thanks to underwater photography, we get to take a peek at this fantastic world. Ocean Art “Safe Under the Sea” contest has just announced the 2020 winners, and they show us beautiful, mysterious, and even some sad stories from beneath the water surface.
I just love it when different forms of art intertwine and inspire each other. This is why I was immediately drawn to Canadian photographer Barbara Cole and her underwater photos. Although they have a painterly look to them, they were all photographed underwater, often at her own small swimming pool. They’re intriguing, emotional, and each of her series carries a message and a mood that just strikes you.
Barbara was kind enough to chat with DIYP about her work, inspiration behind it, and how she makes her images. Of course, she also shared lots of her fantastic photos with us. So, dive in with us behind the scenes of Barbara’s process, and behind the thoughts and emotions that have kept her inspired all these years.
It’s simply incredible how many amazing creatures there are underwater. We certainly can’t take a peek at this marvelous world every day, but underwater photographers can show it to us. Marine biologist and photographer Alexander Semenov has caught one such creature on camera. Sea angels live in large amounts in Arctic and Antarctic seas, and Alexander has captured their beauty in a series of amazing images.