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Freedive Ascent – A Poem

I ascend from the ocean floor, Through shafts of wondrous sunlight. My mind dabbles in a state of pleasure, And in marvelous rebellion. Defying mind, breath and pressure, I'm enveloped, In a liquid elem...
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Shades of a Longfin Batfish

A Longfin batfish, Platax teira, glides through the water, the obliterate vertical dark line across its eye and black pupil disguises the eye's locations. Additionally the coloring provides camouflage in wa...
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A Colorful Ambush Predator

The popeyed scorpionfish, Rhinopias frondosa, is a colorful ambush predator which hides in plain sight, sometimes being surprisingly difficult to distinguish from a piece of coral or plant life. The species...
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Hills of Dynamited Corals

Gigantic hills of lifeless, fragmented corals juxtapose patches of recovering reef off the remote coast of Sinda Island in Tanzania. Tanzania is home to an extensive network of coral reefs in which the biod...
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Driving a Sunken Firetruck

Renee Blundon drives an old submerged fire truck in Pennsylvania's Dutch Springs. Encrusted in zebra mussles, which have invaded the quarry, the fire engine lies in about 30 feet of water, and is home to a ...
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Freshwater Mussels in Wyman Lake

A large quantity of freshwater mussels in Maine's Wyman Lake. These filter-feeders provide a vital service to the lake by removing suspended particles such as algae, bacteria and detritus from the water col...

A Feeding Snail

A snail feeds by scraping algae along a rock in Maine's Wyman Lake. Snails are a member of the phylum Mollusca, which also includes freshwater mussles and clams. They're identified by their hard calcium car...
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A Split View

A split view of Wyman Lake of Moscow Maine. The clear waters and rustic pebbly bottom juxtaposes with colorful kayaking activity and a green forested surround. This 13-mile-long lake was formed in 1929 when...
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Freediver at the Cessna

A monofin freediver alongside the Cessna Airplane wreck in Dutch Springs. The 50-acre lake is spring-fed from an underground aquifer which filters through limestone to provide excellent visibility. Dutch Spring...

Diving a Sikorsky H-37 Helicopter

A freediver dives down to a sunken Sikorsky  H-37 helicopter in Dutch Springs lake of Pennsylvania. The 88' (26.8 meters) long - including rotors, 27' (8.2 meters) wide, and 22' (6.7 meters) high helicopter...
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Bluespotted Ribbon Tail Ray

A bluespotted ribbontail ray (Taeniura lymma) flutters along the sandy bottom of the Red Sea in Ras Muhammad National Park. At night, small groups of these rays follow the rising tide onto sandy flats to ro...

The Freedom of Freediving

Rhona McGregor Potgieter experiences the freedom of freediving for the very first time in Kilwa, Tanzania. An avid scuba diver, it is a moment of simplicity and joy, as she glides in supreme tranquility along...
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Spearfisherman Ascent

Spearfisherman, Kevin Ellis, ascends from the coral wall dropoff in Kilwa Bay. With pole spear in hand, he peers into the blue of the sea, meditatively, invoking a remedial sense of peace and space within h...

Freediving at Kilwa’s Wall

Renee Blundon freedives happily alongside Kilwa bay's coral wall, lost in a garland of shimmering pastels and textures. The magnificent wall, cradled by tumbling, warm currents, hosts grand plumes of anemon...
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A Red Sea Endemic

A sohal surgeonfish (Acanthurus sohal), a Red Sea endemic and valued aquarium fish. Like other surgeonfish, the sohal surgeonfish is compressed laterally, making it extremely maneuverable anf fast along the ree...

Flat Needlefish

A flat needlefish (Ablennes hians) swims near the surface of the Red Sea. Considered a gamefish, flat needlefish are frequently caught with the help of artificial lights, but are not often eaten because of ...
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Drifting Righteously

Giampiero Genovese's figure drifts righteously towards the surface of a dark blue sea with heartfelt fondness and bubbles swarming. His return from the silent depth fills him with peace, his spirit is free, his...
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Scuba Divers at Blue Hole

Scuba divers cruise along the edge of the submarine sinkhole, known as the Blue Hole, located a few kilometers north of Dahab, Egypt in the Red Sea. The sinkhole is approximately 130 meters deep and is surr...
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An Aussie in the Red Sea

Marlon Quinn, a freedive instructor from Australia, shoots underwater photography of the Red Sea's reef life off the coast of Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt....

Absorbed by a Shoal

Freediver, Renee Blundon, is absorbed by a shoal of transparent longspine glasses (Ambassis productus) in Nungwi, Zanzibar. Photo taken on breath-hold by underwater photographer / videographer, Barret Harvey. ...

Drifting Down

Renee Blundon drifts down to the sea floor through shimmering shoals in Nungwi, Zanzibar. Photo taken on breath hold by underwater photographer / videographer, Barret Harvey.   DRIFTING DOWN © SEAUNS...
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Supreme Tranquility

Exploring the underwater realms of Zanzibar on a single breath of air is an experience of supreme tranquility. Here freediver, Renee Blundon, is among...
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Ascending Through Baitballs

Renee Blundon ascends through shimmering baitballs of fish in Nungwi, Zanzibar. Photo taken on breath hold by underwater photographer / videographer, Barret Harvey...
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Spearfishing in Zanzibar

Barret Harvey waits silent and still for fish to come close, while camouflaged with the sea floor 15 meters below. Photo taken on breath-hold off the coast of Nungwi, Zanzibar...

The Passenger

I was making a sunset dive with the intention of photographing mandarinfish mating when I spotted this beautiful solar powered nudibranch. I was already busy photographing...