Underwater photography always amazes me. I highly respect photographers who can deliver stunning photographs in such difficult working conditions. As a hobby scuba diver myself, I wanted to give this a try, so I bought a rather cheap underwater housing for the Sony a6300. And when I say cheap, it still cost more than 300$, but professional housings easily cost 1000 or even more. Handling the camera underwater was a real challenge, as there is no easy way to focus, zoom or review images. In most cases, I simply pressed the shutter in the hopes that the camera does what I want. The water was quite murky and therefore the focus was wrong more often than not. This is the only shot I got from four dives that I feel is acceptable. What do you think?
One of the natural wonders and the biggest reef in the world is the Great Barrier Reef. It stretches over 2,000 km and is made up of 2500+ reefs. It supports the greatest concentration of life anywhere in the world, with an estimated 1,500 fish species, 4,000 mollusc species and 10,000 sponge species, not to mention whales, turtles and Nemo oh my! #worldheritage@unesco#seeaustralia#melissa4durack#wildlifewarriorsworldwide#findingnemo
Australia has almost one in ten of the world’s bird species with 830 species calling Australia home. 45% of Australia’s bird species are only found in Australia. The majority of the world’s bird species in fact can trace their ancestry to Australia, as the continent played a big role in the evolution of modern birds. Parrots, pigeons and songbirds evolved right here in Australia, despite their global distribution and popularity today. #birdsofaustralia#zoosvictoria#tarongazoo#australiazoo#melissa4durack#SeeAustralia
turquoise water.. pristine white sand beaches.. thousands of birds singing while seeing a breathtaking natural forest.. I can't imagine anything more peacefull! 💚✌🏼
P.S.: Will you find me on the 2nd? 😁
The pendulum is on a down swing right now in my life and I haven’t felt this low in a long time. I’m craving attention. Hugs. Quiet moments. Someone to take care of me... I feel vulnerable and uncertain. So many questions with this sudden drop of energy within me.
Coming down from the high of my trip to Australia has me full of emotion that I don’t know what to do with. So I’m just sitting with it. Embracing it. This is all part of life right?
And then I look at this photo and it brings me right back. The energy is full of mystery and adventure. It’s Almost alien, as though we were on another planet. Sort of feels that way now.
This day was a highlight of my trip. I was so scared of the heights, but thrilled with the mountain feels and the incredible energy of this place. It was magical. I laughed, I felt free, I freaked out... all the best ingredients for a perfect adventure date with an awesome friend.
This day was perfect in its own way. And the memory of it does lift my spirit in this time of need.
I’m not usually one to write when I’m low, but for some reason this feels right. Just wanted to share that not everyday is the best day, but all I can do is my best. And even though I hold sadness in my heart, I have so much appreciation for my experience down under. My gratitude is strong, and with that, it’s a great day to be alive. .