I am currently running running a story about the Sharks of Cape town in the South African diving magazine DiveStyle. I love South Africa and I do love Cape Town. Our latest trip to South Africa brought us to various places including Cape Town. This is really a town that I can recommend. The city is great. The Table Mountain is great. The diving is more than great. Imagine a place where you can easily find Seven Gill Sharks, Mako's, Blue Sharks and Great White Sharks just to name a few. We visited Cape Town together with our twin girls who were only 18 months at that time.
I received a stack of the newest issue of Duikmagazine today. That issue holds four articles by me and my wife. I personally like how they have published our biological story about Dolphins. Our other biological story in this issue is about Caribean Reef Sharks. Both the Dolphins and Shark article were shot in the Bahamas last year. Snorkeling with these magnificent animals is always a treat.
I just spent three weeks in South Africa where I just started to cooperate with DiveStyle magazine. I knew they were planning my Tasmania article somewhere during this summer. But I was still surprised to see that my article came out almost on the same day that we landed in South Africa. I walked into a dive shop and there I found out that they even used one of my images as the cover image for DiveStyle magazine.
We do have an annual dive show here in the Netherlands. The edition of the diving magazines that is running during that show is the most important one of the year because of the extra exposure that it is getting. I am having, to my surprise, the cover of of the dive show issue of "Duikmagazine" this year. "Duikmagazine" is the best diving magazine here in the Netherlands. The content is entirely created by Dutch and Belgian photographers and writers. The nice thing is that this is my sixth dive show cover of "Duikmagazine" in a row and my 35th cover in total.
I just received an image of the most recent cover of Duikmagazine, which is the best diving magazine here in the Netherlands. This great magazine is mainly made by Dutch journalists and it's not a translated magazine from abroad. My picture of a Beluga is featuring on the cover, this is my 30th cover. The current issue is featuring my latest, eleven page, story about the White Sea. We have been diving in the White Sea last September during the White Sea underwater photography cup. Diving in the White Sea was a dream come true. I believe Russia has a lot to offer to divers.
The last time when I returned from a dive trip I found a copy of a foreign dive magazine on my door mat with one of my images on the cover. I just returned from another trip and I had the same surprise again. This time its the Italian magazine SvbAQVA that used one of my Gruener See images for their cover. I knew that they were publishing that story in the August issue, but the cover was a very nice surprise. This is the second article that I have published in this beautifull magazine this year after my Antarctica story.
I just returned from a 4 week trip where I have been working on a few nice projects. There was a nice surprise on my door mat. It was the current issue of Neptune dive magazine that is published in Russia. Neptune is a very nicely printed magazine with which I have been working for over four years now. This issue holds my article about Tasmania, a story that I did in the summer of 2007. It was a big surprise that the magazine cover was also with images from Tasmania. The cover holds a composite of three images that have been taken in Eagle Hawk Neck in the south of Tasmania.
We have three diving magazines here in the Netherlands and I like to work with two of them. I was amazed when I found the magazines on my doormat. I had the cover on both Duikmagazine and Onderwatersport. The Duikmagazine features an article about our latest trip to Saudi Arabia. It's a different view on the Red Sea; most people visit Egypt when they dive the Red Sea. We even found an undiscovered wreck during that trip. The corals are untouched and in very good condition. We found enormous seafans during our dives. Or conclusion is that Saudi Arabia is great to dive.
It’s finally there, my twentieth magazine cover image. The new Dutch diving magazine “Duikmagazine” just came out. This issue holds a large story that I made last summer about Tasmania. The cover features a Weedy Sea Dragon close-up of the head of this beautiful animal.
Tasmania became one of my favorite destinations. The water was cold and we had to use drysuits. Tasmania is also a bit far from Europe. But the diving in Tasmania is just great. I will put my Tasmania images in my photo gallery soon.