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WILDLIFE Under the Waves

With great excitement, we would like to present our latest book by New Holland Publishing – WILDLIFE Under the Waves. This book has a collection of stunning images that showcase the full diversity of marine life — from mighty whales and graceful turtles through to huge shimmering shoals of fish and riotously coloured corals, anemones, crustaceans and sponges. The book contains […]

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Life in the Great Barrier Reef

Onboard the MY Golden Shadow, the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation is circumnavigating the globe to survey some of the most remote reefs on the planet.  I recently joined their Global Reef Expedition, as a Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers iLCP. My job was to take images as the science team surveyed […]

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Photographing Great Barrier Reef Mission of the Global Reef Expedition

In 2003, my wife and I immigrated to Far North Queensland, Australia – gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Throughout the years, we take every opportunity to hop on a dive live-aboard or join scientific expeditions to spend as many hours underwater as possible in this great world heritage area.

Joining the Living Oceans Foundation’s Great […]

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Dwarf Minke Whales in the Great Barrier Reef

It’s been a while since I was out diving and snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef. This time I went with the superb liveaboard “Spoilsport” of the Mike Ball Dive Expeditions during the best time of the year to see minke whales underwater. The weather was amazing with only 10-15 knot winds and about 20-30 whales around […]

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Asia Pacific Reefs and Rainforests – A Photo Exhibition in April

Asia Pacific Reefs and Rainforests – A Photo Exhibition this April

The Tablelands Regional Gallery in collaboration with the 5th Queensland Festival of Photography is proud to present Jürgen Freund in a solo photo exhibition.

With the support of the Regional Arts Development Fund and the Worldwide Fund for Nature, this month-long exhibition showcases Jürgen’s stunning images […]

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AIMS CReefs – Census of Marine Life, Lizard Island 2008

The Census of Marine Life (CoML) is a grand global project with an objective to survey and analyze changes from past to present in marine life biodiversity, distribution and abundance, and to compile the resultant data into a comprehensive database called the “Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS),” to be used in forecasting the future of marine life. […]

August 2007 – Nautilus

Now how did these beautiful deep-sea living fossils become so vulnerable? Our untiring quest to get them protected is unwavering. We must learn more about them before we can fight for their preservation.

Again onboard the Undersea Explorer for more science, the team goes forth with Dr. Peter Ward and Andy Dunstan.

 

July 2007 – Mike Ball Spoil Sport

Mike Ball’s luxurious liveaboard Spoil Sport brought us to the Great Barrier Reef’s famous Ribbon Reefs to interact with the playful minke whales. Moored in Lighthouse Bommie, minkes passed under us criss-crossing the bommie and guests hanging on minke lines. We took the chance to do our signature split level image with Spoily and Pixie […]

May 2007 – Sharks, Nautilus and Planktons

And yet another exciting trip on the Undersea Explorer for more science and adventure. As Karl Jesienowski the main biologist said, the week was packed like a three ring circus. Sharks were caught and tagged, nautilus were caught and tagged and a special guest appearance of Dr. Billy Sinclair caught plankton and no, impossible to tag :)

 

December 2006 – box jellyfish

December. Thanks to Dr. Jamie Seymour and Richard Fitzpatrick, our box jellyfish frenzy is almost coming to an end.  Irukadji and box jellyfish have been keeping us company in tanks and in the water.

Our box jellyfish model Oscar performed beautifully in the wild and did not even attempt to sting us one bit. He was well trained and truly beautiful. We have […]