Photo for #TurtleTuesday

One from the Archives for Turtle Tuesday. This little fella is from Cebu in the Philippines, click here to see more underwater photos from Cebu.

New Flipboard Ocean & Photography Magazines

I don’t know how many of you use Flipboard but I’m just getting into it as a way of archiving all the interesting links I find for a particular topic. At the moment I’ve started curating two magazines, one about the oceans (scuba, the environment, cool photos etc) and one about Photography. Please find the links below if you’d like to follow them in flipbaord.

Oceans Magazine Photography Now

Nadya’s image of Me & Snappers is winning again

On International Women’s Day no less, Nadya posted another win for her image of me taking snaps of snappers! This time the 2014 Monochrome Awards. Go Nadya!

If you want to see why I was photographing up so close see below or here’s my post of schooling snappers from the archives.

Published for Science

I got a nice surprise a few days ago when my copy of the Annual review of Marine Science (vol 7) arrived, I’d contributed the picture above taken at the Mangroves in Raja Ampat to Johan van de Koppelpaper’s paper on Long-Distance Interactions Regulate the Structure and Resilience of Coastal Ecosystems.

Annual Review of Marina Science vol 7

My pic is on p149 if you have a copy.

PhotoFriday – ‘Gray’

This week’s Photo Friday entry: ’Grey’

With all the news recently on the manatees flocking en-mass to 3 sister springs in Florida (so much so they had to close it to the public), I though I’d revisit my time with them for this weeks theme. They are grey, cute and like to be tickled and nothing to do with 50 shades of anything!

You can see all the other photo Friday entries (and submit your own) for ‘Grey’ here.

Psst… Please check out my excellent used Nikon Gear page, I’ve swapped over systems and I’m still trying to raise money on my previous gear get them now before they go.

Woohoo, sold one of my Nikon lenses

Used gear page screenshot

Due to lack of time and energy I haven’t really been pushing selling the last of my Nikon lenses but I only have two left now since I sold my Tokina 11-16 last week!

See my selling page here for latest up to date list with prices and photos:

https://suzywalker.wordpress.com/selling-my-nikon-subal-gear/

– Nikon 80-400mm VR (boxed with instructions, carry case & lens hood)
– Nikon 18-200mm VR (boxed with instructions & lens hood)
– Lee filters Starter kit and 72mm ring (these are new, never used).

Since I no longer have a Nikon camera it seems a shame to leave these lenses sitting in their boxes on my bookshelf, you should get in touch and give them a new home! I can meet you in London if you want to inspect the lenses before you buy them. The money will come in very handy soon when I’m skint on maternity leave ;)

Email me here if interested… scubasuzy-sellingnikongear@yahoo.co.uk

Valentines Trip to LIDS2015

Happy Valentines day for yesterday!

Mike and I took a trip into London for the London Diveshow at ExCel yesterday. It was lovely to catch up with a lot of our diving friends. We stopped by the BSoup stand and hung around chatting in the Underwater Photographer of the Year exhibition area. Even grabbed a shot of Alex hugging a shark at the bite-back stand as we were heading through the hall onto somewhere else (and now kicking myself we didn’t go back and get a pick of Mike & I hugging a shark – doh!)

Hug a shark

Stopped by the Ocean Leisure stand to see Alex Tattersall and hear the disappointing news that the Olympus OMD EM5 Mark 2 isn’t going to fit into a modified Mark 1 Nauticam housing (boo!)

I think I should have worn my “Baby Onboard” badge, I think many people we knew just thought I got really fat ;) I tell you what, there is definitely a gap in the market for diving holidays for the those with new babies and young children. If both parents dive, there are no choices but to holiday separately :( Obviously most divers don’t want kids hanging around, which is understandable, I wouldn’t either, but someone needs to come up with a specialised resort. Nice warm water and reef that isn’t too pristine by the shore, good day care and the potential for boat trips for the serious diving parent(s). Maybe there is such a thing (I haven’t done any research) but nothing being advertised at the show that I could immediately see. So there we go rich VCs, get cracking and plug that niche market before its too late!