I hope I haven’t bored my readers with this endless collection of underwater snaps yet?!
We are venturing out to the southern section of the Great Barrier Reef very early this morning. Maybe more underwater photos that even “gazump” this collection? There will be no phone reception out there so my next post will be in the Fraser Island area. We are travelling with another cat Take It Easy and hope to complete our reef adventure by meeting up with our friends Terry and Barb on Whiskers at Lady Musgrave Island. Whiskers has just returned from New Cal’ and Vanuatu.
These photos were all taken at the Monkey Beach reef over the last two days.
Love the Humbugs!
A “Where’s Wally?” pic
The stag horn coral & small fish made pretty underwater scenes.
The sunlight just captured these tiny fish.
A black & white version … not really a fan of the “black & white” but in this case …
If you have been following my blog you will know how much I love these little fish … how happy was I to find a small colony of them today …
Black Anemone-fish … as many as 30 … Monkey Beach.
The anemone fish … and so close!
I’ve grouped these photos because of each species’ camouflage characteristics … and they keep still!
A Cod … but what type? Maybe a Speckle-finned Cod?
This same Cod was in exactly the same place when I returned the next day.
I just managed to snap this Bearded Ghoul (?). Certainly a nasty looking creature. I swam away.
Ha … the expression … another favourite from today!
We saw one of these Epaulette Sharks on a reef walk at Hardy Reef in 2016.
Chasing the Angelfish …
An up-close Scribbled Angelfish! I hadn’t seen these until Monkey Beach.
Now this fish is quick. So many blurry pics of this Scribbled Angelfish (thanks TIE)
Not sure what these fish are … but they do keep quite still for a photo!
Now these Six-banded Angelfish are hard to snap. So many misses! Not super clear but I finally got one!
And finally …
One of my favourite fish … the yellow Damselfish. The wrong class??
So pretty at Monkey Beach!