Dense kelp forest of brown stalked sea weed Ecklonia radiata on rocky reef in Leigh, New Zealand. Thick canopy of kelp fronds limit light penetration and create unique habitat and quiet twilight atmosphere.
October 2017 I am well behind with on-line logging of my dives. We had a busy time after our return from Europe. It’s not that I was not diving, I just didn’t have enough time to write posts about it. Here are some pictures from the Leigh area, they are all from shore dives. Slovak […]
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There are plenty of beautiful places like this one around Goat Island. Dense kelp forest on top of the rocks. Colourful invertebrate life on the walls and under overhangs. Reef fish going in and coming out of cracks. I’ve made this particular image in the area to the left from the island (when you look […]
Every time I go to Browns Bay in Auckland when the water is dirty (i.e. visibility close to zero) after a rain or heavy swell, I almost cannot believe it can be actually quite clear sometimes. This picture is a proof of it. I made it one late evening, the water was calm and surprisingly clear, […]
I admit my freediving capabilities are very sad. Perhaps I should say they are nonexistent. That’s why I use a scuba tank even in a very shallow water. But there are other reasons for that as well. I have some experience with pushing my heavy camera equipment while freediving. Believe me, it’s exhausting. Also I […]
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Some people think tropical seas are colourful and temperate ones are not. Often the opposite is true. Many hard corals of tropical reefs in shallow water are greenish or brownish. A lot of invertebrates in cold(er) water have very bright colours. The rock on the picture is only in about four metres of water. A […]