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全景摄影师 Richard Chesher PRO EXPERT MAESTRO 日期和时间 23:43, 11/04/2010 - Views loading...

New Caledonia Underwater Photography and virtual reality coral reefs

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Underwater sphere images offer a whole new perspective for underwater scenic photography. After 40 years or more of close-up specimen shots and little glimpses of parts of a coral reef, we can now enjoy the feeling of being there, hovering over the astonishing crystal jungle of corals and turning around, amazed at the abundance and variety of life around us.

Ilot Ua is one of the lagoon islands within the world's largest coral reef lagoon, the World Heritage Site New Caledonia Lagoon.

In New Caledonia's southern lagoon each small tropical lagoon island is surrounded by a fringing reef. These fringing reefs are almost awash on top at low tide and then they drop straight down to 6 or even 10 metres. Pinnacles of coral often grow just off the fringing reef and I stopped on one of these pinnacles to take this underwater scenic panorama of the reef face. 

Frederique dove down about half way to the bottom to give you a sense of the size of the reef face.

It must have been the breeding season for sardines - or perhaps they were anchovies - for great shoals of them flowed around us.

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A: Ua Coral Reef Sphere New Caledonia

摄影师Richard Chesher, 距离此处30远

Ua Island is a small, uninhabited island in New Caledonia's southern lagoon. Except during holidays a...

Ua Coral Reef Sphere New Caledonia

B: Fishing New Caledonia Ilot Ua

摄影师Richard Chesher, 距离此处50远

Fishing in New Caledonia is pretty exciting. Here a Giant Trevally, Carynx ignobilis, prepares to bre...

Fishing New Caledonia Ilot Ua

C: Diving spots New Caledonia Ua Reef

摄影师Richard Chesher, 距离此处120远

Sometimes, during the summer months, New Caledonia's SE trades stop completely and it goes absolutely...

Diving spots New Caledonia Ua Reef

D: Sea and Sand at Ilot Ua New Caledonia

摄影师Richard Chesher, 距离此处140远

Sunny skies, a white sandy beach with nobody in sight, clean, clear lagoon lapping gently around you....

Sea and Sand at Ilot Ua New Caledonia

E: Nearly "LOST" on ilôt Ua

摄影师Gregory Panayotou, 距离此处310远

Nearly "LOST" on ilôt Ua

F: Seabirds New Caledonia, Noddy Terns

摄影师Richard Chesher, 距离此处360远

The sea birds of New Caledonia are part of one of the most fascinating avifauna on the planet. Of the...

Seabirds New Caledonia, Noddy Terns

G: Dive Spots New Caledonia Lagoon

摄影师Richard Chesher, 距离此处440远

Finding a great dive spot isn't easy. Even in the great south lagoon of New Caledonia where there are...

Dive Spots New Caledonia Lagoon

H: Sea Eagles Nesting at Ilot Ua New Caledonia

摄影师Richard Chesher, 距离此处470远

About half way along the eastern beach on Ilot Ua two sea eagles (Pandion haliaetus) have built an el...

Sea Eagles Nesting at Ilot Ua New Caledonia

I: Ua Island

摄影师Gregory Panayotou, 距离此处510远

If you look carefuly, you'll see the New Caledonian emblematic  highly venomous  banded sea snake (Tr...

Ua Island

J: Ua Coral Reef New Caledonia

摄影师Richard Chesher, 距离此处520远

Ua Island is a small, uninhabited island in New Caledonia's southern lagoon. Except during holidays a...

Ua Coral Reef New Caledonia

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