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In the Spotlight
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Copyright: Margo Cavis (margocavis) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 48] (172)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03
Categories: Fish
Camera: Olympus C-5060WZ
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-24 7:17
Viewed: 5771
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this photo in Cozumel in 2006 - which wasn't too long after Hurricanes severely damaged the island & the reef. Cozumel is an island in the Caribbean Sea off the eastern coast of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, opposite Playa del Carmen. The island was struck directly by two Category 4 hurricanes during the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season, Hurricane Emily and Hurricane Wilma, which together devastated much of the infrastructure and tourism industry on the island. Several successful efforts have been made to reconstruct damaged areas.

Even with the damage to the reef & the sand covering much of the reef - the diving in Cozumel is still amazing. There is tons of life in the waters around this tiny island. We saw turtles & barracuda on every dive, huge parrot fish & puffer fish, rays, octopus and much more.

This photo was taken during a night dive. Many times during night dives I have to gesture to other divers to give the wildlife a break since they tend to just follow the poor creatures around with unrelenting light. In this case I snapped a photo first & really liked the result. Also during this dive I saw so many Octopus that I lost count!


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-10-24 7:41]

very nice idea for a great pic,thanks for share,Luciano

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