Six Gill Sharks in Seattle
Posted 13 August 2008 - 10:45 PM
August 13-16, 2008
Wetpixel's Eric Cheng and Matt Segal are currently out with Simon Rogerson (editor of Dive Magazine) in Seattle in an attempt to photograph six gill sharks (Hexanchus griseus).
We're out here with Hydrus on the M/V Katherine Jane.
Stay tuned -- I've managed to rig up a wireless network here and will be updating this page as frequently as possible with video and still image clips (pseudo-live).
In order to upload as much media as possible, much of it will be rather raw; I apologize in advance.
The video feed is on the front page:
UPDATE: I'm going to inline the video feed here, to make things easier:
Posted 14 August 2008 - 05:29 AM
What depth are you guys at?
Gets me pumped up for Port Hardy BC. Not that we will see 6 Gills but for the West Coast diving.
all photographs posted © Todd C Mintz
Posted 14 August 2008 - 08:32 AM
Dual Ikelite Strobes
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Posted 14 August 2008 - 03:24 PM
Even when we're waiting for the sixgills to come in, it's entertaining to watch the incidental critters interact. (By the way, I had been really excited before about my ratfish portraits. Now I realize that if you go the right area, they are everywhere!)
Posted 14 August 2008 - 07:12 PM
Can you post a few ratfish images - would be great to see a few of them, individual and groups if possible.
Thanks for the wonderful images so far.
Posted 14 August 2008 - 08:05 PM
(By the way, I had been really excited before about my ratfish portraits. Now I realize that if you go the right area, they are everywhere!)
Yes, ratfish are really cool the first few you see ...then after you've seen a whole bunch, they're just kinda creepy!
Glad you guys are seeing the six gills you came for! Keep posting photos, and I'll see you Sunday!
Canon 5DMkII in Aquatica, 1DsMkII in Seacam, G15 in RecSea...Inon Z240's...too many lenses
"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. No use being a damned fool about it." WC Fields
Posted 14 August 2008 - 08:49 PM
Oh Eric, you're loosing it mate! Stop trying play Dr. No emails on Mac and get back in the water, there's always cool stuff down there to shoot...
Look forward to seeing more...
Posted 15 August 2008 - 02:21 AM
Canon 350D - Sea and Sea housed - 60mm - 10-17mm - twin YS90's ( currently lent to Louise )
Sony PC1000 Video - Ikelite housed - twin Nocturnal slx 800i lights