Monday, March 31, 2008

Mantas in Papua

These guys are BIG and majestic!!

My favorite animal to be underwater with...the gentle giants. Some of these guys are more than 4 meters across...

To get photos of these large animals, I had to be within inches of them with my
super-wide 10.5 mm lens. At times, the animals would just hover over me while I fought the ferocious currents to stay under them with my camera. It is not easy... my two strobe arms would be spread out as far as they would reach, with the current raging and tethered to the reef with a reef hook, one has to try and maintain buoyancy while holding the camera with one hand, maintain a good camera angle, and make sure bubbles don't get in the way of the shot...but the rewards of getting great shots of these guys are well worth the effort...




2 comments:

quintarantino said...

Wonderful underwater photos.
Mantas are quite beautiful marine animals.

quintarantino said...

Back again ... I just wanted to tell you that I decided to grant you a prize ...

It's on the left bar of my blog.