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These snappers were hanging effortlessly in a strong current. I had to swim like crazy to stay in the same place and wait for them to shift their formation to get a good composition. I love the way this image looks so serene and still, yet all I can remember is how fast I was breathing and how hard I was swimming! Great Barrier Reef, Australia.

Nikonos RS; 20-35mm zoom lens; SB104 strobes.

This image has been featured in the following groups:
Destination Australia; Far North Queensland; Low Light; Nature In Its Entirety; Queensland


coral reef, fish, marine, nature, tropical, underwater, wildlife, great barrier reef, australia, sea, ocean

I am a marine biologist and photographer based in Townsville on the beautiful coast of the Great Barrier Reef. I focus mostly on underwater photography and I have a small company called Triggerfish Images

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  • angel1981
    angel1981over 6 years ago

    beautiful capture!!! fantastic colours!!

  • Robert Mullner
    Robert Mullnerover 6 years ago

    Awesome capture. Great wide composition giving the shot heaps of depth…cheers, Rob.

  • Rae Threnoworth
    Rae Threnoworthover 6 years ago

    Amazingly crisp image – the clarity here is beautiful.
    I love the shape that the fishies have formed – seems to allow the eye to flow across the image.

  • Michelle Dry
    Michelle Dryover 6 years ago

    Amasing. The image is soooo sharp. Lovely!

  • Stephen Colquitt
    Stephen Colquittover 6 years ago

    Such a clean image David – something I strive for in my UW photography.

  • Matt Halls
    Matt Hallsover 6 years ago

    Beautiful clear shot…very well taken.

  • aabzimaging
    aabzimagingover 6 years ago

    Great comp and light!

  • Anders Hollenbo
    Anders Hollenboalmost 6 years ago

    Very nice flash work, perfect

  • Edjamen
    Edjamenalmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful photo…

  • Marcus Grant IPA
    Marcus Grant IPAalmost 6 years ago

    Awsome capture

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