Tag Archives: Underwater Photography

Travel Views: Peru & The Galapagos Islands (4K)

Peru is a country in South America that’s home to a section of Amazon rainforest and Machu Picchu, an ancient Incan city high in the Andes mountains. The region around Machu Picchu, including the Sacred Valley, Inca Trail and colonial city of Cusco, is rich in archaeological sites. On Peru’s arid Pacific coast is Lima, the capital, with a preserved colonial center and important collections of pre-Columbian art. 

The Galápagos Islands is a volcanic archipelago in the Pacific Ocean. It’s considered one of the world’s foremost destinations for wildlife-viewing. A province of Ecuador, it lies about 1,000km off its coast. Its isolated terrain shelters a diversity of plant and animal species, many found nowhere else. Charles Darwin visited in 1835, and his observation of Galápagos’ species later inspired his theory of evolution. 

Ocean Views: Lucipara Islands – Indonesia (4K)

Lucipara Islands are about 50 km west of Penyu Islands, both of which belong to Molucca Islands. They are directly south of Manipa Strait near Ceram. Edmund Roberts visited the islands briefly in the 19th century. He called them Lucepara in his 1832 journal. 

On April 2021 I was called to film another expedition in Indonesia.

Even though the COVID-19 travel restrictions were still strong in Indonesia, we sailed off to Lucipara with high hopes.

After creating a new MPA in Serua, our Marine Conservation experts wanted to create a new one as well in Lucipara.

We traveled more than 1,300 nautical miles aboard The Seven Seas for a whole month, diving in one of the most remote area in Indonesia.

This short film testifies of the marine life that we encountered there and which we must protect at all costs, creating a new MPA.

Voyages: ‘SeaLegacy’ Crew Films A Dolphin Pod In The Bahamas, Caribbean Sea

In the second episode of SeaLegacy: The Voyage, Sony Artisans of Imagery Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier, along with the rest of the SeaLegacy crew, discover sometimes things don’t always go to plan. See how the crew manages the challenge and creates a new game plan when dealing with a sometimes uncooperative dolphin pod. Learn more: https://alphauniverse.com/stories/in-…

Marine Views: Saddleback Clownfish (BBC Earth)

A family of saddleback clownfish have found an excellent home, however, they need a place to lay their eggs.

Amphiprion polymnus, also known as the saddleback clownfish or yellowfin anemonefish, is a black and white species of anemonefish with a distinctive saddle. Like all anemonefishes it forms a symbiotic mutualism with sea anemones and is unaffected by the stinging tentacles of the host anemone. 

Underwater Views: The ‘Hawaiian Garden Eel’ (PBS)

The Hawaiian garden eel is an eel in the family Congridae. It was described by John Ernest Randall and James Robert Chess in 1980. It is a marine, tropical eel which is known from the Hawaiian archipelago, in the eastern central Pacific Ocean. It is non-migratory, and is thought to be restricted to the region.

Travel & Photography: Underwater Beauty Of Coral Reefs In Timor-Leste

Go behind the scenes of SeaLegacy’s conservation journey, starting with an incredible Blue Whale photoshoot in the waters off of Timor-Leste. Photographers, filmmakers, conservationists and #SonyArtisan​ members Cristina Mittermeier, Paul Nicklen and Andy Mann share how impactful storytelling can make a positive impact on essential conservation efforts to protect our planet. Learn more about the conservation efforts in Timor-Leste: https://only.one/

Timor-Leste, or East Timor, a Southeast Asian nation occupying half the island of Timor, is ringed by coral reefs teeming with marine life. Landmarks in the capital, Dili, speak to the country’s struggles for independence from Portugal in 1975 and then Indonesia in 2002. The iconic 27m-tall Cristo Rei de Dili statue sits on a hilltop high over the city, with sweeping views of the surrounding bay. 

Ocean Views: Saving ‘Kelp Forests’ In South Africa

The makers of the Bafta-winning documentary My Octopus Teacher want to preserve the underwater ecosystem it features. The documentary focuses on a film-maker who befriends an octopus – but the unsung star of the show is the kelp forest off the coast of Cape Town. It is one of the richest ecosystems in the world. The makers of the film are part of a campaign to preserve the aquatic forest.

Ocean Wildlife: Green Sea Turtles Of Hawaii (Video)

Hawaii is home to the largest hard-shelled sea turtles in the world.

Hawaiian green sea turtles, or honu, are native to Hawaii. They are the largest hardshelled sea turtle in the world, reaching lengths of four feet and weights over 300 pounds. Out of the seven types of sea turtle, the Hawaiian green sea turtle is the most common turtle in Hawaii.

Views: Blotched Fantail Rays – Great Barrier Reef

A Blotched Fantail’s stinger is located the base of its spine, packed full of venom. If it manages to connect with a vital organ, that venom is capable of killing a human being.

The Blotched Fantail Ray is widespread along the Great Barrier Reef and has a distinctive disc shape, colour pattern and a ventral skin fold on its tail. Although it is not generally aggressive by nature it has been responsible for at least one human fatality.