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Here you'll find a chronological listing of all my blog posts for each individual year. Just click the tabs below to browse whichever year you want to - or use the search field to find what you're looking for.

Posted on Jan 1, 2005

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If you're looking for my published stories or cover shots, they have been put together in separate lists for easier access. The same goes for my Sub2o blog posts.


Sea slug mystery solved?

The mysterious, translucent sea slug I photographed at Gulen Dive Resort last April may be closer to giving up its secret identity. The evidence suggests it to be a Pleurobranchus species.

Merry Christmas!

I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year! A lot of exiting things has happened on in 2011 - and stay tuned for more!Croatia was one of the interesting places I visited...

Cover and story in Sweden

My article about Gulen Dive Resort has started to hit the streets, and one of the first print editions is 'Sportdykaren' - the magazine of the Swedish Diving Federation.The wreck of MV "Bandak" is...

Cover of Ocean News magazine

The VideoRay Pro 4 hovering over the anti-aircraft gun on the wreck of M-1104 "Jan Hubert" is a popular choice for magazine covers - this time in Ocean News & Technology.The November/December issue of...

10th in Unterwasser Visions 2011

The Unterwasser Visions contest 2011 has come to an end. After having several images placed in the top 10 this year, I was ranked in 10th in the overall individual standings.The Unterwasser Visions...

Team bronze in Visions 2011

Team Norway placed second in the last Unterwasser Visions contest of the year, and was awarded an overall bronze medal after the points for 2011 were added up.Lill Haugen's beautiful winning image in the...

Periphylla story in X-Ray Magazine

In issue #43 of the global, online dive magazine X-Ray you can read more about the Alien of the Deep. In Norway, the mysterious helmet jellyfish comes to the surface...

Unterwasser Picture of the Month

Unterwasser is taking advantage of the absence of a Visions contest in December, and launch a new "Picture of the Month" challenge fronted by my underwater recycling image.The images of the underwater...

Another VideoRay advertisement

VideoRay LLC has used another one of my images for a magazine advertisement, this time in the latest issue of Ocean News & Technology magazine.The ad from VideoRay in Ocean News & Technology magazine....

Third place at Wetpixel #410

Last week the theme of the Wetpixel Picture of the Week competition was "Neighbours", and my image showing two happy coral hermit crabs was voted into third place.

Wetpixel POTW #411 entries

Wetpixel's Picture of the Week #411 is open for entries, and this week's theme is "Orange". I opted for a nudibranch and a decorator crab.The strange-looking decorator crab Microphrys bicornuta is my...

9th place in Wetpixel POTW #409

Wetpixel's Picture of the Week #409 is concluded, and my little lonely nudibranch was voted into 9th place. The contest attracted 60 entries last week.The Adalaria proxima nudibranch also shows up in a...

VideoRay advertisement

VideoRay LLC in Philadelphia, USA has used one of my wreck/ROV images from M-1104 Jan Hubert for their latest magazine advertisement.The ad from VideoRay in Wreck Diving Magazine. Please click to...

8th in Unterwasser Visions October 2011

The second to last Unterwasser Visions of 2011 is closed, and my image of the wreck MV "Bandak" was voted into 8th place in last month's contest themed "natural light".MV "Bandak" is a beautiful wreck...

Visit Nauticam at DEMA Show

Photo: Lasse Iversen, www.aquaphoto.noIf you are going to visit the DEMA Show in Orlando this November, make sure not to miss the Nauticam booth or the interesting presentations by Alex Mustard, Nagaaki...

Gulen article in Sukeltajan Maailma

I have been published in Finland for the first time! I don't understand a word they're writing, but Finnish magazine 'Sukeltajan Maailma' ran my Gulen story in their latest issue.Finnish dive magazine...

Jan Hubert story and cover in WDM

The October 2011 issue of Wreck Diving Magazine features one of my images from "Jan Hubert" on the cover - as well as a comprehensive feature about the wreck inside the magazine.

Project AWARE contest winner

The votes have been cast, and my image of the underwater recycling plant at Gulen Dive Resort went all the way to the top in this year's Project AWARE "Dive Against Debris" photo contest.The prices in the...

Report from the Smithsonian

Photo: Ingvald Arne MelandSince I had one of my images displayed at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington DC, I have recieved several images from the exhibition from friends and...

Finalist in Project Aware competition

The conclusion of this year's Project Aware photo contest is getting close, and the eight finalists were just made public.By Christian Skauge   Published: Oct 3, 2011Today I recieved word...

9th Place in Unterwasser Visions

The photo contest Unterwasser Visions is nearing its conclusion for 2011, and September brought a positive surprise: My image entitled "Coral Bleaching" was voted into 9th place by the jury.The...

Nudibranch Safari in X-Ray Magazine

In the latest issue of the global dive magazine X-Ray you can read more about the Nudibranch Safari which was held at Gulen Dive Resort in March 2011.Posted on Oct 2, 2011 by Christian SkaugeThe story is...

Shooting the Nudibranchs of Norway

For whatever reason, nudibranchs seem to be everyone’s favorite critter. Not just underwater photographers – all divers simply love these colorful little creatures to bits.

Images in MIC Marine brochure

Among other products for the fish farming industry, Seafarm Systems produces the MIC Marine vacuum cleaning system. They have used my underwater images in their new brochure and on their website.ROV field...

Spacediving in X-Ray Magazine

In issue #42 of the international online dive magazine X-Ray you can read more about Spacediving at ESA's Neutral Buoyancy Facility in Cologne, Germany. This is were the astronauts train for future...

Unknown sea slug - does anyone know?

About a month ago I captured this image of a pleurobranchid ophistobranch at Gulen Dive Resort. Is has so far been impossible to identify. Do you know what species this might be?When discovered, this...

Underwater banners at Tjuvholmen

Tjuvholmen, Oslo's developing new beachfront city district, has now been made more interesting and beautiful by putting up banners with my underwater images!By Christian Skauge   Published:...

Second place at Wetpixel #381

Last week the theme of the Wetpixel Picture of the Week competition was "Crinoids", and my image entitled "Spider's Web" was voted into second place.Sometimes, the Antedon bifida can be found in this...

Team victory and 6th place in Visions

Team Norway won the Unterwasser Visions photo contest for April 2011 ahead of Team Germany. We scored three in the Top 10, and my nudibranch image was voted into 6th place by the jury.

Third place at Wetpixel #380

Last week the theme of the Wetpixel Picture of the Week competition was "Clingfish", and my image was voted into third place.The male guards the eggs, which are deposited inside an empty seashell. The...

Second and fourth at Wetpixel #379

Last week the theme of the Wetpixel Picture of the Week competition was "Squat Lobsters", and my images were voted into second and fourth place. By...

Smithsonian exhibit opens - Exhibition Video

Yesterday, the 2010 Nature's Best Photography Awards exhibit opened at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC.You can see this image at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in...

Third and 2x second at Visions

The Unterwasser Visions photo contest for March 2011 brought a third and two second places with one and the same image. How is that possible? Read on to find out!SPACING ON THE CAKE: The jury found the...

On the cover of Dykking 2-2011

Dykking, the Norwegian dive magazine, chose my image of the Blenheim Bomber off the coast of Malta for their cover of the second issue of 2011.This Bristol Blenheim bomber is apparently the only one of...

Cover of Ocean News & Technology

The U.S. based Ocean News & Technology magazine used my picture of the VideoRay micro-ROV for their cover in the January/February 2011 issue.A VideoRay inspecting a yacht propellar in Straub Marina in St....

Second place at Wetpixel #373

Last week the theme of the Wetpixel Picture of the Week competition was "Red", and my image of a stone crab was voted into second place.GLADIATOR OF THE SEA: The spiny stone crab makes for an excellent...

Fifth place at Wetpixel #370

Last week the theme of the Wetpixel Picture of the Week competition was "Man-Made", and my image from ESAs Neutral Buoyancy Facility was voted into fifth place.DIVE INTO SPACE: At ESA's Neutral Buoyancy...

SOLD: Sea&Sea TTL converter III

I am selling my Sea&Sea TTL converter type III for Nikon. Since I am shooting optical cables exclusively I no longer need this brilliant piece of equipment.Need a TTL converter? I have one for sale. This...

Second place at Wetpixel #368

The theme of the Wetpixel Picture of the Week competition #368 was "Eye Contact", and once again my "Krazy Krab" placed well in a competition.The "Krazy Krab" continues to do well in competition. This...

Silver Medal at Underwater Photography

My goldentail moray portrait was awarded a silver medal at Underwater Photography's 2010/11 annual photo contest.MEDAL WINNER: This juvenile goldentail moray was extremely curious, and probably saw it's...

Sea Angel at the Smithsonian

My Sea Angel image will be exhibited at the Smithsonian after being chosen by the jury of the 2010 Nature's Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards.Not many Norwegian sea angels make it...

Featured in the 2011 Dykking calendar

Norwegian dive magazine Dykking has recently published their 2011 calendar, with one of my pictures on the cover and two more pictures inside. The calendar is free for subscribers.

Silver medal at Unterwasser Visions

Team Norway claimed an impressive silver medal in the Unterwasser Visions team competition for 2010, only beaten by the spanish team.This anemone close-up won in Unterwasser Visions in april 2010,...

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Black as Night

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The Wrecks of Gulen

The area at the mouth of the famous Sognefjord on the Norwegian west coast was of great...

The ship that sank twice

On February 19, 1949 the coastal freighter Bandak ran aground and sank at the entrance to the...

The Rescue steamer Parat

The rescue steamer Parat was called upon to help the grounded German freighter Ferndale - but...
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