Underwater Filming and Photography Blog

Welcome to the underwater filming and photography blog of Ed Cardwell and Hayley Versace of Migration Media – Underwater Imaging. Based on the Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia, Migration Media travel to unique and remote locations across the globe striving to produce stunning underwater photography and captivating cinematic video endeavoring to highlight the beauty of our oceans and its marine life. Please also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Vimeo, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIN and Pintrest. For publications and articles, please contact us with story and image requests or see our stock imaging site. Enjoy and please feel free to share.

Swimming with Humpback Whales, Kingdom of Tonga

For as long as I can remember, Hayley and I have been dreaming of going to the Kingdom of Tonga following the annual migration of humpback whales that visit the calm, clear waters off Vavau and Ha’apai Islands. Migration Media have now been given the opportunity to continue their journey of following annual migrations of
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Ningaloo Marine Life Conservation

As our 2106 Whale Shark Season kicks off nice and early with plenty of Whale Sharks around, I thought it may be a good time to remind people of responsible boating practices whilst driving around the Ningaloo Marine Park ensuring the successful conservation of our marine species. Over the last 5 years filming and photographing
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Lady Elliot Island Images, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland

We were lucky enough to visit Lady Elliot Island on the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef recently and thought we should share some images from our day trip. Day trips from Hervey Bay include a scenic flight over Fraser Island and Lady Elliot Island allowing spectacular views over these iconic Queensland Islands and
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Underwater Photography and Videography Courses, Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia

Migration Media invite you to join us on our speciality Digital Underwater Photography and Videography Courses for certified SCUBA divers and snorkelers/freedivers. Whether you’re a newly certified diver or experienced photography veteran, Migration Media’s professional underwater imaging team will help you get the most out of your digital underwater camera. We will guide you into
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Surfing Point Cartwright 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th December 2015, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, QLD

Shot during the first good solid swell we’ve had on the sunshine coast this summer, find images of you, your family and friends enjoying this amazing long weekend of swell at Point Cartwright, Mooloolaba on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. Also, as a gift idea for christmas order them a print by simply finding your photos of
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Surfing Exmouth June 2015, Western Australia

Shot during one of the biggest swells to hit our WA coastline, find your family and friends enjoying this amazing weekend of swell in Exmouth and order them a print as a gift for your loved ones this christmas. Simply find your photos of your friends or family on my facebook gallery and tag or
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Wetpixel; Full Frame Feature on The Conflict Islands

Thanks to Wetpixel for featuring our images our the Conflict Islands Diving in their Full Frame feature for this week. See more about our Conflict Island adventures please see our other blogs for the good and the bad of this island paradise. To see our feature on the Wetpixel website click the image below

Shark Finning, a Papua New Guinea problem

As we were doing one of our normal patrols around Irai island, the largest of the 21 islands that make up the Conflict Island group, we came across a group of young men who had set up camp. The twelve or so boys whose ages ranged from about 8 or 9 to the eldest who
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Swim with Humpback Whales Season 2015, Sunreef Diving, Mooloolaba

Tonga, has always seemed just out of reach, with timing and costs and the two of us with all our gear…. When we heard that Sunreef Diving in Mooloolaba had started doing humpback whale swimming tours, my first thought was i had to be apart of that……so finding out through my contacts the right person
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Black Sand Diving, Tulamben and Amed, Bali, Indonesia

Battle of the Black Sands, An epic battle on a miniature scale. Black Sand Diving in Tulamben and Amed, Bali, Indonesia is known around the world. Many tourists flock there everyday to party, take a dip off its tropical beaches and enjoy a relaxed holiday with lots of cheap shopping. It is also a mecca
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