Underwater Photography
Sunrise to Sunset Sunrise to Sunset Wakatobi guests Allan Saben and Erik Schlogl share a sample of their images, taken one day - from sunrise to sunset, during... Continue reading

Underwater Photography

Beyond the Bathtub beyond the bathtub

Sponges are much more than cleaning accessories, they are the ocean’s original reef builders. Did you know that sponges (Phylum Porifera) are one of the oldest simple multicellular organisms in the animal kingdom? In other words, they’ve been around a long, long time, first appearing in the ocean more than half a billion years ago. […]

Unsung Heroes unsung heroes

Wakatobi Resort’s dive guides are a photographer’s best asset Each year, spectacular underwater images from the reefs of Wakatobi Resort appear in magazines, websites and photo presentations around the world. The photographers who create these images are justifiably lauded for their technical and artistic ability. But as many of these same shooters will be the […]

Shooting in the Shallows shooting in the shallows

At Wakatobi Resort, photographers find opportunities close to the surface Wakatobi Resort is a favorite with photographers, and serious underwater shooters from around the world come to document the diverse array of marine life found on our dive sites. Most don scuba gear and can spend hours each day searching for the perfect subject. But […]

Heads, Not Tails heads, not tails

Simple tips for creating better fish portraits on the reefs at Wakatobi Wakatobi is a favorite with underwater photographers. With dramatic reef scenes and literally thousands of species of marine life to discover, there’s never a shortage of photo ops. Some of the most prized images to capture are close-ups of fish, framed when they […]

The Place for Photo Ops the place for photo ops

Wakatobi is an ideal destination for underwater photographers There are reasons why Wakatobi Resort is at the top of many underwater photographer’s bucket list of destinations. In fact, you might say that there are thousands of reasons, because that’s the number of unique forms of marine life that can be found in these waters. And […]

Adding The Glow adding the glow

Combining fluorescent and luminance light sources adds a new dimension to underwater imaging At Wakatobi Resort, diving doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. In fact, many underwater photographers find nighttime to be prime time for creating unique images. Among the primary attractions of night diving are the colors. At first, this statement may seem […]

Professional Help professional help

Easy tips for better images from Wakatobi Resort’s photo pro Wakatobi Resort is a great place to take pictures, or make movies –especially below the surface. Clear water and abundant sunshine allow for stunning wide-angle views of brilliant colorful reefs. Move in for a close up and there are literally thousands of subjects to choose […]

Picture, Perfect picture, perfect

There are good reasons why many of the world’s most accomplished underwater photographers return to Wakatobi time and again. At the top of their list is the diverse and abundant array of subjects found on our reefs. Equally prized are the stunning underwater topographies and clear water, which allow for breathtaking wide-angle images. And then […]