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Avid outdoorsman and underwater photographer, Barry Brown has spent the last 12 years documenting life above and below water in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles. He is currently working with the Smithsonian Institution documenting new Caribbean deep-water species and building a one of a kind database. His underwater images can regularly be seen in Sport Diver, Scuba Diver and on the Ikelite website. His image of a "Collage of Corals" seen under blue-light at night recently placed in the TOP 10 images for the 2014 NANPA (North American Nature Photographers Association) photo contest.

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Archive for April, 2016

Apr 29, 16     Comments Off on Camouflaged Fish/Filefish, Monacanthus ciliatus
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Apr 21, 16     Comments Off on Underwater Blue-Light Photos, UV Photos

aitingBAR-BAR-BAR-Good morning friends, we had another super fun blue-light diving adventure under the pier at Caracasbaai last night and didn’t end up getting back till around 10:30, that’s late for me! Our evening started out with our clutch quickly going out on the car and after the dive we just barely made it back home, thankfully Stijn followed us the whole way. Aimee and I left the house at around 7:30 with all the dive gear and met Stijn at the tugboat dive-site at around 7:45. The whole area was completely deserted last night (pitch black) and we had major doubts about leaving our cars there unattended in the dark. As we were unloading our stuff we found out that there is a security guy and his dog that stay in the little house there at the pier and he will watch your stuff for a few guilders, that could not have worked out better. I think we got in the water around 8:15 and managed to hang out under the pier for close to an hour and although the water was cold there was a ton of cool stuff to look at. One of the first things we found was a juvenile inch and a half long Goatfish laying in the sand waiting out the long night, talk about brave little things. If anyone out there wants to photograph fireworms under blue-light this is the place, we saw them everywhere we looked in every shape and color you can imagine, they are so beautiful! The second photo is a close-up of some tiny star corals with open polyps, they look just like a field of glowing flowers. The bottom photo shows an ultra tiny quarter inch long blenny or goby with glowing orange eyes that we found hiding from the night in the grooves of a brain coral, talk about cool! I tried and tried to shoot some new orange cup corals but not one of them came out sharp, I may have to start using a tripod or find some way to keep the camera more still, it’s for sure a tough form of photography. A big thanks to Stijn again for helping me get the monster camera in and out of the water and following us home, I’ll take friends like him all day long!

Hope you all doing well, have a great day!!

Barry

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Apr 15, 16     Comments Off on Diver Silhouette, Wreck Diving, Pier Diving
Apr 14, 16     Comments Off on Orange Longsnout Seahorse, Hippocampus reidi
Apr 13, 16     Comments Off on Juvenile Smooth Trunkfish, Lactophrys triqueter
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Apr 11, 16     Comments Off on Solitary Balloonfish, Diodon holocanthus, Puffers
Apr 8, 16     Comments Off on Scorpionfish at Night, Scorpaena plumieri
Apr 7, 16     Comments Off on Blue-Light Photos, Blue Light Sponge and Fireworm

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