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Up in Alaska, we saw humpback whales come together to cooperatively make a bubble net to feed on small fish.  This isn’t that.

We’d just had a very nice dive and were hanging out on our safety stop when a large, tightly packed group of divers passed underneath us.  It was quite a crowd. Were they all breathing synchronously?  Were they trying to corral us so that they could eat us like the whales?

I’ve certainly seen plenty of other divers’ bubbles before.  But never a wall of bubbles like this.  And the good news is that Juan was there to pose.
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Dive site: Palau

Shot with Olympus OMD EM5, 1/40th @ f/8, 8mm Panasonic fisheye lens in Nauticam housing and mini dome port, no strobes.

 

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Here’s a cave-y shot for a non-cave diver (me).

You enter at the surface and go down through a shaft that opens out into a big room with a smaller chamber behind.  This is the view from the back of the big room looking out to the open ocean with one lone diver.
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Dive site: Blue Holes, Palau

Shot with Olympus OMD EM5, 1/40th @ f/8, 8mm Panasonic fisheye lens in Nauticam housing and mini dome port, no strobes.

 

Another shot from Jellyfish Lake.  This time with one of our very accommodating dive guides modeling.
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Snorkel site: Jellyfish Lake, Palau

Shot with Olympus OMD EM5, 8mm Panasonic fisheye lens in Nauticam housing and mini dome port, no strobes.

 

Boo Windows is a famous spot and a much photographed subject.

The site is called Boo Windows because, well, it looks like big picture windows in the water. This is pretty shallow which photographically makes it kind of challenging. The upper right corner is pretty close to the surface and pretty bright. The foreground is in the shade of the coral and rock. If you were out shooting landscape, you’d reach for your graduated ND filter. Not so much under water.

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(Exif here.)

Many thanks to our model, Leeza.

Raja Ampat, Indonesia, January 2014