PhotoFriday – ‘Huge!’

This week’s Photo Friday entry: ’Huge!’

Ok, I know you’ve seen them before but when I think Huge fish in the ocean, you really cannot get any bigger than these guys: Whalesharks. See my post on our trip to photograph them in Mexico here. I have a bit of a backlog but once I’ve finished this section of my degree and got my homework in I might dig out the mexico folder in LR and continue processing, I’m pretty sure I have some cool videos footage from there still to go through.

Here’s a smallish one with a snorkeler (for scale):

If you want to see my underwater photos from various places then check out the collection of galleries in my Reef Beasties Gallery. Or my best from 2012 here.

To see all the other photo Friday entries (and submit your own) for ‘Huge!’ here.

PhotoFriday – ‘Natural Light’

This week’s Photo Friday entry: ’Natural Light’

Quite often I go underwater and turn off my strobes and just shoot with the natural light. The most spectacular and dramatic lighting comes in from shafts of sun shining in at the tops of caves or through the beams of jettys. The photo above was taken in a Mexican Cenote (a giant cavern filled with fresh water). So next time you find yourself in a dark place, try turning off the lights and see what natural light there is.

The best place to take natural light subjects underwater in the open ocean is as you can imagine right at the surface. The warm mexican sun makes the surface reflect this whaleshark and makes the tiny eggs (the food the whalesharks are there to gather) glint and sparkle in the sunshine

You can see more whaleshark and cenote photos here.

If you want to see my underwater photos from various places then check out the galleries in my Reef Beasties Gallery. Or my best from 2012 here.

See all the other photo Friday entries (and submit your own) for ‘Natural Light’ here.

PS: I’m currently selling the camera that took these photos. Click here for more details & the full list of equipment for sale or email me at scubasuzy-sellingnikongear@yahoo.co.uk. Thanks for supporting my work!

PhotoFriday – ‘Change of Season’

This week’s Photo Friday entry: ’Change of Season’

Since I don’t live by the sea and dive in the same place all year around it is difficult for me to show you a change in season as per the theme (without showing you photos of my back garden shed in spring, summer, autumn and winter)! However, many places have seasonal creatures so I would like to share some photos of those with you.

Winter:

In Florida, in winter, the sea gets too cold so the manatees have to come into the fresh water springs of crystal river to keep warm. This is a great time to visit that area to see them…

Summer:

In summer, off the coast of mexico great aggregations of whalesharks come to feed on the newly sporned fish eggs.

Also in summer: off the coast of Sinai in the Red Sea there are two weeks when there are mass spornings of all sorts of fish. The most impressive are the snapper…

If you want to see more of my underwater photos from various places then check out the galleries in my Reef Beasties Gallery.

See all the other photo Friday entries (and submit your own) for ‘Change of Season’ here.