I long wanted to do a black and white underwater series, and finally here it is… The photographs are from the Azores.
Blue sharks populate the waters around the Azores archipelago. They undertake long transatlantic migrations. Offshore diving with these elegant and curious animals allows to study them at arm’s length.
Princess Alice Bank at the Azores is a volcanic seamount on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge rising from more than thousand metres to a depth of around 40 metres below the ocean surface. The abundance of marine life, especially manta rays, make it an exquisite, albeit remote and exposed offshore spot for diving.
It’s the light that makes a photograph. The principle also applies to underwater photography. Sunlight penetrates water. However, only twenty percent makes it to a depth of ten metres. Less than one percent of sunlight reaches the ocean at 100 metres depth. To make things more difficult, water filters the warmer side of the light spectrum […]
Gobies are small and secretive. Many of the more than 1600 goby species are never seen, although gobies are the largest family of marine fish. Gobies can be mistaken for blennies; the latter have a single continuous dorsal fin, whereas gobies have two separate fins.
For this year’s autumn leaves photo, I used some trickery. In fact, the picture is turned upside down… The water surface creates nice reflections of the beech tree leaves.
Nature is generous. It gives without expecting anything in return. Generally, there’s a higher-level system ensuring the balance of its parts. These underwater photographs taken in the Strait of Mozambique try to explore some of these coexistences. Take the case of the sea anemone who has several subtenants. There’s typically a pair of anemonefish, as well […]
Pipefish are hard to spot underwater, as they have excellent camouflage. They slowly drift over the seabed with the current, and you can easily take them for a stick or dead branch. Pipefish are related to seahorses. They belong to the same family of Syngnathidae, hence they share the same long tubelike snout. Just like […]
The spiny seahorse is a rare and vulnerable species on the IUCN red list.