Okinawa, Photography, Underwater
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Diving off Kume Island, Okinawa

Diving off Kume Island, Okinawa

Diving off Kume Island, Okinawa

I went diving off Kume Island a couple of weeks ago. The water is still quite cold in February so I was wearing a hooded 5mm wetsuit, but the visibility was excellent and there were plenty of things to see.

Diving off Kume Island, Okinawa

Diving off Kume Island, Okinawa

Diving off Kume Island, Okinawa

Diving off Kume Island, Okinawa

Diving off Kume Island, Okinawa

Diving off Kume Island, Okinawa

A small whitetip reef shark (Triaenodon obesus) hiding in a cave. This was shot at 17mm, so I was only a couple of feet away. It’s quite emboldening having all the underwater camera and strobe equipment between you and your subject. Hope it recovered its night vision after being dazzled by 4 or 5 very bright flashes.

Diving off Kume Island, Okinawa

Diving off Kume Island, Okinawa

2 Comments

  1. bernice0590 says

    Now there’s some of that crystal clear visibility I hear people talking about!

  2. Wow ! If you ever need someone to help carry your bags, I’ll volunteer. I’d love to hit Kume Jima with the cameras but, I’ll stick to the on-land-photography. You captured magnificent shots there. Thanks for sharing !

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