Monday, 30 July 2012

Our World Tuesday - Great Barrier Reef

It only took us about 25 minutes to travel out to the Great Barrier Reef from Cape Tribulation.  After the necessary safety talks, we set off.  The colour exploded around us.  A number of the shots I took ended up in the recycle bin because there were schools of out of focus fish in the way!  It was that kind of place.  When you were over the coral you never knew where to look, and it did not make that much difference anyway – there was always something to see.
I’ve never been in a place where I could name so little of what I saw.  Normally I would have found this annoying, but here there was no option but to give in to the wonder over abundance.
I’ve picked these images to try to give an idea of what drifting about on the surface of this reef was like.  They may not be pin sharp, but then again neither are my memories.  Colour and movement, shape and form, schools of half hidden fish, specks of life with colour to spare, more after more after more.  I loved it.  I’m going back.
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23 comments:

Bernie H said...

It truly is an exquisite treat for the eyes isn't it? Great shots.

heyBJK said...

Love your underwater photos! Not something you see posted everyday. I've heard so much about the Great Barrier Reef.

TexWisGirl said...

such beautiful shapes and colors!

Sylvia K said...

These are awesome shots, Stewart! I love the colors and the shapes, too! I would love to visit there, but your photos today are the next best thing! Have a great week!

Pat Tillett said...

Beautiful! I used to scuba dive, but unfortunately, I hadn't yet discovered photography!

Robin said...

Stewart, what wonderful photos! Must be the best place on earth for diving!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

I'd love to try underwater photography some day. These are awesome!

Gary said...

Great series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Daniel LaFrance said...

The allure of what lays below the waterline is breathtaking. Bravo!

Dianne said...

Hi Stewart ... Great to see these beautiful reef captures ... I've been snorkeling here twice and was amazed at the glorious underwater paradise.

Carole M. said...

how wonderful to witness this underwater for yourself, up close and personal like you did; lovely photographs.

ladyfi said...

How lovely!

I learnt to scuba dive on the Great Barrier Reef!

Hanne Bente said...

Beautiful underwater shots you have taken - not often you see such a few.
Hanne Bente

Mama Zen said...

What great shots!

Fun60 said...

The colours are stunning.

joy said...

Awesome underwater shots: colorful and your pictures says so much. love them!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Awesome, Stewart. I've ALWAYS wanted to dive the Great Barrier Reef, so incredible. Curious to know what camera you used for these underwater photos... they came out very good.

SandyCarlson said...

A stunning work of natural art, that reef. Thanks for the pictures.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

What an amazing experience it must have been. Great underwater photos Stewart.

NatureFootstep said...

how wonderful! I have scubadived once but at that location was not so much to see as you show us here.

TheChieftess said...

These are fabulous Stewart!!! What kind of underwater camera did you use???

eileeninmd said...

Wow, this shots are amazing. What a great sights to see while scuba diving. Thanks for sharing, have a great day!

Black Jack's Carol said...

These are breathtaking, Stewart. A dreamworld that I can imagine will float around in your mind until the next time :)