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Atlantis Dive Resort

"Jaws "⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ Story of the Shot: This jawfish was photographed as it was quickly reversing into one of the corral burrows it lives in. Jawfish are mouthbrooders where the males hold the eggs in their mouths after fertilization and will not feed until they are born. The jawfish will be quite underweight by the time the eggs hatch. You can see eggs in his mouth. ⠀⠀ _____________________________________________________________⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ Location: @atlantisresort resort in Dumaguete, Philippines.⠀⠀⠀ _____________________________________________________________⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ Structure: Taken with 1DX MKII. 1/250 f20 ISO 100 with @seaandseaimaging YSD2 strobes. Photo was taken using the traditional 10-2 strobe position ⠀⠀ _____________________________________________________________⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ For more scuba diving photos, underwater photography, conservation news and photo tips please #follow me @milesbelowphotography and milesbelow.com⠀⠀⠀⠀ _____________________________________________________________⠀⠀⠀ #beautiful #cute #love #jaws #jawfish #eggs #scuba #diving #critters #paradise #ilovediving #nature #coral #reef #fish #naturelovers #nauticam #naturephotography #ocean #photooftheday #instagood #underwateremotions #paradise #wanderlust #natgeowild #bbcearth #wildlife #dumaguete @canoncanada | @nauticamhousings | @earth_best_epic_photos | #the_barefootwalker

By | 2017-05-18T13:37:21+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Underwater Photography|0 Comments

Atlantis Dive Resort

"Hairy "⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ Story of the Shot: In Dumaguete it is frogfish season and I stumbled across this baby hairy frog fish. In a few months it will turn into a full mop. This character is about 1.5cm long. ⠀⠀ _____________________________________________________________⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ Location: @atlantisresort resort in Dumaguete, Philippines.⠀⠀⠀ _____________________________________________________________⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ Structure: Taken with 1DX MKII. 1/320 f22 ISO 100 with @seaandseaimaging YSD2 strobes. Photo was taken using cross strobe set up (strobes on either side of the subject facing one another perpendicular to the housing. ⠀⠀ _____________________________________________________________⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ For more scuba diving photos, underwater photography, conservation news and photo tips please follow me @milesbelowphotography and milesbelow.com⠀⠀⠀⠀ _____________________________________________________________⠀⠀⠀ #baby #frogfish #love #scubadiving #scuba #diving #critters #paradise #ilovediving #nature #water #coral #reef #fish #naturelovers #photooftheday #nature #nauticam #naturephotography #ocean #instagood #canon #paradise #wanderlust #natgeo #bbcearth #wildlife #wildlifephotography #dumaguete @canoncanada | @nauticamhousings | @earth_best_epic_photos | #the_barefootwalker

By | 2017-05-17T13:30:21+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Underwater Photography|0 Comments

Atlantis Dive Resort

"Green Submarine"⠀ ⠀ Story of the Shot: Before our night dive I mentioned to our guide. "Do you ever see emperor shrimp here?" He said yes but they can be rare. Fast forward and I was in the process of trying to take a picture of a marble shrimp which are very shy and we were also battling a strong current when something quickly floated past my face. I lit it up with my torch and it was a green nudibranch which must have been dislodged by the strong current. It was traveling in mid water, then as it slowly rotated I noticed a orange critter and I said to myself. "That is an emperor shrimp going for a ride on nudibranch." The photo is quite something. It almost looks like it was created in photoshop. But this a purely in camera shot on a night dive. The result was pretty amazing. ⠀ _____________________________________________________________⠀ ⠀ One of the controversies in underwater photography is when people feel critters have been manipulated to create a shot. The old analogy is is shoot a subject not a species ( I believe @alexmustard1 coined this). This photo was not manipulated or set up in any way. ⠀ _____________________________________________________________⠀ ⠀ Location: @atlantisresort resort in Dumaguete, Philippines.⠀ _____________________________________________________________⠀ ⠀ Structure: Taken with 1DX MKII in a with an SMC (super macro converter) 1/250 f16 ISO 100 with @seaandseaimaging YSD2 strobes. Photo was taken using traditional 10-2 strobe set up. _____________________________________________________________⠀ ⠀ For more scuba diving photos, underwater photography, conservation news and photo tips please follow me @milesbelowphotography and milesbelow.com⠀⠀ _____________________________________________________________⠀ #emperor #shrimp #scubadiving #scuba #diving #scubapro #paradise #ilovediving #nature #water #coral #reef #fish #naturelovers #photooftheday #nature #nauticam #naturephotography #ocean #nudibranch #canon #paradise #wanderlust #natgeo #bbcearth #wildlife #wildlifephotography #dumaguete @canoncanada | @nauticamhousings | @earth_best_epic_photos | #the_barefootwalker

By | 2017-05-16T13:38:08+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Underwater Photography|0 Comments

Atlantis Dive Resort

"Bug Eye"Critter: This bug eye squat lobster (6mm across) was enjoying a very large snack this afternoon. _____________________________________________________________Location: @atlantisresort resort in Dumaguete, Philippines. _____________________________________________________________Structure: Taken with 1DX MKII in a with an SMC (super macro converter) 1/320 f20 ISO 100 with #seaandsea Sea & Sea YSD2 strobes. Photo was taken using side lighting (strobe cross over technique) _____________________________________________________________For more scuba diving photos, underwater photography, conservation news and photo tips please follow me @milesbelowphotography and milesbelow.com⠀ _____________________________________________________________ #bugeye #lobster #scubadiving #scuba #diving #scubapro #paradise #ilovediving #nature #water #coral #reef #fish #naturelovers #photooftheday #nature #nauticam #naturephotography #ocean #biology #canon #paradise #wanderlust #conservation #natgeo #bbcearth #wildlife #wildlifephotography #dumaguete @canoncanada | @nauticamhousings | @earth_best_epic_photos @the_barefootwalker

By | 2017-05-14T13:45:10+00:00 May 14th, 2017|Underwater Photography|0 Comments

Atlantis Dive Resort

"Cryptic Crawler"Critter: The Tiger Shrimp belong to the same family as the Harlequin Shrimps and Bumblebee Shrimps and are relatively small in size – they grow to a maximum of 2 cm but are often smaller. Location: @atlantisresort resort in Dumaguete, Philippines.Structure: Taken with 1DX MKII in a with an SMC (super macro converter) 1/320 f32 ISO 100 with #seaandsea Sea & Sea YSD2 strobes. Photo was taken using side lighting (strobe cross over technique)For more scuba diving photos, underwater photography, conservation news and photo tips please follow me @milesbelowphotography and milesbelow.com⠀#tiger #shrimp #scubadiving #scuba #diving #scubapro #paradise #ilovediving #nature #water #coral #reef #fish #naturelovers #photooftheday #nature #nauticam #naturephotography #ocean #biology #canon #paradise #wanderlust #conservation #natgeo #bbcearth #wildlife #wildlifephotography #dumaguete @canoncanada | @nauticamhousings | @earth_best_epic_photos

By | 2017-05-12T13:29:39+00:00 May 12th, 2017|Underwater Photography|0 Comments

Atlantis Dive Resort

"Hairball" This Orangutan crab is going to need some serious conditioner to get those knots out!Taken with @canoncanada 1DX MK II in a @nauticamhousings in the beautiful @atlantisresort resort in Dumaguete, Philippines. 1/320 f20 ISO 100 with #seaandsea Sea & Sea YSD2 strobes. For more conservation news, underwater photography tips please follow me @milesbelowphotography and milesbelow.com⠀#orangutan #crab #scubadiving #scuba #diving #scubapro #paradise #ilovediving #nature #water #coral #reef #fish #naturelovers #photooftheday #nature #naturephotography #ocean #biology #canon #paradise #wanderlust #conservation #natgeo #bbcearth #wildlife #wildlifephotography #dumaguete #philippines

By | 2017-05-11T14:10:38+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Underwater Photography|0 Comments

Atlantis Dive Resort

"Love in the Late Afternoon"This photo of mandarinfish or mandarin dragonet was shot on this evenings dusk dive. Mandarinfish mate in what many would call the gloomiest spot on the reef. The ritual is generally dominated by the strongest male and only lasts a couple of seconds. The male will release sperm as the females release eggs for fertilization. You can see the female releasing eggs in this photo. Taken with @canoncanada 1DX MK II in a @nauticamhousings in the beautiful @atlantisresort resort in Dumaguete, Philippines. 1/200 f20 ISO 100 with #seaandsea Sea & Sea YSD2 strobes. For more conservation news, underwater photography tips please follow me @milesbelowphotography and milesbelow.com⠀#mandarin #mating #scubadiving #scuba #diving #paradise #nature #ilovediving #nature #water #coral #reef #naturelovers #fish #photooftheday #lighting #beautiful #ocean #biology #marinebiology #underwaterphotography #conservation #canon #paradise #nature #wanderlust #conservation #philippines #dumaguete #flashphotography ⠀

By | 2017-05-10T13:26:22+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Underwater Photography|0 Comments

Atlantis Dive Resort

"Snarl"On my first day of diving in Dumaguete I have been experimenting with a number of different lighting techniques. This is an in camera shot of a cuddle fish. The lighting technique is called cross over strobes. When you extend your strobes out in front of the camera and have the strobes facing each other at 90 degrees you can side light subjects. For this shot I set my right strobe to low power and my left to high power and this is the result. This photo was taken in a @nauticamhousings in the beautiful @atlantisresort resort in Dumaguete, Philippines. 1/250 f13 ISO 100 with Sea & Sea YSD2 strobes. For more conservation news, underwater photography tips please follow me @milesbelowphotography and milesbelow.com⠀#cuddlefish #muckdiving #scubadiving #scuba #diving #paradise #nature #ilovediving #nature #water #coral #reef #naturelovers #fish #photooftheday #lighting #beautiful #ocean #biology #marinebiology #underwaterphotography #conservation #canon #paradise #nature #wanderlust #conservation #philippines #dumaguete #flashphotography ⠀

By | 2017-05-08T13:44:11+00:00 May 7th, 2017|Underwater Photography|0 Comments

Wakatobi Resort

"Delicate Pony" ⠀ ⠀ This pregnant Bargibanti Pygmy Seahorse was very well camouflaged and was a very stubborn model. What many people don't realize is that many underwater creatures including seahorses do not have eyelids. ⠀ ⠀ When photographing seahorses underwater, I never take more than four pictures, and ensure my bubbles and strobes do not disturb the delicate gorgonian seafans they live on. In order to get the black background I shot this with a very quick shutter speed and I often find underwater photos that can show a balance of environment and subject are always the ones the tell the best story. ⠀ ⠀ This species is the first pygmy seahorse known to science. They are some of the smallest seahorse species in the world, typically measuring less than 2 centimetres in height. They live on seafans of Muricella species. Their body is covered by tubercles and they adapt the same colour as their host (yellow, red, pink, orange or purple). ⠀ ⠀ This photo was taken in a @aquaticadigital housing in beautiful @wakatobi_resort in North Sulawesi Indonesia. 1/250 f16 ISO 100 with Sea & Sea 110alpha strobes. For more conservation news, underwater photography tips please follow me @milesbelowphotography and milesbelow.com⠀⠀ ⠀ #bargibanti #pygmy #seahorse #scubadiving #scuba #diving #paradise #nature #ilovediving #nature #fish #water #coral #reef #naturelovers #fish #photooftheday #saltwater #beautiful #ocean #biology #marinebiology #underwaterphotography #conservation #canon #paradise #nature #wanderlust #conservation #thebarefootwalker⠀

By | 2017-05-01T13:44:16+00:00 April 30th, 2017|Underwater Photography|0 Comments

Critters at Lembeh Resort

"Pearl"⠀⠀ ⠀ Bigfin reef squids are characterised by a large oval fin that extends throughout the margins of its mantle, giving them a superficial similarity to cuttlefish. They are small to medium-sized squids, averaging 3.8 to 33 centimetres (1.5 to 13.0 in) in length. ⠀ ⠀ Bigfin reef squids adapt to warmer temperatures by laying more eggs, making them a good indicator species for climate change. In conjunction with their rapid growth rates and short lifespans, bigfin reef squid populations may rise dramatically in response to global warming and contribute to potential unbalances in the marine ecosystem.⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀ This photo was taken with a Canon 5DSR in a @aquaticadigital housing in beautiful #Lembeh #Sulawesi #Indonesia. 1/250 f8 ISO 100 with Sea & Sea 110alpha #strobes. For more photography tips and underwater photos please check out milesbelow.com ⠀ ⠀ #scubadiving #scuba #diving #paradise #nature #ilovediving #nature #fish #water #coral #reef #naturelovers #fish #photooftheday #saltwater #beautiful #ocean #biology #marinebiology #underwaterphotography #conservation #canon #paradise #nature #wanderlust⠀

By | 2017-04-24T13:28:12+00:00 April 23rd, 2017|Underwater Photography|0 Comments
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