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Posted on Jan 1, 2005

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Cover of the Unterwasser 2011 calendar

The latest issue of the German dive magazine Unterwasser just hit the newsstands, and to my delight one of my images was selected for the cover of their 2011 calendar.The 2011 calendar is distributed with...

Fifth place at Wetpixel #359

Last week the theme of the Wetpixel Picture of the Week competition was "Natural Light", and my kelp forest image was voted into fifth place.Natural light in the kelp forest. Diving here is a truly...

Monthly Hotshots at Underwaterphotography

My "Mirror Image" was voted as one of the Monthly Hotshots at the Underwater Photography website in November.By Christian Skauge   Published: Dec 2, 2010Underwater Photography picks a...

Nordic Champion 2010

To my delight I won one gold, two silver and one bronze medal and claimed the overall title in the Nordic Championships in Underwater Photography 2010.By Christian Skauge   Published: Nov...

Highly Honoured in Windland Smith Rice Awards

I have been chosen as a Highly Honored Photographer in the 2010 Nature's Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International...

See my Nordic Championship images!

  In a first-time move, the Swedish Diving Federation has decided to publicize all the competition images from the Nordic Championships - before the judges...

First place at Wetpixel #356

  For the second time in 8 weeks one of my images was voted to the top of the Wetpixel Piture of the Week competition. The theme of the week was 'Starfish',...

Wreck image promotes Norway

  Photo: Innovation Norway One of my pictures of the wreck KNM Kjell was used by Norwegian tourist authorities Innovation Norway to promote...

6th place in Unterwasser Visions

My image of a clingfish with eggs was voted into sixth place by the jury in the Unterwasser Visions photo contest in October 2010.My image of a Diplecogaster bimaculata clingfish claimed 6th place in...

On the cover of Natur&Foto magazine

Leading Norwegian wildlife and nature photo magazine Natur&Foto features my image of a Climacia lavigera nudibranch sitting on a red sponge on the cover of their November 2010 issue.

Wreck images in Maximum Depth

In their current issue, Russian dive magazine Maximum Depth is running an article about diving in Gulen Dive Resort...

Coral hermit fronts Visions contest

Unterwasser Visions is nearing its final stages for 2010, and the October contest is fronted by my coral hermit crab image.The Unterwasser Visions photo contest is open for anyone registered on the...

Portfolio and interview in Natur&Foto

In their November 2010 issue, leading Norwegian photo magazine Natur&Foto is running a 10-page spread about my underwater photography, with both images and a big interview.

Free underwater images for WWF

Photo: © Neil Oshima/BBDO Philippines/WWFWWF does important work to protect life in the oceans, and therefore I support them by providing free of charge underwater photography.WWF's leaflet on sustainable...

Alternative use of a flooded housing

What can you do with a flooded underwater housing? Why not give a couple of goldfish a new home? Luckily, the flooded housing was not mine. But it was sitting there, perfectly in order, stirring my...

Monthly Hotshots at Underwater Photography

  One of my images was voted as one of the Monthly Hotshots at the Underwater Photography website in September. The image, depicting the hydromedusae Gonionemus murbachii,...

Double victory at Wetpixel #349

  Parrotfish was clearly the thing in Wetpixel's Picture of the Week competition last week. My two images came in first and second. The theme of the week was...

Report from Nordic Photo Event 2010

In September, UW photographers from all over Scandinavia converged on Gulen Dive Resort for five days of serious photo fun. The Nordic Photo Event 2010 with Alex Mustard was a great success - viking...

New housing - Nauticam D300s

    Finally, my new baby has arrived... I have invested in a brand new Nauticam housing for the Nikon D300s, and I can't wait to get it in the water. Nauticam...

Fourth place in the Norwegian Championships

The Norwegian Championship was held during the first weekend of September, and I came in fourth after a decent performance. Not having been in the water for about half a...

Underwater Photography Day 2010

  Join us for a full day of underwater photography and videography at Kattegatcentret in Grenå, Denmark. Speakers include Lars Kirkegaard, Stig Stasig, Ulrik Westphal and Christian...

Spacediving in Dykking magazine

Dykking magazine used my image of a spacediver on the cover of their August, 2009 issue - in addition to a five-page spread that tells the story of Spacediving at the European Space Agency in Cologne,...

First place at Wetpixel POTW #340

  The Wetpixel Picture of the Week competition has reached its 340th edition, and my Periphylla image was voted the best of the week. The theme of the week was...

5th place and team victory in Visions

In June, my wreck image was voted into fifth place in the Unterwasser Visions contest - and Team Norway shared first place with the germans.This image showing the steam engine of the Norwegian torpedo...

Team victory in Unterwasser Visions May 2010

The Norwegian "national team" in Unterwasser Visions secured another victory today, as the results of the "David & Goliath" theme in May 2010 was made public.The Unterwasser Visions photo contest is open...

Silver Medal at PAF Tachov

  At the PAF Tachov International Divers Festival i the Czech Republic recently, my image of a Blenheim Bomber was awarded a silver medal. The festival was held in Tachov...

Just one spot left on Nordic Photo Event 2010

  Months before it takes place, Nordic Photo Event 2010 is already a success. Fifteen photographers have signed up, and there's just one place left. The second Nordic Photo Event is...

Coral hermit in fourth place at Wetpixel

    The topic for top underwater photography site Wetpixel's Picture of the Week contest #330 was 'super macro', and my picture of a coral hermit crab was voted...

Xlendi clean-up on Project AWARE blog

On a visit to Gozo last month I participated in a clean-up dive in Xlendi, Gozo. Pictures from the dive recently appeared on the Project AWARE blog.Instructor Hud sorting through the debris collected by...

Hotshot at Underwater Photography

Top photo website Underwater Photography has just published their Monthly Hotshots - and one of my images were among...

Double victory in Unterwasser Visions

My image of a plumose anemone (Metridium senile) went all the way to the top in Unterwasser Visions photo contest in april.This anemone close-up won in Unterwasser Visions in april 2010 - my fourth...

On the cover of Dykking magazine

The Norwegian dive magazine Dykking used my image of a happy diver on the cover of their April 2010 edition.By Christian Skauge   Published: Apr 26, 2010Since I am working for Dykking you...

Fourth place at Wetpixel

Top underwater photography site Wetpixel had wrecks as topic for their Picture of the Week contest #327. My picture of KNM Kjell was voted into fourth place. ...

Four images through in European Wildlife...

Four of the ten images I entered in the European Wildlife Photographer of the Year have gone through to the next round of judging. The competition is...

Weekly Hotshot at Underwater Photography

My nudibranch image entitled 'flight' was judged 'Weekly Hotshot' at top underwater photo website Underwater Photography this week. The image was shot...

More wreck images added to the database

Following publication of some articles in the Norwegian dive magazine Dykking, I have been able to add some more wreck images to the database. The new...

Two images shortlisted at Underwater Photography

Two of my images have been shortlisted at top underwater photo website Underwater Photography this month. Everyone registered at...

Nudibranchs Galore at Gulen Dive Resort

The Nudibranch Safari at Gulen Dive Resort was very successful, and I have added lots of new images to the database. For a full weekend, alltogether 12 people were...

Second place at Wetpixel POTW #322

The Wetpixel Picture of the Week competition has reached it's 322nd edition, and my 'Boto Fight' image was voted into second place. ...

4th place in Unterwasser Visions

February brought another top ten placing in the german dive magazine Unterwasser Visions competition. The jury rewarded my underwater recycling image a 4th place. Anyone registered at the Unterwasser...

Team victory in Unterwasser Visions February 2010

The results from the jury in Unterwasser Visions for February 2010 was just made public. The Norwegian team clinched the victory!Anyone registered at the Unterwasser website can enter the Visions...

First place at Wetpixel POTW #319

The Wetpixel Picture of the Week competition has reached it's 319th edition, and my 'Shadow Diver' image was voted the best of the week. The...

Three images shortlisted at Underwater Photography

This month three of my images have been shortlisted for the Monthly Hotshots at Underwater Photography. The shortlisted images are among those with a...

Wreck story in Dykking Magazine

The story of the coastal freighter Bandak is on print in Dykking Magazine this month, in their series covering Norwegian wrecks. On February 19, 1949 Bandak became the ship that sank twice.

Nordic Photo Event 2010

Join us for a unique underwater photo workshop with top photographers Dr. Alex Mustard, Christian Skauge and Lars Kirkegaard. The workshop will be held at Gulen Dive Resort on 21.-26. of September...

Runner-up at Underwater Photography

Underwater Photography has made public the winners of the annual contest. I made runner-up in the Wide angle divers category. Images that achieve...

First place at Wetpixel POTW #313

The Wetpixel Picture of the Week competition has reached it's 313th edition, and my 'Pipeface' image was voted the best of the week. The theme of the...

National Team for Unterwasser Visions

German dive magazine Unterwasser has invited the best photographers from last year's Unterwasser Visions contest to join a new team competition.The top picture showing a starfish trying to overpower a...

Rare nudibranch photographed

On January 2 I came across the extremely rare nudi- branch Lophodoris danielsseni and managed to get some good photos. The nudibranch is known only...

Picture of the Week at Captain Don's

My image of an anemone shrimp went all the way to the top in the second to last Picture of the Week Competition in 2009 at Captain Don's Habitat on the Caribbean island of Bonaire. The Periclimenes...

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