My Dive Buddy
Photographer: Wowie Wong
Location: Apo Island, Negros Oriental
Camera Used: GoPro
This was taken approximately 5 meters deep within the depths of Apo Island in Negros Oriental using a 360-degree array of 6 GoPro cameras housed in a 360Abyss™ v4. All six images are stitched all together to form a total resolution of 8K. In terms of the difficulty of taking this shot, it can be very difficult if you’re not familiar with turtles’ behaviors. I had a rare moment swimming with this turtle for over 4 minutes, a once in a lifetime experience
- When shooting wildlife underwater, safety is of utmost concern. Your depth, dive plan, and remaining air in the tank should constantly be reviewed.
- Always remember respect. We are the guests in the underwater kingdom. We don’t run to our subjects. We let the subjects come to us.
- Anticipate the shot and thus, be ready with your settings. We are only given a fraction of a second to get that wildlife shot.