7 on 7 is a photographic blog circle of friends posting 7 photos on the 7th of the month. Grab a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and walk through our circle with us. It will do your heart and soul some good.
This month is photos from our amazing day at the Great Barrier Reef aboard the Ocean Spirit. The colors of the day were simply beautiful. The clear waters allowed for the fish and coral viewing to be so surreal. However, the most unexpectedly gorgeous part of the day for me was the colors of the water and just how stunningly blue everything was. I’d never seen true “navy blue” waters, and it was quite striking. The varying depths of the water allowed for it to change from this hypnotic blue to pale blue and greens that just took ones breath away. If I keep going on about it, I’m going to have to break out a thesaurus to keep describing it. It was a day we’ll always remember.
We were out at Michaelmas Cay which is a small protected island. The birds own it and we were only allowed on one small portion of the beach. While we were there, a large predatory bird flew in and the island birds went nuts. The ones who weren’t protecting nests took to the air to take on the invader. It was wild watching them all in flight and the guides said they’d never seen this before. We were just hoping to not get pooped on.
I kept wishing I had National Geographic underwater photography lights.
Sailing back to Cairns.
Ok, that’s an extra two shots, but I couldn’t help myself.
Up next is the always stunning gorgeous work of Kristina Rust!. (Still going to need that thesaurus!) Happy autumn!