Last week I showed a few photographs from Lady Elliot Island one of the many beautiful coral cays on the Great Barrier Reef, which lies off the coast of Queensland state.
In this post, I’ll show you 3 more photos from Lady Elliot Island.
The photo above is one of my favorite photos from Lady Elliot Island; an underwater photograph as a wave starts to break over the live coral reef. What’s really cool, is not only is the reef reflected on the underside of the wave but you can also see the island itself through the face of the wave.
To get this shot, I equipped my waterhoused Nikon DSLR with a fisheye lens, put on my snorkeling gear and headed out to the surf zone on the edge of the reef. Once there, I had to do my best to stay in one spot (trying my best not to get raked over the razor sharp coral), but more importantly frame, focus and shoot when the waves broke.
While snorkeling on the lagoon side of the island, I came across this friendly octopus who obliged me by posing for a few photos before slowly swimming off into the blue.