1. Fragile Cayman - Featured on the 2012 Cayman International Underwater Film Festival

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    My mission was to show viewers the beauty and versatility of the Cayman aquatic realm, educate them of its fragility and remind them of the "obligation" to protect this wonderful world for…

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    • Moonlight Manta Dance

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      Late night, after all the operators left the site at the Sheraton in Kona, bringing their customers to the world famous “Kona Manta night dive” site, we went in the water with those magical…

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      • Oceanic Beauty

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        These images were shot on Cat Island, the Bahamas on May 2013. We had very bad weather with waves from 9 to 10 feet. Very tough conditions to film and we were only able to get in the water half…

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        • Poetry eMotion: "Byron Beholds Kona"

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          Poetry has always been a mystery to me. Is it because I am not a gifted reader or am I too much of a scientific person? When my wife, Ellen Cuylaerts, told me some of my footage was poetry in her…

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          • Bigmouths

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            On our trip to Isla Mujeres we were spoiled with encounters stacked with whale sharks and oceanic manta rays. It was simply mind-blowing and too much for words. Andy Murch and Solo Buceo (Rodrigo…

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            • Ex-USS Kittiwake at West Bay, Grand Cayman

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              Enjoy this impression of the outside of the Kittiwake, the world famous artificial reef in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. The ex-USS Kittiwake was a Submarine Rescue vessel (ASR-13). She was part…

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              • Epiphany: Tiger Beach, beautiful shark encounter

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                This clip is a RAW 4K one shot on production at Tiger Beach, Bahamas for my documentary "Epiphany". I only applied an 'S-Curve' to add some contrast, else it is "as shot"…

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                • Manatee in love with Ellen

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                  from Michael Maes Added

                  This is a quick and dirty edit just for fun. I've done only some basic grading. Shot on RED Epic-X, ambient, in 5K Widescreen. I shot 830GB in Crystal River, mainly Three Sisters Spring, very…

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                  • Merry "Christmas Manta" at Ocean Frontiers

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                    24th of December on our way back to the dock on Nauti-Cat, we met X-Mas Manta. She is a small Manta Ray which visits Cayman every year around Christmas. Manta Rays are extremely rare spotted in…

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                    • Stingrays eating Lionfish Heads

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                      Lionfish are an invasive species in the Caribbean posing a real threat to the native fish-population as they have no aquatic predator. Furthermore their reproductive cycle is ridiculously high. They…

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