Sardine Run, Wetpixel Trip
Posted 25 June 2006 - 05:37 AM
The Wetpixel group:
We're bumping into Drew every once in awhile. He maintains that he is staying in "civilization" down the coast for us, but you don't see him logging on and posting photos. hehehe.
Giles is having many "firsts" here. "That's my first whale!" "That's my first dolphin!" "That's my first sandwich!" etc. etc. He hasn't been in cold water since he was certified, so it's funny to listen to him complain about being in a 5mm suit.
We tried to get out early this morning (7am), but the conditions were too rough for a launch and probably too bad to be worth being out there. It's an off day today, so I thought I'd post a few images from the last two days.
The Mbotyi River Lodge, from the air:
More photos from two days of water time:
Posted 25 June 2006 - 10:19 AM
Great shots as always! I love the last one. Keep 'em coming!
Posted 25 June 2006 - 02:51 PM
Oh, and tell Giles that I think he looks super-sexy in that wetsuit!
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Posted 25 June 2006 - 06:35 PM
a look at the photograph of this motley crew answers that question...
Olympus E-520, TLC arms, Inon Z-240s, 50mm, 14-42mm woody's diopter
Posted 25 June 2006 - 07:30 PM
tell Giles to lay off the beer or Alex will fire him as a model...
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Posted 26 June 2006 - 12:46 AM
By the way, the Wetpixel group is:
Also, Michael Aw and Franco Banfi are here. There are multiple film crews around, too, including an IMAX team with a helicopter.
Bad weather prevented us from going out again today, so it's been 2 of 5 days out on the water! 3 more days in the water with SEAL, and then Giles, Ken and I will be out 7 days with Drew.
Posted 26 June 2006 - 02:51 PM
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Posted 30 June 2006 - 12:37 AM
But the entire experience was altogether enjoyable, and we've all had a great time here.
Ken, Giles and I are now at the Outspan Inn in Port St. Johns, and will be here with Drew for 6-7 more days out on the water. I hope we get a proper bait ball so we can have the opportunity to attempt to get some good images!
Matt, Giles, Son, and Cain (our guide) on horses. Gallopy horses, that made our bums sore.
The most beautiful double rainbow I've ever seen, right from the Mbotyi River Lodge:
Posted 30 June 2006 - 12:38 AM
Cape Gannet surfacing after a dive:
Common dolphin and sardines, with plenty of space for text.
Crazy topside action. Moving too fast to get in.
Cape gannets diving into the water.
A juvenile cape gannet eats a sardine on the surface.
Bull and copper sharks on the surface, feeding on a bait ball (rare to have them grouped together shoulder to shoulder!)
Posted 01 July 2006 - 02:56 AM
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Posted 01 July 2006 - 06:27 AM
Lumix GX8 in Nauticam, Canon 5DMkII in Aquatica, 1DsMkII in Seacam, G15 in RecSea...Inon Z240's...too many lenses
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Posted 01 July 2006 - 10:51 AM
And Drew, that whale is, well absolutely awesome, but I bet you already know that!!
Looks and sounds exciting,
Posted 02 July 2006 - 04:03 AM
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