Diving Great Barrier Reef 9 January 2010

Sunday, January 9th was a beautiful Far North Queensland wet season day.  The skies were clear and seas were flat.  I went out with Down Under Dive to Hastings and Saxon reefs.  Three dives in 30 -31 degrees Celsisus water. Visibility was good.

Here are some photos of the trip (imported from Photoshelter).

The barracuda was circling about under the dive boat.

A Great Barracuda (Sphyraena barracuda) swims past on the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia (Tori Sugden)

A Great Barracuda (Sphyraena barracuda) swims past on the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia

Yellowtail Fusiliers can be found all over the Great Barrier Reef.  For this shot I decided to do something different and photograph it as it swam above me with the surface in the background.

A Yellowtail Fusilier (Caesio cuning) swims above on the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia (Tori Sugden)

A Yellowtail Fusilier (Caesio cuning) swims above on the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia

A dive out on the Great Barrier Reef wouldn’t be complete without an anemonefish or two.

A Pink Anemonefish (Amphiprion perideraion) in an anemone on the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia (Tori Sugden)

A Pink Anemonefish (Amphiprion perideraion) in an anemone on the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia

Having the 100mm macro lens on the camera meant photographing the whole of big animals like the Giant Clam was out of the question.  This is a chance to get up close and take a good look at them.

The valve of an Orange and brown Giant Clam (Tridacna gigas) (Tori Sugden)

The valve of an Orange and brown Giant Clam (Tridacna gigas)

I have a soft spot for the Lizardfish.  Being rather territorial even if you scare them off it is not long before they are back pretty much in the same spot.

A Lizardfish (Synodus variegatus) sitting on some coral (Tori Sugden)

A Lizardfish (Synodus variegatus) sitting on some coral

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One Comment

  1. Posted March 4, 2011 at 10:11 am by SCPThai | Permalink

    All photos so beautiful

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