Cal Mero Profile

Cal Mero

I am from Australia
Member since: Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Nikon D80, 2 X ds51 strobes + nikon 60mm + 18-55mm

Just a young dude who loves the ocean.

I graduated from Monash Uni, Australia with a degree in Marine biology/zoology. I worked at the Melbourne Aquarium as a marine life presenter/educator until late 2008.

I'm currently completing post grad study as a marine biologist in behavioral ecology at James Cook Uni, Australia.

My backyard is the temperate waters of the Great Southern Ocean. In particular the cold waters of Victoria, Australia. These waters are unexplored but are filled with unique and incredible marine life. I see underwater photography as means for me to promote the Great Southern Ocean and all of its marine treasures.

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1908 point member

My Portfolio

  model Annika Uggla
  Rare mating dumpling squid. big thanks Brian Mayes helping me learn about colour profiles web cold waters Victoria Australia.Nikon d80 inon d2000 ikelite ds 51 nikon 60mm squid Australia. Australia
  One my most memorable marine life encounters. baby seal basking morning sunOlympus sp350 encounters sp-350 sp 350
  Cold nutrient rich water captivates me far more then any coral reef. swaying motion kelp surge keeps coming back again again.D80 natural light 18mm. reef again. 18mm
  small goby resting some cold water ascidians. Photographed off South Australias Yorke Pennisula.D80 ds 51 strobes 60mm. ascidians Pennisula. Pennisula 60mm
  We drove 14 hours straight find leafy sea dragon. was worth every minute drive. They really are most incredible fish. Watching them move so peacefully throughout their habitat something Ill always remember. dragon drive fish remember

My Contest Stats

I have 90 entries in the photo contest
Latest Entries...
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entered Wednesday, June 3, 2009
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entered Tuesday, June 2, 2009
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entered Monday, June 1, 2009

CategoryNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
Creative - Manipulated (Photoshopped)813116
Macro - not swimming1331524
Macro - Nudibranchia11818
Macro - swimming1539226
Out Of Contest133
Over/Under (shots half topside, half U/W)11919
Temperate Waters1431622
Topside (above water but marine related)821526
Wide Angle - Close Focus33612
Wide Angle - Divers610417
Wide Angle - Marine Life1014514
Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)24020
totals 90190721
Seas I have divedNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
Coral Sea1320615
Tasman Sea50122824
totals 90190721
Countries I have visitedNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
United Kingdom56713
totals 90190721

My Forum Posts

I have 82 forum posts

Recent Forum posts...
Posted: Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Posted: Thursday, October 16, 2008
incredible behaviour shot
Posted: Monday, October 13, 2008

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