Fri-YAY! Shark smile to start the weekend off right. #hornshark 🦈 |
It’s been a few months since I encountered a shark in the wild, so here’s a throwback to last spring’s horn shark spectacular. There was an explosion of horn sharks at our usual dive site, likely a breeding aggregation. I encountered more than one horn shark that wanted to get friendly with my camera dome. Horn shark mugging! The horn shark in this image saw its reflection in my dome and either liked what it saw or suspected I was a rival horn shark. Either way, I was able to capture the mouth of the horn shark, which is quite unusual! Horn sharks spend most of their time on sandy or rocky bottoms, so you don’t usually see their actual mouths very often. Looking forward to more lively horn sharks this spring 🤙🏻
"You might not be where you want to be yet, but you're also not where you used to be."
As I swam this morning, I was reminded of a conversation I had with @missy_rearson after my 5:30am cycling class. While, over this past year, I have experienced a setback in my fitness level and all around what my body is able to do, this is a minor blip in the life of Heather!
Most are surprised when I tell them, I spent 30 years or more of my life NOT playing sports, NOT being active and NOT taking an interest in my mental and physical health. My CURRENT level of activity and ability far outweigh what I have been willing and able to do for the majority of my life.
What if, instead of comparing ourselves to our "peaks", we pride ourselves in the climb out of those valleys? #mindshift
Those behind the proposals for an underwater tunnel between 🇬🇬Guernsey and 🇯🇪Jersey will be making the case at an IoD breakfast meeting this Friday.
The Institute of Directors (IoD) January seminar, sponsored by Butterfield will discuss the economic challenges facing Guernsey over the next two political terms.
The breakfast will discuss why infrastructure will play a critical role in securing the Channel Island’s future through de-risking and delivering economic growth.
The event will hear from Martyn Dorey, who will discuss these themes and also share the economic and strategic argument behind a fixed link between the Channel Islands and what this would deliver.
Read more here ➡️ http://ow.ly/INZd50y41Ij
If english is not your native language, ambush predators could feel a bit terrific and you will probably think on well camouflaged animals that sit-and-wait their moment to capture their prey.
Pictures of these animals usually are not outstanding, because their similarity to their environment doesn't make them pop up. My solution was to backlight this weird green scorpionfish to highlight its filaments and enhance the scary atmosphere created by the contrasting light.
On second picture you can see the portrait of the same scorpionfish with a usual frontlighting #bali2019
I need to admit that moray eels are not between my favourite critters because they are quite frequent in my diving area and I got bored of them long time ago.
However this honeycomb moray was hidden in a small crevice with some non-cooperative cleaner shrimps around offering the chance to get some pop-up pictures. The muray looked quite happy with my presence and let me play with a narrow beam angle torch to enhance the "fierce" of its jaw. #Bali 2019
"MS World Discoverer, the German expedition cruise ship from 1974. It hit an uncharted reef in the Sandfly Passage 29. April 2000. The hole was too big to get it repaired on the spot, so all the guests were taken ashore. A few hours later the captain ran the ship full speed on ground in Rodrick bay. This is Chief John’s garden, where we were staying with his lovely family." 🇸🇧
📸 Photo and caption taken by @sv_manjana