Cenotes and Whale Sharks 2010, Mexico, trip thread
Posted 02 August 2010 - 07:50 PM
Another great day - fewer sharks, but just as concentrated. Water was slightly more choppy, but visibility was excellent at times. I got in on the first rotation which was nice before all the boat madness (35+ boats of snorkelers show up around 9 am).
Heidi swimming with a new friend.
Whale sharks everywhere.
Botellas were happening early in the day.
With so much already in the can, I took the fisheye off for the first time of the trip and switched to the 17-40. Great for head shots.
Also for other details.
Lots of other pelagics showed up today. Another boat reported seeing a great hammerhead. I saw a barracuda swim by. These mobulas were the only thing I could get close enough to photograph.
Posted 03 August 2010 - 03:47 AM
I'm heading up with a small group tomorrow...hope these conditions hold out!
Posted 03 August 2010 - 06:26 AM
Dual Ikelite Strobes
Photo site - www.reefpix.org
Posted 03 August 2010 - 07:44 AM
Video: 11 whale sharks in rapid succession!
Amazing how they can just speed up then slow down like that. So Matrix like Very cool.....
Posted 03 August 2010 - 07:54 AM
Posted 03 August 2010 - 10:34 AM
Nauticam D7000, Inon Z-240's, 60 micro, 105 micro, Tokina 10-17
Posted 03 August 2010 - 12:50 PM
Posted 03 August 2010 - 02:08 PM
Does this count for most whale sharks in 90 seconds...how about 1 second
Man, just intense seeing that.... I have seen a whale shark (a young one, maybe 6 meters) once. Was on scuba and it somehow wound up with us. To see so many of them, just awesome.
Posted 03 August 2010 - 04:51 PM
I am heading that way with Elmer Yu week after next - what kind of rubber are you wearing for the cenotes and what is the water temperature? I assume you are not using flash with the whale sharks.
Nikon D200, D300, Aquatica housing, twin Ikelite DS 161's, Nikon 10.5, 60, VR105, Tokina 10 - 17, Sigma 17 - 70 HSM, Tokina 11 - 16