Blitzball in the Phillipines: Nautical Angels Underwater Calendar

Free Image Hosting at ImageShack.usDoesn't the image on the left and the images below look just like Blitzball ? But it is not. It is a picture of "underwater Basketball" taken on the Phillipines last December (Kudo's to Aurons Ghost for finding the article and to the photographer for having such a cool idea!)

Anyone for underwater tennis? |
Thursday, December 8, 2005

IT SOUNDED LIKE a dream job in a dream location - a calendar photoshoot by the crystal clear sea in the Philippines....

But this assignment was no ordinary working holiday in the sun. The models had to brush up on their tennis, boxing, basketball and judo skills for this sports-themed shoot.
Then they stayed underwater for up to three hours when taking the plunge for photographer Mick Gleissner. He wanted to combine his passions of diving and photography when asked to create the Nautical Angels calendar for Fashion TV.

The models learnt to keep their eyes open in saltwater without goggles, as well as how to preserve air underwater and when to exhale bubbles. They also wore shoes with lead soles.. The Antwerp-based snapper said: 'Posing underwater produces some of the most visually stunning and surreal images.

Video of underwater basketball and calendar sales at:
Nautical Angels Underwater Calendar 2006 by Mick Gleissner


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