Common dolphin rocket

Common dolphin rocket

As I was searching through all my photos looking for a particular bird, I came across this common dolphin. Since this is the photo I took just before my favorite dolphin shot ever, I forgot about it. Then I saw it today and thought, that’s a dolphin rocket! Doesn’t it look like the dolphin is… [read more]

Great photo of a fin whale’s asymmetrical jaw coloring

Photo credit: NOAA

This is an aerial shot of a fin whale, the second largest baleen whale and the fastest. It’s a great photo because it shows the asymmetrical coloring of the fin whale’s lower jaw. Take a close look on the left (your left, the whale’s right) and you can see the white coloring all along the… [read more]

Q & A with Nat Geo Photographer Thomas Peschak

©Thomas P. Peschak/National Geographic, This photo is in the March 2012 issue of National Geographic magazine on newsstands February 28. "A relic of the Iran-Iraq war, this oil tanker was scuttled near the Kuwait-Iraq border on Saddam Hussein's orders, to block access by sea to southern Iraq. Kuwaiti authorities are reluctant to remove the vessel for fear of damaging the wetlands of nearby Bubiyan Island, an important fish nursery and seabird breeding ground."

As part of doing a write up on the The Seas of Arabia article, National Geographic gave me the chance to ask writer Kennedy Warne a few questions and I jumped at the opportunity because I wanted to know more about what happened behind the scenes as he was gathering information for the article. Well,… [read more]

Journey to the Arabian Seas with National Geographic

1. Mandatory photo credit: ©Thomas P. Peschak/National Geographic2. Show the March cover of National Geographic (credit: National Geographic)3. Provide a prominent link to: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2012/03/arabian-seas/peschak-photography4. Mention that the photo is "in the March 2012 issue of National Geographic magazine, on newsstands February 28."Rarely visited, the reefs off Saudi Arabia in the northern Red Sea are some of the most undisturbed in the region. Sunlight penetrates deep into the clear waters, enabling lush gardens of corals to flourish along these wave-washed coasts.

There is one magazine that stands above the rest when it comes to stellar science writing, fascinating story telling and amazing photography: National Geographic. Reading National Geographic magazine is a portal into another world, a way to experience places you might never have the chance to visit, and a way to learn about people past… [read more]

Adelaide Port River dolphins: the rest of the story

Picking up where we left off in the last post…after five years of interacting with Sandy Sanford, a retired policeman, Billy the dolphin stops showing up for early morning swims with the racing horses in 1988. Here’s the conclusion to this fascinating story from Paul Huxtable: “Shortly after he [Billy the dolphin] went missing, a… [read more]

Adelaide Port River dolphins: starting from the beginning

The story of the Adelaide Port River dolphins is much more interesting than I ever imagined! To understand how Wave became such a famous tail walking dolphin, we have to revisit the year 1983 where it all started with a man, a dog, a horse and a dolphin named Billy. Paul Huxtable shared this amazing… [read more]

Introducing the Adelaide Port River dolphins

One of the wonderful things about having a website is the ability to connect with people from all over the world. Around Thanksgiving, I received an email from Debbie and Paul Huxtable, a couple who lives in Adelaide, South Australia. Not only are they a couple, but they also happen to be a couple of… [read more]