5 considerations for a truly great underwater photograph
Feb02

5 considerations for a truly great underwater photograph

New editor at Amanzi Mag and new contributor underwater photography specialist Fiona Ayerst, gives us 5 considerations for a truly great underwater photograph as well as and how to quickly improve your underwater photos: One of my students said to me that he understood the technical elements of underwater photography, but was grappling with how to give feeling to his underwater shots. I panicked! Had I failed in my quest to teach?...

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The Master Switch of Life – the science of freediving
Jul04

The Master Switch of Life – the science of freediving

The science of freediving YOUR BODY’S AMAZING REACTION TO WATER James Nestor Writer James Nestor explores the science of the “mammalian dive reflex,” the phenomenon by which water triggers an immediate decrease in heart rate. While on assignment in Greece, journalist James Nestor witnessed something that confounded him: a man diving 300 feet below the ocean’s surface on a single breath of air and returning four minutes later, unharmed...

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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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The South African coast is a vast playground of wonders
Apr13

The South African coast is a vast playground of wonders

A whole world waits for you under water. And nowhere is this more true than around the South African coast. Influenced by three great oceans, washed by the second strongest current in the world, blessed with extraordinary biodiversity, much of which remains to be discovered, and some of the greatest marine spectacles on earth, South Africa’s sea life would take lifetimes to explore. There’s the fantastic assortment of...

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