Rank #1: "Humpback Whales of Roca Partida"
To learn more about Eric and see more of his work, please visit his website, EHanauer.com. Karen is a skilled bird photographer as well as an underwater imager of many years. You can see more of her work at her new website, BirdBrained.biz.
DiveFilm Podcast Video is proud to announce that this film is the first one to be released as one of DiveFilm's new High Definition Video Podcasts and Web Videos. To learn more, visit DiveFilmHD.com.
Rank #2: "Creepy, Crawly Whatchamacallits"
To learn more about Chuck, his work and his dive travel, please visit his website, www.ChuckNicklin.com.
Rank #3: "Guadalupe Greats"
Rank #4: Diver's Backyard - San Diego by Elke Specker
Rank #5: HD - "The Sea's Strangest Square Mile"
Rank #6: 2016 Trailer for the San Diego UnderSea Film Exhibition
Rank #7: Stay With Us
Rank #8: HD - "Darkness"
Rank #9: "The Epic Deep"
Rank #10: The Secret World of Sea Slugs by Nannette Van Antwerp
Rank #11: Dugong by Howard Hall Productions
Rank #12: "Wicked" Wild Sailfish and Dolphin Action!
Rank #13: Squid Run! Life, Love and Death Beneath the Waves by Bob Cranston
Rank #14: Johnny Friday Diving Silent with Hammerhead Sharks, Whale Sharks, and the giant Mantas of Socorro
Rank #15: "Below the Salt"
Rank #16: Raja Ampat - A Study in Contrast
Rank #17: "Betrayal" - Hauntingly beautiful underwater meeting of a graceful dancer and a Humpback Whale calf
Over 2 MILLION whales were killed by commercial whalers in the 20th Century, driving most great whale species to the brink of extinction. Finally in 1986, the Internataionl Whaling Commission (IWC) enacted a moratorium on commercial whaling, finally giving whales a reprieve from the mass slaughter, and offering these species a 12th hour chance at survival.
Despite their suffering in the hands of humankind, this whale does the unexpected and invites the woman into its special world. Together they dance and play, shedding their fears and distrust. Discovering she is not alone in her betrayal, the woman is finally able to let go and forgive. She rediscovers joy, hope and love as she experiences a profound connection with this soulful being.
As their time together draws to an close, the calf rejoins its mother and the woman must return to her world. Both the whales and the woman move on, vulnerable but ready to trust.
Will we betray them, again?
Used with permission, Terra Naomi's song I'll Be Waiting, from her album Live & Unplugged: bit.ly/HFummP
More about Shawn and his work at BlueSphereMedia.com
Rank #18: Are Some Weddell Seal Pups Couch Potatoes?
Rank #19: "What if you're different and you're a Weddell seal puppy in Antarctica?"
Featured in this video are interviews on location in Erebus Bay, Antarctica with Montana State University ecologists Jay Rotella, Bob Garrott, Thierry Chambert, and Jesse DeVoe on the B-009 Weddell population project. The video also showcases some truly spectacular underwater footage by Henry Kaiser, courtesy of the Project B-470 Weddell research team. Video editing and production by Mary Lynn Price.
This project video is made possible with funding and support from the National Science Foundation, and the assistance of the United States Antarctic Program. Produced in association with Montana State University. More information on the project, the seals, and the researchers at http://WeddellSealScience.com .