A Scholar's Year in Video - Josh Stewart
The slow creek of the door swinging open as my cabin gently rocked awoke me. I rub the sleep from my eyes, climbing out of bed I peek from the window to see the first rays of sunlight breaking the horizon. Another perfect day. I walk down the corridor and onto the main diving deck. I greet my fellow divers as I don my gear and stride into the water for a dive before breakfast. It doesn't get much better than this.
There's a flash of sardines to my left as the giant bait ball in front of me shifts to accommodate another predator swimming through it.
The Great Lakes region is right at the origins of the Our World - Underwater Scholarship Society. I met with Joe Hoyt, the 2004 North American Rolex Scholar, in Richmond, Virginia, and we embarked on the 18 hr trip to Alpena, Michigan.
Accomplished cinematographer and director, Adam Ravetch, shares how his year as a Rolex Scholar was a launching pad for his prolific career making wildlife films. His professional achievements include projects with National Geographic TV, co-directing "Arctic Tale" for Paramount Studios, sequence cinematography for "Earth" from DisneyNature, and many more fascinating assignments.
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I crossed from the northern tip of Scotland to the Orkney Islands through smooth seas and vibrant blue skies. These were somewhat unexpected conditions, but that's Scotland for you: some of the world’s most awe-inspiring scenery is revamped when the sun decides to grace us with its presence.
A World Without Bubbles
The Neptune islands in South Australia have for many years been one of the world’s well known Great White hotspots. During my scholarship year, I was lucky enough to join Howard and Michele Hall’s trip with The Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions. Rodney Fox’s is the only dive operation in the world that you can bottom cage dive with these impressive animals. We geared up and were slowly lowered down into the blue water. Sitting on the bottom at 23 meters, we all look about us with a sense of urgency, squinting into to the distance.