Join Richard on a Fiji Marine Life Expedition

Fiji Marine Life Expedition to Matava Resort, Kadavu - 5-15th October 2013

Fiji is a great location for both underwater photographers and budding naturalists.  It is famed for stunning reefs adorned with dense soft corals and crystal clear waters.  Join Richard to learn more about this unspoilt tropical paradise and get more from your diving on Fiji's Great Astrolabe Reef.

Bird's Head Seascape - Natural History Notes (PT4)

BIRD'S HEAD NATURAL HISTORY NOTES (Part 4): The Pygmy Seahorses of Raja Ampat

By Dr Richard Smith | Originally written for Science & Conservation Blog

Bird's Head Seascape - Natural History Notes (PT3)

BIRD'S HEAD NATURAL HISTORY NOTES (Part 3): Sinister Hitchhikers

By Dr Richard Smith | Originally written for Science & Conservation Blog


Ocean Realm Images FLOW - Newsletter 2015

I really don't know what happened to 2015, but what a great years it's been! There have been lots of amazing expeditions, creatures and publications to my name.  I hope you've all had a brilliant 2015 and looking forward to 2016 and beyond.  Here's is a little run down of what I've been up to over the past 6 months:

Completed Trips

Trip Report | Dewi Nusantara, Northern Raja Ampat

I have just returned to Sorong, after another fantastic trip aboard the beautiful Dewi Nusantara around northern Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia.  This was the first of Paul Humann, Ned and Anna DeLoach's two charters,
so, as you might expect, we have been excitedly looking for all manner of weird and wonderful sea creatures - I've been in my element!


After almost a year away from the beautiful Dewi Nusantara, I am really excited to be back for another two trips sailing the megadiverse Indonesian seas as resident naturalist.  I am even more excited as the trips are being hosted by Ned & Anna DeLoach and Paul Humann, the well-known authors of many fish ID and behaviour books and the founders of REEF (Reef Environmental Education Foundation).

First Quarter Review 2014

We are already more than a quarter of the way through 2014.... how did that happen?! It's been a busy few months here at Ocean Realm Images with group trips to Socorro Island, Mexico and the Philippines, plenty of published articles and exciting new ventures in TV and film.

Diver and big eye trevally schoolGroup Expeditions

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.

Japan Diving Trip Report

I have recently returned from an exceedingly fruitful trip to Japan, where I attended the 9th Indo-Pacific Fish Conference in Okinawa and dived both Izu Peninsula and Hachijo-jima.

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