Wildlife photographer of the year 2017 finalists
Sep15

Wildlife photographer of the year 2017 finalists

The Wildlife photographer of the Year competition has been hosted by the Natural History Museum, London for the past 52 years. They have just released a shortlist of 2017 finalists. Amanzi peeks at the spell-binding underwater images in the finals and finds out what makes a winning photo.  Swim Gym – (Laurent Ballesta, France) Laurent is one of the finalists in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year...

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My life through GoPro with Faine Loubser
Aug03

My life through GoPro with Faine Loubser

She’s an ambassador for Penny Skateboards, a film student, cold-water diver and all-round adventure junkie.  She shares her life through GoPro. She was also named one of ORMS’s favourite instagrammers and has 17.5k followers. Who is Faine Loubser?  Amanzi Magazine gets to know this 20-year-old inspiration. Tell us a bit about yourself? I’m 20 years old and was born in Paarl (of all places). I spent the first few years...

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Dive like a Whale
Mar30

Dive like a Whale

Dive like a Whale Author: Georgina Jones Have you ever wondered how much like a whale you are? And no, not because of any blubber layer. Humans and whales are both air-breathers, sure. But in common with whales, seals and dolphins, we have a set of reflexes that help us survive underwater. Splash cold water on your face and your heartbeat will slow down just like a whale’s does before it dives. This is just the start of our...

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Epic wreck diving off the Cape Coast – Hermes and Winton
Mar12

Epic wreck diving off the Cape Coast – Hermes and Winton

Epic wreck diving off the Cape Coast By Olivia Anderson On May 12 1901, the 3500 ton Hermes was wrecked en route from Argentina with a consignment of forage, livestock and government stores. She had to anchor in Table Bay as the harbour was full. A gale sprang up and soon after nightfall the ship beached broadside to the shore. Two lives were lost.   The Hermes as it is today. On the night of July 28 1934, the 4388 ton Winton ran...

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Save the blue heart of the planet
Jul04

Save the blue heart of the planet

Save the blue heart of the planet Mission Blue ,  which has been shot during a 3-year period in numerous locations around the world, traces Sylvia Earle’s remarkable personal journey, from her earliest memories exploring the ocean as a young girl to her days leading a daring undersea mission in the Virgin Islands and beyond. Dr. Earle urged people “to use all means at your disposal — films, expeditions, the web, new submarines —...

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Freediving one of the fastest growing watersports in the world- captured on camera
May29

Freediving one of the fastest growing watersports in the world- captured on camera

Freediving one of the fastest growing watersports in the world by Jacques de Vos – Amanzi Magazine Contributor Being from Cape Town I have spent years underwater exploring and photographing kelp forests, diving with everything from sharks and seals to whales and even otters while discovering the immense diversity our local marine ecosystems has to offer. Now as a Freediving Instructor Trainer and Judge I have been fortunate to...

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