THE BEST Underwater

Life Below Water: The Arrival of a New Species

Life Below Water: The Arrival of a New Species

“Although they look noticeably different from the other sea-dwelling animals, they’re doing their best to fit in.” Morgan Freeman narrates this documentary short film which about a terrifying undersea killer that is 100% man-made. Created by Hot Fuss Films for the sustainable living organization The Global Goals.

Blowing Underwater Fire Rings

Blowing Underwater Fire Rings

The Backyard Scientist has a penchant for dangerous, yet impressive experiments. In this clip, he takes to his swimming pool with a contraption that’s designed to blow perfect bubble rings, but instead of just filling them with oxygen, he introduces some propane, so when hit with an electric charge, they explode.

Advertisement

Leaf Sheep

Leaf Sheep

Diver and underwater photographer Catrin Pichler introduces us the costasiella kuroshimae, also known as the “leaf slug” or “leaf sheep.” These tiny and unusual marine creatures bridge the gap between plant and animal, as they perform photosynthesis by storing the chloroplasts in the algae they feed on.

The Bloody-Belly Comb Jellyfish

The Bloody-Belly Comb Jellyfish

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) introduces us to one of nature’s weird and amazing creatures. The lampocteis cruentiventer aka “bloody-belly comb jelly,” is notable for its iridescent ctenes, which help it swim and eat, along with a blood-red belly which conceals any bioluminescent prey that it eats.

The Predator Sea Slug

The Predator Sea Slug

Take an up-close and personal look at one of nature’s many strange undersea beasties. This carnivorous nudibranch from the Melibe genus was recorded off the coast of Indonesia as it used its giant oral hood to gulp down tiny creatures as it slithered along the ocean floor.

10-Hour Oceanscape

10-Hour Oceanscape

If your TV can stream YouTube, you’ll want to load up this vid from BBC Earth and OceanX Media which features 10 straight hours of incredible footage of undersea creatures. It’s so much easier to care for than an actual aquarium, and the fish are cooler too.

Meta Catfish

Meta Catfish

When young, the striped eel catfish likes to stick close to its siblings. In fact, they travel so close together that they look like some kind of larger creature made up of smaller creatures. The Abyss Diving School Bali shared this incredible footage of a school of the fish as they made their way across the ocean floor in Jelemuk Bay.

Sea-Thru Photography

Sea-Thru Photography

When shooting photos underwater, there’s often a hazy blue-green layer that gives everything a murky look. Engineer and oceanographer Derya Akkaynak has developed an algorithm which digitally removes that tinge, allowing images to appear sharper and more brilliant than ever. Read more on Scientific American.

Octopus Dreaming

Octopus Dreaming

We already know that octopi are incredibly smart creatures. What we don’t know is if their big brains dream like ours. In this fascinating footage from Nature on PBS, we witness a octopus changing colors as she sleeps, while the narrator imagines what she might be dreaming about.

Underwater (Trailer)

Underwater (Trailer)

After a team of underwater researchers set up shop at the bottom of the ocean, an earthquake strikes and threatens to destroy their laboratory. But it turns out that maybe they really just angered some undersea monster by drilling into its home. Kristen Stewart, T.J. Miller, and Vincent Cassel star in this popcorn horror flick.

Giant Barrel Jellyfish

Giant Barrel Jellyfish

While raising awareness for the Marine Conservation Society of the United Kingdom, wildlife biologist Lizzie Daly and photographer Dan Abbott went for a swim along the coast of Falmouth, England, when they came across an incredible sight – an enormous barrel jellyfish, measuring an estimated 5 feet long.

One Breath Around the World

One Breath Around the World

Freediver Guillaume Néry shares this soothing and stunning short film that seamlessly edits his dives in different seas around the world – one amazing shot after another. The film reaches its peak when he encounters marine life.

Psychedelic Medusa

Psychedelic Medusa

A team of scientists aboard the Okeanos Explorer used their deep sea camera beneath the Caribbean to catch a glimpse of this beautiful and mysterious undersea creature known as a crossota millsae. The jellyfish-like hydrozoa really does look like a living firework.

Advertisement

AxisGo iPhone Water Housing

AxisGo iPhone Water Housing

Aquatech’s housings turn your iPhone into an underwater camera. They have models that work with the iPhone 7, 7+, 8, 8+ and X. The housings are impact-resistant and can be used down to 33 ft. The company also offers a variety of compatible lenses.

See-through Eel

See-through Eel

At first glance, this might look like a sheet of discarded plastic floating around the ocean, but what you’re looking at is a Leptocephalus, a young eel that is transparent when in its larval stage. The footage was captured by HRF Underwater Productions off the coast of Bali.

Titan Underwater Drone

Titan Underwater Drone

Geneinno’s Titan is a user-friendly underwater drone. It can be operated with the included controller or with a mobile device. It takes 4k photos and videos and can livestream at 1080p. It can hover or swim down to more than 490ft. and lasts up to 4h per charge.

How to Grow Coral

How to Grow Coral

Science Friday introduces us to marine biologist Kim Stone, who specializes in cultivating a diverse array of living coral reef for the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. Beyond maintaining captive environments, her team is working to improve life for coral in its natural habitat.

The Deepest Lotus

The Deepest Lotus

There’s just something so peaceful about this video of champion freediver Stig Pryds, as he put his body into the lotus position, held his breath, then sank to the bottom of NEMO33 – a 33-meter (~108-foot) deep swimming pool.

Underwater Forest

Underwater Forest

Incredible footage captured along a hiking trail at the Recanto Ecológico Rio de la Plata in Brazil. The area flooded after a river overflowed during a heavy rain. Thanks to the huge volume of crystal clear water, the path, trees, and vegetation were completely visible underwater.

Jellyfish Fireworks

Jellyfish Fireworks

It took a trip 4000 feet under the sea off Baja California, Mexico to witness these New Year’s fireworks, but the payoff was worth it – as the lights of the E/V Nautilus‘ remote-operated Hercules submarine revealed the colorful tentacles of the Halitrephes maasi jellyfish.

Advertisement

1000 Meters Below Antarctica

1000 Meters Below Antarctica

Scientist Dr. Jon Copley set out on an expedition to head more than 3200 feet below the icy seas of Antarctica, something never before achieved. The amount of marine life they discover is truly astounding and humbling. Video by BBC Earth and Alucia Productions.

PowerRay 4K Underwater Drone

PowerRay 4K Underwater Drone

An underwater drone that can record videos at 4K/25fps, stream at 1080p and shoot at up to 5fps. Its 12MP camera is mounted on a 2-axis gimbal for smooth shots. It works up to 98ft away, and lasts up to 2h per charge. It also has an optional fish-finding module.

Blue Planet II : The Prequel

Blue Planet II : The Prequel

BBC Earth returns to the seas 16 years after The Blue Planet, but with the today’s camera tech, it’s sure to blow our minds like Planet Earth II did. The 5-minute short teases us with some of the incredible sights to come, and is set to a soundtrack by Hans Zimmer and Radiohead.

Paralenz Dive Camera

Paralenz Dive Camera

An action camera designed for divers. It has large buttons with haptic feedback, automatic color correction based on your depth, and lets you overlay the time, depth and temperature in your videos. It uses a 140º lens with LDC, and shoots 720p/1080p/4K videos and 8MP stills.

Rocket in a Fish Tank

Rocket in a Fish Tank

Warped Perception demonstrates exactly why it pays to use a really good slow motion camera, showing off what happens when you drop a model rocket engine into an aquarium, then ignite it. Rest assured, no fish were harmed. Explody bits start at 2:40.

Gladius Submersible Drone

Gladius Submersible Drone

A remote-controlled underwater drone which allows you to capture full HD video (4K model also available) and 16 MP stills using its waterproof camera and LED lighting. It comes with a 30m (~98 ft.) tether, but can be upgraded to operate at depths up to 100m (~328 ft.).

ADVERTISEMENT

Use Arrow Keys ← → for Faster Navigation

Home | About | Suggest | Contact | Team | Links | Privacy | Disclosure
Advertise | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Sites We Like

Awesome Stuff: The Awesomer | Gadgets, Games & Geeks: Technabob | Cool Cars: 95Octane
Site Design & Content © 2008-2020 Awesomer Media / The Awesomer™
Visit our Friends at: Not Always Right