Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Australia

Fish, Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Australia

  • Steve PRO 7y

    Please add this to,,,
    WOW!! This picture is BONZA
  • Foturist 7y

    This photo has been used in the article about Great Barrier Reef at russian non-commercial travel blog
    Thank you for sharing!
    We are also pleased to invite you to our Foturist group at Flickr.
  • Thusitha Rajapaksa PRO 6y

    how did you take these pictures? under water? I'm going to Cairns in August. Appreciate if you could educate me on how you took these photos.
  • Electric Images PRO 6y

    Hi there thusi99,

    These pictures were taken with a Nikon D70s Digital SLR camera, housed inside a waterproof polycarbonate casing, and with extra light provided by an external underwater strobe.

    It's quite expensive to acquire this kind of setup (about $10,000), but the good news is that in the years since that photo was taken, prices on smaller compact cameras with great resolution have really come down. This means that in the excellent light that's available at the Great Barrier Reef, you should be able to take some great underwater photos using a much more basic underwater kit.

    You can buy compact digitals that are waterproof to a depth of about 10m now, without an extra casing, and these are the cheapest way to get underwater photos at the Reef if you aren't planning on scuba diving below a relatively shallow depth (and there's really no need to to get great reef pictures). However, if you'd like to be more cautious, I'd recommend a compact digital camera that is itself partially waterproof, housed inside an extra polycarbonate case. This will mean that the camera itself never comes into contact with corrosive salt water; and that any splashes that might get on the camera can be rinsed off without worries.

    Hope this gives you an idea of how to start out in underwater photography. :)
  • The_Circumference 6y


    Just wanted to let you know that your photo has been featured in a travel article on The Circumference with a link back.

    You can view the article here:
    Thanks for sharing your fantastic photo!

    - The Circumference
  • lefty_xray PRO 6y

    This pic is amazing!!
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Taken on February 16, 2005
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