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  1. Amanda Blanksby - Underwater Tour Awards 2021 - Grand GURU Winner

    The Underwater Tour Awards 2021 - Winners Announced!!

    Contributed By : Underwater

    The Underwater Tour Awards 2021 - Winners Announced!!

    Contributed By : Underwater

    Underwater Tour Awards 2021

    The organisers of the Underwater Tour Awards have announced the winners of its second annual, prestigious international competition in the livestreamed Underwater Tour Show broadcast.

    The annual competition encourages and inspires passion for photography, exploration and discovery from behind the lens and helps raise awareness of the world’s incredible, fragile marine and aquatic inhabitants and their environments.

     

    The Guru Awards – Photographic Competition

    The only international photography competition of its

  2. Pineapple Fish (Cleidopus gloriamaris) - The Story behind 'Pineapple Swirl' by Louise Nott. Winner of the Aquatic Abstracts, underwater Tour 2020

    Story Behind the Shot “Pineapple Swirl”

    Contributed By : Louise Nott

    Story Behind the Shot “Pineapple Swirl”

    Contributed By : Louise Nott
    Louise Nott shares the story behind her Underwater Tour Awards 2020 Aquatic Abstract winning image “Pineapple Swirl"
  3. Mother and Calf Humpback at Tonga. Shot by John Thorogood

    Swimming with Whales – a True Bucket-list Experience (to be repeated as frequently as you can afford)

    Contributed By : John Thorogood

    Swimming with Whales – a True Bucket-list Experience (to be repeated as frequently as you can afford)

    Contributed By : John Thorogood

    The humpback whale is one of conservation’s great success stories. Hunted to a few thousand animals prior to a global ban in only 1985, populations of humpbacks around the world are on the rise . Spending time in the water with these awesome creatures is …. well awesome.

  4. Indonesian Pinsi being built on Sangeang Api, Indonesia

    Meet the ship builders of Sangeang Api, Indonesia

    Contributed By : Anita Verde

    Meet the ship builders of Sangeang Api, Indonesia

    Contributed By : Anita Verde
    Bontoh village doesn’t have much. Its small square homes cobbled together from a jumble of materials gestures a very simple life. But what it does have, apart from the ominous volcano looming above, is world-class ship building skills.
  5. Leafy Seadragon - the male Leafy Seadragon carries the pink egg mass until the babies hatch

    The Infamous Leafy Seadragon

    Contributed By : Daryll Rivett

    The Infamous Leafy Seadragon

    Contributed By : Daryll Rivett
    The Leafy Sea Dragon is one of the most ornate and camouflaged marine creatures in our oceans, amongst many other's - hence making it a highly sought-after photography subject and sight to witness.....
  6. Spinyhead Blenny with Blue Background

    Black or Blue - Underwater Photography Secrets

    Contributed By : Brett Lobwein

    Black or Blue - Underwater Photography Secrets

    Contributed By : Brett Lobwein

    Do you choose a blue or black background for your underwater photography? Why it matters and how to create to right effect. Underwater Photography hints and secrets.

  7. Fur seal, up-close and personal

    Barunguba (Montague island) - an underwater photographer's guide

    Contributed By : Lee Hankinson

    Barunguba (Montague island) - an underwater photographer's guide

    Contributed By : Lee Hankinson

    An overview of what diving at Barunguba - or Montague Island - has to offer underwater photographers with a few tips and pointers

  8. Halmahera - colourful coral reef wall

    Five reasons we fell in love with Indonesia.

    Contributed By : Anita Verde

    Five reasons we fell in love with Indonesia.

    Contributed By : Anita Verde
    As we reflect on the challenges of 2020 and dream of adventures for 2021, here’s a look back at the five places that stole our hearts.
  9. Winners Announced - The Underwater Tour Awards 2020

    Winners Announced - The Underwater Tour Awards 2020

    Contributed By : Tim Hochgrebe

    Winners Announced - The Underwater Tour Awards 2020

    Contributed By : Tim Hochgrebe

    The Underwater Tour Awards are a natural community extension of the annual Underwater Tour nationwide speaker series each May. We would like to thankWhales Underwater, Momento Pro and Nautilus Lifeline for supporting the Awards.  We would also like to thank our Tour Partners; The Arenui Boutique Liveaboard, Wakatobi, Walindi and Febrina, SEACAM, Momento Pro, Christmas Island, Paradise Taveuni – without whom our annual speakers tour would not be possible..

  10. Anemone Fish at the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia

    Confused by Ocean Acidification? Well it Turns Out Fish Might Not Be

    Contributed By : John Thorogood

    Confused by Ocean Acidification? Well it Turns Out Fish Might Not Be

    Contributed By : John Thorogood

    Science offers the tools to truly explain how the universe works. Science should be evidence-based and seek to demonstrate causation through repeatable observations. As scientists we have an obligation to use those tools with integrity and present our results with absolute objectivity.

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