Best Photos 2016

My yearly tradition is to review my photos from the previous year. Here is the link for previous years. So without further ado here are my top picks for this year (so far).

Top underwater photos in no particular order, I only went on one trip this year:

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Other Photos:

From my trip to a cathedral for my course.
Cathedral ceiling

From my trip to Hylands House:

I had too many of my lovely family too choose from so I’ll be updating this again once I’ve combed through them 🙂

Just back from Cayman

Bottoms! Stingrays at stingray sandbar, Cayman 2016

Hi All, It’s been a while! Phew, just back from my first diving trip in over two years (since having my lovely daughter). I actually got back last week but the little one has not been well so we’ve been busy and sleep deprived.

Here’s a taster but I’m putting together a gallery page here. I’m experimenting with putting my pictures directly on my blog rather than pbase this time.

Kittiwake Jacks (Black & White), Cayman 2016

Reef Shark, Cayman 2016

PhotoFriday – ‘Flame’

This week’s Photo Friday entry: ’Flame’

This one sprang to mind for the theme. Coleman shrimp on a fire urchin.

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

PhotoFriday – ‘Mountainous’

This week’s Photo Friday entry: ’Mountainous’

This weeks theme is Mountainous so here is a belated post with a photo from our trip to Machu Picchu. One day it’d be nice to go back with a decent camera to do it justice 😉 I’m gutted I missed posting on the week when the theme was Ocean! Doh.

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

PhotoFriday – ‘Dusk’

This week’s Photo Friday entry: ’Dusk’

 

Its been a while since I’ve posted. With my strict schedule of family time, Work time, and homework time its tricky to find the extra spare minutes to check my emails let alone squeeze out a blogpost. This weeks theme is dusk, a nice easy old one to ease me back into things. I’ll try to post more often.

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

PhotoFriday – ‘Alone’

This week’s Photo Friday entry: ’Alone’

This weeks theme is Alone. I don’t often take wistful photographs so this was a tricky theme. I liked these two though, one of Kat the Mermaid in the Red Sea and one of a lone archer fish in the Mangroves of Raja Ampat (where I was along for a bit too until I got spooked and went to find the others, didn’t want to be croc bait lol).

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

PhotoFriday – ‘Tranquil’

This week’s Photo Friday entry: ’Tranquil’

I dropped the ball the last few weeks for Photofriday (too much studying). This weeks theme is Tranquil. I like to think of myself as quite a chilled out person (most of the time) and central to my tranquility is going diving. It’s been too long and I miss it. There isn’t anything to compare. It is at once both exhilarating and calming. Mantas, (after you get over how massive they are), are incredibly graceful which is why I’ve chosen to feature one in this weeks post.

I hope your weekend is full of tranquility and rainbows 🙂

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

By the way, thanks for all who voted my last photofriday (large) into the Noteworthy archive 🙂

Note worthy archive Jan 21

Bite-Back Calendar


I’ve finally gotten around to putting the 2016 calendar up on the fridge. If you don’t yet have one head over to bite-back to get yours now for half price! (or simply drop by to donate) The money raised goes to shark conservation. Luckily my husband gets me mine for Christmas every year 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“This outstanding collection of images feature underwater encounters from around the world including sand tigers, oceanic whitetips, lemon, nurse, sevengill and reef sharks plus a sea snake, beluga whale, nudibranch, monk seal, gannets and eagle ray.

Each image has been donated by award-winning photographers including Alex Mustard, Alex Tattersall, Amanda Cotton, Andy Murch, Christian Vizl, Ellen Cuylaerts, George Probst, Jane Morgan, Jason Isley, John Bantin, Lia Barrett, Richard Shucksmith and Tanya Houppermans.”

 

PhotoFriday – ‘Large’

This week’s Photo Friday entry: ’Large’

I can never resist a chance to talk about large spotty fish and this weeks photofriday theme falls right into my trap! Whalesharks gather to feast on tasty Bonito tuna eggs (see below) off the coast of Mexico and seem to ignore the snorkelers who are there to see them.

hmm yummy! :-/

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

PhotoFriday – ‘Small Scale’

This week’s Photo Friday entry: ’Small Scale’

This weeks theme is small scale, the smallest thing I’ve ever photographed is a hairy shrimp. It basically looks like a speck in real life. I’m not sure if I like photographing things this small, I haven’t made up my mind. Theres an element of accomplishment when its in focus (they flimflam about a lot) but when you genuinely cannot see the thing in anything other than the screen on the camera it detracts from observing the wildlife. However, the other part of my mind thinks its amazing I can appreciate such smallness whereas other divers (without cameras) would not be able to.

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