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How to capture Award Winning Images

How to capture Award Winning Images

I woke up to a message from a brilliant photographer friend of mine in Israel, Roie Galitz. One of the toughest and most demanding images I have ever created was selected out of 15,000 images submitted from around the globe to be awarded 1st Place by the International...

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Prepare to be blown away – Polar bears

Prepare to be blown away – Polar bears

Prepare to be blown away - Polar bears By Ellen Cuylaerts   When Amos asked me to write about my experience during the Big Animals Polar Bear (hunting & nursing) expedition last May I could not say no.   But how to write about an experience that is so raw and pure...

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Great Whites in the Clear Blue

Great Whites in the Clear Blue

Trip Report by Natalie Little, Expedition Guest The ocean, pulsating with rays of light, looked as though it had swallowed the sun. Its radiant blue was an overwhelming abyss, a desert, inhabited only by comb jellyfish, some aggressive tuna, and the large hunter for...

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Blue whale diving in Sri Lanka, 2015

2015 Trip report by Joshua Barton March 28/Colombo BigAnimals team assembles in Colombo to get ready for blue whale diving in Sri Lanka. Trickling in from India, China, Hong Kong and and Germany, everyone gets to the Cinnamon Grand Colombo and checks their gear, their...

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Trip Report: Blue Whales, San Diego, 2015

Trip Report by Nick LeBeouf, BigAnimals Expeditions Leader This Blue Whale Expedition started with action on the water when we left the bay and motored out 12 miles accompanied by a pod of over 200 short beaked common...

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Polar Bear Expedition 2015

Trip Report by Amos Nachoum, BigAnimals Expeditions Leader As soon as we arrived in Svalbard we met at the operations headquarters for a full review of our cold weather gear: boots, undergarments, upper layers, hats and...

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Sperm Whale Expedition Dominica 2015

Trip Report by Amanda Cotton, BigAnimals Expeditions Leader BigAnimals Expeditions started the 2015 Sperm Whale season in Dominica with a bang. Our first group of guests enjoyed near nonstop action. Working with the...

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Vamaños á Cuba!

Trip Report by Amos Nachoum, BigAnimals Expeditions Leader On my Big Animals trips, it’s the locals who make the difference in our journey. Observing Cubanos’ colorful, robust and up beat tempo overshadows the...

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Happy Birthday Dr. Eugenie Clark

Monday, May 4 was my dear friend Dr. Eugenie Clark's birthday. This year is the first year I was not able to wish her a happy birthday in person. In remembrance of her, I'd like to share with you this collection of images that showcase her amazing life. They were sent...

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The Phantom of the Himalayas – 2016

~ from: Nathaniel Smalley Few animals have captured our imagination like the snow leopard. This iconic cat’s habitat is known to be one of the harshest environments in the world. It ranges throughout the alpine areas of Central...

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Sperm Whales of Dominica 2015

igAnimals Expeditions started the 2015 Sperm Whales of Dominica season with a bang.  Our first group of guests enjoyed near nonstop action. Working with the Whale...

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Happy New Year 2015

2014 was a splendid year! A big thank you to the friends who participated and made it all possible.   Below are some 2014 highlights from BigAnimalsExpeditions to set the pace for the year to come. SNOW LEOPARDS - INDIA On March...

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Orca Memories 2014

(click to enlarge) ll my bags weren't fully unpacked, and mylaundry had not yet fully dried, but there I was packing again for my next adventure. I was...

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The Joy of Warm Water

rom the turn of 1900 through the  mid 1960s there were an estimated 250,000 blue whales on the planet. Sadly, whaling was profitable during this period in...

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Stumpy the Nile Croc meets GoPro

. BEHIND THE SCENES . The real nail biting part of diving with nile crocodiles is in the preparation. The long search while cruising on the river generates electric anticipation, completely captivating everyone on the boat. . The day we took the...

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Snow Leopard: Love on the Rocks

itting on the Himalayan mountaintop, I couldn't believe the moment had come. The road to arrive here had been challenging, but there I was, capturing the Snow Leopards in a moment...

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My Days Above and Underwater at the Okavango River

Written by Amos Nachoum, Blase and Barbara Mills My guest, Bartosz, is submerged for more than 30 minutes in the cold water of the Okavango Delta. He is diving with our guide Brad on this crocodile expedition in Botswana. Topside, on the boat, Richard and I watch...

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Stop Big Oil’s Attack on Whales!

By BigAnimals Staff Pierce Brosnan has narrated a video to call attention to the plight of the last 284 beluga whales of Alaska's Cook Inlet. According to Brosnan, the actor and ocean activist, and also NRDC, the Apache Alaska Corporation is about to launch a seismic...

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My New Photography Website

ANNOUNCING ... My  NEW photography website Previews from around the world "Amos Nachoum's images are absolutely incredible!" -  Howard Hall "I have watched your ascent to the level of World Class in still photography. You have directed your lenses to some of the most...

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A Fistful of Dollars: Shark Finning and Manta Ray Killing

Written by Amos Nachoum ... making images has always been easier for me than words to express myself ... and at times images are more powerful than words ...   We all are informed about shark finning and manta ray killing - but until you look into the dead shark's eye...

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Sri Lanka Blues

To Beston, Mike and everyone else that concern about the discovery of Blue whale along Sri Lanka cost and the Japanese hunting...your concern is very important however it is misplaced. Everyone that is the business of fishing already knew about the whales off Sri...

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From Russia with Beluga Love …

Written by Amos Nachoum Imagine being under the ice in the White Sea of Northern Russia and feeling warm and cold at the same time.  How can this be? Because I was underwater in the company of three Beluga named Yegor, Kuzya and Kesha. The images you see here are of...

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Ocean Conservation Cinema

Written by Caroline Markowitz BigAnimals expeditions travels the world to find the most memorable underwater adventures, and we find so much passion about the value of the nature and the importance of ocean conservation among our guests. Of course, we aren’t the only...

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January in Dominica and in Pursuit of Sperm Whales

Written by Amos Nachoum As someone said before me - Mother Nature is amazing but fickle, tooooooo. The first week we were here was totally dry, with only one whale encounter in seven days. Now we're starting the second week - and it is only the second day - and every...

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Huge Blue Whale Colony Discovered in Sri Lanka

Written by Amos Nachoum There was a time when Blue whales were hunted almost to extinction. That changed in 1966 when protective laws were enacted to save the blues, the largest animal on earth. Now there's a new development, and it's a good one. A huge Blue whale...

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Gving a Jolt to Fragile Reef Life

Written by BigAnimals Staff Reefs have had it tough in recent times. Pollution, overfishing, and global warming have all taken their toll, as msnbc.com's Future of Technology reported recently. Higher water temperatures, for example, can result in something called...

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