Media Press - Contributions in Conservations & Education

 

Few articles and publications related to some of our expeditions and work.

We are first and foremost passionate people, We have never worked for publications and communication,.

During our expeditions we, directly or indirectly, contribute many times in many ways, to active conservation and research projects.

Our plan now is to communicate about our actions and come out of the shadows, in order to obtain significant media coverage and visibility to defend the causes we are supporting.

Discovery Press Web 

RARE FOOTAGE OF SPERM WHALE HUNTING IN DEEP DARK OCEAN CAPTURED DURING ANIMAL PLANET EXPEDITION

Ocean Explorer Patrick Dykstra and Sperm Whale Expert, Dr. Shane Gero, Capture Extraordinary Sperm Whale Predation Footage During Animal Planet Expedition For Upcoming Series CHASING OCEAN GIANTS (WT)

National Geographic News

Exclusive: Rare, Mysterious Whales Filmed Professionally for the First Time

Gervais’ beaked whales are easily one of the most elusive mammals to swim through our oceans. Most of the information we have about them comes from studies of corpses that have washed ashore, and the first live whale was only spotted about 20 years ago.

National Geographic News

Mysterious Blue Whale Behaviour Likely Filmed for First Time

Blue whales are the largest animals on Earth, but we know surprisingly little about their complex social interactions-and they’ve rarely been recorded on camera. But new footage filmed off the coast of Sri Lanka by pro whale photographer Patrick Dykstra, in conjunction with blue whale independent researcher Howard Martenstyn, claims to be a first.

HuffPost UK

Incredible Rare Drone Footage of Orcas Shows The Beauty of The Wild

Incredible footage has captured rare angles of more than one hundred killer whales in the wild. Filmed in November in the fjords of northern Norway, it was shot by wildlife filmmaker Patrick Dykstra. The 36-year-old was able to capture incredible close-up shots of the whales in the freezing Arctic water – and also employed a drone to take stunning aerial views of the magnificent sea mammals.

The Telegraph by Annabel Fenwick Elliott

How to film whales, swim with sharks and dodge guerillas: lessons from Blue Planet's cameraman

When BAFTA-winning cameraman Patrick Dykstra, submerged in the Norwegian sea, came within inches of being crashed into by a humpback whale, he described it not as a harrowing ordeal, or even a bit of a shock, but as "the greatest moment of my life"

Daily Mail online 

Adventure photographer captures incredibly rare footage of Blue Whales

Patrick Dykstra captured footage in what was reported to be one of the best whale watching seasons in Sri Lanka The photographer recorded a baby whale being fed by its mother and took rare pictures of pygmy sperm whales.The waters of Sri Lanka are one of the best places to see the majestic blue whale

"Flirting" Blue Whales Caught on Camera

We have been, as individuals, cited and collaborated with many others,

BBC, National Geographic, Blue Planet, Government of Djibouti, Government of SriLanka, Underwater 360, OneGreenPlanet, Manta Trust Foundation...

Examples of our contribution behind the scene in the shadow,

Dominica Marine Science Education Awareness Program - Dominica: Contributor of funding, photographs and video to the Dominica Marine Science Education Awareness Program.  The goal of the program is to educate the Dominican population, especially children, on the importance of protecting the marine life that surrounds the island.

 

Sri Lanka’s Amazing Maritime – Sri Lanka: Contributor and consultant for Sri Lanka’s premier website aimed at education and conservation of sea mammals around the island.  Video, imagery and sightings data all provided to the site and the director, Howard Martenstyn.

 

News 1st – Sri Lanka: Cameraman and lead contributor to News 1st and its educational and conservation broadcast viewed by millions of Sri Lankans in three languages.  Online in English here: http://newsfirst.lk/english/2015/05/special-report-a-rare-encounter-with-the-gentle-giants-of-kalpitiya/93977

 

Ocean Immersion - Mauritius: Ambassador and cameraman for the Ocean Immersion Project.  Ocean Immersion produces virtual reality underwater movies that give everyone an opportunity to experience the power of the ocean, including those who may not be able to afford to go to sea themselves.  The project aims to highlight environmental issues such as plastic pollution and sea temperature rise.

 

Manta Trust – Maldives: Volunteer and contributor for the Manta Trust in the Maldives.  The Manta Trust takes a multidisciplinary approach to the worldwide conservation of manta rays and their habitat through robust science and research, while raising awareness and providing education to the general public and community stakeholders alike.

 

BBC – Oceans – Worldwide: Aerial cameraman for the BBC’s landmark production Oceans due to be released in 2018.  The Oceans production will bring the world’s oceans to people in ways that they have never been seen before.  The final episode will focus on the impact that man is having on the ocean environment. 

In 2015 Filmed a blue whale nursing for the first time ever and provided all footage to research teams.

 

Filmed an entangled sperm whale in Dominica and provided footage to rescue teams so that they could put together a rescue effort and method.

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