An Earthly Event That Can Be Seen From Space

24 07 2010

They say that the South African Sardine Run is such a massive event that it can be viewed from space. Well, while at the Sardine Run this year, I pointed my camera in the other direction. Apparently the sky is also so clear that you can see space from the Sardine Run!

Space The Final Tropical Frontier





South Africa Serendipity

13 07 2010

Took a day off of diving to explore the area around Mbotyi. The views are pretty spectacular. I saw this image in my mind the moment we drove past it.

South Africa Landscape





Live From South Africa … Sardine Run

8 07 2010

Amid world cup mania here in South Africa, I spent the last few days at a much bigger event – diving the sardine run, the largest species migration and marine predatory event on earth. While I didn’t yet experience the epic level activity from last year (check out these posts: sardine run 1, sardine run 2, sardine run 3), it’s been active, albeit in limited visibility water. I have one more week to go, and feel the sardine run gods are smiling. Here are a couple of images from the last few days in the interim.

Sardine Run Dolphins

Sardine Run Shark

Sardine Run 2010

Sardine Run Sailfish

Sardine Run Gannetts

Action at the South African Sardine Run 2010





Underwater Vogue

21 06 2010

Summertime is here and I’m getting ready for another season of outdoor underwater fashion shoots. Just going through some of last summer’s images and figured I’d post one never before seen shot of model Nelly. In the meantime, I’m off to the Bahamas this week…

Underwater fashion photography





Just Monkeying Around

16 06 2010

It’s hard not to feel a connection to these Macaque monkeys. Taken in Bali’s Monkey Forest in Ubud.

Macaque Monkeys Bali





Snorkeling Under the Volcano

15 06 2010

We recently returned from North Sulawesi, Indonesia (thanks to Eco Divers), where I was invited to be the “photographer in residence” for a week. Unfortunately mother nature had other plans for us. During the week  we only had a one small window of sun to shoot some snorkeling images for a new Cressi catalog. The water quality was affected by the constant rain, but we salvaged a shot or two. This is normally the dry season – chalk it up to climate change.

Underwater Indonesia





Boo! Raja Ampat

9 05 2010

It was beautiful morning light peeking through the holes in the small island of Boo in Raja Ampat Indonesia. I could have shot here all day!





Almost Awesome – Giant Pygmy Seahorse

2 05 2010

This image is from 2005. I “rediscovered it” this past week while searching my images library for close focus wide angle shots for a magazine article. I didn’t submit this image because it is a little soft, but I do think it’s kind of cool.





What’s Your Color IQ?

25 02 2010

Thanks to my buddy Eric Cheng for putting me onto this fun color IQ test. I got a perfect score, yeah!

Color IQ

What’s your Color IQ?





Day 45 of 365: Face of Love

16 02 2010

Ok, one more Valentine’s Day image. Yes I cheated and didn’t shoot this today, but rather than kill the 365 project, I figured that I’m allowed to let a few slide, particularly in the name of love! (sappy, I know)

Face of Love