Gallery - Far North Queensland

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Ninja Turtle

Ninja Turtle

Freshwater turtle at Babinda Boulders, Queensland, Australia. Canon 7D, 24-105mm macro lens, Sola-600 light. This would be the first photo of a turtle that I am happy with, after taking around 400 shots.
Photocomp June '13 - Open

Electric Blue

Electric Blue

A fresh water crayfish or yabbie. Lake Eacham, Queensland, Australia. I have just started to dive this lake with a max depth of 72m. At around 16m yabbies can been seen. I was amazed to see the colours. Canon 7D, Nimar housing, 17-70mm lens, Sola-600 light.
Photocomp April '13 - Open

On The Lookout

On The Lookout

I managed to find some large eels along the banks and at the bottom of the rock pool. Babinda Boulders, Babinda, Queensland, Australia. Canon 7D, Nimar housing, 17-70mm lens, Sola-600 light.
Photocomp February '13 - Open

Fresh Shrimp

Fresh Shrimp

A small shrimp at Babinda Boulders, Babinda, Queensland, Australia. Canon 7D, 17-70mm macro lens. This place is a nice little spot to practice your photography skills in fresh water at shallow depth. Photocomp February '13 - Open

Potato Cod in the Black

Potato Cod in the Black

A Potato cod at the Cod Hole, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Canon 50D with 8-15mm lens Hugyfot Housing 2 x Inon Z240s Photocomp November '12 - Open

Big Eye Highway

Big Eye Highway

Cod Hole, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Canon 50D with 8-15mm lens Hugyfot Housing 2 x Inon Z240s.
Photocomp November ' 12 - Open

Diver and Batfish

Diver and Batfish

A diver and batfish at the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Canon 50D with 8-15mm lens in Hugyfot housing with dual Z240s.
Photocomp September '12 - Open

Parrot Smile

Parrot Smile

Parrotfish Smile at the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Canon 50D with 60mm lens in Hugyfot housing with 2 x Z240s.
Photocomp August '12 - Open

Minke Display

Minke Display

Minke Whale display on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Canon 50D with 8-15mm FE lens in Hugyfot housing. Photocomp August '12 - Open

Potato Cod Silhouette

Potato Cod Silhouette

Potato Cod silhouette taken at the Cod Hole, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Canon 50D with 8-15mm lens in Hugyfot housing.
Photocomp July '12 - Open

Minke Whale

Minke Whale

Minke Whale on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Canon 50D with 8-15mm lens in Hugyfot housing.
Photocomp July '12 - Open

Yellow Bodyguard

Yellow Bodyguard

Potato Cod at Cod Hole, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Canon 20D with 10-22mm lens in Ikelite housing with dual DS125s.
Photocomp March '12 - Open

Seabob fun

Seabob fun

Playing with high-speed Seabobs on a glorious day in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Nikon D90, Tokina 10-17, Patima housing, Inon Z220s.
Photocomp March '12 - Open

Lizard Island dive site

Lizard Island dive site

Whip coral at Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Nikon D200.

Mr Potato Cod

Mr Potato Cod

Potato Cod in black and white. Cod Hole, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Canon 20D with 10-22mm lens at 10mm in Ikelite housing with single Ikelite DS125 strobe.
Photocomp November '11 - Open

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