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Palau after the storm

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#1 AndreSmith

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:41 AM

We were a bit concerned about the after effects of Bopha. Fortunately the underwater world seems to be thriving with a few minor exeptions!

Pictures from our trip: http://andresmith.sp...2012/index.html

Thanks to Sams, Rene and Jason from Safari, and my patient model Michelle!

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:35 PM

Thanks for sharing. I like shot with the two turtles. They look like they are playing and having fun. Looks like you had a good trip.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:01 PM

those 2 turtles are fantastic

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#4 AndreSmith

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:57 PM

Thanks Mike and Pam. Actually those two females were having a real catfight. The one one the right was relentless and even attacked her reflection on my dome port when I got too close!

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:56 PM

Nice images Andre, the turtles can get quite feisty sometimes, biting etc, my favorite has to be the jellyfish though.
Palau is gradually getting back to normal, though some sites down the Eastern Barrier reef will never be the same.
The huge amount of fine sediment that was deposited for example in German Channel whilst being terrible for visibility when people kick it up, is also providing great cover for the pelagic predators who are having a field day with all the planktivores who aggregate in their thousands on the incoming tide. There is something about the simultaneous thunder-like tail beats from a few thousand fish that I will never get tired of.

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