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STOCK FOOTAGE & IMAGE LIBRARIES

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STOCK FOOTAGE LIBRARY

The Liquid Action Films library contains hundreds of hours of stunning underwater, topside, and aerial footage in both 4K and HD formats, much of it unique.

A pair of colourful Giant Cuttlefish displaying underwater in South Australia, cameraman Dave Abbott

Stock footage library

Northern Scorpionfish, © Dave Abbott, Liquid Action Films

OUR STOCK LIBRARY:

Our footage library is constantly expanding as Dave shoots for in-house documentary projects, adding to a long list of stunning images and video clips of marine creatures and seascapes, unusual behaviours, remote location scenery, and fascinating stories of marine research and conservation.

if you have a particular species, location, or behaviour on your wish list, please contact us with your requirements and we will do a full library search for your subject; .. if we don’t have exactly what you are looking for, we can ‘shoot to order’ …an option that is generally more economical than flying a crew to the other side of the world and hoping for good weather and a dose of luck!

SHARKS
Dave has amassed one of the largest stock libraries of Great white shark footage in NZ – filmed over 7 years and including some breath-taking sequences of white sharks interacting with one another, investigating birds and floating objects, spy-hopping, taking baits, jaw-popping, defecating, etc. The library includes underwater sequences of individual white sharks from 2.5M to 5M in length, and rare shots of female white sharks with fresh mating scars.  We also have footage of blue water pelagic shark species like Mako and Blue sharks, and shark species from other Pacific locations.

Two White sharks weigh each other up as they pass by in front of my camera © Dave Abbott
a huge stingray fills my frame, Poor Knights islands NZ, © Dave Abbott, Liquid Action films

POOR KNIGHTS ISLANDS
The Poor Knights Islands Marine reserve is New Zealand’s flagship marine reserve and holds an incredibly high diversity of temperate and subtropical life. We almost certainly have the largest and most comprehensive HD and 4K library of Poor Knights underwater footage anywhere, with sequences of most of the marine species found around the islands, – including historic footage of schooling stingrays in Northern Arch, a spectacle which is no longer seen.

UNUSUAL, RARE, AND INTERESTING FOOTAGE:

Over the years we have shot some very rare and unusual sequences of  ‘one off’ events and spontaneous encounters …sequences of species and behaviours that just cant be ‘pre-planned’! These include:

  • Spiders swarms
  • Snapper feeding frenzy
  • hermit crabs swapping shells
  • Rock crab-moulting
  • juvenile tripodfish (possibly unique)
  • Glauca (pelagic nudibranches)
  • Kiwi’s feeding on beach at night  …etc etc!
the beautiful Glaucus, a pelagic nudibranch that lives in oceanic blue water © Dave Abbott

stock library footage

  * We will be regularly uploading unique footage sequences to the video gallery page.

STOCK FOOTAGE LIBRARY SUBJECTS:

* Contact us with your request.

UNDERWATER:

  • underwater scenery
  • sea caves & archways
  • freshwater life
  • Sessile life:  comprehensive
  • Fish & Rays: comprehensive
  • Inverts: comprehensive
  • divers & scientists

ON LAND:

  • NZ landscapes
  • NZ animals
  • NZ reptiles
  • NZ insects
  • Footage from around the world
  • etc etc etc!

SHARKS:

  • Great White sharks
  • Tiger sharks
  • Blue sharks
  • Mako sharks
  • Bronze whalers
  • Reef sharks
  • Shark cages
  • etc etc etc!

FROM THE AIR:

  • Landscapes
  • Coastline
  • Offshore islands
  • Mangrove estuaries
  • Lakes
  • boats
  • etc etc etc!