Trip slideshow / video from the January 22 - February 2, 2012 Wetpixel Expedition to the Eastern Fields of Papua New Guinea (trip 2). We had only 6 days of diving in the Eastern Fields due to the arrival of two large storm systems, which forced us to return to Port Moresby early. Dive conditions in the Eastern Fields were very good (high currents = great fish activity), but diving closer to the coast proved to be not very productive (storm conditions reduced visibility considerably).
Trip 1 had perfect conditions: flat seas and almost no wind. Alas, I was not aboard for that one.
See the trip report from our trip two years ago:
Underwater footage from a 26-day Wetpixel underwater photography expedition to Alor and Komodo, Indonesia. Footage taken by Eric Cheng with Canon 7D with Tokina 10-17mm fisheye zoom lens and Canon 100mm macro lens. Macro footage was lit with dual Light & Motion SOLA 1200 video lights. Additional footage captured with GoPro HERO cameras in modified Eye of Mine underwater 3D housings.
Music licensed from Rumblefish Friendly Music.
Super close-up video of the symbiosis between shrimp gobies and their nearly-blind alpheid shrimp partners. The shrimps dig their burrows, and the gobies stand guard. One shrimp antenna makes contact with the shrimp goby at all times when outside the burrow. Footage taken by Eric Cheng in Raja Ampat, Indonesia. December, 2010.
My GoPro shark video was published on October 1, 2010 to DiveFilm HD (the current #1 Spots & Recreation Podcast on iTunes). It has been amended to include a making of section, which shows the rig I used to get the footage.
DiveFilm is an underwater video podcast put out by Mary Lynn Price and sponsored by Wetpixel (wetpixel.com). We are very excited because it is currently (as of today) the #1 Sports & Recreation Podcast on iTunes! Since the iTunes ranking is based on downloads, I encourage you to watch the video through iTunes, even if you streamed it from this post. Support DiveFilm! :) itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/divefilm-hd-video-hd/id214353624#
Jim Abernethy recently acquired a very special Seacam accessory