A incredibly popular French diver after termed Indonesia’s Wakatobi an underwater Nirvana. I am not heading to quibble with Jacques Cousteau. Previous week I traveled with very good pals and critical underwater pictures gearheads (which I am not) to this island archipelago. My friends endured shed baggage and experienced to lease equipment, and I, a fish out of h2o accomplishing underwater camera perform, battled versus much better-than-anticipated currents, a leaking mask, and balky SD cards. Thankfully on the past few times of shooting issues labored them selves out and I managed to get a couple genuinely good pics that will in good shape pretty nicely in the massive new wildlife e-book coming out future calendar year!
One particular of the additional difficult factors of photographing underwater in this and identical locations are venomous fish – in this scenario, scorpion fish. On leading of handling the underwater digicam system although making an attempt to continue to be continuous in a challenging present and not scaring absent my topics, I also experienced to keep myself from disturbing the sea ground. At 1 level my underwater guidebook and myself had been balancing ourselves on a little wood dowel stuck into the sea ground to consider to stabilize ourselves. It wasn’t effortless, but it was value it – delight in the photographs!
I utilised a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV digital camera with an EF8-15mm f/4L FISHEYE USM lens in a Nauticam underwater housing.