A moving underwater dance performance by French writer, dancer and director Julie Gaultier. She sez of it:
Ama is a silent film. It tells a story everyone can interpret in their own way, based on their own experience. There is no imposition, only suggestions. I wanted to share my biggest pain in this life with this film. For this is not too crude, I covered it with grace. To make it not too heavy, I plunged it into the water. I dedicate this film to all the women of the world
Above: Mobula rays migrating along the coast of Baja, California by Fillipo Borghi; a BSA M20 motorbike in the WW2 wreck of the SS Thistlegorm in the Red Sea off Egypt (Anders Nyberg); two male tompots face off over mating rights (Henley Spiers); a ‘spy hopping’ humpback whale and a sea otter off Shetland by Greg Lecoeur
Opening to the besnorkelled public later this month, the Museo Atlantico is Europe’s first underwater art museum. Fourteen meters underwater off the canarian island of Lanzarote, artist Jason deCaires Taylor will be the first to exhibit .
His two hyperrealistic installations – The Rubicon, an assembly of 35 figures walking toward the great unknown, blind of staring down at their devices and The Raft of Lampedusa, a reference to collective responsibility and the ongoing Syrian humanitarian crisis.
Most of the creatures shown ranged from the size of a grain of rice to perhaps 2 inches at most. (With the exception of the moray eel and puffer fish). The red “Orang Utan” crab displaying monkey like behaviour was actually residing in a Coca Cola bottle cap. The yellow hairy shrimp after that was barely 4mm tall!
I shot this near Roberstown but I can’t give the exact location because people might destroy the spot. Those who love fishing can try right in Roberstown harbour. It’s always full of fish (and there is a Garda station right on the shore so I’m not worried to tell about that particular spot :). No attractants used, it’s a seasonal event.
The Royal Canal is not so clear unfortunately..