Recently, I was very pleased to have a feature gallery with Australian Geographic.
This iconic publication published a gallery of my images of pygmy seahorses, including mating, fighting and giving birth, along with an short article I wrote.
You can FOLLOW THIS LINK to the gallery or read the article below:
At the end of last week I was excited to receive my copy of the new Sport Diving Magazine from Australia. It contains my article 'Amazing Encounters' about my trip aboard Wakatobi Dive Resort's live aboard the Pelagian (available as a pdf download below). I visited the resort in September last year, following a two and a half year gap since I was there conducting research for my PhD on the biology and conservation of pygmy seahorses.
I have just passed through Singapore, which gave me the opportunity to pick up a copy of the new Sport Diving magazine (issue 156), in which I have an article entitled 'Komodo: Off the Beaten Track'.
This piece is about the trip I made with Graham Abbott, of Diving 4 Images, and Yann Alfian, a good friend of mine and fantastic dive guide. Graham organised for us a small and slightly ramshackle boat but which was able to take us to new and rarely dived sites around the southern Komodo National Park. It was a great trip so have a read of it below!
I'm always excited when the postman delivers the new issue of Sport Diving magazine all the way from Australia. The new issue (155) landed on my hall floor a couple of days ago and contains my article 'Mid Atlantic Whaling', which is about the trip I made last July to the Azores Islands, 1600 km west of Portugal.
This was the trip of a lifetime. I had always dreamt of swimming with a sperm whale but never imagined I would end up in arms reach of one!! Anyway, the article link is below so check it out!
I've been extremely hectic lately and haven't managed to keep up with my Ocean Realm Images blog too well. On the plus side, I have been blogging for lots of other people, mostly about my amazing trip aboard Wakatobi Dive Resort's live-aboard Pelagian which I made in September. I was aboard Pelagian for the first time, despite having spent six months at the resort conducting my PhD fieldwork on the biology and conservation of pygmy seahorses.
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.
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!
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'm excited to have the cover image and a feature article in the spring issue of Marine Conservation Society's magazine. MCS is a UK based charity that does great work throughout the British Isles, protecting our amazing marine life.
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)