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Nov 26

Wildlife Photography Number 17- School of Yellow Tang

Yellow TangI am sure that I have mentioned this before, and I will probably mention it again, one of my favorite things to do in this world is go snorkeling in the ocean.  I just cannot get enough of it.  I love that feeling of looking around in the water and seeing all these majestic creatures swimming around me.  I wonder at times if I would have had the opportunity to snorkel as a child would I have pursued a career that would keep me by the ocean.  I guess there is always the chance that I could win the lottery and be able to afford my dream beach house.

This photograph was taken at one of the better snorkeling spots on the Big Island of Hawaii called Two-Step or Honaunau Bay.  You can see my review of the bay by clicking here.  I was able to get this shot by using my Canon PowerShot D10 which is an underwater camera.  I just would swim behind the schools of fish trying not to startle them and just take pictures as they go.

I like this photo because the fish are framed by the brain coral.  This shot was taken about fifteen feet below the surface so I had to dive down to try to get eye level with the yellow tang.  Another feature of this photograph that I like is the way the yellow color of the fish really pops in contrast with the blue of the water in the background.  Just looking at the picture makes me want to strap on the fins and get my goggles and go for a swim.

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  1. freda phillips

    Fifteen feet under!!!! This scares me just to think about it. God gave me lungs that breathe air and they don’t know what to do if there is water everywhere. Thank goodness yours know how to keep the water out and you could take this beautiful picture for me to enjoy. It looks great.

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    1. Kenny and Karen

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    2. Kenny and Karen

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