No, I did not had a good visibility. Maybe around 15 Meters. But with my fish-eye lens I could go very close..
The Liberty is one of the most famous ship wrecks worldwide and thousands of divers are going there every year. But good photographs from the wreck are very rare. I photographed early in the morning with low light. The surface was calm and showed a total reflection in the background.
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Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia, Banda Sea

Canon EOS 5D MKII, 2.8/15mm fisheye, 1/40 sek, f 9, ISO 200, Seacam housing, Seacam amphibian flash, TTL

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Passionated, professional photographer since 1992 with worldwide publications in magazines, newspapers, calendars, prospects, advertising, internet and on products.
I am located in Nuremberg, Franconia, Bavaria, Germany, and my heart beats for marine wildlife.

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  • chrythmnove
    chrythmnoveover 4 years ago

    Magnificent…Bravo…Such clarity of vision! A Spectacular image…

  • Thank you very much.

    – Norbert Probst

  • gobucki
    gobuckiover 4 years ago


  • Thanks a lot.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Julie McBrien
    Julie McBrienover 4 years ago

    This is stunning. The colours are fantastic.

  • Thank you very much Julie. I’m glad that you like it.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Robert Mullner
    Robert Mullnerover 4 years ago

    Brilliant shot…I’m one of the thousands who’ve dived it..great to see this fantastic shot of it..

  • Thank you Robert. I appreciate that.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Günter Maria  Knauth
    Günter Maria ...over 4 years ago

    cool shot and pw robert!

  • Thanks!

    – Norbert Probst

    KOKOPEDALover 4 years ago

    15 meters in San Diego is considered excellent viz. Beautiful picture Norbert. I miss living in the Islands (sigh)

  • Thank you. I’m living living in Nuremberg where we have small lakes with three meters viz. But that’s no fun.

    – Norbert Probst

  • aabzimaging
    aabzimagingover 4 years ago

    Yep, same here at Ningaloo – 15 metres viz is pretty good. :-) Nice POW and great processing, as always, Norbert!

  • Thank you. When I was at Ningaloo the viz was much better.

    – Norbert Probst

  • kemal91
    kemal91over 4 years ago

    Marvelous shot!

  • Thanks again.

    – Norbert Probst

  • aabzimaging
    aabzimagingover 4 years ago

    You were very lucky than, Norbert! :-) When have you been at Ningaloo Reef? Any plans on coming back?

  • It was 1998, and I did a report about the whale sharks for a big diving magazine in Germany. No planes for Ningaloo right now. First of all I do jobs for magazines and for a private trip it is too expensive and there are to many strict regulations if you go with regular diving operators.

    – Norbert Probst

  • aabzimaging
    aabzimagingover 4 years ago

    Yep, understand. And yes, it does get regulated more and more every year, unfortunately. Hope you’ll have some great work coming your way for the new year!

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