Fotografie

PAPUA NEW GUINEA “Reef & Blue”

Questo articolo è disponibile anche in: Italiano (Italian)

An unforgettable experience. Honestly, I don’t know how to describe this trip in a different way. A trip completely dedicated to diving in the Bismarck Sea. I spent the first part of the trip in a resort in Kimbe Bay area and the second part on a cruise between Fathers Reef and Vitu Islands. An extraordinary explosion of benthic and pelagic life. All types of diving from “muck” to “wall”. All kinds of photographic set:
from muddy waters with tiny critters for “macro lens”, to the gorgeous reefs full of life and colours for “fisheye”.
I will try to describe all this with my pictures. A story split into two parts. The first part (this one), is dedicated to the “wide angle” images and the second part (which follows soon), is dedicated to the “macro shots”.

 
Over the reef

The shallow and flat part that leads to the drop-off. Usually it is the least spectacular area, worn by time and, above all, damaged by human presence. Not this time, not here.

(click on pics to start, click on white background to close)


 
On the crest

The step before the drop-off, the most alive and kicking area. A completely untouched place, where every inch is covered by an explosion of hard corals, interrupted here and there by huge sponges or gorgeous gorgonians.

(click on pics to start, click on white background to close)


 
Along the wall

Walls that overlook the blue of the open sea and gradually sink into darkness. The show goes on: sponges, gorgonians, turtles and sharks, all around different shapes and colours that stand out against the dark blue.

(click on pics to start, click on white background to close)

I will be back soon with the second part: “Tiny stories”. As mentioned above, it is a sequence of images of small critters, for which you need to use macro lens and sometimes additional lens to be able to get pictures of them.

Questo articolo è disponibile anche in: Italiano (Italian)

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: