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Beautiful Underwater Worms

Beautiful Underwater Worms

Lorenzo Terraneo captures the ethereal and elusive worms of the Mediterranean and shares his knowledge about them too.

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Where Postage Stamps, Cancer Research, and the Smithsonian Museum Meet

Where Postage Stamps, Cancer Research, and the Smithsonian Museum Meet

Ambassador Barry Brown leaves his stamp on the island of Curaçao and finds his photography in the halls of the Smithsonian.

The Definition of Insanity in the Yucatán Peninsula

The Definition of Insanity in the Yucatán Peninsula

No other photographer team combines scuba, crocodiles, cenotes, and underwater modeling with the style of Ken and Kimber Kiefer.

Inside a Dräger Flashover Simulator with an Ikelite Housing

Inside a Dräger Flashover Simulator with an Ikelite Housing

Don't try this at home. Or with a GoPro. Sometimes you need to film in environments that are hotter than hell without toasting your camera.

Transformer in the Neutral Buoyancy Lab with the Canon EOS 5DS R

Transformer in the Neutral Buoyancy Lab with the Canon EOS 5DS R

Underwater photography on a truly massive scale. Ambassador Ken Kiefer dives into NASA's NBL with a giant transforming robot.

Gigantic Manta Rays Spotted in South Carolina [VIDEO]

Gigantic Manta Rays Spotted in South Carolina [VIDEO]

Ambassador Raak was lucky enough to capture this once-in-a-lifetime sighting of these beautiful manta rays cruising outside of their tropical comfort zones.

Diving Bikini Atoll and the Legacy of US Nuclear Testing [VIDEO]

Diving Bikini Atoll and the Legacy of US Nuclear Testing [VIDEO]

Klaus Thymann's mini-documentary for CNN explores the sunken navy ships used in the testing and talks with locals about the future of the islands.

Creature Feature: Scaly-Tailed Mantis Shrimp [VIDEO]

Creature Feature: Scaly-Tailed Mantis Shrimp [VIDEO]

Find out which unique characteristics set the Scaly-Tailed Mantis Shrimp apart from other creatures in the underwater world.

Creature Feature: the Flashing Disco Clam

Creature Feature: the Flashing Disco Clam

Ambassador Lindsey Dougherty explains how and why this unique bivalve puts on a captivating flashing light display.