1. Anchovy bait-ball we found and dived during the 2013 sardine run.

    Filmed on Red Epic with Nikon 14-24mm lens in Gates underwater housing. GoPro 2 and GoPRO 3. GoPro mounted in Subspace underwater housing.

    Go here to read more; danbeecham.com/2013/07/17/sardine-run-2013/

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  2. Sardine Run 2010.

    Cape Gannets caught in the act of attempting to assassinate an unsuspecting camera-man who is diving on the bait-ball the gannets are trying to feed on.

    Man, I could write for the Discovery Channel!

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  3. This is an edit I put together of footage I shot on the 2010 sardine run. The success of this trip felt like a huge personal achievement for me; I first traveled to the sardine run in 2004, as a tourist. It turned out to be a year blighted by terrible underwater visibility and although we had fantastic topside action, diving was near impossible. To return in 2010 and be lucky enough to shoot such fantastic action was a real privilege. The action got pretty frantic at stages, with a few bumps from some of the sharks that were also getting wrapped up in the action, but I was most concerned about the whales that were occasionally charging through the bait-balls, oftentimes with seemingly little regard for anything slow enough to get in their way.

    All topside is Sony Z1, underwater Sony F900R in Amphiicam housing. There are couple of shots from GoPro HD also.

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  4. Back in February (of 2013), I found myself back on my way back Aldabra - an unique and pristine atoll nestled in the western Indian Ocean. This was to be my third visit to this spectacular world heritage site, my others being in 2008 and 2009. On this expedition our team came across quite a spectacular little natural occurrence that I have not really heard of, or seen any footage of before.

    Go here to read more; danbeecham.com/2013/07/19/aldabra-feeding-frenzy/

    Canon 5D Mk II in Subal housing.
    EX-3 (topside)
    GoPro 3

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  5. 5 days in the Riviera Maya, freediving with sailfish baitballs, diving with bullsharks, and diving some wrecks in Cancun Mexico. Feb 2010.

    If your ares still interested follow us in Facebook and Twitter @pelagiclife

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