A visit to Great Barrier Reef is by far the most impressive of Cairns' attractions. Numerous companies arrange tours that include diving, snorkeling and glass bottom boats. The beauty lies underwater, but unfortunately I didn't have waterproof camera with me. So no fish on this upload. That's why the title, the best part is not shown.
What I have experience on aquarium photos, and considering my clumsy swimming wih a first time snorkel experience, I guess my shots wouldn't have been any good anyway. But views were gorgeous. Instead I bought a souvenir video and a pocket book of reef fishes.
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emka (79875) 2014-02-19 23:20
Hello Kari, Funny title to this shot.
I also went for such a trip with snorkelling. It was a great fun, they advised us to have the black suits against box jelly fishes. I suppose there was not a danger of them but it was fun to wear the suits. But I was rather disappointed with the view of the reef. There were many colourful fishes but the reef in Red Sea is more beautiful.
Warm regrads MALgo
holmertz (41737) 2014-02-20 7:28
It would be disappointing to describe the photos you couldn't take, but this one is good enough and a fine contribution to TE. There is a lot of interesting activities going on and the colours and contrasts are very good. I am sure that this could be a thrilling experience if you are good at snorkelling.
macjake (57074) 2014-02-20 9:55
Football without goals! thats the norm isn't it!
Sorry my friend, as a North American i share the same thoughts as most of us, Football (soccer) is a very boring game. I know there's alot of skill, alot of high level skill, but it's just so boring!
If I were in POWER, I'd make a new rule in football - the ball is NOT allowed to be passed to the goalie for safety, and the ball is NOT allowed to be passed BACKWARDS once you pass the center line!
Football is TOO Defensive, with SO many backpasses, and being able to kick the ball back to the goalie because a player is being pressured is such a CHEAP way out and should be penalized.
Imagine in Hockey, if the defense could pass the puck back to the goalie if being pressured...sigh...
have I made my thoughts clear?
haha...sorry if I offend and non North American by my comments, its just how i feel :)
I'll move on now.
its great to see how you're showing us the less touristy type of photos from Australia (although they're welcome too). this is one that most people wouldn't have in their gallery.
Too bad you couldn't get those underwater shots you wanted :) but this view is equally interesting from above the water.
see you around
Nicou (123236) 2014-02-22 7:05
quelle vue plongeant sueprbe sur ces plongeurs qui jouent au football quelle vue avec les bonbonne d'air le bleu de l'eau génial
Bravo et belle soirée
delpeoples (53167) 2014-02-23 14:39
A great title and a photo that sparks the imagination as to what exactly you did manage to see in this strange underwater world. You got a good POV, giving is an idea of what goes on at this famous place. The image is crisp and clear, with three dimensional sharpness and vivid colour. I'm glad to see you saw our Reef before it falls victim to global warming, climate change and the Abbott regime dumping mining spoil on it. I disagree passionately what Malgo says about the barrier Reef, which in my opinion is the most beautiful and unique in the world. More than a couple of days and a few metres out to it is required to appreciate its magnificence. The reef of the Red Sea might be beautiful and looks not bad in the photos I've seen. And easy to view, but is not so massive that it can be seen from space, like our Reef can. The reports I've read from experienced divers and marinologists call it a poor younger sister of the Great Barrier Reef :)
Cheers and thanks for sharing, bring some underwater housing next time ;)
williamcoombs1 (363) 2014-02-25 7:53
It seems that you are really enjoying your trip around Australia! You have posted so many photos that capture what it's really like to be there.
This one is so good. Having done a few dives out on the reef, I have to smile at your humourous title, great note and fine photo.
Your composition is so good at depicting the hubbub of activity, and the way you've captured the colour of the water is marvelous.
Enjoy your travels.
- Copyright: Kari Tanskanen (ktanska) (24914)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-01-12
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon 7D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Australia 2014
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-19 10:01