Although I'm in Indonesia at the moment, through the wonders of the web I have been able to check out my new article in the February issue of Sport Diver magazine in the UK. It is entitled 'Pelagian: Wakatobi and beyond', which is about the trip I made aboard Wakatobi Dive Resort's live-aboard Pelagian in September last year. It was a great trip where we saw plenty of amazing critters. You can follow t
I just received the new issue of Sport Diving Magazine in the post, which includes my article about diving the fantastic island of Sulawesi in Indonesia, entitled 'Sulawesi Odyssey'. Sulawesi has it all, the north is undoubtedly the best muck diving in the world, the central Togian Islands have an endemic pygmy seahorse and finally, in the south you can find the fabled Wakatobi Dive Resort.
I was really pleased to have my image 'Lost in Space', of a tail-spot blenny (Ecsenius stigmatura) on a soft coral, placed as a finalist in the ANZANG Nature Photography competition this year. I took the shot whilst aboard Dewi Nusantara in Raja Ampat last year. These fish are only found in this region, as well as the Maluku Islands. My image will be in the
A Filipino Degustation with Atlantis Dive Resorts
The Philippines has been high on my list of places to visit for a long time, but until now it had somehow eluded me. I have spent plenty of time diving its southern neighbour, Indonesia, but for some reason I had always had difficulty getting my head around the geography of the Philippines. When the opportunity arose to visit the Atlantis Resorts it was the perfect solution to my problem!
For the fourth time this year I'm very excited to have the cover shot for Sport Diving Magazine. It's always very exciting to have a shot on the front cover of a magazine. Sadly, however, I'm in the UK at the moment so I can't linger in newsagents waiting for someone to pick up a copy!
Observing natural behaviours whilst underwater is one of the main reasons that I love diving so much. Whilst staying at Kasawari Resort in Lembeh Strait, Indonesia for a week in January I came across something very special and unique.
This news is slightly overdue, but I'm really pleased to officially announce that my images are now represented by NHPA. NHPA is one of the world's premier wildlife and natural history image libraries and will be stocking a wide variety of my underwater shots. You can see my first submission to them by
I have written a few articles for UltraMarine Magazine over the past year or so and am pleased to have my first cover image with them this issue (Issue 33: April/May 2012). The cover shot is a pink anemonefish that I took at Wakatobi Dive Resort in Indonesia a few years ago. I've always had a soft spot for the image which I took with a very short depth of field, giving it an ethereal feel with soft pastel colours of the pale blue sky, purple mantle of the anemone and pinks of the fish.
I sit writing this blog from Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos surrounded by frolicking sealions, sunbaking marine iguanas, bathing pelicans and feeding sally lightfoot crabs. This really is a land of plenty, largely fed by the nutritious waters suddenly brought to the surface around the archipelago and immediately exploited by planktonic life. Obviously the islands are most well known for providing Darwin with the raw materials that culminated in his theory of evolution and the origin of species by natural selection. Visiting them today is like stepping into a world whe
I am pleased to announce that this issue (Volume 2: Issue 1) I have the cover image and a feature article 'The Sex Life of Seahorses' in 72 & Rising Magazine, which is a magazine focusing on marine and freshwater environments and their conservation.
Check out the article here:
The Sex Life of Seahorses by Richard Smith (© Richard Smith 2012)