Pawel Achtel

oceanplanet, August 27th 2013

Our featured photographer for the month of September is dedicated to filming underwater creatures like no one else in the world has ever done.
Pawel Achtel has spent hours developing lenses specifically designed for the optical conditions of underwater cinematography. Achtel’s company has produced the most innovative underwater filming system in years – revolutionary new housings: Deep X and 3 Deep for shooting in 2D and 3D underwater.

The images showcased here on oceanplanet were shot off the East Coast of Tasmania during a deep dive to test out the one and only 3D camera housing.

Who would have thought that the most colourful reefs are not found in clear tropical waters of the Great Barrier Reef. The cold and inhospitable reefs off Tasmania hide some of the most spectacular coral reef found on Earth dazzling with colour and teaming with marine life.” Pawel Achtel

For more on Pawel and his work check out his website, we are honoured to showcase his work for this month. If you like what you see leave a comment and share this album with friends. 

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  • Luke

    2013-11-20 10:37:34
    This film is increadible!! It brings glaciers to life in a rather shocking way = stunning timelapse photography from fixed cameras shows the massive retreat of glaciers over 2 - 3 years. The film follows the leading man and his crew as they travel the world to deploy and retreive remote cameras. See trailer here: http://www.chasingice.com/
  • oceanplanet

    2013-11-10 21:11:07
    Dear Alice, thank you for raising the issue. We could not agree with you more. Ocean Planet did support the event however we did not organize the balloons and have already passed on grievances about the use of the balloons and asked that they not be used in the future.
  • Alice

    2013-10-29 12:09:31
    I completely support these people showing support for Antarctic environment but handing out balloons. Really? How much do they know about marine conservation and the harmful effects of plastics. Please in the future don't use balloons and read the following links about the damage they do to the environment. http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/society-and-culture/lets-pop-the-helium-balloon-before-we-let-it-go-20111226-1pa00.html http://www.examiner.com/article/balloon-releases-are-detrimental-to-the-environment http://balloonsblow.org/impacts-on-wildlife-and-environment
  • Lynchpin – The Ocean Project – Art Science Collaboration | Stories from the Sea

    2013-03-28 17:05:04
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  • Bessie

    2013-02-22 08:20:59
    “Stories From The Sea | OceanplanetOceanplanet” was indeed in fact enjoyable and beneficial! In todays universe that’s hard to deliver. Thanks, Jarrod
  • Graham

    2012-12-06 10:49:11
    Hi. Does anyone know where I can obtain online the text of Dr Daniel Pauly's talk at the NSW Parliament on Tuesday 3 December 2012? G