Philip Hamilton maakt bloedmooie fotoserie van de mysterieuze onderwaterwereld

redactie 25 nov 2018 Entertainment

Het grootste gedeelte van deze aardkloot bestaat uit water. Maar eigenlijk weten we  daar nog niet eens heel erg veel af. Zo zagen we afgelopen weekend scary diepzeedieren voorbijkomen. Wildlife fotograaf Philip Hamilton is ook gaan duiken om de onderwaterwereld vast te gaan leggen. Hij kwam dichtbij haaien, krokodillen en schildpadden. Het leverde een aantal pittig intense foto’s op.

De fotograaf heeft net een dik boekwerkje gemaakt met al zijn mooiste onderwaterfotootjes. Hij reisde ervoor de hele wereld over om zoveel mogelijk variatie te krijgen in zijn werk. Philip is er zo’n vijf jaar mee bezig geweest. Kwaliteit kost tijd, dat begreep de fotograaf ook. We komen zo toch een beetje dichterbij de onderwaterwereld en het voordeel is dat je van het kijken van de plaatjes geen nattigheid gaat voelen. Hoewel duiken natuurlijk wel retevet is, alleen tussen de haaien lijkt het ons toch echt minder plezant. We duiken virtueel wel effe met ‘m mee.

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Back in London… full of events until Monday 19th – 7 pm at Natural History Museum for the launching of Call of the Blue. 100 scientists, conservationists, professors and personalities were involved. Tom Hooper did an amazing job over last 2 years to put together an impressive narrative, we speak about every relevant topic affecting the oceans today… The 1st edition is almost sold out on pre-order and it is only out on Monday. Tomorrow is a big day, i go to the museum to take a first copy of the book. I’m thrilled. You can still buy your copy through the great publisher team that put it together @php_books ( big 🙏🏻) or via a link on @calloftheblue.

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Wild American Salt Water Crocodile, a Vulnerable species. The American is one of the largest crocodile species. Males can reach lengths of 6.1 m (20 ft), weighing up to 907 kg (2,000 lb). They rarely attack cattle or large animals; fish, reptiles, birds and small mammals make up the majority of their diet. What it doesn't mean that you can get distracted while in the water with them .

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Measuring up to 3 m long, the Caribbean reef shark is one of the largest apex predators in the reef ecosystem. It has a streamlined body typical of the requiem sharks, this species is difficult to tell apart from other large members of its family such as the dusky shark or the silky shark. While in the water I normally differentiate them by colour and dorsal fin. It is a Near Threatened (NT) species.

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-No comments- Happy Sunday all !

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Poor fellow…he had a big fight with a metal cage ..(and of course he lost) … no only he broke many teeth… but his entire body is lacerated… frankly no point to show you his body…too sad. I had him outside the cage and deep, he was calm and gentle. I have big reservations about Great White Shark cage diving… but I also got friends in the industry.. I will say no more than Governments should know better and allow operators to do proper diving w them.. yes they are big, and can be aggressive.. heard all those songs .. but ultimately they are NOT man eaters and we humans should do better- Simple question, do we feed Lions and Leopards in the Serengueti, to the point of hurting them in order to see them ? No, we go for days sometimes until we see one.. divers should be less demanding. To see a GWS on its natural habitat, on its natural behaviour is a privilege and you have to be prepared to wait years for it …Nature is not a business style “money back guaranteed” adventure.

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Barracudas after a baitball .. most of the time divers see barracudas passively swimming around… they are actually very good hunters and despite their look they are not just scavengers.

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“ Cage or no Cage “ series for GWS. I particularly do not like the idea of cage, even less so at surface….. animal behaviour changes, the animal gets hurt, and those “amazing” and thrilling open mouth photos keep giving that killer reputation to such a wonderful animal.. all that for an adrenaline rush and business…. Talking to friends in Australia, South Africa, Chile, and GWS play grounds … how many attacks on divers are reported ??! A hand full around the world over years … how many on surfers .. quite a lot for any standards ( and actually most attacks on surfers are not from gws ) So, proper diving with sharks outside cage should not be ilegal for operators. The same than Tiger sharks ( same size shark) in Bahamas. However if you still want a cage , please go deep (@rodneyfoxsharkexpeditions ) That is the closest you get to natural behaviour, no bait, a curious pelagic will come to check you at least once … and when down at 20 meters and the Great White shark comes calmly a few inches from you the emotion (not necessarily an adrenaline rush) will stay with you for ever. #underwaterphotography #underthesea #greatwhiteshark #scubatrip #coralreef #freediving #instascuba #picoftheday #uwphoto #uwpics #naturephotography #shark #epicimages #greatencounter #scubadiving #divers #wildlife #nature #tiburon #conservation #instagood #photooftheday #dive #nature #requin #wilderness #gws #marineanimals #nocage #saveoceans @aquaticadigital @canon_photos @calloftheblue

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At a moment I had 23 of these Chilean Devil (Mobula Tarapacana ref city of Tarapacá in Chile ) ) Rays around me ! All dancing ! Each close to 4 meters wide ! These mobulas are pelagic migratory species we still know little, so little it is embarrassing..hopefully we will talk about them and so many other interesting species at the launching event of Call fo the Blue at the Natural History Museum in London on Nov 19th. Invites will follow tomorrow. #oceans #scubadiving #azores #underwater #scuba #buceo #wildlife #conservation #mobula #manta #sea #savetheocean #underwaterphoto #scubadiver #birostris #underwaterphotography #freediving #underwaterpics #underwaterworld #marinelife #fotografia #oneocean #uwphoto #plongee #devilray #rayas #underwater #merghulo #santamaria #portugal @calloftheblue @discoverocean @ocean @aquaticadigital @canon_photos @oceana @paralelo_37_mt

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Hello ! I’ m one of the 14,000 of us left, endemic of South Australia.. Im a SeaLion ( not a seal please ) – We are highly ENDANGERED 😔😢 These pinnipeds are specifically known for their abnormal breeding cycles, which are varied between 5 months breeding cycle and a 17-18 month aseasonal breeding cycle, compared to other pinnipeds which fit into a 12-month reproductive cycle. Swimming with them is a privilege… they are playful, gentle and even cheeky.. #underwaterphotography #underthesea #endangered #scubatrip #coralreef #freediving #instascuba #picoftheday #uwphoto #uwpics #naturephotography #sharkfood #epicimages #greatencounter #scubadiving #divers #wildlife #nature #australia #conservation #instagood #photooftheday #dive #nature #pinnipeds #wilderness #liondemer #marineanimals #sealions #saveoceans @aquaticadigital @canon_photos @calloftheblue

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Can you believe that some Groupers ( like the Atlantic Goliath ) are CR ? Critically Endangered that it is … Iconic amazing animals with great characters. They habitually eat fish, octopuses, and crustaceans. Some species prefer to ambush their prey, while other species are active predators. Like some other fish , Groupers are mostly monandric protogynous hermaphrodites, i.e. they mature only as females and have the ability to change sex after sexual maturity. They can weight more than 100 Kilos and live very long indeed! #underwaterphotography #photography #freediving #ocean #nature #wildlife #deepblue #underwater #wilderness #explore #conservation #plongee #reef #buceo #uwphoto #uwpics #picoftheday #apnea #epicimages #beach #scubadiving #divers #wildlife #freediving #dive #underwater #planetearth #marineanimals #blueplanet #grouper @calloftheblue @aquaticadigital @canon_photos @canonuk @natgeolatam

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Can you imagine that in the middle of the ocean a turtle can thrive ? Luckily the Loggerhead turtle can carry up to 27 different marine species around, protection/ symbiotic relationship or simply company. It has slow reproduction rate hence easily made it to vulnerable species , The female only lay eggs every three years and reach sexual maturity after 17 years. They can live to 60 years and grow to 2.5 mts and weight 400+kilos. #underwaterphotography #underwaterworld #photography #freediving #ocean #oceanlove #nature #wildlife #wildlifephotography #marine #azores #wildlifephotography #loggerhead #scubadiving #beautiful #nature_shooters #picoftheday #oneoceandiving #oceanlife #conservation #oceanlife #scubadiving #bbcearth #discoverocean #_scuba_diving_ #natgeolatam #divepix #marineturtle @ocean @scuba.snapshots @underwater_world_ @oneoceanresearch @_scuba_diving @discoverocean @aquaticadigital @canon_photos @calloftheblue

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Beauties series – The Spendidus. The mandarin fish is one of just two confirmed species in the world that can produce its own blue colouring, the vast majority of blue-hued creatures on Earth have to resort to elaborate optical illusions to brighten themselves up, with microscopic layers of colourless crystals in their skin layered in such a way that they reflect blue light back at any onlooker. Besides this extraordinary colouring, the mandarin has many other amazing and unique attributes. #underwaterphotography #photography #freediving #ocean #nature #wildlife #bbcearth #philippines #wilderness #explore #conservation #plongee #reef #buceo #uwphoto #uwpics #picoftheday #playa #epicimages #beach #scubadiving #divers #wildlife #nature #dive #underwater #coralreef #marineanimals #blueplanet #mandarinfish @scuba.snapshots @underwater_world_ @oneoceanresearch @discoverocean @calloftheblue @aquaticadigital @canon_photos @canonuk @natgeolatam

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Rhizostoma pulmo, commonly known as the barrel jellyfish is possibly the best you can find around. If you are in the Med around few aguamalas or aguamar (name in Spanish) keep reading…. The barrel jellyfish is found in the northeast Atlantic, in the Adriatic, Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea and Sea of Azov. It eats plankton and happens to be a favourite food of the leatherback turtle and sunfish (mola mola) so, no need to kill it or run away… they are good to marine environment…. If happens that all jellyfish sting , the barrel jellyfish is very weak and if it stings you the fact is that you will most likely feel nothing. Today i handled a large one bear hand, and I’m an allergic person and couldn’t feel more that a soft nice tissue. I’m not suggesting at all that you play with them, just don’t be scare, and no need to run out of the water back to the beach if you see one. Special thanks to my skypper @santiago_nardiz #oceans #scubadiving #ilovediving #sariera #rhizostoma #scuba #picoftheday #wildlife #conservation #jellyfish #reef #sea #underwaterphoto #scubadiver #marinelife #underwaterphotography #oceanlove #underwaterpics #underwaterworld #buceo #Costabrava #uwphoto #macrophoto #immersion #wilderness #saveourseas #underwater #wildlifephotography #fineartphotography #natgeohub @ocean @underwater_world_ @oceana @water_of_our_world @aquaticadigital @canon_photos @natgeo

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Unfortunately all of my trips for the next 8 months are around Europe or towards the east, Australia, Azores, Fiji, Tonga, SriLanka, Indonesia I will have to wait another year to see these magnificent Salt water crocodiles in the Caribbean waters … Contrary to every marine animal, humans could potentially be part of the croc menu, hence we need to be careful, and approach with respect. We are at his place, on his habitat and they are fast and smart. Human activity have reduced the habitat of the crocs, they have become very sensitive and protective of the little they got left, in some built-up areas they have even recently attacked people. We need to protect mangroves, as much as we try to protect reefs. #oceans #scubadiving #wilderness #reptile #naturelovers #scuba #picoftheday #wildlife #conservation #nature #mangroves #sea #savetheocean #underwaterphoto #croc #marinelife #underwaterphotography #oceanlove #underwaterpics #underwater #buceo #conservación #cocodrilos #uwphoto #cuba #deepblue #crocodile #saveourseas #underwater #photography @scuba.snapshots @underwater_world_ @_scuba_diving @calloftheblue @discoverocean @ocean @water_of_our_world @aquaticadigital @canon_photos @oceana @blue_ocean_art

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A successful story of conservation, the West Indian manatee was reduced to few hundreds in the 1970 and became an endangered species, although still Vulnerable by IUCN, their numbers have recovered to more than 6,000- Still suffering from boat crashes the population is more stable. The Sea Cow is a smart animal with strong social awareness and despite its look also unique abilities. Surprisingly they have been seen doing rolls, somersaults, and even swimming upside-down..a behaviour that is normally related to playing , or for predator avoidance. The Manatee has no natural predators, so in a way their life’s only depend in us humans. #animal_captures #animals_in_the_world #lifeoneearth #manatee #seacow #fineartphotography #natgeohub #wildlifephotography #freedive #oceans #scubadiving #instadiving #naturelovers #scuba #picoftheday #wildlife #conservation #nature #reef #sea #underwaterphoto #scubadiver #underwaterphotography #oceanlove #underwaterpics #buceo #oneocean #uwphoto #wilderness #underwater @calloftheblue @discoverocean @ocean @aquaticadigital @canon_photos

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Nurse sharks are opportunistic predators that feed primarily on small fish (e.g. stingrays) and some invertebrates (e.g. crustaceans, molluscs, tunicates). They are obligate suction feeders capable of generating suction forces that are among the highest recorded for any aquatic vertebrate to date. They are also exceptionally sedentary unlike most other shark species. Nurse sharks show strong site fidelity, and it is one of the few shark species known to exhibit mating site fidelity. They are strong animal that cope well with handling ( for electronic tagging )

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