A New Book Documents the Magnificent Experience of Swimming with Humpback Whales

Jem Cresswell’s underwater shots of humpback whales in the Pacific Ocean illustrates the nurturing and symbiotic qualities of nature. The pictures depict not only the giant humpbacks, but also their barnacle-clad skin and other fish feeding off of their underbellies. The black and white photographs convey a sense peacefulness and serenity — almost as if…

Iridescent Glass Worms, Fruiting Slime Molds, and a Glowing Eel Larvae Top Close-Up Photography Contest

Ebert illustrates the coalescence of naturally-produced light from various animals and artificially-highlighted light from photography. Different aperture and polarization techniques were used to capture the effects of light on the surroundings, and resultingly, on the biological organs themselves. In a world where pigmentation seems so synthetic, it is comforting to see the presence of colour…