A incredibly well known French diver after named Indonesia’s Wakatobi an underwater Nirvana. I am not likely to quibble with Jacques Cousteau. Final week I traveled with really very good mates and severe underwater pictures gearheads (which I am not) to this island archipelago. My pals endured dropped baggage and experienced to rent gear, and I, a fish out of h2o accomplishing underwater digicam function, battled against much better-than-anticipated currents, a leaking mask, and balky SD playing cards. Thankfully on the very last pair times of taking pictures issues labored by themselves out and I managed to get a handful of seriously awesome pictures that will suit quite nicely in the large new wildlife reserve coming out following year!
Just one of the more challenging areas of photographing underwater in this and identical spots are venomous fish – in this scenario, scorpion fish. On prime of taking care of the underwater digicam technique when attempting to remain regular in a hard latest and not scaring absent my subjects, I also had to preserve myself from disturbing the sea floor. At a person stage my underwater tutorial and myself have been balancing ourselves on a little wooden dowel caught into the sea ground to test to stabilize ourselves. It wasn’t simple, but it was value it – take pleasure in the photographs!
I employed a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV digicam with an EF8-15mm f/4L FISHEYE USM lens in a Nauticam underwater housing.