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Posted on Jan 1, 2005
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Do you love nudibranchs and want to learn more about them? Then the Nudibranch Safari at Gulen Dive Resort on the Norwegian west coast is just what you've been looking for! Thanks to the Nudibranch Safari, the house reef of Gulen Dive Resort is the most meticulously surveyed area in Norway. So far we have been able to find a total of 73 different nudibranch species. At the Nudibranch Safari 2015 two new species for Norway were recorded, and the overall count on the house reef of Gulen Dive Resort was raised to a staggering 72 species.
If you're planning to visit the Boot show in DĂĽsseldorf in January 2015, don't miss my appearances on stage. Here's an overview of what I will be talking about on stage, as well as when and where. Check it out! The January 2015 issue of Tauchen has just hit the newsstands, featuring my image of a fire clown fish from the Philippines on the cover.
Do you read Italian and are curious about diving in Norway? Then you should read my feature about diving at Gulen Dive Resort, which is published on a 13-page spread in ScubaZone magazine this month.
None of them - it's in the middle! Far off the coast of Senegal, Cape Verde is a tropical Atlantic paradise with great diving opportunities. If you want to know more, pick up the December 2014 issue of German magazine Tauchen.
Now you can get a glimpse of liveaboard diving in Croatia in the latest issue of DIVE Magazine, as they run my story from Kornati on the Dalmatian coast. The story is available for free online. Italian divers will be able to expand their horizon and discover diving in Norway as my story from Gulen Dive Resort is published on premier Italian scuba website ScubaPortal this month. The Unterwasser Visions photo contest is still going strong, with plants being he theme in August 2014. My close-up of a water lily leaf entitled "Genesis" was awarded 1st place by the jury. Siren Fleet just published the winners of their annual calendar competition. Phil Sokol took home the overall victory, but my feather star shrimp was voted the monthly winner for November 2013. Less is more was the theme for the Unterwasser Visions photo contest in June 2014, and my shooting star nudibranch received praise from the jury. The image was presented in the September issue of the magazine.
On January 6, 1940, the German freighter Frankenwald was caught in a treacherous current on the Norwegian west coast. With a deafening noise, German steel met Norwegian rock, and ship and cargo were lost. ...was the theme for the Unterwasser Visions photo contest in May 2014. My image of the wreck "Parat" was voted into 9th place, and was presented in the August issue of Unterwasser. Every underwater photographer's wet dream is getting an image of the cover of a magazine. Share this story with your readers and let them in om some of the secrets of shooting cover shots!
The combination of both historical and newly sunk wrecks, spectacular caves and some of the best visibility in the world makes Malta and Gozo the perfect destination for a true underwater adventure.
If you want to learn more about shooting black backgrounds you should pick up the July 2014 issue of Scuba Diver TTL: They are running my Black as Night underwater photography feature.
Croatia is well known for its beautiful scenery, pleasant climate and hundreds of dazzling islands. Endulge in a romantic liveabord trip in the latest edition of Dykking Magazine!
Underwater images can captivate and spellbind you. The playing fields of Norwegian underwater photographer Christian Skauge are huge wrecks, but also tiny nudibranchs.
Sounds almost too good to be true? This is precisely what the Mediterranean islands of Malta and Gozo offers! Read more in the April 2014 issue of the Swedish Sportsdykkeren magazine.
UW photographers who want to learn more about shooting black backgrounds are getting what they want in the April 2014 issue of Norwegian dive magazine Dykking, which features my Black as Night story. I went on a liveaboard cruise among the islands of Croatia and was thoroughly impressed with what the Adriatic Sea had to offer - both below and above the surface. Issue #78 of Underwater Photography Magazine is just out, featuring the winning images of the Nudibranch Photo Competition which ran last month - including my Cumanotus beaumonti.
Some underwater photographers almost completely dismantle their gear after every dive, and spend silicone grease like there's no tomorrow - while others do as little as possible. What's the best maintenance approach? Some of the most striking underwater images are those with a completely black background. They make the subject stand out, letting the brilliant colors and shapes play the main role instead of fading into the background.
German dive magazine Tauchen is running my story about six great Norwegian wreck dives in their May 2014 issue - three on the south coast and three at the mouth of the Sognefjord on the west coast. The winners of the first Nudibranch Photo Competition sponsored by Nauticam has just been announced. To my great pleasure three of my entries made it to the final!
In 2009, the 122 meter long German freighter Frankenwald was voted Norway's Best Wreck. In their April 2014 issue, the Danish magazine Sportsdykkeren take their readers for a dive there. The April 2014 edition of Sportsdykkeren magazine is out, featuring one of my images on the cover. The magazine also features my story about the wreck of Frankenwald on the Norwegian west coast. Nudibranchs seem to be gaining more popularity for every week, and my story about the Nudibranch Safari has already been published in several magazines. Now its available in Spanish too - in aQua magazine. Exploring a Flooded Valley born from a rockslide in 1908. Lake LygnstĂ¸ylsvatnet on the Norwegian west coast offers spectacular farmhouse ruins and an underwater forest. The May 2014 issue of Europe's biggest dive magazine Tauchen will soon hit the newsstands across Germany, featuring my image of a secretary blenny shot at Bonaire on the cover. The underwater world is full of brilliant backgrounds, and in this article you can learn more about how to make it work for you - not against you. When done right you can achieve some stunning results! The Polish dive magazine Nurkowanie recently published a big feature about diving in Malta. They paid special attention to the world class wrecks, and used my images to illustrate it. It's comes as no surprise that the people at the premier German tech magazine Wetnotes are into wrecks. Their January issue featured my story about wreck diving in Gulen, Norway on a 15-page spread. How to avoid leaking and flooding? This article gives you useful tips about underwater housing maintenance and tells you what to do before, during and after the dive. As so often in life, less is more. Hungarian diving website DiveCenter.hu thinks nudibranchs are very cool, and they have published my short story about the Nudibranch Safari on their website - under the title "Norwegian nudibranch paradise". In 1945 the rescue steamer Parat was called upon to help the grounded German freighter Ferndale - but both were sunk in an ensuing allied air attack on the Norwegian west coast. The universe of nudibranchs is a strange microcosmos â€“ and if you get hooked, youâ€™ll soon find yourself addicted to looking for new and ever stranger species. The next logical step is to attend a Nudibranch Safari. The German freighter Welheim was sunk in November 1944 by a Norwegian torpedo boat not far from FlorĂ¸ on the Norwegian west coast. Dykking magazine offers the full story in their February 2014 edition. Norwegian dive magazine Dykking recently published their 2014 calendar, which features two of my images this year - in August and December. The calendar comes free with every subscription, so sign up! Caterina Cattaneo's new book, a thriller called Maelstroem, features one of my wreck images on the cover. I'm very proud that one of Norway's biggest publishing houses chose my image. My "Gladiators of the Sea" story is on print in Dykking magazine's January 2014 issue, and readers can look forward to a comprehensive story full of facts about the most numerous animal group in the ocean.
In 1939 the German freighter Seattle escaped arrest at CuraĂ§ao. She made it all the way to Norway only to be caught in the crossfire on the morning of Operation WeserĂĽbung. Wreck Diving Magazine has the full story. The Nudibranch Safari is gaining popularity well outside what one would think of as the natural realm: The online magazine Espacio Profundo recently ran a 5-page spread about the safari - in Mexico! The Nudibranch Safari is coming upon us before we know it, and I found it was time to get geared up and ready for this year's slugfest at Gulen Dive Resort. One of the things needed was a new stereo magnifier. If you want to know more about Frankenwald, the online dive magazine X-Ray Mag has just what you need: A nine-page spread about the 122 meter long German freighter which was voted Norway's Best Wreck in 2009. Gulen Dive Resort are returning to the Boot trade show in a few days, and asked me to freshen up the flyers I made for them last year. Hoperfully, these will do the trick and make people remember them! If you're planning to visit the Boot show in DĂĽsseldorf later this month, don't miss my appearances on stage. Here's an overview of what I will be talking about, as well as when and where. The area at the mouth of the famous Sognefjord on the Norwegian west coast was of great strategic importance during WWII, and the area is virtually littered with wrecks. The German freighter M/V Seattle is considered to be one of Norway's best wrecks - but it is also a very controversial dive: Since 1996 four divers have perished on the wreck. One of them has not been recovered. On February 19, 1949 the coastal freighter Bandak ran aground and sank at the entrance to the Sognefjord. Incredibly this was not the first time she sank - but it certainly was the last. Norwayâ€™s vast coastline is famous for its many great WWII wrecks, so why go wreck diving in a river north of Oslo? I did - and it was a beautiful dive. Since it was first discovered in Florida in the mid-1990s, the lionfish has invaded the entire Caribbean. Threatening the environment but also leading to creative business ideas, the lionfish has a great impact. The rescue steamer Parat was called upon to help the grounded German freighter Ferndale - but both were sunk in an allied air attack on the Norwegian west coast. Everyone I have spoken to says the PADI Rescue Diver was the most challenging and rewarding course they ever took. I signed up for class and took the most important course on the PADI ladder. On January 20, 1937 the Finnish steamer S/S Savonmaa was surprised by one of the fiercest storms ever recorded in the northern Atlantic. Her entire crew of 26 perished off the southern coast of Norway. With just a few, simple Photoshop techniques you can transform your ordinary or even dull-looking underwater images into stunning graphics. Help your readers become more creative! Crustaceans are a strange breed of animals. They are closely related to insects, and their extreme diversity in terms of behaviour, size and appearance always attract the attention of divers. They have up to 40.000 hydraulic tube feet, and are able to regenerate lost limbs. These are just two of the remarkable traits of some of the most adaptable inhabitants of the sea - the starfish. Your dive holiday is coming to an end, and you start to wonder when it's safe to fly. The dive computer says one thing, the dive table another. And what's really the difference between "no fly" and "desaturation"? The depth gauge reads 60.2 meters, and I sound like Donald Duck. My fingers are so numb they feel like they belong to someone else and I get disoriented just by turning my head - it just keeps spinning. Cold water diving will never be the same after you visit Gulen. This is where history meets present day, the deep ocean meets the kelp forest and where the gargantuan meets the miniscule. Shooting nudibranchs seems to be every underwater photographer's favorite pastime - and the rewards are great. These colourful creatures make great subjects, but they can be trickier to shoot than you'd think. If you travel to the Caribbean, Bonaire is the only place that counts. There is a reason the car licence plates say "Divers Paradise" - Bonaire has been voted Best Caribbean Destination eight years in a row. With spectacular wrecks and almost unreal visibility, Malta offers some of the best diving in the Mediterranean. We visited some of the most well-known wrecks at this classic dive destination. In January 2011, after more than 20 years of searching, the German minesweeper M-1104 Jan Hubert was finally found at 50 meters depth off the coast of southern Norway. In the Amazon, they have something out of the ordinary: Pink river dolphins, called boto. I visited the Ariau Amazon Towers resort, and can now offer an exciting story with unique images. Share this story from the European Space Agency's Neutral Buoyancy Facility just outside Cologne, Germany and let your readers enjoy some some spectacular astronaut training. Cape Verde is a true tropical paradise - in the Atlantic Ocean. The former Portuguese colony offers great diving with schools of fish, wrecks and stunning caves where the bottom is covered with shark's teeth. The Periphylla periphylla, or Crown jelly, is a deep-water species normally found at 700-3000 meters of depth. Once a year in certain Norwegian fjords, they venture to the surface at night to breed. Once upon a time there was a peaceful valley with a small river running through it. Then the mountain above it started to rumble, and a big rockslide came crashing down. Lake LygnstĂ¸ylsvatnet was born. Sometimes the things you discover in the sea are so beautiful it leaves you completely dumbfounded. The delicate and illusive sea angels certainly fall into that category. Nudibranchs are among the most colorful and spectacular forms of marine life anywhere in the world, and they mesmerize divers and underwater photographers alike. Let your readers know more! Manatees are some of the sweetest sea creatures you'll ever find. In Crystal Springs they are everywhere, and happily approach you as soon as you get into the water - they want to be scratched on their bellies! In "The Living Sea" Jacques Cousteau wrote that the Farasan Banks in Saudi Arabia was one of the most fascinating areas he had visited. This story shows what diving in the Red Sea used to be like.
Polish dive magazine Nurkowanie Magazyn is running a big feature about wreck diving in Malta in their November/December issue of 2013. I'm very pleased that they decided to use one of my wreck images on the cover. The waters off the west coast of Norway is filled with nude beauties. Dressed in their most seductive and colorful outfits, they are all bisexual and their favourite position is the enticing 69. Sounds interesting? For the first time, nudibranch experts and researchers have an opportunity to meet and talk only about nudibranchs! This unique workshop takes place at Gulen Dive Resort in Norway in March 2014. The Nudibranch Safari boasts an impressive line-up of internationally acclaimed speakers. Check out the experts that will be giving lectures at Gulen Dive Resort in March 2015. Few things are more intriguing than some of the out-of-this-world patterns one encounters under the water. Here are some tips to capture mesmerizing underwater graphics. Discovery Channel's popular Daily Planet show recently featured a segment from the Nudibranch Safari at Gulen Dive Resort. Bernard Picton is now officially a nudibranch rockstar! The ScubaPixel database now contains over 3.800 underwater, travel and diving related images from around the world. The upgraded search function makes it easy to find what you want! Well into my trip to Okinawa, the typhoons have passed and weâ€™re finally able to do some diving. Iâ€™m pleasantly surprised - we see great underwater seascapes, schools of fish and colorful marine life on every dive. Typhoon Danas has just been upgraded to a category 4 typhoon, packing winds of up to 217 km/h with gusts peaking at an incredible 257 km/h. The typhoon is expected to hit Okinawa at 3 PM today. Iâ€™m currently on a two-week dive trip to Okinawa, Japan - but typhoons and tropical storms are making things very difficult. After being here almost a week, I have only managed three dives... The Dalmatian coast, which makes up the middle part of Croatiaâ€™s 1.000 mile long coastline, is well known for its beautiful scenery, pleasant Mediterranean climate and hundreds of dazzling islands. The September 2013 issue of DIVE Magazine is out, featuring one of my coral reef images from Bonaire on the cover. The issue is dedicated to reefs and offers several interesting stories on this topic. Underwater Photography Guide invited contributors to enter pictures for their "10 Amazing Photos from Friends of the Guide". My image of a Polycera nudibranch made it into the Top 10! Danish underwater photographer Morten BjĂ¸rn Larsen attended the Nudibranch Safari 2012, and wrote a great story which was published in Diver Magazine in the UK in January. Now it's available online! Gulen Dive Resort are refurbishing the diver's area and installing a new compressor system and filling panel. They also tasked me with producing some new posters to show off their diving. My images of S/S DĂ¸len are set to become part of the permanent exhibition at MjĂ¸ssamlingene. The museum host their annual "open house" on August 25, 2013 so just stop by to see them! If you're into nudibranchs and plan to visit Portugals Algarve coast anytime soon, JoĂŁo Pedro Silva and GonĂ§alo Calado's new book about sea slugs in this area is a must-have. And it works well in the field, too! The results for the Unterwasser Visions photo contest in June are out, and my image entitled Forza Italia! recieved accolade from the jury and was awarded a fifth place. Grazie mille! Today's dive was my first for a long time in Norwegian waters. I'm back at Gulen Dive Resort on the west coast, and the house reef offered some nice surprises: The nudibranchs are still here - even some of the rare ones. I have been asked by WWF to be on the jury in their summer photo competition themed "ocean" - an honour I did not hesitate to accept. Go ahead and enter your best images and win a fabulous prize! After a long break in image editing I have an horrendous backlog, but now I'm finally back on track again... and you can expect a lot of new images to be added to the ScubaPixel database. I've grown tired of seeing my images look weird and over-edited! To remedy this I have bought a Spyder Pro 4 monitor calibration tool, and guess what? My images started looking better instantly! The deep-sea jellyfish Periphylla periphylla has always been a head-turner, and so also in Unterwasser Visions: In May, my close-up image of the alien of the deep hit the jury dead center. Team Norway excelled in the Unterwasser Visions photo contest in April 2013: With images placing 1st and 4th we did well individually - and also claimed victory in the team competition. Dykking magazine is running my underwater photography story about getting the background right in their April 2013 issue. Hopefully their readers can pick up a few tips and ideas! DiveAdvisor, a new website where divers can log their dives digitally and share their information with other divers, just launched their new blog called Sub2o. I've been invited to write for them. The deep blue color of the ocean has always captivated man, and divers marvel over this and all the other spectacular colors found below the surface. Search for your favorite color on Scubapixel! The newspaper Bergens Tidende last night told the world about my epic fail: A possible new nudibranch species that got lost during the Nudibranch Safari in March 2013. The identity of two of the more obscure nudibranchs in the Eubranchus family have been confirmed by scientists. Both have been added to the official Norwegian nudibranch list. Sadly, the Danish/Swedish dive magazine DYK along with their international start-up Dive the World have gone out of business. Bad news - I was hoping they would publish many more of my stories. When you're as interested in nudibranchs as I am, you don't worry about understanding the language. Recently I was given a copy of Opisthobranchs Illustrated, a wonderful record of Japanese sea slugs. I'm currently in the process of buffing up the Scubapixel database, and have added a bunch of topside images from the Atlantic Ocean. Not what you expected? Enjoy them anyway - they're a part of dive travel. Russia's largest dive show Golden Dolphin took place in February, and here are some impressions from the gathering in Moscow. Norwegian scientists Jussi Evertsen and Torkild Bakken has published a paper about the diversity of Norwegian sea slugs. Ten of the fifteen species covered in the paper were found at the Nudibranch Safari! My image of the rescue steamer S/S Parat was voted into second place in the 'ambient light' theme competition at the Facebook-based wreck photography group Wreckshhots. I don't speak a word of Russian, but I still had to purchase Dr. Alexander Martynov and Tatiana Korshunova's beautiful book about opisthobranch molluscs in the seas of Russia. The Norwegian public broadcaster NRK ran a story about marine archaeology in the Trondheim region, using some of my images from the ancient wreck Perlen. The story was followed up online. If you're interested in the fish and invertebrate life of Northern Europe, there is one book that stands above the rest when it comes to showing the plethora of species in both text and images. The Spanish TV production company Bluescreen report that the editing of their new TV series Seas & Oceans II is almost finished. I accompanied them to Gulen Dive Resort last year for one of the episodes. My trip to the Boot trade show in DĂĽsseldorf with Gulen Dive Resort was a great success. The reception was exceptionally good, and we made many connections that will be useful in the future. My 'Shooting Nudibranchs' article published in the Underwater Macro Photographers monthly eNews was voted Photo Tips Article of the Year in the Facebook group's recent annual awards. Just home from Boot in DĂĽsseldorf, I would like to share some impressions from the tradeshow, which now is the largest gathering of the dive industry world wide. Franch marine biologist and underwater photographer Laurent Ballesta recieved the 2013 Hans Hass Fifty Fathoms Award at the Boot trade show in DĂĽsseldorf last week. The Facebook group Underwater Macro Photographers has chosen the winners of their 2012 Awards, and I was honoured to be asked to be one of the judges. Let me tell you, it was hard to choose! Gulen Dive Resort are planning to make a big splash on the Boot trade show in DĂĽsseldorf later this month, and have asked me to help design the flyers and stand material they need. The fifth Periphylla Safari was a great success, with excellent conditions from start to finish. We did top-class wreck diving during the day and saw lots of Periphylla jellyfish at night - and everyone enjoyed the exotic event. The times for my presentations, talks and workshops at the Boot 2013 dive show are ready. With a total of 24 appearances there's a good chance you'll be able to catch me if you're going to Boot.
Have you ever wanted to get something more out of your underwater images? In the April 2012 issue of Dykking magazine you can learn how to make stunning graphics you can hang on your living room... 2012 has been a fantastic year for ScubaPixel. A total of 41 stories has been published around the world, accompanied by a staggering 15 magazine covers. And now it's time to take one step further... Norwegian dive magazine Dykking has just published their 2013 calendar, and to my great pleasure they have used no less than three of my images this time around - one of them is even on the cover.
In the December 2012 edition of DIVE Magazine you can learn more about how to make the background work for you - not against you. When done right, you can achieve some stunning results!
Danish divers can read more about diving at Hitra on the Norwegian west coast in the December 2012 issue of Sportsdykkeren magazine, where my story from this top destination is the main feature. The December 2012 edition of Danish dive magazine Sportsdykkeren is just out, and it features yet another of my images on the cover - for the fourth time this year. I am truly honoured!
Dykking Magazine is keeping up their Norwegian Wreck Encyclopedia series. In the October 2012 issue readers can learn more about the fate of S/S Blaafjeld, sunk by German bombers during WWII.
How to avoid leaking and flooding? This article gives you useful tips about underwater housing maintenance and tells you what to do before, during and after the dive. As so often in life, less is...
Danish magazine Sportsdykkeren is running my story about the converted German trawler M-1104 Jan Hubert in their October 2012 issue. Found as late as January 2011, the wreck is in pristine...
The Danish magazine Sportsdykkeren printed my story of the Flooded Forest in lake LygnstĂ¸ylsvatnet in their October 2012 issue - and put one of the images on the cover as well. Apparently, there is a first time for everything: Danish magazine Sportsdykkeren features one of my self portraits on the cover of their October 2012 issue - as well as two of my stories. I was invited by Dykking magazine to join them on a trip to Sveggvika Dive Resort west of Kristiansund, and they used some of my images for a story about the newly opened resort.
My new story about lake LygnstĂ¸ylsvatnet is out in Dykking Magazine's October 2012 issue, with spectacular new images never before published. This summer, I found a 'new' house in the lake! Renowned underwater photographer Alex Mustard and nudibranch expert Bernard Picton are among the world famous speakers at the Nudibranch Safari at Gulen Dive Resort in March 2013.
On August 25, 2012, the local newspaper Tidens Krav in Kristiansund ran a story about diving at the newly opened Sveggvika PADI Dive Resort, with my underwater images.
Russian divers are in for a treat as online magazine IV Digital is running a big story about the Periphylla periphylla jellyfish in their latest issue. Check out the images!
On January 20, 1937 the Finnish steamer S/S Savonmaa was surprised by one of the fiercest storms ever recorded. Dykking Magazine runs the tragic story in their August 2012 issue.
The August 2012 issue of the Chinese dive magazine EZdive is out, and their readers can enjoy a 12-page spread about diving at Gulen Dive Resort on the Norwegian west coast.
Lake LygnstĂ¸ylsvatnet is one of the most spectacular divesites in Norway, offering a unique view back in time. SunnmĂ¸rsposten, a local newspaper, recently printed a story about the lake. The worlds first bilingual dive magazine, EZdive, is published in both Chinese and English. They used one of my nudibranch images on the cover of their August 2012 issue.Posted on Aug 13, 2012EZdive is...
DIVE Magazine just published my story about photographing nudibranchs in the Photo Pro section of their August 2012 issue. Check out my tips and tricks on a 10-page spread! Lake LygnstĂ¸ylsvatnet is one of the most spectacular divesites in Norway, and hundreds or even thousands of dives are made here annualy. Recently, a very exciting find was made in the lake - see... Edinburgh-based company SeeByte recently partnered with the world leader in micro-ROV technology VideoRay, and wanted one of my ROV images to hang on their boardroom wall.Seebyte recently partnered with...
The wreck of the 65 ft. tugboat S/S DĂ¸len is located at the outlet of MjĂ¸sa, Norway's biggest lake. The story was on print in the local newspaper Romerikes Blad on August 4, 2012. The theme for the Unterwasser Visions photo contest in July 2012 was transparency, and my image was awarded a second place after having puzzled the jury by its strange appearance.Anyone registered at the... DIVE Magazine used one of my images on the cover of their August 2012 issue. The image shows a Limacia clavigera nudibranch, and has proven to be a very popular choice for magazine covers.
The wreck of the 65 ft. tugboat S/S DĂ¸len is located at Minnesund by the the outlet of MjĂ¸sa, Norway's biggest lake. The story was on print in Hamar Arbeiderblad on July 14, 2012. The two 50.000 DTW supramax bulk carriers Star Athena and Star Eracle decorated with my underwater images were recently named in a ceremony at the Dayang Shipyard in China.Posted on Jul 9, 2012Grieg Star...
The wreck of the 65 ft. tugboat S/S DĂ¸len is located at the outlet of MjĂ¸sa, Norway's biggest lake. The brand new story is on print in the June 2012 issue of Dykking Magazine. Visit Norway recently launched a free app to make it easier to get around, finding activities and a place to stay in Norway. They even found room for a couple of my favourite divespots!Screenshots showing... The theme for the Unterwasser Visions photo contest in June 2012 was caves, and my image from the Cape Verde Islands was awarded a splendid second place by the jury.Anyone registered at the Unterwasser...
Danish underwater photographers can learn more about shooting nudibranchs in the magazine Sportsdykkeren - they are running my Shooting Nudibranchs story in their June 2012 issue.
On February 19, 1949 the coastal freighter Bandak became the ship that sank twice. The story is on print in the June 2012 issue of the Danish magazine Sportsdykkeren. For the second time in less than a year Polish divers can read all about the spectacular diving at Gulen Dive Resort - this time in the online magazine Nuras.Posted on Jun 24, 2012 by Christian... ScubaPixel has been awarded the FotoVideo blog project equipment grant for 2012. - We feel the blog is a great inspiration to others, FotoVideo says.Posted on Jun 13, 2012 by Christian SkaugeNorway's...
The June 2012 issue of Russian dive magazine Predelnaya Glubina is out, and readers can kick back and relax with a 14-page spread about diving at Gulen Dive Resort in Norway.
Hungarian divers can look forward to reading all about diving at Gulen Dive Resort in the June 2012 issue of Submarine BĂşvĂˇrmagazin - which has my squat lobster image on the cover.
Russian dive magazine Predelnaya Glubina is running a series of underwater photographer portfolios - and in their June issue it was my turn to show off some of my best images for the Russian... I have finally got around to installing Googles amazing translating capabilities on ScubaPixel. This means you can now enjoy the stories and blog posts in almost any language!Posted on Jun 9, 2012 by... Russian dive magazine Predelnaya Glubina (Ultimate Depth) is running my close-up of a juvenile goldentail moray from Bonaire on the cover of their June 2012 issue. The third issue of Danish dive magazine Sportsdykkeren (Sports Diver) is out this week, and those wanting to learn more about photograping nudibranchs will not be disappointed. Team Norway finally rose to the challenge and claimed a much sought-after victory in the Unterwasser Visions contest in May 2012 - thanks to great images by Nils Aukan and Lill Haugen.By Christian...
If you live in the Czech Republic and want to read about some serious diving, getting a copy of the new OceĂˇn magazine is a good idea: My Gulen article is on print in their summer issue.
Latin America's premier diving magazine Espacio Profundo #114 is out, and Mexican readers can look forward to something completely out of the ordinary - about diving at Gulen Dive resort in Norway. To support visual creativity and inspiration, Norwegian photo dealer FotoVideo launched an equipment grant earlier this year. ScubaPixel is among the final five nominees in the Blog Project category.
The wooden ketch Affaire of Stavanger was carrying oil cakes from Riga to HelsingĂ¶r when she ran aground outside the village of Ă…rsdale on the east coast of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea on December 15,... World famous underwater photographer Alex Mustard (right) joins the already impressive jury line-up in the Unterwasser Visions photo contest, starting with the May competition.Alex Mustard went all viking...
The Dutch dive magazine Duiken is running my Gulen story as the main feature in their June 2012 issue, which is already on the street. Feast your eyes on this beautiful eleven-page spread!
DAN's quarterly publication Alert Diver is out, featuring my article about a deep air dive in the decompression chamber at UllevĂĄl university hospital in Oslo. They also used my image on the cover.
Air Malta is running my story about diving on the Maltese islands in the April 2012 issue of their inflight magazine Skytime. This means that 160.000 people flying to or from Valletta may read it! Dutch dive magazine Duiken is running my image of a cute, little Cuthona nana nudibranch posing beautifully on a stalk of eelgrass on the cover of their June 2012 issue. The Spanish production company Bluescreen recently wrapped up 10 days of shooting for an episode of their Seas & Oceans documentary series at Gulen Dive Resort in Norway. After being featured on the website of national broadcasting corporation NRK, the video of the newly rediscovered Berghia norvegica nudibranch has had plenty of viewers on YouTube.
Good video... Travel+Leisure magazine has compiled a list of the 25 coolest underwater attractions in the world, ranking lake LygnstĂ¸lsvatnet among sites like Truuk Lagoon and Cleopatra's Palace in Alexandria, Egypt.No... Grieg Star Shipping has purchased some of my images for decoration on their two new 58.000 DWT Supramax bulk carriers currently under construction at the Dayang Shipyard in China.The images were suggested...
EZdive, the world's first bilingual dive magazine, has published my story about the pink dolphins of the Amazon River - the boto. This is the first time I have been published in China. Dykking, the Norwegian dive magazine, ran my Gulen story as the main feature in their April 2012 issue. Readers can feast their eyes on a very nice seven-page main feature spread.
Norwegian newspaper FĂ¦drelandsvennen ran an 8-page spread about the wrecks on the south coast this weekend. IThey used my images to illustrate the story, and interviewed me about wreck photography. The Berghia norvegica nudibranch was described back in 1939, but it has never been seen until we rediscovered it at the Nudibranch Safari in March 2012. See images and video here! Norwegian underwater photography dealer Aquaphoto has added dive photo trips to their range of offers, and the first destination is Indonesia's famous Lembeh Strait. Don't miss it - let's go critter...
As the first Norwegian underwater photographer I have the great honour to be featured in the new underwater photography magazine Scuba Diver Through the Lens. The theme in Wetpixels Picture of the Week competition #429 was 'cruising', and my image of a school of bannerfish was voted into sixth place in competition with over 40 other images.By Christian... Do you want book reviews for your magazine or online publication? I write reviews on most kinds of dive or underwater photography related books. Long or short - just get in touch! Danish dive magazine Sportsdykkeren have published my Gulen story in their April 2012 issue. The magazine also features my image of the wreck of MV Bandak on the cover. DIVE Magazine have published my Gulen story on a six-page spread in their March, 2012 issue. This is my first contribution to what is considered one of the leading scuba magazines in the world.The cover... Team Norway claimed a second place in the Unterwasser Visions photo contest in Februar, 2012 after team members were awarded first, sixth and ninth place by the jury.This image showing a Limacia clavigera... Not happy with where the focus is? New camera technology lets you change this after the image is shot. Is it time for a major change in philosophy, and are we ready to cut the apron strings to the slide... 'KretslĂ¸pet' (the Cycle) magazine used my image of the underwater recycling station at Gulen Dive Resort on the cover of their February, 2012 issue focusing on marine debris.The cover of the February,... I am delighted that my image of a Cumanotus beaumonti nudibranch was awarded an honourable mention today in the Our World Underwater 2012 photo competition. The theme in Wetpixels Picture of the Week competition #421 was 'flowers', and my image of a sand dollar was voted into second place in competition with almost 70 other images.FLOWER: On top of the sand... Getting stories and images ready takes time - and I have plenty of material to finish. This post is just to give you an idea about what stories will be available soon on Scubapixel. The theme in Wetpixels Picture of the Week competition #420 was 'angels', and my image of a Clione limacina was voted into sixth place in competition with over 39 other images.ANGEL OF THE SEA: The... The results of the Malta Tourism Press Awards were made official today. Unfortunately my article didn't even make it into the top three in the 'Photography Reportage' category where I was nominated.The... Another addition to my nudibranch library has arrived in the mailbox - the much sought-after and constantly unavailable "Field Guide to the Nudibranchs of the British Isles".
The new, global dive magazine Dive the World is out, and they spent an awesome 21 pages on my Bonaire article. This is the largest feature I have ever had published in a printed magazine. The theme in Wetpixels Picture of the Week competition #419 was 'red', and my image of a fireworm from Gozo was voted into fifth place in competition with over 70 other... This is the "classic" look of the Flabellina lineata, as described in most books and online resources on the subject. It is nice and clean, with thin stripes runing along either side and from the... If you're lucky enough to have an aquarium close by, make sure you support them by paying a visit from time to time. Dykkersport supports the aquarium in DrĂ¸bak by hosting a photo competition.The aquarium... My article about wrecks and caves on Malta and Gozo has been nominated for the prestigous Malta Tourism Press Awards, which is awarded once a year to honour journalists and photographers. Norwegian magazine Natur&Foto features my story on nudibranch photography in their first issue of 2012. On a five-page spread you can learn more about what it takes to really nail the nudies. The theme of the Wetpixel Picture of the Week competition #418 was "Frenzied", and among lots of feeding sharks my shrimp image was voted into second place.This little swarm of Mysidium sp. shrimp was... The story of the rescue steamer Parat is on print in the February 2012 issue of Dykking Magazine, in their series about Norwegian wrecks. A unique twin wreck dive, Parat lies just four feet from the giant... What on earth is an aeolid? If you're into nudibranchs you might know that it's not something from Lord of the Rings. Here's a chance to get to know some of the most beautiful animals of the northern... Dykking Magazine is running a series of portfolios with Norwegian underwater photographers, and in the first issue of 2012 it is my turn to show off some of my best images. American UnderWater magazine is running a big ROV/AUV pictorial in their latest issue, and used several of my images showing a VideoRay micro-ROV in action on a wreck and in a fish farming pen.UnderWater... Oslo-based PADI diveshop Dykkersport are using my images to promote their easter trip to Gulen Dive Resort on the Norwegian west coast. If you want some great diving you should tag along!Dykkersport used... Today, another addition to my nudibranch library arrived in the mailbox - a little treasure of a book called 'Nudibranchs' by Dr. T. E. Thompson. Written in 1976, it is almost impossible to come... Issue #46 of X-Ray Mag has hit the digital newsstands today, featuring my comprehensive story about crustaceans entitled "Gladiators of the Sea". Download the magazine for free today!Download issue #46 of... Finally I have a new addition to my nudibranch library - the much coveted 'North Atlantic Nudibranchs (Mollusca) seen by Henning Lemche', the famous danish zoologist and painter. The book contains... The new international dive magazine Dive the World will soon hit the newsstands around the globe, and I am proud to have a huge Bonaire feature in their virgin issue. You don't want to miss this! If you're interested in diving in Norway, you should really look out for the March, 2012 issue of DIVE Magazine - it features my Gulen story over a six page spread.By Christian... Polish online magazine Bluelife has published my article about diving in Gulen on the Norwegian west coast. Most of you will not understand a word - but Polish readers, please enjoy!
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