Wherever we lived for longer, we are called to capture some impressions, ideally a part of the spirit of each location. What do you see?


We love Indonesia – above and below the water.
Enjoy our series of underwater videos edited in 2020. Indonesia's "Sulawesi Splendour" introduces you to some of the stunning reefs and marine life of the warm tropical waters surrounding the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.

Being the 4th largest island in the Indonesian archipelago, Sulawesi has a rich cultural background and incredible biodiversity, both on land as well as underwater. Travel underwater from Lembeh (arguably the „Muck Diving Capital“ of the world) in the North to the beautiful coral atolls of Wakatobi in the South, also many places in between offer great diving opportunities.

Dive into the underwater wonderland of Sulawesi, and watch mesmerising reefs in wide-angle and marine macro life from nudibranchs via pygmy seahorses to cuttlefish and moray eels - just to name a few!

Visayas, the Philippines

The Philippines are a tropical paradise, consisting of more than 7000 islands. More importantly, as part of the Coral Triangle, the Philippines offer some great diving. This particular trilogy of UW clips from 2015 will introduce you to the incredible diversity of marine life that calls the Visayan reefs their home. Be prepared for lots of weird and wacky critters, as well as some of the usual suspects and seasonal visitors. Enjoy the kaleidoscope of shapes and colours that make the oceans such an interesting and fantastic place to be!

The Philippines, a tropical paradise consisting of more than 7000 islands and one area of islands is known as the Visayas. As part of the Coral Triangle, the Philippines offers some great diving. In these videos, we'll introduce you to some of the lesser-known creatures of the sea as well as the usual suspects from the Philippines. The kaleidoscope of shapes and colours together with all the weird and wacky critters make the oceans such an interesting and fantastic place to be!

Long Island, The Andamans, India

A gorgeous island, far off the beaten track, in the middle of the remote Andaman Islands in the Indian Ocean. A place that time seems to have forgotten about. The islands offer extensive rainforests with unique flora and fauna, great scuba diving, spectacular remote beaches, friendly people, and even several indigenous tribes, some of which still refuse contact with the outside world. Blue Planet is the only resort/dive operator on Long Island, and although it feels like you've travelled to the end of the world, their friendly and kind staff will make you feel right at home! Back to basics. Even though we would have loved to explore and film so much more underwater the three clips give you an idea of this hidden paradise.

We would have loved to explore and film so much more of the Andaman Islands. Nevertheless, these three clips give you an idea of the natural underwater beauties of the Middle Andamans as well as the natural and cultural experience awaiting you on Long Island (India).
Side note: It's all filmed in 2014. Yoeri had a completely different camera setup back then.

St. Eustatius/Caribbean Netherlands

This playlist shows the beauty and diversity of Statia, short for St. Eustatius one of the islands of the Caribbean Netherlands. Discover a different side of the Caribbean: Dive, eat, sleep - or: Hike, eat, sleep. In any case: Enjoy.

We produced the first three clips for STENAPA (St. Eustatius National Parks Foundation) in 2015. Explore Statia on land, uncover its underwater treasures and watch staff, volunteers and scientists of the marine park at work. Interesting? STENAPA offers internships and voluntary work to maintain the island's treasures.

Since we came back to this Caribbean paradise in 2021, we keep adding short films of various formats to this list.

Juvenile green tree lizard (Anolis bimaculatus), Panorama Point Trail in Quill National Park, Statia
This juvenile green tree lizard (Anolis bimaculatus) was filmed on the trail up to Panorama Point in the Quill Nationalpark, St. Eustatius (Caribbean Netherlands). While hiking on Statia, you get a chance to spot many lizards of this and other species. Check out the whole clip series of „Discover Statia: Hiking“ to get an impression of the Panorama Trail and other hiking options: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFZloRSBXy8wAMemO1PpghmBuBEOp1dCz.

Only over time, Anolis bimaculatus will develop the bright green colour responsible for its common name. The scientific name bimaculatus refers to „having two spots“ behind the front limb. While males can grow up to 12.3 cm, females only reach up to 7 cm (head-body lengths). Males have a large crest on the back of their necks. They can change colour depending on the habitat and possibly their personal „mood“, too. Active males look bright grey-green, yellow-green or blue-green. Sometimes they even have shades of orange or pink. Dewlaps are relatively small and vary from yellow to orange. Females and juveniles lack the outstanding hues and prominent markings of adult males.

Green tree lizards are only found on the St. Kitts Bank. On St. Kitts, Nevis, and Statia they are abundant. You can find them from sea level up to the Quill. However, they prefer open areas or canopies to catch some sunlight. Anolis bimaculatus adapts easily to conditions altered by humans and occasionally enters homes and other human-made structures.

Green tree lizards are very territorial. Establishing and defending their territory which varies in size costs the males lots of time and energy. Outside of territorial behaviour and courtship, these lizards are shy. They can jump to nearby rocks or branches and usually flee upwards to escape any threat. They sleep on leaves or twigs up in the bush or tree. Some individuals also sleep in between rocks or crevices.

Anoles, like other tree lizards, consume a wide range of insects. Given the chance, they also eat smaller lizards, including juveniles of their own species. From time to time, they eat flowers and fruits and lap nectar. Birds and snakes are the main predators of this species. American kestrels (killy-killy) and pearly-eyed thrashers often focus on hunting anoles. Also, the red-bellied racer snake feeds primarily on lizards. However, they rarely climb trees where Anolis bimaculatus is spending most of its life. When they venture to the ground smaller individuals might get eaten by the red-faced ground lizard.

Like all tree lizards, these anoles lay only one egg at a time, possibly two relatively shortly after one another. Females hide the egg(s) but don‘t stay with them. Depending on the temperature, the little lizards hatch after four weeks or more.

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