Palau Stock Footage and High Speed Internet!

After 10 years of diving and filming in Palau we have accumulated a huge library of HD and UHD stock footage.

Previously uploading at 3kb/s was about all we could hope for on a wobbly internet and this made sending any large files almost impossible. Palau now enjoys high speed internet from an undersea fibre optic cable and with this we have been uploading stock footage to our agents with unprecedented speed.
Subjects like:

Manta Rays

 

 

 

Sharks

 

 

 

Turtles

 

 

 

Jellyfish Lake

 

 

 

Aerials of Palau

 

 

 

Spawning Aggregations

 

 

 

 

Check out these categories and others and with over 1000 clips now available at a variety of stock agencies you can be sure that you will find something to suit your needs.

Royalty Free or Rights Managed portfolios can be found here:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you don’t see what you need give us a shout here and we can discuss options for acquiring footage for you.

Check back often as our portfolios will now be rapidly expanding.

 

Cheers

 

Richard

Sailfin Snapper spawning aggregations

It’s the time of year again to be diving Peleliu. Both the Sailfin Snapper (Symphorichthys spilurus) and Red Snapper (Lutjanus bohar) are starting to aggregate along the east reefs of Yellow Wall and Peleliu Express to the corner.

For those intrepid divers, early morning dives just before the full moon will find them spawning in their thousands. Also making an appearance are the predators such as Bull Sharks and Oceanic Black Tips.

Check out the edited short film from this year:

 

Watch this space for updates as we return to document this impressive natural event.

 

Cheers

 

Richard

 

Winged Ambassadors of Palau

Many thousands of migratory shorebirds stop-over in Palau to rest and feed, one of them is the Whimbrel. In Palau it is called the Okak. The Okak has a larger much rarer cousin, the Far Eastern Curlew, so rare only around 5 birds get spotted here each year. This is the largest species of Curlew and is also know in Palauan tradition as the money bird. The story goes that it visits these shores and leaves gifts behind. It swallowed traditional money and flew to parts of Palau, where if it was left to settle and not disturbed it would eventually defecate out the money and the residents would become rich.

You can find the symbols all over traditional meeting housings and Government buildings.

The money bird as depicted on the Capital Building, Melekeok.

Today I utilized my new canon 70-300 lens coupled to a 2x teleconverter and managed to get some nice stable footage of this Whimbrel even at full zoom. The Image stabilization of the canon lens is amazing!

The Whimbrel also known as the Okak