Travelog for MattC

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
Added: March 5th 2012 at 3:17pm
Forty-tonne ballerinas Forty-tonne ballerinas
Synchronous swimming by a pair of adolescent humpback whales is suggestive of courtship behaviour. Nikon D90, Tokina 10-17mm lens, Patima housing. Taken in Vava'u, Tonga.
Photocomp March '11 - Open
Added: March 29th 2011 at 1:52pm
Whoah! Whoah!
A chance encounter with a lone whaleshark in the clear waters of Vava'u, Tonga. Nikon D90, Tokina 10-17mm, Patima Housing.
Photocomp February '11 - Open
Added: March 3rd 2011 at 12:38pm
Minke swim Minke swim
Each winter in the northern Great Barrier Reef, dwarf minke whales seek out and interact with boats, divers and snorkelers. Photo taken in Ribbon Reefs, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Nikon D90, Tokina 10-17mm lens, Patima housing.
Photocomp November '10 - Open
Added: November 25th 2010 at 11:47am
Liftoff Liftoff
A marbled ray lifts off and hovers with a school of black kingfish over the bow of the Yongala wreck in the late afternoon. SS Yongala wreck, QLD.
Photocomp May '09 - Open
Added: June 27th 2009 at 4:31pm
Spine-cheek Spine-cheek
A Spine-cheek Anemonefish (Premnas biaculeatus) at home in a bulb-tipped anemone. Ribbon Reefs, GBR. Sony compact camera with built in flash.
Photocomp May '09 - Open
Added: June 27th 2009 at 4:27pm
An Unforgettable Moment An Unforgettable Moment
This happened after several hours of watching and photographing dwarf minke whales during a big encounter with many animals. For a moment I forgot to breathe. Ribbon Reefs, GBR.
Photocomp May '09 - Open
Added: June 27th 2009 at 4:19pm
Ocean Racer Ocean Racer
Dwarf minke whales can swim in prolonged bursts exceeding 20 knots. Chasing after them is futile (and illegal). Luckily for us they are inquisitive and often approach people that remain still and calm in the water. Ribbon Reefs, GBR.
Photocomp May '09 - Open
Added: June 27th 2009 at 4:15pm
 I'll be back I'll be back
Parting shot of a dwarf minke whale, hopefully returning to the GBR this winter. Ribbon Reefs, GBR.
Photocomp May '09 - Open
Added: June 27th 2009 at 4:10pm
Oceanic rorqual Oceanic rorqual
A dwarf minke whale displays its throat and underside while passing by for a closer inspection of its human observers.
Photocomp April '09 - Open
Added: May 25th 2009 at 6:01pm
Dancer Dancer
A Spanish dancer undulating beneath Balls' Pyramid near Lord Howe Island.
Photocomp April '09 - Open
Added: May 25th 2009 at 5:55pm
Thysanostoma thysanura Thysanostoma thysanura
Thysanostoma thysanura jelly catching the sun. Ribbon Reefs, GBR
Photocomp April '09 - Open
Added: May 25th 2009 at 2:44pm
Balaenoptera Balaenoptera
Laying still in the water, holding a line at the surface allows the whales to move about freely and approach on their own terms. Ribbon Reefs, GBR
Photocomp April '09 - Open
Added: May 25th 2009 at 2:38pm
Cod & Wreck Cod & Wreck
A Coral Cod at the Yongala wreck. After a month of solid rain, the water was very green and murky. The fish predation action however was incredible. Yongala wreck, Queensland, Australia.
Photocomp March '09 - Open
Added: April 5th 2009 at 1:30pm
Ambush Predator Ambush Predator
This large Tassled Wobbegong (Eucrossorhinus dasypogon) blended perfectly with its surroundings in the shadows of the wreck. Yongala wreck, Queensland, Australia.
Photocomp March '09 - Open
Added: April 5th 2009 at 12:37pm
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