Regular readers of this blog may be aware that I have dabbled in filming underwater wildlife in situ (as well as in aquariums). A few months ago I saw Ricoh Pentax advertising their ‘Join the team’ competition, were if you could come up with a good project, they would send you a camera to carry it out. I put forward my idea to film water underwater and they liked it enough to send me a WG-3 waterproof compact to use.
Last weekend I popped over to a local lake to try out a new technique and set-up, mounting the waterproof camera on a gorilla pod on the bottom of the lake. It was a borderline disaster! The gorrila pod tried to float! I did however take a away few lessons and the camera performed well. The following 2 videos are hardly BBC Natural History department level, but show the potential of what I may get with some persistence and working out the kinks (i.e. stop the gorilla pod floating and the camera level!)
fish up the wonky video of a curious perch.
And a video of a carp that I filmed using ‘polecam’