I’m delighted to have won the Oztek Conference photo competition in the cave diving category, two years in a row. You can see my winning shot from 2013 here with some details about what it took to get the stars to line up for this image to happen. My winning shot from 2015 was taken in Tank Cave, Mt Gambier.
In 2012 I’m very proud to have again placed in the annual Dive Rite Photo Competition. My shot of JDZ and Wayne in an air pocket in Tank Cave won 3rd prize, and can been seen with the other prize winning photos on the Dive Rite website.
My photographs were awarded first and second place in the Freshwater Category of the 2011 Australasian Underwater Shootout. With thanks to my most obliging model, KA, first place went to this photo of mine from Piccaninnie Ponds, Mt Gambier:
And second place was awarded to my photo taken in Ewens Ponds, Mt Gambier.
My photographs have been published in:
Article by Peter Buzzacott. Why Dive in Caves? Cavern and cave diving are activities not every diver would enjoy. A cavern is generally defined as the first part of a cave, when you can turn around and still see the exit. The cave starts when you swim around a bend, and you cannot see daylight in any direction. In this article I’ll refer to both types of diving as “cave diving,” because cavern diving is where it all begins for those of us drawn down into the earth — to places so few people will ever see.
Article by Ross Bilton. One hundred and twenty metres below the Nullarbor Plain, Liz Rogers was finning slowly along Warbla Cave when she stopped to take this photo of her three fellow divers.
Read more: Foreword: Heart of the Nation Eucla 6443
Underwater Speleology: Journal of the Cave Diving Section of the NSS – January 2012
Article by Liz Rogers. One of the greatest differences when moving from ocean diving photography to cave diving photography is that the background sunlight has been taken out of the picture. Unlike the movies and unless you’re playing in the cavern zone, the only light underground is that which you bring with you. While the darkness provides great opportunities to try new lighting techniques, it also presents a few difficulties. I’m going to briefly outline the tricks I’ve used over the last two years to get some of my favourite cave diving photos.
Read more: Off camera strobes
Article by Tony Stickley. DIVERS exploring the Mt Hypipamee crater near Herberton have debunked two “facts” about The Crater – it is not as deep as previously thought and there is no evidence of a tunnel linking it to the nearby Barron River.
Floating through a vast chasm, seemingly free of the constraints of gravity, Liz Rogers captures remarkable images inside the silent world of underground caves. Flanked by gently swaying pond weed, she loves nothing more than to explore these amazing geological formations – and travels the world to feed her passion.
Read more: Sleepy Hollows
Article by Daily Mail Reporter. Heavens below: Divers explore amazing underwater caves known as The Cathedral
Floating through a vast chasm, seemingly freed from the constraints of gravity, Liz Rogers explores the massive chamber of an underwater monolith.
Flanked by gently swaying pond weed, photographer Liz glides past the white limestone walls of ‘the Cathedral’ to a spot where it is possible to look up from 30 metres down and see clouds in the blue sky above.
Such is the amazing clarity of the water in the Cathedral, part of the Piccaninnie Ponds cave system on the Limestone Coast of South Australia.
Read more: Heavens below
This story about Piccaninnie Ponds was also run in:
The Faded Tribune – July 2011
Read more: Liz Rogers Explores the Underwater Cathedral
What’s On Xiamen – July 2011
The UK Mirror – July 2011
The Telegraph – July 2011
Read more: Picture of the day, July 19th
Cave Divers Association of Australia Guidelines Magazine – June 2011Article by Liz Rogers
Photography by Liz Rogers and James Axford.
I joined the Melbourne University Underwater Club in 2003; Ag was President that year. It wasn’t until a few years later, when I was President, that I better understood and envied the natural talent she had for getting hungover students enthused about getting up early and going diving. In February 2005 we did our first cave course together.
Read more: Agnes Milowka
Sport Diver magazine – Desert Diving – June/July 2011
Article by Richard Harris
Photography by Richard Harris and Liz Rogers
Gliding through water tinged green with tannin, my buddies’ lights glow yellow ahead of me as we exist this strange and wondergul cave. Smoke silt has stratified in the haloclines, looking like high altitude cloud suspended in the sky. Hanging roots laden with calcite wafer dangle in front of us where the floor comes up to meet the lake surface. And all the while, sculptured limestone reaches out to us from the cave walls. Welcome to diving the amazing caves of the Roe Plain, Western Australia!
Read more: Desert Diving
Article by Richard Harris
Photography by Richard Harris, Dean Chamberlain and Liz Rogers
There’s snow on the peaks above and hail falling from the sky as the divers drag gear into the entrance of the flooding resurgence. The ice water has risen overnight as a result of heavy rains and threatens to repel the group from the entrance. They make heavy work of dragging scuba cylinders and caving packs up the rapids and the steam rises off their drysuits in the frigid air. And all this in the middle of an Australian summer.
Read more: Junee Resurgence