Great Barrier Reef
|Copyright: Sujoy Bhawal (sujoybhawal)
|Date Taken: 2013-12-19|
|Exposure: f/4.5, 1/250 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2013-12-26 4:06|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|This is a capture from my recent trip to Great Barrier Reef in Cairns, Australia. |
Even though the capture is not so clear, what I wanted to bring to you is the magnificant world of corals and fishes. The water was very very choopy and could not get a better shot. In this shot what I wanted to show a bit of Coral, a Fish and the deep ocean bed with blue waters. I hope you like the capture.
About Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef system composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,600 kilometres (1,600 mi) over an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres (133,000 sq mi). The reef is located in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland, Australia.
The Great Barrier Reef can be seen from outer space and is the world's biggest single structure made by living organisms. This reef structure is composed of and built by billions of tiny organisms, known as coral polyps. It supports a wide diversity of life and was selected as a World Heritage Site in 1981. CNN labeled it one of the seven natural wonders of the world. The Queensland National Trust named it a state icon of Queensland.
A large part of the reef is protected by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, which helps to limit the impact of human use, such as fishing and tourism. Other environmental pressures on the reef and its ecosystem include runoff, climate change accompanied by mass coral bleaching, and cyclic population outbreaks of the crown-of-thorns starfish. According to a study published in October 2012 by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the reef has lost more than half its coral cover since 1985.
The Great Barrier Reef has long been known to and used by the Aboriginal Australian and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and is an important part of local groups' cultures and spirituality. The reef is a very popular destination for tourists, especially in the Whitsunday Islands and Cairns regions. Tourism is an important economic activity for the region, generating over $3 billion per year.
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Ciao Sujoy, fascinating submarine capture, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
顏色鮮豔 光線柔和 海水裡的東西有種朦朧的氣氛
很漂亮 構圖美麗 背景深遂
- [2013-12-27 2:11]
Hi Sujoy,i'm a fan of underwater pics,you were lucky to visit the most beautiful barrier reef of the world! A great capture of this "Acanthurus lineatus",one of the most colorful fish,excellent details and bright colors despite its mouvement,i know how isn't easy to do pics like this...ehehe...my best compliments and have a nice evening,Luciano