Inspired by Nature
Lightning Strike Productions is owned and operated by Richard Brooks.
Originally from the UK, he brings with him not just 20 years of media production experience but also a sound understanding of scientific principles.
Richard graduated from Plymouth University with a degree in Environmental Science and Aquatic Pollution Ecology and uses this education in much of his work.
Months after graduating Richard took a series of dive courses in the UK which set him on his path to becoming an underwater camera operator.
He has been filming in Palau for over 13 years and around the world for over 20.
“What sets Lightning Strike apart from the competition is the artistic, innovative approach coupled with attention to detail.”
Over the last 20 years Richard’s media production skills have been utilised by multiple international broadcasters across the globe. Clients range from local Palau based NGOs to Animal Planet and the BBC amongst many others.
Please check the Services Page for more info on what Richard and Lightning Strike can offer you.
Underwater Cameraman and Media Producer
Stands, screens, silks and fill with frames at request.
iMacPro for editing using the Adobe CC 2020 suite. Davinci Resolve Studio.
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Underwater camera equipment
Frequently Asked Questions
The Republic of Palau is located 1000 miles east of Manila and about 2000 miles south from Tokyo. It’s the most westerly of the Caroline Islands in Micronesia. 7 degrees North of the Equator and 134 degrees East of Greenwich. It lies on the boundary of the Philippine Sea and Pacific Ocean.
Palau diving is pretty good all year round however the best time for underwater wildlife experiences is January through to May when more fish species are spawning and overall biological boom time is on.
The weather is typically tropical and can be completely different from one day to the next. Typically Palau will get more tropical storms during its monsoon season from June to October when the winds shift from easterlies to westerlies on average. The wind shift can close down certain dive sites for weeks at a time. Palau lies south of the main storm corridor, however it’s not unknown for large storms to severely disrupt things here.
Underwater wildlife in Palau is some of the best and most diverse in the world. Palau is blessed with miles of near pristine reefs and abundant fish, Manta Ray and shark populations. There is the Jellyfish Lake a UNESCO World Heritage site, Kayangel atoll, Peleliu battle ground….
From the air, Palau’s Rock Islands, reefs and jungles are stunning.
It’s rich traditions and culture are still strong, Palau is matrilineal where titles, land and money are handled by women.
Its national marine sanctuary, shark sanctuary, and marine mammal sanctuary provide protection to wildlife and seafood security, a network of protected areas ensure valuable aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems remain for future generations.
That’s just a teaser.