Category: Ocean Art

  • New underwater sculptures from Jason de Caires Taylor

    Underwater sculptor Jason deCaries Taylor has unveiled pictures of his latest works at the MUSA (the Museo Subacuático de Arte) in Cancun, Mexico. They include this stunning piece called Phoenix.                         As Jason says: Constructed from high strength pH-neutral cement and incorporating tensile stainless steel […]

  • Stunning reminders of why the oceans are awesome

    Here’s a few of the amazing pictures that won this year’s underwater photography contest run by the University of Miami Rosentiel School. Make sure you check them out in their full glory at the 2012 Winners website.

  • Alex Hofford on silky sharks

    I chat with photojournalist Alex Hofford about his recent trip to the Pacific Ocean with Greenpeace, where he encountered some beautiful sharks.                     HS – What was it like meeting silky sharks compared to other sharks you’ve encountered AH – These sharks seemed almost canine in […]

  • Going with the flow – on a planetary scale

    We tend to think of ocean currents – when we think of them at all — as stately, slow-moving rivers in the sea, as I believe Ben Franklin himself first referred to the Gulf Stream. But in reality the patterns of water movement across the earth’s surface are extraordinarily complex. Nothing gives you a more […]

  • Beneath the Waves Film Festival 2012 selections

    I am sooooo psyched for the 2012 Beneath the Waves Film Festival at the Benthic Ecology Meeting this Friday! [vimeo][/vimeo]

  • Brian Skerry on thinking like a fish and the future

    In the final part of my interview with National Geographic underwater photographer, Brian Skerry, I give him the chance to talk to the fishes, to meet any animal in the ocean, and on a more serious note I ask for his thoughts on the future of the oceans. And don’t forget, Brian’s new book, Ocean […]

  • Brian Skerry on image making

    In the second installment of my chat with oceans photographer, Brian Skerry, I ask him about how he goes about capturing ocean soul on camera. And Brian gives the inside scoop on shooting pictures for National Geographic. Helen: What goes through your mind when you’re underwater with your camera? Brian: Depending on the dive, many […]

  • Brian Skerry tapping into Ocean Soul

    This week, Book Hook features a series of exclusive Seamonster interviews with award-winning underwater photographer, Brian Skerry. Brian has been taking photographs underwater for thirty years and these days you’ll see his pictures regularly gracing the pages of National Geographic Magazine. His new book, Ocean Soul, features a breathtaking selection of his work, displayed in […]

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  • Beneath the waves film festival 2012

    The submission deadline for the excellent Beneath the waves film festival at the 2012 Benthic Ecology Meeting is coming up: January 20 (2012).  This will be the first year I have attended the festival and I’m really excited about it. I may submit something about mangroves, although the quality of past submissions is intimidating. You can […]