Making Friends With the Locals

I’ve spent some time this week at Bita Bay testing out my new favourite toy — an underwater housing for my camera.

bahamas, abaco, green turtle cay, snorkeling, tropical fish, underwater photography, travel photographyTruth be told, the idea of submerging my camera in salt water scared me, but after some reassurance from Tom and a few tentative test dunks in the tub, I was ready to take the plunge.

As you might expect, shooting photos underwater is more challenging than on land. Achieving sharp images is doubly difficult when both subject and photographer are in motion. Plus, the winds from the last week or so have churned the water, reducing visibility and clarity.

That being said, I’m having tons of fun getting up close and personal with the local sea life — I even befriended a small sting ray. Here are a few of my first underwater images — more to come!

  10 comments for “Making Friends With the Locals

  1. May 31, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    Even an underwater selfie!

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  2. May 31, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    Reblogged this on pundit from another planet.

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  3. linda waller
    May 31, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    i look forward to new perspectives from you!!!!

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  4. Angie
    May 31, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    Looks real good! Keep having fun!

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  5. Angie
    May 31, 2015 at 11:55 pm

    Looking good

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  6. Susan Luchini
    June 1, 2015 at 6:37 am

    Awesome pictures. I can’t wait to see more!

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  7. June 2, 2015 at 2:28 am

    Kewl! RH

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  8. June 2, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    Cool pictures

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  9. June 3, 2015 at 4:40 am

    Underwater photography is challenging but great fun. I can’t wait to get back into the water.
    http://walkingthecat.me/2014/04/15/tuesday-night-turtle-and-a-plea/

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