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.

Swim with Whales DIVE New Zealand Magazine

 Sunshine Coast, Where dreams come true. By Hayley Versace Traveling from one side of our blue planet to the other, and from one extreme of Australia’s coast to the next, I have made it my mission to swim with and photograph marine life. I am Hayley Versace of Migration Media Underwater Imaging, a marine biologist
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Diving Conflict Islands, Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea

Imagine being invited to an isolated tropical island atoll in the middle of the The Coral Triangle with crystal clear electric blue water and abundant fish and marine life. The promise of amazing species diversity, remote coral reefs over 100 miles away from civilisation with freedom to explore and dive sites nobody else has ever
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NO SHARK CULL

The No Shark Cull movement has been growing with momentum and even though the Western Australia Shark cull has been abolished due to its ineffectiveness. There are still many shark nets and bait lines along the entire East Coast line that need to be removed, and the group which are working towards that goal called
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Sail Ningaloo Prints

Luke and Lannie, owners of the award winning Sail Ningaloo’s Shore Thing Diving and Snorkeling Liveaboard operating out of Coral Bay, Western Australia commissioned Migration Media to shoot some outstanding images as Ningaloo prints in order to elevate the on-board cabins of this luxury sailing catamaran.  With such amazing marine life around every corner, it
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Carnarvon Tropicool Festival 2015

Carnarvon is a vibrant multicultural hub, the ‘food bowl’ of WA and the centre of the Gascoyne region. Named the ‘TropiCOOL’ Festival, it boast some of the best winter weather in the world – the long weekend consists of free events including the TropiCOOL Twilight Concert, Family Fun Day and the Eventide of the Fascine,
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Winter Waves, Ed Cardwell Surf Photography

Winter Waves, Western Australia was filmed during the big swell that graced our beautiful coastline in July 2015. Some of Western Australia experienced some of the biggest conditions for the last 10 years and although the north-west wasn’t quite that big, we still enjoyed what we saw over the long weekend. Having just purchased the
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Under the Blue of Ningaloo Calendar 2016

Migration Media continues their ‘Under the Blue of Ningaloo Series’ with their new Ninagloo calendar taking you on a journey through the seasons of the Ningaloo Reef and its marine life featuring stunning images of whale sharks, manta rays, turtles, coral reefs, fish, rays and macro life. Featuring some of our best and most popular
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Ningaloo Reef SHARKS, Survival of the Fittest

Overpopulation, over-fishing, and climate change are all issues which most of us have experienced on our travels around the world, particularly in poorer countries around South-East Asia, Central/South America and Africa. However, we are fortunate enough in Australia to have well protected wildlife and marine life as well as strict fishing and harvesting rules and
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Diving HMAS Brisbane, SO Much More Than a Wreck Dive

Situated just 5 miles offshore and a 10-15 minute boat ride from the tourist destination of Mooloolaba in Queensland, sits the ex-HMAS Brisbane shipwreck sitting upright in 28m of water. On a clear day, the wrecks stack can be viewed from the surface stretching all the way up to 5m, where monster Snapper school around
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2015 Ningaloo Reef, Whale Shark Season

As the 2015 Western Australian Whale Shark season kicks off we are overwhelmed by the number of sharks we have been seeing. Our Coral Bay pilots spotting over 25 sharks in one area during a 2hour flight. We have had many happy customers come through with Sonja from Switzerland saying “all the pictures are very
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