Last Quarter Review 2013
It has been a very busy few months since my last blog update so I thought a last quarter review style blog would be the easiest way to cover everything. Since my last update I have led a group trip to Fiji, dived in Nelson Bay, Australia with let's Go Adventures and in Lembeh Strait, Indonesia and attended the world's largest dive trade show in Orlando, as well as having numerous publications around the world.
I realised recently that my first published piece was over six years ago. How time flies! I still regularly write for Australasia's Sport Diving magazine, but I'm now also writing for many other publications. Over the past few months since my last update, I have published eleven articles in eight different publications (listed below, with links where applicable).
I have many features coming in the New Year too, including a new series starting in Sport Diver UK's Underwater Photography section, which I'm very excited about, so keep your eyes peeled for that one. In the meantime, you can follow the various links below to read some of my publications from the past couple of months.
Australian Geographic - 'Weird and Wonderful: Japan's Underwater Life'
Dive Photo Guide - 'Photographing Reef Fish' and 'The Ultimate Guide to Photographing Pygmy Seahorses'
Scuba Diver AustralAsia - 'The Life and Times of Hippocampus' and 'Japan's Underwater Jewels'
Scuba Diver - Through The Lens - 'Photographing Reef Fish'
Sport Diver (UK) - Seahorse conservation interview in 'The Conservation Diaries'
Sport Diving - 'Raja Ampat - A Biologist's Perspective'
UltraMarine - 'Ocean Oddities'
I have recently put several new trips on the books, taking us all the way through to 2016! I'll be visiting some of my favourite areas doing some fantastic diving, whilst also learning about the creatures we're seeing, so why not join me?!
I've revamped my website's Expeditions page where you can read more about these trips and link through to their very own pages. The trips are getting very busy, and one trip sold out in less than three hours! If you'd like to join any of the following trips, please contact me:
Indonesia - Dewi Nusantara (liveaboard)
Trip 1 - Flores, Alor & Wetar - 13-24th August 2014
Trip 2 - Flore, Alor & Wakatobi - 25th August - 5th September 2014
Philippines - Azores (liveaboard)
Cebu itinerary including thresher and whale sharks! - 19-28th September 2015
Indonesia - Arenui (liveaboard)
Special pygmy seahorse cruise in Raja Ampat - 5-16th February 2016
Finally, if you'd like to get more up to date info from me and my adventures I suggest you head over to Facebook and 'Like' my page Richard Smith - Ocean Realm Images. That way you'll see lots of lovely photos and stay up to date on trips and publications in real time!
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.