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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    100 Million Sharks Killed Annually – CITES decision to restrict sharks and manta rays exports

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    Calls for action at CITES to prevent species from being traded to extinction. The number of sharks killed each year by commercial fishing is estimated to 100 million. The rate of fishing for shark species exceeds their ability to recover as most of them reproduce late …

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    Thousands of sharks close to Florida beaches

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    Tens of thousands of sharks are seen migrating North along the Florida coast. Authorities closed down beaches in the entire area and kept swimmers out of the water. Usually, sharks are heading north earlier in the year. It’s not clear why this year they are …

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    The Coconut Octopus

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    See how the Coconut Octopus (Amphioctopus marginatus) is using a coconut shell as a true mobile home. Coconut octopus has an unusual behaviour comparing to other octopuses. Its bipedal walk together with coconut shells and seashells uses are making it a very special and exciting species. Footage by …

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    Amazon’s Pink Dolphins in Danger

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    NYTimes.co​m has related in its recent article that even though Amazon’s pink dolphins are protected, they are still in danger as local fishermen see a rival in dolphins. Fishermen are slaughtering the animal in the Amazon, for catfish bait. Portugese biologist, Doctor Miguel Migueis who studies dolphin populations …

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    Freediving with Sharks – Lesley Rochat

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    Lesley Rochat is an award winning photographer, filmmaker, conservationist, activist, writer, poet and speaker. She’s successful in all she does. This beautiful lady has a great mind; she chose to use her wide knowledge and skills to be a conservationist rather than a successful well-paid …

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    Releasing a Shark from a Hook

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    This clip is showing a blue shark being released from fishermen’s hook by Pelagic Life members. Pelagic Life is a nonprofit conservation association dedicated to the awareness of pelagic life. They invest many efforts in capturing high-quality images and sharing them to make people aware of …

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    Fishermen collected and gut 220 Mobula Rays in Gaza

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    On February 27th, 220 mobula rays have been spotted dead on a beach in the Gaza strip. The last time these rays were seen in the region was six years ago. It’s still not clear how these mobula rays died in such a large quantity and washed up on the beach in …

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  • CITES to Protect Sharks and Manta Rays

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    Sharks and manta rays are essential to the health of the ocean, but their populations are declining fastly due to international trade. In March, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora – CITES will open its doors in Bangkok and countries …

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    Portfolio in UWPhotographers.net

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    I had the honor to get a full portfolio page and bio included to the underwater photographers’ website UWPhototographers.net, on Feb. 28, 2013

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    SharkTalks – David Doubilet – “Photography: The Language of Conservation”

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    David Doubilet, one of the pioneers of modern underwater photography and the most well known in the profession, held the first talk out of eight in an interdisciplinary symposium on shark and marine conservation, organized by the Shark Stanley team from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental studies, last February 15th. This …

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