Oct 262013
 

One of my geekier hobbies is taking aerial photos from the airplane window seat.  I guess you could say I like to photograph things which fall well above, and well below, sea level.

Charlotte Amalie

Charlotte Amalie

Charlotte Amalie Harbor - cruise ship docs on the lower right

Charlotte Amalie Harbor – cruise ship docks on the lower right

East End, St. Thomas

East End, St. Thomas

Approaching Puerto Rico

Approaching Puerto Rico

If aerial photos are your thing, you might want to check out these posts-

An Aerial Tour of Fiji

Islands from 38,000 Feet

Oct 042013
 

We recently had a chance to dive Lovango Cay with Low Key Watersports in Cruz Bay, St. John.  Despite the imperfect weather, we had some nice dives with decent visibility.

This dive had a max depth of about 40 feet (12.19 m).  Here is a glimpse of the underwater scenery.

Southern Stingray, by Mr. Reeftraveler

Southern Stingray, by Mr. Reeftraveler

Queen Triggerfish

Queen Triggerfish

Fish Lovango S

Barred Hamlet, by Mr. Reeftraveler

Brittle Star, by Mr. Reeftraveler

Brittle Star, by Mr. Reeftraveler

Squirrelfish Trio

Squirrelfish Trio

Southern Stingray, by Mr. Reeftraveler

Southern Stingray, by Mr. Reeftraveler

Trunkfish, by Mr. Reeftraveler

Trunkfish, by Mr. Reeftraveler

Schooling Jacks, by Mr. Reeftraveler

Schooling Jacks, by Mr. Reeftraveler

Trumpetfish Hiding in Sea Fan, by Mr. Reeftraveler

Trumpetfish Hiding in Sea Fan, by Mr. Reeftraveler

Grunt & Squirrelfish, by Mr. Reeftraveler

French Grunt & Squirrelfish, by Mr. Reeftraveler

 

Apr 052013
 

During one of my periodic raids of Mr. Reeftraveler’s Lightroom catalogue I came across some previously unpublished (and unedited) shots that I thought were real gems.  These shots were taken while diving with Aqua Action in St. Thomas.

St. Thomas shouldn’t be overlooked as a dive destination.  It’s clear, warm water and easy-to-reach reefs make it a great choice for Caribbean diving.  And as you can see, there is plenty of marine life to see and photograph.

Buried Stingray

Buried Stingray

Gorgeous Queen Triggerfish

Queen Triggerfish

Conch

Conch

Yellowtail Snapper

Yellow Striped Snapper

All shots above were taken by Mr. Reeftraveler with a Canon S90, Fisheye Fix Housing and Sea & Sea YS-110a strobe.

Jul 182012
 

Concerned nightwatchman at beach on St. Thomas:  “Be careful going in there at night, it’s dangerous!  You might see sharks or even a barracuda.”

My sister-in-law Suzanne to concerned nightwatchman:  “OK, thank you, but that’s what they are looking for.”

Night Snorkeling at Secret Harbour, St. Thomas

Searching for that shark – Photo by Mr. Reeftraveler