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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

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Three images from the 2018 Underwater Photographer of the Year competition.

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

MORE: Winners of the 2018 Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest (The Atlantic)

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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.

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An eyeball and earhole pleasing underwater macro short filmed at the Lambeh Straits in Indonesia, of which photographer Kay Burn Lim sez:

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!

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fish-1 fish-7 fish-6 fish-3 fish-2Ethereal portraits of Betta splendens – Siamese Fighting Fish – captured in clear water by photographer Visarute Angkatavanich.

Many more here.

UPDATE: Pic 2 shows a pair of ‘calico oranda’ goldfish. Not fighters. Possibly lovers though. (Thanks bozo)

 

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The Grand Canal near Robertstown, Co Kildare.

Victor Kutischev writes:

 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..

 

Victor used a Canon HF S10 + Equinox HD-6 case.

Previously: What Lies Beneath Ireland

Underwater Ireland

We showed some early footage back in June 2011. Now it’s complete.

‘Down Below’

Filmed in Ireland between 2009-20012.

By Victor Kutischev who writes:

I would like to invite you to watch a copy of my short film ‘Down Below’ that will be screened in The North Sea Film Festival in Denmark in November. I hope you’ll enjoy it

 

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Sumptuous underwater footage captured at various marine and freshwater locations around Ireland by Victor Kutischev – originally featured in the Photography and Film Exhibition on Shallow Aquatic Life at Trinity last summer.

Fullscreen HD recommended.

More at UnderwaterIreland’s YouTube channel

(Thanks, @cairotango)