As I write this test, in June 2011, the iPhone is about to replace de Nikon D90 as the most used camera on Flickr. The phone became a regular camera for many people, although image quality is not as good as one DSLR. Even well know photographers every now and then post a pictures over the internet taken with a mobile phone. For sure, the iPhone is very useful when one wish to share the photo immediately by e-mail, on a website, blog or any of the social media websites that are very popular these days.
For 38 years, the World Festival of Underwater Pictures has brought together artistic, photographic and cinematographic productions related to the underwater world. For five days at the end of October each year the Festival offers the general public a window on the seas and oceans of the world.
I have always wanted to shoot some 360 panoramas underwater. I was recently at Bonito in Brazil and thought it was a perfect place to try it. It turned to be not an easy task, once everything underwater is moving, from fish to the water surface. To make things worst there was a very big [...]
I was in Fernando de Noronha for the last time in 2004. It was the last from a series of 8 visits to the island in order to finish my book “Fernando de Noronha Terra e Água” published at end of that year. Since then I was busy with other projects and didn’t had a chance to go back. The opportunity rose in June this year, when friend and photographer Fernando Clark planned to visit to the island to finish his upcoming photo book.
When photographs at National Geographic Magazine are mentioned, very often we think about some far away and exotic location. Pictures taken in rivers filled with crocodiles or piranhas, deep inside an underwater cave, high on a mountain or in dense tropical forests. But the photo of the peregrine falcon that’s featured on National Geographic Magazine Brazil I took from the window of my apartment. Or something like that.
The Goliath Grouper is the one of the largest fish of the grouper family and can weight as much as 800 lbs. Their range includes the Florida Keys, the Caribbean, practically all of the Brazilian coast as well as Congo to Senegal on the eastern Atlantic. They species is classified as critically endangered by the World Conservation Union (IUCN) and have been protected in the US since 1990, in the Caribbean since 1993 and in Brazil since 2002.
In 2010 one of the pictures I took at RPPN Reserva Ecológica do Sebuí got the first place on the Fundação SOS Mata Atlântica photo contest. Now on its sixth edition, the contest got 1.936 submissions, 1.075 on the amateur category and 861 on the pro category.
This year the image above was highly commended at the BBC / Veolia Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. This is perhaps the most prestigious wildlife and nature photo competition and having a picture among the winers is a great honor. This year’s competition received in excess of 31,000 entries from 81 countries. The image was taken at the Pantanal, a vast wetland on the west part of Brazil.
The Rio Verde’s headwater is located near the city of Itanorte, in the State of Mato Grosso. From there, the waters go north trough the rivers Sacre, Papagaio, Jurema, Tapajós until finally reaching the Amazon River.