Tag: coral reef

New Caledonia – land of cheese

‘Can your cholesterol go up if you eat too much French cheese?’ The doctor gave me a quizzical look. ‘How much cheese are we talking?’ ‘Err maybe two blocks a day…’ To be fair I had just come back from a week in New Caledonia, and I cannot believe it

five reasons to visit Lady Elliot Island in winter

Yes it’s currently winter in Australia, and while those of you from actual cold places might laugh at the number of people in Brisbane wearing scarves on a 20 degree day, the last thing many of us here would be thinking about is going somewhere not too far from home

#surrealism

I’m always really fascinated by what influences artists/photographers, and I love reading about the stories behind the images as they offer an insight into the creative process for that particular artist. Over the next couple of posts I thought I’d discuss my main motivations for taking photos. First up is

What a lady 

After a much too long five year hiatus, I finally got to revisit one of the most wonderful places- Lady Elliot Island. My previous trip was in spring, this time I experienced the island in all her winter glory. Just as beautiful as ever, Lady Elliot is truly a coral

Diversity

Some of the colourful characters I met in the Solomons 🙂

Island Treasures III

Island Treasures II

Island Treasures I

Gorgeous gorgonians

Gorgonian fans were prolific in the Solomons. They are filter feeders so thrive in areas of current- which makes them a unique photography challenge! Can you see the pygmy seahorse?

Sunken Treasures

While in the Solomons I was able to dive two wrecks – one an old fishing boat – the Taiyo -which rests vertically against the reef wall, and a WWII wreck of an American P38 aircraft which lies in shallow water just short of the Seghe runway! The P38 was

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