Category: Photo & Video

southern channel islands kelp forest
In the Water Photo & Video Travel

Diving the Southern Channel Islands Kelp Forests

Excerpt: The southern Channel Islands kelp forests in California are a playground for divers. Here’s what you need to know to dip under the waves.

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whale sharks in La Paz
Dive Locations In the Water Photo & Video Travel

Swim with Whale Sharks in La Paz

You can snorkel with whale sharks in La Paz each year from October to May, when these gentle giants visit the area to feast on a seasonal abundance of plankton and krill.

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Dive Locations Photo & Video Travel

Diving Northern Baja’s Coronado Islands

If you’ve never had the pleasure of diving with sea lions — the “puppies of the sea,” Northern Baja’s Coronado Islands are a great place to start.

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underwater photography
In the Water Photo & Video Photo Gear & Techniques Travel

Underwater Photography Guide to the Great Barrier Reef

Diving on the Great Barrier Reef is on the bucket list for many of us. If you’re taking a camera, here’s a brief guide to underwater photography on the Great Barrier Reef for beginners.

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Great Barrier Reef

Mission Complete: The Great Barrier Reef Survey

Marine biologist and underwater photographer Johnny Gaskell recently explored the Great Barrier Reef in search of the truth on its current condition.
by Deborah Dickson-Smith
southern california sea life

A Beginner’s Guide to Southern California Sea Life

Beneath the waves lies a wonderland — Southern California sea life inhabits a magical realm, including forests, canyons and caves. Here are some highlights.
by Frankie Grant
sawfish

Sharks and Rays on the IUCN Red List

The IUCN Red List was established to track threatened species. Unfortunately, 28 sharks and rays appear on the list. Here’s the lowdown on 20 of them.
by Juanita Pienaar
Sebastian

Saving Sebastian — A Story With a Happy Ending

Tired of hearing tear-inducing awful news? Check out Sebastian the crab's story — with a happy ending.
by Beth McCrea