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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, 2017

Aug 16, 17     Comments Off on NEW FISH FACE Poster, Available soon for Purchase!

Hi all, this has been a lot of work with first trying to get all these fish to pose for photo and smile and then get them cut out and put on a nice open ocean background. My plan is to get a poster ready and available for sale but life keeps getting in the way of progress, stay tuned….

Aug 15, 17     Comments Off on Two more Hermit Crabs with BEAUTIFUL Blue Eyes!

Good morning readers, sorry for the lack of blogs but I have more or less run out of fish and creatures from our Statia 2017 Expedition and have been working on a bunch of coral reef photos from the reefs of St. Eustatius that I will begin posting. Above is my last two deep-sea hermit crabs that were found and collected below 700 feet! For a size reference the top crab is around two inches wide while the bottom hermit is much smaller and both have the glowing blue-eyes which blow me away!! The larger crab had small little anemones all over his shell which are almost impossible to see from these tiny web sized photos. The shell he or she was in looked like it was covered in sand and the anemones were just living under it or stuck to it, you can’t even see the original shell anymore, he may have been hauling that around for awhile! These blue-eyed hermits are truly amazing, you just wouldn’t ever think a crab would have such beautiful eyes!!

Be safe out there, between the weather and the crazy drivers it’s amazing any of us make it home some days!

Barry

Aug 4, 17     Comments Off on Derilissus sp. Clingfish, Deep Sea Fish, Cute Fish

Good morning out there, while in St. Eustatius I had a major meltdown one evening when I went to download my 64gb CF card with all the days or weeks photos and found out the card was not working or corrupt, meaning everything I had shot including the above shots were lost until now. I tried onboard the ship to download a rescue pro service from Sandisk and was able to get a few shots off the card but not many. So last week I took the card to a friend who has the latest in card rescue technologies and was able to save 61gb of lost photos, for those of you who don’t know, that’s an insane amount of images! So here’s a few more shots of the new Derilissus sp. or Clingfish that was found by the Smithsonian Institution and Substation Curacao off the coast of St. Eustatius earlier this year. The crazy thing for me is the size of the fish, it was so small that you couldn’t see with the naked eye the beautiful colors on this fish, it was only after being shot with a 105 macro lens that we were able to see those insane eyes! This fish is only about a quarter of an inch in length, get a ruler, that’s small!

Hope you all are well….

Barry

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