IT’S called the Holy Grail of underwater photography, a much sought-after underwater species that tend to be elusive. For so long now, the search for the Rhinopias has been going on, especially among the underwater photographers. Having studied the habitats and habits of the species, … Continue reading My first Rhinopias
We’re still underwater, from my collection of years ago.
Since we’ve already tackled “connections”, here are some of those photos I most treasure because of the subjects’ seeming willingness to have their portraits taken.
It’s a joy to establish such connection with creatures in the wild.
Indeed, to establish connection with nature is a joy to behold and these are but a few of the joy the underwater world has shared. How much longer will they be down there to showcase a world so different from ours? For as long as we keep our oceans clean… At the rate we are dumping wastes and silt into it, however, this beauty may no longer be there for the next generation to behold.
I’m not into the occult nor into elementals. I cringe at those who dress up like gypsies and dance under the full moon. I just instinctively know that we, humans, are just sharing this world with everyone else and all it needs is for someone … Continue reading Conversation series: Curious cowfish
Underwater critters make the best camouflage, and had it not for that strange feeling that something was watching you, this cuttlefish of Kaputian Beach in the Island Garden City of Samal would have gone unnoticed. It’s one of those times when you stop and stare, … Continue reading Conversation series: Cuttlefish plays seaweed
It was one of those dives that teach you to be mindful of everything around you even if you’re supposed to be doing something else… like deflating your BCD to descend to the oceanfloor. My buddy Peewee was already down there and videoing something, which … Continue reading Flying gurnard it’s called, awesome I call it
The devil stinger fish wasn’t named such for nothing. Known also as demon stinger (Inimicus didactylus), it is related to the venomous stonefish. It is covered with venomous spines, but most of all, it is plain ugly. I usually see them black with yellowish, “snake-y” … Continue reading The devil
It was in 2008 when buddy Carlos and I were still so hooked on the macro critters of Kaputian Beach in the Island Garden City of Samal. I picked up a coral rubble filled broken drinking glass and found myself staring eye to eye with … Continue reading My first poison ocellate octopus
I love stalking underwater critters with my Canon G9 with stock housing no strobes just the built-in flash. I enjoy it most when I am able to communicate with them such that they will pose for me. Here is my conversation with a cuttlefish in … Continue reading Conversation Series: Conversation with a cuttlefish
The camera clicked before it can focus on what I wanted to take a photo of. On autofocus, it apparently was looking not on my subject but on the swirls a diver sees in waters where different temperatures and currents meet.
‘Tis a lesson you should heed: Try, try, try again. If at first you don’t succeed, Try, try, try again…” — William Edward Hickson Stalking a nudibranch in the waters of Paradise Island Beach Resort in the Island Garden City of Samal…