In Memoriam: Bob Cranston, Underwater Cameraman
On June 2, 2016, underwater cameraman Bob Cranston passed away at his home from cancer. Howard Hall, one of Bob’s best friends, wrote the following memorial story to share with the underwater community. If you have a memory of Bob you’d like to share, please leave it in the comments at the bottom of this article.
The Manatees of the Crystal River by Don Silcock
NG publishes 17 of David Doubilet’s images for World Oceans Day
National Geographic has published 17 of underwater photographer David Doubilet’s most “jaw-dropping” images as well as an interview in honor of World Oceans Day. Doubilet, widely considered one of the most influential underwater photographers of all time, had his first image published in National Geographic magazine in 1972. It is fitting to choose the images of such a well respected photographer as a window into the ocean on this day.
Oceans Day 2016
Profusions of vibrant marine life cover this reef in a vivid bouquet of colors in Komodo, Indonesia. Today is World Oceans Day, a day earmarked to both celebrate the oceans and to encourage collaboration to preserve them for the future. The theme for 2016 is “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet”, with an aim of reducing plastic pollution.
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Turkey sinks an Airbus to attract diving tourism
Turkish officials have sunk an Airbus A300 in the Aegean Sea off the coast of Turkey to create an artificial reef. The move comes as tourism to the country is in sharp decline following tensions with Moscow. The airplane was dismantled and sunk off the resort town Kuşadası, which is a popular diving destination in Turkey.
Video: Cave Diving El Toh by Jonas Pedersen
Jonas Pedersen has shot this surreal and beautiful video of diving the cave system at El Toh in Mexico’s Yucatan. The video was shot on a Sony a7s in S Log 2 and set at between ISO3,200 to ISO50,000. The image is stunningly clean, showing just how amazing the low-light performance of this camera really is.
Michael Muller photographs great white sharks
Phase One has released a video featuring celebrity and advertising photographer Michael Muller as he tries to capture great white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) breaching off South Africa. His goal was to use studio lighting and medium format cameras to capture the sharks in mid air in a way never attempted before. (All images © Michael Muller.)
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