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We regularly post short Marine Wildlife Videos an Photographs with a short explanation regarding the subject and the technique used to capture the image.

All videos are made by Olivier Van den Broeck using Light & Motion video lights

and all photographs are by Greet Meulepas unless stated otherwise.

153. Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus)


Subject: A small group of Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) visits a shallow wreck in the coastal waters of Mauritius.

Technique: Due to the sudden appearance of this little group in front of my camera I was unable to set up my camera and video lights correctly to illuminate these rather big animals. On this dive the waters were quite murky (coastal waters often are after big rainfalls) and so the amount of natural light present was somewhat limited. The footage was also very noisy (not the sound but the grain and texture of the image). In post-production I applied nois removing software, boosted the contrast and added a lens flare to end up with a satisfying result considering the circumstances of the video recording.