Pink dolphins in the Rio Negro, Amazonas
Wedding dresses underwater photo production
Mantarays at the manta cleaning station, Maldives
Blue-spotted stingray - Red Sea
Anemone near Male Atol, Maldives
Nemo33 deepest diving pool, Brussels, Belgium
DIving Fernando de Noronha
Stingray in the underwater Fernando de Noronha
Diving the Dead Sea
Sealion in the Galapagos Islands
Huli people in Papua New Guinea during a dive travel
Arctic Diving in Lofoten Islands, Norway

Welcome to the Michel Braunstein Underwater Photography website and blog. It was built in the spirit of providing the most explicit dive destination information and various other news. This site includes many pictures, articles, interactive maps, the most amazing videos coming from all over and additional exciting contents.



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Noa’s UW Shoot

This is the movie showing the making-of the singer Noa (Achinoam Nini) underwater photo shoot for her new album “Love Medicine”

Noa’s UW Session

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Diving the Dead Sea

Yes, it’s possible to dive the Dead Sea! Read about it and see here some rare underwater pictures of the saltiest sea and also the deepest place in the world

Diving the Dead Sea

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Nemo33 Diving Pool

What a great idea to allow to dive in swimming suit in the freezing Brussels. That’s possible in Nemo33, the deepest diving pool ever

Nemo33 Deepest Pool

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UW Photo Gear & Tips

This new section includes info on underwater photo equipment and photo tips from the field

UW Photo Gear & Tips

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  • Pygmy Seahorses Indonesia

    Pygmy Seahorses, Indonesia. Stunning Images!

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    Pygmy Seahorses measure less than 15 mm and are among the hardest creatures to film. These stunning images were brought by Jace Green, from “Creative Scuba Images” in Indonesia. This was shot with Sony XR-520, Light & Motion Bluefin Pro, L&M Sunray lighting system and super-macro …

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  • Blue Life

    Blue Life

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    This splendid video was shot in the Red Sea by Nino Del Duca. It was taken from his film “Blue Life”, which won in 2012 the Short-Film Pro prize at the International Film Festival Pelagos in Rome.

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  • New species of dolphin discovered off North Australia

    New Dolphin Species Discovered off Australian Coast

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    Scientists were surprised and happy to have discovered a new species of humpback dolphin off the northern Australian coast. The species remind a little bit the pink dolphins of the Amazon, with their melon shaped head. It doesn’t even have a name yet. More info …

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  • Silhouette and lion fish shot underwater by Vytia Lyagushkin

    Making of an Image by Viktor Lyagushkin

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    I had the chance to be invited by the legendary Russian underwater photographer Viktor “Vitya” Lyagushkin for a dive, during which, he produced the magical image on the left side. This happened at the Red Sea Photo Shoot-out in Eilat. Lyagushkin is a big guy who may …

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  • Brothers Daedalus Elphinstone In The Red Sea

    Brothers, Daedalus, Elphinstone in the Red Sea

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    This splendid and short clip was shot by the owners of the Sea Serpent Fleet in the Red Sea. It gives a good idea of all the things to remember around the famous Brothers Islands, Daedalus and Elphinstone. Mantarays, turtles, sharks, manatee and more can …

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  • Woman Freediving in the Cyclades - Greece

    Sailing and Free-Diving the Cyclades Islands – Greece

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    There was no scuba diving in this trip but some splendid free-diving and snorkeling in the incredible Aegean Sea. The photo equipment used underwater was: Nikon D300 camera Aquatica A300 Housing 8” acrylic dome port Nikon lens 10.5 fish-eye for DX 2 flashes Ikelite DS-125 (the present model in …

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  • All About The Magestic Manta Rays

    All about the Magestic Manta Rays

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    Like their cousins the sharks, manta rays are threatened. These big animals are one of the most iconic and mysterious creatures in the sea. Two manta ray species have recently gained approval for protection under Appendix II of CITES. Joshua Stewart is Scripps Institute of Oceanography Ph.D. student …

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  • Maldives from the Sky

    Travelling with Underwater Photography Gear

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    I have shared my thoughts in previous posts about different options of equipment for travelling. If you have DSLR equipment, it’s much bigger and heavier than point & shoot or mirrorless. Same concerning flashes, some are more bulky, others more compact. If, like me, you …

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  • Shawn Heinrichs At Tedx

    Art inspiring action to protect our oceans: Shawn Heinrichs at TEDxBoulder

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    People only protect what they love that’s why Shawn Heinrichs uses art to shows the world the unknown creatures that need to be protected  and tries to inspire the global community to take immediate steps to conserve them.   Here under, Shawn Heinrichs explains about …

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  • Meeting With Humpback Whales

    Meeting with Humpback Whales at “La Réunion”

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    These humpback whales allowed Yves Guénot get close to them while free-diving in La Réunion. Yves has produced this splendid movie of the whales diving along with the sun rays, mother and calf are turning one around the other like if they were dancing. For info, La Réunion is a …

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