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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 August, 2016

Aug 26, 16     Comments Off on Dominican Slit-Shells, Dominican Sea Shells
Aug 25, 16     Comments Off on Sea/Ocean Plastic, Micro-Plastics, Sea Pollution

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Good morning all, as you can see Curacao just got hit with another major wave of floating ocean plastics!! This was caused after a week of strong winds and big waves bringing large amounts of trash to the shores of countless Caribbean islands, not just here. From my observations of looking through pile after pile of trash I noticed that this plastic and wood has been out to sea a long time and I bet your wondering how I came up with that?? Well, almost everything I found was covered in live barnacles meaning it was out floating in the open sea a long time. The big question now is; how in the world can this be cleaned up! I must say it’s enough to keep you up at night if you could see this mess in person, I personally felt very helpless just looking at it last night and even made a failed attempt to clean some of it up. I will for sure go back and do my best to attack some of it because for me doing nothing is for sure not the answer, right??

Hope all is well out there, getting packed for our three day trip to Bonaire next week, I will be taking photos non-stop!

See you soon…

Barry

Aug 24, 16     Comments Off on Caribbean Reef Octopus on Top of Star Coral
Aug 22, 16     Comments Off on Blue-Light Photo Taken with a Tripod Underwater
Aug 18, 16     Comments Off on Dolphins in the Open Ocean, Dolphin Academy
Aug 16, 16     Comments Off on Two French Angelfish, Large, Colorful Reef-Fish

Hi all, we had such a crazy day here yesterday…. I was in the water three times with our submersible and went home completely wiped out. For me it’s not the three dives that is so tiring but the running around in-between dives doing photoshop and getting my gear and camera ready to go for the next run, the day goes by super fast! 

These are two of my buddies that live on our reef and are usually out there to greet us each day showing very little fear and a whole lot of curiosity! 

Sorry so short, I am headed out to photograph some rare Elkhorn corals, I will talk to you later..

Barry

Aug 15, 16     Comments Off on Queen Angelfish, Colorful Reef Fish, Angelfish
Aug 12, 16     Comments Off on Blue Light Coral Photo, Bluelight Brain Coral
Aug 11, 16     Comments Off on Green Iguana, Curacao Reptiles & Animals

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Good morning folks, our resident green iguana (above) is MIA, we haven’t seen him now for two day?? We are thinking he may have been harassed by kids and either was chased away or jumped into the sea and swam away to safety, either way we sure hope he is alright. I took this shot above two days ago just after feeding him and that was the last we have seen him? 

Yesterday was super busy with submersible runs and today is looking like the same, I will be in and out of the water all day. I am planning on doing a bike ride tonight as well if I have the energy, I guess time will tell.

Not much else going on, we sure wish it would rain again, the little bit of green we got from the last downpour is quickly disappearing…

See you soon.

Barry

Aug 9, 16     Comments Off on Endangered Elkhorn Corals, Healthy Corals
Aug 8, 16     Comments Off on Endangered Staghorn Corals under Blue-Light
Aug 5, 16     Comments Off on Endangered Corals, Endangered Staghorn Corals
Aug 2, 16     Comments Off on Whitespotted Filefish, Filefish, Odd Shaped Fish

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