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Cairns – FNQ – Day 5…

by on Oct.10, 2011, under Life, Photography

We spent the day out on the Great Barrier Reef with a small tour company (Seastar Cruises). We left early around 8AM with a small tour group of about 30 passengers.

The trip out was nice and smooth and took about an hour to get out to Michaelmas Cay where we all spent some time snorkelling and swimming in the clear, calm waters of the reef around this sandy coral cay. The weather was fantastic and the scenery perfect…

Note: These images (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger – so click any of the images below to see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer.

The Cay

NIKON D7000 + 12.0-24.0 mm f/4.0 @ 13 mm, 1/250 sec at f/6.3, ISO 100

Turquoise Reef

NIKON D7000 + 12.0-24.0 mm f/4.0 @ 12 mm, 1/250 sec at f/6.3, ISO 100

After lunch on board we headed over to Hastings Reef for another few hours snorkelling in the outer reef. The wind was picking up in the afternoon so the water was much choppier and the ride back to Cairns was a lot rougher and two of my daughters were looking decidedly green and one well… lost her lunch lets say…

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