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Old 11/26/2006, 04:15 AM   #1
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Great Barrier Reef WARNING LOTS OF PHOTOS!

Went out for a quick trip to the reef the other day, (a good way to relax during the stressfull exam period).
These Photos are from Wheeler Reef out from Townsville, one of my favourite haunts.




(Christina peering at fish)








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Old 11/26/2006, 04:17 AM   #2
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Old 11/26/2006, 04:18 AM   #3
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And lastly, i dunno whether this will work, but this should be a movie of a small and amiable white tip reef shark.



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Old 11/26/2006, 04:21 AM   #4
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edr, thanks for sharing. The pics are great.


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Old 11/28/2006, 04:48 AM   #5
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awesome pics. reef looks healthy


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Old 11/30/2006, 11:02 AM   #6
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Old 11/30/2006, 06:16 PM   #7
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Nice pics... sure wish mine were that nice!

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Old 11/30/2006, 06:24 PM   #8
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wow i am so jelous i went through all 130 of them and wow thats so pretty and great camera skills.
what camera were you using and whats the max depth there.


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Old 11/30/2006, 07:39 PM   #9
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i'm using a canon IXUS400 digital with a WPDC800 UW housing. Someone nicked my strobes a while ago, so it was all done with available light.
The max depth was around 15 metres (50 feet). The visibility out on the reef was over 40 metres (120 feet), so i couldn't have asked for better contidions.

Wheeler is part of the protected "green zone" of the GBR marine park, so it is as healthy as can be, people seem to forget that the GBR is over 2,500 km long, so there are almost an infinite number of pristine undiscovered reefs out there if you look.


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Old 12/14/2006, 09:18 PM   #10
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Nice photos, I have always wanted to go scuba diving or snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef.


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Old 12/19/2006, 06:37 PM   #11
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those pics are awesome.


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Old 12/20/2006, 03:57 PM   #12
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From a guy in Texas, I have to say thank you. That is such a treat. Can I get a link to the rest of your images?


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Old 12/23/2006, 02:58 PM   #13
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http://s140.photobucket.com/albums/r...006/?start=all


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Old 12/24/2006, 09:09 AM   #14
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Thanks for the pics and video. I will be in Mexico during Feb. and cant wait to go snorkeling there.


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Old 12/24/2006, 12:50 PM   #15
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Thanks for the pics and video. I will be in Mexico during Feb. and cant wait to go snorkeling there.
Um....just in case...although I'm probably way off... this thread is about the Great Barrier Reef, nowhere near Mexico. It is off the coast of Australia.

CTS, are you heading to Cancun or Cozomel?


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Old 12/25/2006, 02:00 AM   #16
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I'm in the process of sorting out my photos on my computer (all 12,000 of them!) so there will be some more posted sometime soon. (oh, and merry christmas!)


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Old 12/26/2006, 10:22 PM   #17
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KEEP THEM COMING!!!!SIMPLY AMAZING


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Old 12/26/2006, 10:29 PM   #18
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Awesome pics almost speechless thankyou for sharing.


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Old 12/31/2006, 03:14 PM   #19
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Thanks for sharing, keep the pics coming. Thanks again, and Happy New Year!


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Old 01/01/2007, 09:02 AM   #20
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Great,need to move !!!!!!


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Old 01/01/2007, 04:16 PM   #21
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Alright,
Heres some more from the same area:






Can anyone get a positive ID on this wrasse? The closest i can find is a checkerboard wrasse.







There are more on their way.........


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Old 01/01/2007, 04:21 PM   #22
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Some more:


This gives you some idea of the visibility.











More To Come...........


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Old 01/01/2007, 04:29 PM   #23
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Anyone got an ID on this fish? It doesn't seem to fit any description, all i can think of is a juvenile/intermediate phase napolean wrasse.


This guy was pecking at my mask and trying to force me out of his territory! Feisty little devil.

There are plenty more if people want to see them!
Just let me know.


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Old 01/03/2007, 08:36 AM   #24
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Thank you for adding more to the thread. I've been telling everyone about your images - hope you don't mind.


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Old 01/03/2007, 10:27 AM   #25
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lets see more .....I wish I was there right now with you , but I have to live in Chicago with the great weather .........


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